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Frankfurt am Main - Germany 532 32.92%
Rotterdam - the Netherlands 199 12.31%
London - UK 230 14.23%
Paris - France 380 23.51%
Warsaw - Polen 275 17.02%
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Old July 7th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #1261
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^ I must admit that sound logical. I'm sorry if my statement sounded too generalized!

Here we go with 2 more pics of your great hometown!

Part of the skyline seen from the suburb of Schiedam:

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The city centre seen from the main train station:

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Old July 7th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #1262
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2 nice Paris photos:

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Old July 7th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #1263
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Some different Frankfurt views:



from www.heret.de

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by Christian Burkert (www.visum-reportagen.de)

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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #1264
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A nice picture of London's skyline (Canary Wharf):

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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #1265
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Almost the whole area that was destroyed in Rotterdam, looks worse than Warsaw.

Before;


After;


Rotterdam chose to destroy alot of bulidings that could have been saved though. That was a serious bad descission!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #1266
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I didn't know Rotterdam was so massively destroyed,...!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #1267
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It wasn't suppose to happen. The planes where on their way from Germany to Rotterdam, but just before they agreed that NL 'turned themselfs in' to Germany, the bombing couldn't be stopped anymore

On may 14 2010 (70 years after the bombing) there are going to be lights in the ground (for ever) to remember the bombing. They are going to be placed on the 'bombing line'. In 2007 or 2006 they started lighting the bombing line every may 14 of the year to remember it.



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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #1268
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I guess that's one of the main reasons some Dutch people (epecially from the west) still have mixed feelings towards Germans.

Dizz said that 'only' the city centre was being destroyed. Since the whole Rotterdam city area isn't that big and gets its large metro size more by its suburbs, the whole city (at least the northern part) could somehow be seen as the "city centre". Could that be a compromise?

Shocking picture of R'dam by the way. The Nazis had some serious issues...
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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #1269
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^Some still have those feelings towards germans yes, my grandfather was german and he wasn't proud to be from Germany, he also became Dutch and didn't want to be German anymore. I don't have harsh feelings towards Germans, I love them Maybe it's because I'm German for 25% XD.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1270
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Damages in Paris during WWs :





Momuments protected against bombings :



An humoristic anti-Germanist postcard :

Try to bombard it, if you can !
It worked !
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #1271
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That's cool! Ideology sucks!

One more reasons to post some pics of the great R'dam architecture!

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When I was in Rotterdam in 2006 I stayed at the "Golden Tulip City Centre Hotel", where I had a great view on the Erasmusbrug!

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What an amazing city!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #1272
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Oh, Paris is quite allright too, of course

Centre Pompidou:

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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #1273
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Rotterdam becomes more and more dense



All buildings in this pic (except the grey one in the left corner and the pink/orange one in the right corner) finished construction in 2008/2009.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #1274
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Nice to see some progess! But Rotterdam should start building more into the vertical direction instead of the horizontal, since the city already is quite dense imo.

But the projects are promising although there is no building in the 200m range planned if I'm informed right..
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #1275
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The 'Zalmhaventoren' is a 188m (212m with spire) planned tower for Rotterdam. But I don't know how big the chance is that it gets build.



And second, 2 or 3 towers are planned near the central train station. To be aprox. 200m+ and 220m high or something like that :S

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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1276
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Quote:
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Almost the whole area that was destroyed in Rotterdam, looks worse than Warsaw.
Wonna bet?
Well how about that



Just kidding, dont want to start another bidding thread, anyway Ffurt, Rdam and Wsaw lost almost all of its pre war glory.

Poor quality found on the web maybe Chris or someone else from Rdam could make some better quality pic from this angle, which i like very much.

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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #1277
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^I made such a pic when I went to Rotterdam.

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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1278
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Quote:
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I would wish it gets built ('though they could maybe think over its design again imo )

Some more R'dam pics:

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WTF!

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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #1279
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Interesting projects for the centraal station!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #1280
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Almost the whole area that was destroyed in Rotterdam, looks worse than Warsaw.
It's subjective. Warsaw was one of the most (if not the most) damaged city in thr WWII, in fact even more than Rotterdam. 85% of the whole city was totally destroyed. For comparision: In 1939 (WWII start) Warsaw had 1298 thousand inhabitants, while in 1946 it had 478 thousand inhabitants (the losses where much bigger than in Rotterdam). It lost most of it's historical architecture and huge parts of Warsaw were seized to the ground level.

But to not extend this off-topic, I suggest to take a look at this interesting thread:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=187906
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