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View Poll Results: Favorite Skyline of Highrises?
Barcelona (Spain) 22 2.95%
Mardrid (Spain) 37 4.96%
Paris (France) 143 19.17%
London (England) 71 9.52%
Birmingham (England) 8 1.07%
Liverpool (England) 53 7.10%
Amsterdam (Netherlands) 15 2.01%
Wien (Austria) 3 0.40%
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 241 32.31%
Essen (Germany) 2 0.27%
Cologne (Germany) 2 0.27%
Berlin (Germany) 8 1.07%
Warsaw (Poland) 141 18.90%
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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #181
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Awful architecture (improving) but the density and skyline is pretty superb.

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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #182
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the almost non existant highrise-skyline of cologne ...

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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #183
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Far from being the best, but Its got potential.





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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #184
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Gorgeous but it's no Liverpool.




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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #185
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Come on van! Thats a rubbish picture of Pool. Its coming along but its definately does'nt compete with the major players.

From distance with a cityscape infront of it.

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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #186
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Are those windturbines on land, or at sea?

Frankfurt (+ impressing skyline with remarkeble towers, - sleepy after work-time)
Warsaw (+ nice historical landmark, - bad public space)
Rotterdam (+ Great vitality for it's scale, - Just some real 'skyscrapers' at the moment)
Paris (+ great separation of old and new by an boulevard, - dead area most of the time with a non-attractive atmosfere to stay there)
London (+ Density in city centre itself with new and old mixted, - broken skyline with Canary Wharf)

Not recent 'pic' of the Rotterdam skyline


Lyon has also a very beautiful sight over the city from the autoroute A46 coming from the north. I can't find the pic. It doesn't have a real skyline, but that doesn't matter from that point.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #187
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Those wind turbines are on the river/dock walls. There are wind turbines out in Liverpool Bay.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #188
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Are those windturbines on land, or at sea?
he doesn't know because he's posting the worst picture of Liverpool he can find. He's not actually from Liverpool. Some rather disingenuous postings by the Birmingham (England) forumers.

There are two seperate wind farms in that picture, because the photographer is standing miles away in Frodsham, using a zoom lens. Liverpool is partially hidden behind the shallow hills that surround it on the land side. Its so far away that even the airplanes landing at Liverpool airport in the foreground are tiny. The Turbines on the left are burbo bank wind farm, which is out at sea in Liverpool Bay, so goodness knows how far away they are from Frodsham, about 20 miles perhaps? Those wind turbines are about 150m high (including the blade). Seaforth wind farm is partially visible next to st johns beacon.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #189
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part of liverpool's skyline is a unesco world heritage site;

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as previously mentioned, Shanghai's Customs House & HSBC (?) Building bear a striking similarity to the port of liverpool building and the royal liver building, which was the tallest office block in europe when it was built.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #190
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I think for me it's;

1.London/Paris
2.Rotterdam
3.Frankfurt

Frankfurt is nice, but I think Rotterdam is better, more spread out!

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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #191
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Damn that Maersk building in Rotterdam is ugly
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #192
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fantastic shots them xlchrisij, rotterdam looks superb!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #193
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Rotterdam not in the poll???????? This city has just the best skyline in all Europe! I can't belive this...
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #194
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Nowadays: Frankfurt.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #195
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Some more of London, from Flickr:

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And a nice extra which is cool, but a very old one I found of the Wharf. Ffrom Flickr:

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London currently only has 9 150m+ buildings, but in 5 to 10 years that could go up to 35. It's going to look amazing
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #196
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Great pics...I believe that Canary Wharf makes London up there on the list as well as the City skyline, but both are quite small, especially for a city that big. That's my beef with London, however this will change soon when all those approved skyscrapers start coming up. It's going to look marvelous soon.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #197
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Great pics...I believe that Canary Wharf makes London up there on the list as well as the City skyline, but both are quite small, especially for a city that big. That's my beef with London, however this will change soon when all those approved skyscrapers start coming up. It's going to look marvelous soon.
Indeed. All of them are active on site now! The Shard site is still being demolished, but both Heron and 122 Leadenhall have started construction, and just this week groundwork started on the Pinnacle site. It's looking like London's big ones will be built Then you have Canary Wharf with towers of 236m, 186m, 147m, 140m and 122m all active.

Frankly I'm happy that lots of European skylines are starting to grow so that we have both the great history and the great future styles of architecture. It's fantastic.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #198
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A couple of Birmingham from Flickr:

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Snowhill, the new tallest at 138m, rose above ground recently. And there are lots of other proposals too.
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Awful architecture (improving) but the density and skyline is pretty superb.

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Woah... where's this now?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #200
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