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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 June 26th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #281
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#1. Frankfurt Am Main
#2. Rotterdam
#3. Paris
#4. London
#5. Berlin (I'm a fan of decent looking commieblocks)
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #282
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maybe not the best, but very unique skyline in Europe: Benidorm, Spain
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #283
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At least the densest!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #284
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Wow! Thats an awesome picture!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #285
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^ wow! That place looks awesome! It reminds me a lot of Honolulu, but bigger
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #286
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Fast growing skyline in Vilnius. That's how it looks now




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But after few years, skyline in Vilnius will be one of the nicest in the east side of Europe
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #287
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Vilnius looks very good!!!!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #288
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#1. Frankfurt Am Main
#2. Rotterdam
#3. Paris
#4. London
#5. Berlin (I'm a fan of decent looking commieblocks)
Berlin-hasnt Modern Skyline (Skyscrapers)


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Nice, but you still have a way to go,...
Warsaw 2010:

Zlota 44-192m

Warsaw 2012

Lilium 235m,Kulczyk Tower 282m, Hines 160m,klaiedioskop 170m, Warsaw Spiore 220m, Wiezowiec Gimy Zydowskiej 207m ...etc...
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Warsaw 2015-2018:


Orbis Tower 350m, FABB 300-330m

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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #289
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Hum, I believe it when all this is finished in 2020,... BTW, BERLIN is not even famous for it's skyline in Germany!!!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #290
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Hum, I believe it when all this is finished in 2020,... BTW, BERLIN is not even famous for it's skyline in Germany!!!
Lilium 235m,Kulczyk Tower 282m, Hines 160m,klaiedioskop 170m, Warsaw Spiore 220m, Wiezowiec Gimy Zydowskiej 207m before 2012

Orbis 350 m before 2012-2015
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #291
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no way they even gonna build half of those towers!
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Old July 12th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #292
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No, I don't think so. If 20% get built, it is a lot!
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Old July 12th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #293
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After those pictures of Benidorm I dont think who would doubt that it currently has the best skyline in Europe. It has density and height. Impressive.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #294
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No, I don't think so. If 20% get built, it is a lot!
"The city has great potential, and a lot of land to build on in the center," she said. "Warsaw must grow up if it wants to compete with other big European cities."

A handful of high-rise hotels and office buildings have already popped up on the city's skyline since communism's fall in 1989, giving the once flat, drab city straddling the Vistula River a modern profile and providing company in the sky for the Palace of Culture.

But the real action is just getting started.

Developers have submitted some 30 new projects for high-rises (100-350m) in all, although city officials estimate that only five to 10 of them will be built.Orbis Tower 310-350m ,Lilium 235m,Kulczyk Tower 282m, Jewish community 207m,Zlota 44-u/C, Hines 160m,Kaliedoscop 170m,Warsaw Spire 220m - certain, confident.
Among those in the pipeline is a 1,017-foot (310-meter) giant, which is only in the initial planning stages, that would be Europe's tallest building.

Workers have already broken ground on Libeskind's sweeping glass tower that is to rise 630 feet (192 meters), just short of the Palace of Culture across the street. The architect has described the design of the 54-story apartment building as one that takes Polish history into consideration -- evoking the Polish eagle with its royal crown, a national symbol denied Poland during the communist-era Cold War. It is slated to be finished by 2010.

Not to be outdone, Hadid's Lilium Tower project recently submitted papers for the London-based architect's 788 feet (240 meter) high residential building to rise also in the central business district. Narrow at its base, the futuristic -- almost cactuslike -- glass tower bows outward around the middle before tapering off again at its peak.

"It's not a mass produced square, but actually like a flower it grows around the edges," Hadid said while presenting plans for the building in Warsaw at the end of May.

And Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn, who built Sony Center in Berlin and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, will submit final plans for a 525-foot (160-meter) luxury apartment tower nearby.

On the adjacent plot, city hall is expected to give the green light to Poland's Jewish community to build a 680-foot (207-meter) sail-shaped skyscraper that would be attached to the Nozyk synagogue, the only one remaining from before the war.

Those projects bode well for the ambitions of the town as it looks to leave behind the drab, flat-faced structures forced on it over 45 years of communism and take its place among Europe's leading cities.

"There are many great architects already working in Warsaw," Libeskind said. "It promises well for the city that the ambitious want to contribute."

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Old July 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #295
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1. Paris
2. Rotterdam
3. Frankfurt (I know it's impressive, I simply don't like it)

Oh, and San Gimignano, if you know what I mean
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Old July 14th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #296
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After those pictures of Benidorm I dont think who would doubt that it currently has the best skyline in Europe. It has density and height. Impressive.
Yes, but where is the beauty of the buildings?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #297
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I think Paris has too "artificial" skyline regarding the skyscrapers and less realistic. Maybe because of its scale? La Defence (part with the tall buildings) there in Paris is a little part of a city, placed in outskirts. Everyone knows Paris with other thing - Tour d'Eiffel. Generally Paris has many hot spots, but looking together any looks so fine.

Frankfurt has better impressive skyline as a monolith city. But it's scale and perspectives are also not sufficient enough.

Warsaw has more wild growing nature of tall constructions placed in a wider territory, and maybe this thing makes the skyline more attractive?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #298
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I voted Frankfurt. Great skyline.


Warsaw... yeah maybe in 2015-2018 but not now.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #299
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Yes, but where is the beauty of the buildings?
We are voting skyline not buildings.
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We are voting skyline not buildings.
But if a skyline is full of a bunch of ugly buildings, there may be 10,000 of them and I do NOT consider it a good skyline! On the other hand a small skyline with some very tall a good designed buildings looks much better!
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