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View Poll Results: Your favourite skyline: cast your vote!
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 December 30th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #161
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1. Frankfurt
2. Paris
3. Liverpool
4. Rotterdam
5. London
6. Warsaw
7. Birmingham
8. Madrid

Said it before that London is amazing but the skyline lacks compared to other 'megacities'. Rotterdam does well for its size but I wouldn't exactly call it a nice skyline, it just has a lot of talls rather than a nice composition. Madrid will be great in the future but at the moment, those 4 big towers look weird on their own with not even anything half their size around them - again, not a good composition.
I would say 1x140m, 1x90m, 1x89m and 1x85m tall building doesn't make Liverpool a good Skyline!
R'dam does well but isn't a nice composition? I think it's one of the densest Skylines in Europe. It has 2x150m, 2x140m, 9x110m and 14x90-100m tall buildings in a small area.

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Old December 30th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #162
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agreed. liverpool looks nice (especially with the historic building in the middle of the skyline) but its still a bit overrated. i find it obvious that rotterdam has a better skyline by far. it can be seen from all angles whereas i only know the liverpool skyline as seen from the water.

evaluating the listed skylines for me it would be:

frankfurt
paris
warsaw
rotterdam
london
liverpool
madrid
birmingham

overall its a tough decision anyways since for example madrid has far higher buildings than liverpool but i prefer the composition and mix of buildings of liverpool to the madrid skyline.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:37 AM   #163
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I would say 1x140m, 1x90m, 1x89m and 1x85m tall building doesn't make Liverpool a good Skyline!
R'dam does well but isn't a nice composition? I think it's one of the densest Skylines in Europe. It has 2x150m, 2x140m, 9x110m and 14x90-100m tall buildings in a small area.
Well by that logic Benidorm would be the best?
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Old December 31st, 2008, 09:53 AM   #164
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Well by that logic Benidorm would be the best?
Benidorm is in my top 5. As you can see in page 4 of this Topic.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #165
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Old December 31st, 2008, 03:45 PM   #166
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Could say the same thing about Liverpool. A few medium sized towers shouldn't qualify any city for any 'best' list.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 07:09 PM   #167
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After a few nice days there is this freaking fog turning up again!
Just like last year, let's hope it's not going to ruin the fireworks again
The fog is dissapearing a bit, let Estelle have a great time in Rotterdam
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:33 PM   #168
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM   #169
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I think the best skyline is in Frankfurt, but Warsaw and Paris is nice too. Liverpool and Rotterdam have a typical port style.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:36 AM   #170
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I think Frankfurt, Paris and London are (unsurprisingly) the three big, most impressive skylines in Europe - three major financial centres and two of Europe's world cities. Paris and London have a number of historic structures jutting into their modern skylines too which adds a lot.

Warsaw definately deserves more exposure. Madrid is getting interesting too. Benidorm - it reminds me of Hong Kong!

Benidorm
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Rotterdam - I honestly don't see much that is especially top tier when viewed as a whole skyline. Don't get me wrong - there's a sense of scale and it is impressive to a degree, but it doesn't look that compelling overall. As a wide angle skyline shot - I'm not sure it is really that much better than Birmingham (UK). I think by taking sections of it, with the waterfront and docks in view, it looks great though - like a more developed Liverpool...

At first glance, for a second or so, I thought this was taken from the Liver Building, looking north...

Rotterdam - posted earlier in the thread


Liverpool itself has featured here and I have a bias towards it myself, though it is obviously part of a second tier of European 'mid rise' skylines. The Mersey offers a great foreground and can create a great shot. It ranks for aesthetic though, rather than scale...

A few more Liverpool ones, mainly due to my hometown bias. I voted Frankfurt in the poll.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:09 AM   #171
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Frankfurt obviously!

Then in no particular order, Rotterdam, Paris, Vienna & London
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 04:01 AM   #172
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Frankfurt & Paris for me too, out there on there own


Here's some panos of Liverpool waterfront by Digital Relish on Flickr

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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #173
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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #174
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for me:

1. Paris (nice towers and good concentrated, also some nice projects)
2. Frankfurt (good)
3. London (has some great future plans!!!, but it not concentrated enough...)
4. Warsaw
5. Benidorm (massive for susch a small city /Rotterdam (wil be very nice in the future!!! altough it already is now)
6. Madrid
7. Barcelona, Liverpool....
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #175
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #176
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All this cities are great, but i think Paris has the best skyline, followed by Frankfurt.
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Warsaw is impressive! the sports complex looks very interesting...is this Narodowy Stadium?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #178
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yes but it's only a rendering
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #179
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I would say Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Benidorm although unfortunately I do not know where it is (forgive my ignorance)

I wouldnt consider that Liverpool has a skyline yet... it only has about 3 tall buildings spread out... but no doubt it will someday have a very nice one... same for London... Rotterdam is also looking very nice. I am from the caribbean.. so I live far away from Europe.. but what about Belgrade, Berlin and Amsterdam? arent they developing some kind of a skyline too?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #180
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I don't know about Belgrade but Berlin doesn't realy has a skyline and Amsterdam is working on it.

Amsterdam is a bit like London with some skyscrapers in different parts of the city.
Here are some pictures to make it clear;

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/\A lot of new towers u/c and planned (also over the highway)
\/A picture with the future vision



Arena
[img]http://i38.************/v4t2js.jpg[/img]
/\Getting a 150m tall tower
\/The planned 150m tall appartment tower



Amstel
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/\2 new towers are planned here
\/This are some future plans



Overhoeks

/\Only 1 tower (on the right, black tower) but on this pic you can see the future plans
\/This is planned here on Overhoeks



Sloterdijk

[img]http://www.*************/archive/2006/04/060418-sloterdijk.jpg[/img]
/\A few new towers and a 200m+ tower is planned here
\/This is planned (a vision)

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Not only Amsterdam and Rotterdam have good skylines in the Netherlands. Other cities are also working on it.

The Hague
The Hague is, in my opinion, more impressive than Amsterdam. And it's getting more dense than Rotterdam


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/\How The Hague looks like today
\/Some projects for in the future but some are also u/c

/\U/C New Babylon

/\U/C Ministry Towers and appartment tower
[IMG]http://i28.************/2zg6fmf.jpg[/IMG]
/\Other highrise projects (planned and u/c), a 200m+ tower is also planned


Eindhoven


/\How it looks today. Couldn't find a future skyline picture, but there are a lot of highrises u/c


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/\Couldn't find a good skyline picture, so I took this one with the future highrise plans


Almere

/\The skyline how it looks today
\/3 new towers (including 120m) are u/c right now
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