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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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Your city from high observation points (no aerial pics please!)

If you have a Wheel, Skybar or other high point of observation, stick your pics in here.

Let's start with a couple of pics from Beetham Tower 'Cloud 23' Skybar in Manchester:

Flickr Pics from ciaraleeming.

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Lovely.


Pics like the ones from the top of Alpha Tower in Brum would be perfect in here too

And probably stuff from 28 days later!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #2
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From I believe the office tower St James House in Manchester.

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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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Excellent idea for thread Chogmook and here is indeed views from Alpha Tower

From Flickr User ntwrock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntwrock/) from Alpha Tower (100m tall).

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Old March 16th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #4
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Cool! I know Liverpool's got some good un's too, and other cities are bound to have some crackers, get em all in here!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #5
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These are all stolen from Flickr/SSC.

Taken from the Anglican Catherdral (101m):
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That's of the Cathedral, obviously.

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From the Royal Liverpool Hostpital roof:
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By Adman from Radio City Tower/ the Martin's Bank Building:

That big black arrow is a recent construction if you've not seen it before.






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Old March 16th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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twiz i think that big black arrow was adman pointing out to some folks where he goes to get the best pics of the waterfront, ie seacombe ferry. Brilliant idea for a thread loving the pics so far

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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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From I believe the office tower St James House in Manchester.

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I'm so jealous of stuff like this (lots of tallish - well, for the time - victorian blocks in a high density grid pattern). Its what make Manchester feel so large I reckon. Sheffield has absolutely nothing like this. I guess it's quite a bit down to the industry at the time they were built. Mills needed building like those (yeah, I know they're not all mills or whatever), and little mesters needed crumbling little two storey houses Also I guess there's the whole wealth thing

There's some pics of Sheffield from atop the Arts Tower. I'll try and find them.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #8
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What a great thread, there are some fantastic pics up so far and I look foward to seeing more!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #10
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Sorry if some regard this as an ariel pic.. but i really love this photo.. it was taken in 1981 30 years ago! yet still looks great.

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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #11
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i posted a while ago on the birmingham forum - pics from the top of alpha tower from panoramio.

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very nice

don't normally do this, but saw these two images from markcolsten off panoramio. breathtaking!





hats off to him!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #12
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #13
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This is quite a few years old,taken from on top of the Anglican.

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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #14
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Cardiff from the top of the castle



Office building on newport rd





St Johns church







The Cardiff eye



From Capital tower





From university tower



From bay wheel



view over new apartments in bay from Altolousso







view from mountains



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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #15
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Wiggely, why do you keep posting this image? It's not a good photo, it's not representative of what actually exists and there must be so many better images than that out there!
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Wiggely, why do you keep posting this image? It's not a good photo, it's not representative of what actually exists and there must be so many better images than that out there!
oops im sorry. the ariel mast on bridgewaterplace doesnt actually exist, it was added on with photoshop, but I cant find the original photo.

Otherwise, its a smashing photo. It would be nice to see some similar pics of sheffield, of nightime clusters of talls densley packed into a small perspective. I love pics like that
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Aye, lets try to go for some pics without computer renders on them!

And Wiggles, sorry, there is an Aeriel thread already on this forum, which is why i stressed, no aeriels!
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another fave

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oops im sorry. the ariel mast on bridgewaterplace doesnt actually exist, it was added on with photoshop, but I cant find the original photo.

Otherwise, its a smashing photo. It would be nice to see some similar pics of sheffield, of nightime clusters of talls densley packed into a small perspective. I love pics like that
It's barely recognisable as Bridgewater Place. (I didn't realise that's what it was), and no the photo isn't good. It's a low quality badly taken photo showing a few blobs with lights.

And I never even mentioned another city in my post, so don't try and turn this into another 'the world vs. leeds' thread.
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This is pretty much the same kind of thing, just not night-time
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(And yes there are some pretty grim buildings in that )

Edit: It's gonna get even denser, with a 17 storey office tower (68m) u/c at the moment, and hopefully to start this year a 27 storey resi tower and a ~29 storey resi tower all in that picture.
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