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View Poll Results: Which City
Berlin 35 11.40%
Birmingham 27 8.79%
Brussles 24 7.82%
Leeds 31 10.10%
Liverpool 28 9.12%
Manchester 12 3.91%
Milan 22 7.17%
The Hague 76 24.76%
Valencia 21 6.84%
Vienna 31 10.10%
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #361
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #362
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Old December 21st, 2009, 12:48 PM   #363
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Brussels skyline by myself:



Zoom on the Noordwijk (Business district):



Unbelieveable that it's so low in the poll...
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Old December 21st, 2009, 06:09 PM   #364
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Shot from Molenbeek City?
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Old December 21st, 2009, 08:29 PM   #365
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No, from the rooftop of CEGES-SOMA, near the South station (and the Zuidertoren):

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:01 PM   #366
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Sorry but this can't compete with Vilnius, which should be one of leading cities in the poll and is not even present there
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #367
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are you kidding? You mean those 3 or 4 midrise towers
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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #368
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are you kidding? You mean those 3 or 4 midrise towers
Yes, but they are in one place and form a very decent compact cluster containign buildings of nice architectural quality which can be instantly noticed in the urban context of the city.

It's only 7 buildings but they form a great little skyline
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Take for instance Singapore which has a very small highrise area (not larger than London's Canary Wharf which in terms of size is a fraction of a scale of 1:100 or so compared to the likes of Hong Kong or New York... it's not that big in terms of height either) yet boasts one of the most iconic, beautiful and, indeed, one of the best skylines in the world.
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It's all about the composition and visual impact rather than anything else. Most skylines posted in this thread have a decent number of tall buildings, however, they are scattered all accross the city and form nothing that could be caled a nice skyline (with some exceptions of course). Put at least half of them together in one spot and you'll have a great skyline... but unfortunately this is not always the case.

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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #369
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I see your point, but Vilnius just needs more buildings. Even in your picture, which is the most advantageous viewpoint, there's a big hole in the skyline. Furthermore, the tallest of the buildings is also the ugliest (imo), and the rest is simply too low to call them skyscrapers...
Still, it's a nice little skyline, but it needs some more years to grow.

Also, my reaction was aimed at Elvenking, who seems to claim Vilnius beats Brussels or The Hague, which is wishfull thinking.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #370
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Oh well, there are as many opinions as there are people. However, I guess I agree with Elvenking for the reasons that I have mentioned.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #371
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Let's refresh the memory a bit of what the word "skyline" stands for:

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1. The line along which the surface of the earth and the sky appear to meet; the horizon.
2.The outline of a group of buildings or a mountain range seen against the sky

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/skyline
Now while Vilnius is not as high as some other cities due to height restrictions protecting old town, excellent urban planning allowed to create a bigger visual impact on the city, that is, create a more distinctive SKYLINE than probably all of the cities on this poll and most in the 1st tier thread.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #372
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LIVERPOOL

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One dimensional is a more fitting description of producing a skyline shot by lining up Salford Quays with Manchester Hilton!


East

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It's even better from the Wirral imo.

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Old December 28th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #373
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Let's refresh the memory a bit of what the word "skyline" stands for:

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1. The line along which the surface of the earth and the sky appear to meet; the horizon.
2.The outline of a group of buildings or a mountain range seen against the sky
Now while Vilnius is not as high as some other cities due to height restrictions protecting old town, excellent urban planning allowed to create a bigger visual impact on the city, that is, create a more distinctive SKYLINE than probably all of the cities on this poll and most in the 1st tier thread.
That's a bit off a limited definition you got there, certainly for a skyscraperforum. By this definition, Bruges should be in the list as well, although the skyline consists solely of medieval buildings.
Density, quality of the architecture and hight should all be taken into account, imo.

Check out the excellent Liverpool pictures above. They show a big variety of buildings, tall, midrise and lowrise, which form an incredible depth and different shapes of the skyline from different angles.
Vilnius offers a good shape from one or two angles, but lacks quantity and hight to be an allround impressive and visually pleasing skyline. Still, there on the right track, as you mention, because of solid planning and a healthy ambition...
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Old December 28th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #374
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Old January 1st, 2010, 05:32 PM   #375
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The Hague >>>>>>>>> scroll >>>>>>>>>> scroll >>>>>>>>>>


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:41 PM   #376
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no one has said benidorm yet!?

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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #377
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Benidorm looks like a Brasilian coastal city on that shot.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #378
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At this moment I find Naples the best in the 2nd Tier European Skyline. In 2 or 3 years Den Haag, will definitely be on top of this list!
I agree about Naples, i think it has one of best European skylines... i don't agree about Den Haag... if you give a look to Milan's u/c projects, it is clear that Milan's skyline will top that list, and will compete with the skylines of the first category in Europe.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:31 AM   #379
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Old January 7th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #380
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there is no best 3rd eu skylinethread.. so I post here:


although I voted for the hague, i am irritated by the clear poll result....
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