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Frankfurt am Main - Germany 532 32.92%
Rotterdam - the Netherlands 199 12.31%
London - UK 230 14.23%
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Old March 28th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #521
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This tread has gone to crap, a lot of people including myself just started posting nice pictures that diden't have to do nothing with a skyline picture of the city. Just a bunch of nice shots of highrises (which i enjoyed anyways)

So I'm gona start doing it the best I can. The skyline shot of your city should have your WHOLE city not just the nice cluster or certain area of your convinience because that what is getting graded on, the skyline of the whole city. Now i couldn't find a pic that fit the whole skyline of Madrid but comes very close to capturing the WHOLE city. I'll try to find another photo maybe from a further distance.



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Old March 28th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #522
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #523
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Paris, La défense 1990 (Bastille Day): Jean-Michel Jarre Concert

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Old March 28th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #524
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@Fabrega - Why? Just keep posting pictures. You don't have to post a picture of the whole city skyline.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #525
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I know this thread is about actual skyline but...

New vision of Defilad square in Warsaw presented by the city authorities.
6 skyscrapers around PKiN up to 320m height.
The concept is pretty serious and there is a height chance that will be accepted within next few months...

Check the video...
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Old March 29th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #526
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@Fabrega - Why? Just keep posting pictures. You don't have to post a picture of the whole city skyline.
Well a lot of people started to discuss and argue. So thats the only fair way to grade a city skyline. This way it compares the size of the city with the amount of highrises. Plus thats what the thread is about not partial skylines or our convinient pictures that make our higrises look great.

Don't get me wrong i like all the pictures but we can't honestly grade skylines from our eu cities from nice close up shots of our financial centers. If not they should take the poll out and call this thread something else.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #527
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Still it's weird. But it's nice to know how many people live in a city. Because you can't tell from looking at the skyline.

Birmingham - 1,010,000

Liverpool - 435,000

London - 7,566,900

Rotterdam - 583,933

Madrid - 3,228,359

Frankfurt - 670,095

Paris - 2,167,994

Warsaw - 1,706,724

As you can see. The population of cities like Frankfurt or Rotterdam isn't that high. But they have quite a nice skyline.
In Frankfurt it's mostly office towers. But in Rotterdam there are mostly residential highrises and some office towers.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #528
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I agree with Fabrega. When someone speaks of a city skyline, doesn't refer to that form a specific part of the city. It appears that some just want to teach there for 4 or 5 highrises to demonstrate the spectacular skyline of their city, when the truth is that if we see the rest, we found a very low. As I showed with pano Liverpool I posted earlier, its skyline is hardly a picture of the city (is a pair of somewhat higher buildings in the background). If this thread deals with Skyline, we should check the entire city, not just a small part of it.


According to Emporis, Liverpool only has 50 highrises (buildings over 12 floors) and Birmingham narrowly exceeds the hundreds, while cities such as Valencia (315) and Barcelona (more than 400 highrises), not to mention Madrid (almost 1.200) , referred to as a city skyline with an "undefined". Why? Why not have a small specific area of concentration of highrises, and are more divided? It isn't logical.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #529
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Still it's weird. But it's nice to know how many people live in a city. Because you can't tell from looking at the skyline.

Birmingham - 1,010,000

Liverpool - 435,000

London - 7,566,900

Rotterdam - 583,933

Madrid - 3,228,359

Frankfurt - 670,095

Paris - 2,167,994

Warsaw - 1,706,724

As you can see. The population of cities like Frankfurt or Rotterdam isn't that high. But they have quite a nice skyline.
In Frankfurt it's mostly office towers. But in Rotterdam there are mostly residential highrises and some office towers.
If you want to compare, I think you should compare cities with their suburbs, for example in Paris, this is not representative to count the people living inside the peripherique ring road (2,167,994), you should use the number of inhabitants living in the whole city (11,174,740).





About "city skylines", this is a word from North America designating the outline of downtown buildings (often business & financial districts) against the background of the sky. That's it!!!
New York City skyline is not the skyline of the whole city (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island).

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Old March 29th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #530
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What do you understand by "skyline" ?? Only tall buildings??
Highrises aren't necessary for a great skyline, and Barcelona proves that.
Exactly. Most people on this forum define the beauty of a skyline only by the number of tall buildings. More highrises automaticaly mean a 'better' skyline. I don't realy like those skylines with an endless sea of highrises, for me the ones with just a few tall buildings are much better. Because these skylines are in a lot of cases more recognizable. That is why i can imagine people vote for a city like Liverpool.

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According to your definition of skyline this here is also a skyline:
picture of a lovely village
Do you really honestly believe that's worth calling it skyline.
Yes, this is also a skyline. Whether you like it or not.

Don't hold on to the wikipedia definition, that site is just crap. Anyone can write something on that board.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #531
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Exactly. Most people on this forum define the beauty of a skyline only by the number of tall buildings. More highrises automaticaly mean a 'better' skyline. I don't realy like those skylines with an endless sea of highrises, for me the ones with just a few tall buildings are much better. Because these skylines are in a lot of cases more recognizable. That is why i can imagine people vote for a city like Liverpool.

Yes, this is also a skyline. Whether you like it or not.

Don't hold on to the wikipedia definition, that site is just crap. Anyone can write something on that board.
OK, so let's talk about city Horizons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old March 29th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #532
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@parcdesprinces - I got those population numbers from Wikipedia. So that's why. I know there are more people than Wikipedia says.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #533
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Its stupid to ask for pictures of entire cities with their skylines, cities such as london and Paris would have no skyline as even a massive skyscraper would be barely visable due to their vast expanse. As for number and height of buildings being the only requisit for a good skyline then take this as an example

400 skyscrapers clumped together all at the same height will not be as good 350 houses, 40 mid rise buildings and 10 skyscrapers of varying heights. South American skylines generally prove this!
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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #534
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According to me...

1. Frankfurt
2. Warsaw
3. Paris
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Its stupid to ask for pictures of entire cities with their skylines, cities such as london and Paris would have no skyline as even a massive skyscraper would be barely visable due to their vast expanse...

That’s because for the size of those 2 cities they really do have nothing incredible, and neither city have massive scrapers anyways. For example, Warsaw has a lot less population that those 2 cities but still competes in a higher level. It is not fair to put a heavyweight against a lightweight. Population should be a factor when you grade a city skyline if not your cheating yourself.

you don’t need to get further away to capture a whole city with a camera, multiple shots and wide lens will work just fine.

But talking about far away shot and not been able to see. Here one of Madrid, from way to far. I still see the skyline.


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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #536
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This is an example of a good skyline

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Benidorm actually has 15 highrises over 100m, and 12 more u/c. Really is better the skyline of Liverpool or Birmingham?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #537
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That’s because for the size of those 2 cities they really do have nothing incredible, and neither city have massive scrapers anyways. For example, Warsaw has a lot less population that those 2 cities but still competes in a higher level. It is not fair to put a heavyweight against a lightweight. Population should be a factor when you grade a city skyline if not your cheating yourself.
This is not a thread about: number of Skyscrapers/number of inhabitants.
If we don't want "to cheat" we have to take into consideration that inside the city of Paris, heights of buildings are restricted, skyscrapers are forbiden. This is not fair too because in some other cities this is not restricted and they can build them !!!

I don't think the size of cities is a probleme, in some big cities there isn't a lot skyscrapers, in some smaller ones there is much more, and conversely !!!!!

Some pictures, taken by myself, of Monaco (pop. 32,796) This is the winner according to your arguments !




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Lovely Rotterdam...
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