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DISCUSS: Best European Skyline By 2025

There is a 'Best World Skyline by 2025' discussion thread, however Europe's city skylines, for obvious reasons don't get much attention. As of late I have frequently seen renders of future European skylines, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a concise thread for just that matter. I want this thread not to be just the usual generic picture thread(obviously some pictures, but more importantly what is in the picture), but a general discussion of high-rises planned and upcoming in Europe's cities. :cheers:
 

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The construction of high-rises in Istanbul is a bit out of control. They pop up everywhere and there seem to be no plan, if you have the money you will get your permit. If they had built all the skyscrapers in a designated area it would probably have a really impressive skyline but now as a result of bad planning it's too spread out. Note that this picture only shows 3 of the clusters; Left - Sisli/Bomonti, Middle - Levent, Right - Maslak. There are many tall buildings just behind the hill from where this picture is taken, in Atasehir. And then we also have Ümraniye, Kartal, Seyrantepe, Kozyatagi, Kucukcekmece and Halkali with each having multiple towers above 100m.



You can see many of the U/C towers in this picture, especially the cluster just above the bridge and the high twins in the middle of the picture.



This list I made is a bit outdated but it's a good estimate:

........Completed | Insaati tamamlanmis gökdelenler

  1. | 261m | Sapphire Tower
  2. | 211m | Spine Tower
  3. | 195m | Anthill Residence 1
  4. | 195m | Anthill Residence 2
  5. | 188m | Varyap Meridian A Block
  6. | 185m | Ronesans Tower
  7. | 181m | IS Bankasi Tower I
  8. | 181m | My Towerland Tower
  9. | 180m | Nida Palladium
  10. | 180m | Varyap Meridian C Block
  11. | 179m | Bomonti International Hotel & Congress Center
  12. | 178m | Torun Tower
  13. | 173m | Ak-Asya Shopping Center and Tower 1
  14. | 173m | Ak-Asya Shopping Center and Tower 2
  15. | 173m | Ak-Asya Shopping Center and Tower 3
  16. | 170m | Zorlu Levent Tower
  17. | 170m | Özdilek Plaza 1
  18. | 170m | Özdilek Plaza 2
  19. | 170m | Terrace Tema 1
  20. | 170m | Sisli Plaza
  21. | 168m | Tekstilkent Plaza 2
  22. | 168m | Tekstilkent Plaza 1
  23. | 167m | 42 Maslak 1
  24. | 167m | 42 Maslak 2
  25. | 165m | Selenium Twins 1
  26. | 165m | Selenium Twins 2
  27. | 164m | Varyap Meridian E Block
  28. | 160m | EXEN Plaza
  29. | 160m | Soyak Tower
  30. | 160m | Sky Tower 1
  31. | 159m | Rixos Bomonti Residence
  32. | 157m | Akbank Tower
  33. | 156m | Trump Tower 1
  34. | 156m | Four Winds 1
  35. | 156m | Four Winds 2
  36. | 156m | Four Winds 3
  37. | 156m | Four Winds 4
  38. | 155m | Park Arkon Residence 1
  39. | 154m | Uprise Elite
  40. | 154m | Suzer Plaza Ritz-Carlton
  41. | 153m | Polat Tower Residence
  42. | 150m | Istanbloom
  43. | 149m | Dumankaya Ikon 1
  44. | 149m | Dumankaya Ikon 2
  45. | 149m | Dumankaya Ikon 3
  46. | 147m | Trump Tower 2
  47. | 147m | Sun Plaza
  48. | 143m | Metrocity 1
  49. | 143m | Metrocity 2
  50. | 143m | Metrocity 3
  51. | 143m | TAT Tower 1
  52. | 143m | TAT Tower 2
  53. | 143m | Metrocity Millennium I
  54. | 140m | Royal Center 1
  55. | 140m | Sisli Elite Residence
  56. | 140m | Sabanci Center 2
  57. | 138m | Park Arkon Residence 2
  58. | 136m | Beybi GIZ Plaza
  59. | 135m | Terrace Tema 2
  60. | 135m | Marriott Sisli
  61. | 134m | Nissa O2 Residence
  62. | 133m | Mashattan 1
  63. | 133m | Mashattan 2
  64. | 133m | Mashattan 3
  65. | 133m | Mashattan 4
  66. | 133m | Mashattan 5
  67. | 133m | Mashattan 6
  68. | 133m | Mashattan 7
  69. | 133m | Mashattan 8
  70. | 133m | Mashattan 9
  71. | 133m | Mashattan 10
  72. | 131m | NEF Flats 163
  73. | 130m | Kaya Ramada Plaza Hotel
  74. | 130m | My Towerland Tower B
  75. | 130m | Sky Tower 2
  76. | 130m | Sisli TAT Center 1
  77. | 130m | Sisli TAT Center 2
  78. | 130m | Uphill Court 1
  79. | 130m | Uphill Court 2
  80. | 127m | Kempinski Residences Astoria 1
  81. | 127m | Kempinski Residences Astoria 2
  82. | 125m | Palladium Residence
  83. | 124m | Bank Ekspres Tower
  84. | 122m | Garanti Bank Headquarters
  85. | 121m | Batisehir
  86. | 120m | Royal Center 2
  87. | 120m | Polaris Plaza
  88. | 120m | Yapi Kredi Bank Headquarters
  89. | 120m | Skyport Tower
  90. | 120m | Flora Residence
  91. | 120m | Zorlu Plaza
  92. | 120m | AI Office Building
  93. | 120m | Selenium Residence
  94. | 119m | Finance Tower
  95. | 119m | NidaKule
  96. | 118m | İşbank Tower 2
  97. | 118m | İşbank Tower 3
  98. | 118m | Tekfen Tower
  99. | 118m | Istanbul Kanyon 1
  100. | 116m | Nida Tower Goztepe
  101. | 115m | Zorlu Center 1
  102. | 115m | Zorlu Center 2
  103. | 115m | Zorlu Center 3
  104. | 115m | Zorlu Center 4
  105. | 112m | Crown Plaza
  106. | 112m | Maslak no/1
  107. | 110m | Seba Tower
  108. | 110m | iTower
  109. | 110m | Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler Hotel
  110. | 110m | Maya Tower
  111. | 109m | Sisli TAT Center 3
  112. | 108m | Marriott Hotel Asia
  113. | 107m | Kempinski Bellevue Residences 1
  114. | 107m | Kempinski Bellevue Residences 2
  115. | 107m | Avangarden - Londra Tower
  116. | 105m | Dumankaya Vizyon 1
  117. | 105m | BuYaka 1
  118. | 105m | BuYaka 2
  119. | 105m | BuYaka 3
  120. | 105m | BuYaka 4
  121. | 105m | Movenpick Hotel
  122. | 102m | Arista Bomonti
  123. | 101m | Selenium Panorama
  124. | 100m | Akmerkez 1

  125. | 36fl | Eclipse Maslak 1
  126. | 36fl | Eclipse Maslak 2
  127. | 36fl | OnaltiDokuz
  128. | 32fl | OnaltiDokuz
  129. | 32fl | Brandium 1
  130. | 32fl | Brandium 2
  131. | 32fl | Brandium 3
  132. | 32fl | Brandium 4
  133. | 30fl | Mall of Istanbul 1
  134. | 30fl | Mall of Istanbul 2
  135. | 30fl | Mall of Istanbul 3
  136. | 30fl | Mall of Istanbul 4
  137. | 29fl | Ottomare Suites
  138. | 27fl | OnaltiDokuz
  139. | 26fl | Mall of Istanbul - Office

    Under Construction | Insaati devam eden gökdelenler

  140. | 287m | Skyland 1
  141. | 287m | Skyland 2
  142. | 252m | Nurol Life
  143. | 250m | Metropol Istanbul
  144. | 220m | Kayakule
  145. | 212m | Çintemani Istanbul
  146. | 200m | Skyland 3
  147. | 195m | Bomonti Time
  148. | 180m | Cıftcı Tower 1
  149. | 180m | Cıftcı Tower 2
  150. | 178m | Sarphan Finans Park
  151. | 160m | Torun Center 1
  152. | 160m | Torun Center 2
  153. | 156m | Quasar Istanbul 1
  154. | 156m | Quasar Istanbul 2
  155. | 152m | Nurol Tower
  156. | 145m | Kristal Sehir Residence 1
  157. | 145m | Kristal Sehir Residence 1
  158. | 144m | Torun Center 3
  159. | 120m | Balance Güneşli
  160. | 118m | Pega Kartal
  161. | 115m | Kartal Kule
  162. | 110m | Kartal Mesa
  163. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 1
  164. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 2
  165. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 3
  166. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 4
  167. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 5
  168. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 6
  169. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 7
  170. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 8
  171. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 9
  172. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 10
  173. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 11
  174. | 109m | Kristal Sehir 12
  175. | 104m | Newada Istanbul 1
  176. | 102m | Maslak Tower

  177. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 1
  178. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 2
  179. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 3
  180. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 4
  181. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 5
  182. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 6
  183. | 55fl | Maslak 1453 - 7
  184. | 49fl | Emaar Boulevardi Hotel
  185. | 46fl | Halk Bank Towers (IIFC) 1
  186. | 46fl | Ziraat Towers (IIFC) 1
  187. | 42fl | Antasya Residence
  188. | 42fl | Symbol Istanbul 1
  189. | 42fl | Symbol Istanbul 2
  190. | 42fl | Symbol Istanbul 3
  191. | 40fl | Ziraat Towers (IIFC) 2
  192. | 39fl | Ritim Istanbul 1
  193. | 38fl | Mai Residence
  194. | 36fl | Ritim Istanbul 2
  195. | 36fl | Metsan Nexus
  196. | 36fl | Cukurova Tower
  197. | 34fl | Halk Bank Towers (IIFC) 2
  198. | 34fl | Orya Park 1
  199. | 34fl | Orya Park 2
  200. | 34fl | Ritim Istanbul 3
  201. | 33fl | Emaar Square 1
  202. | 33fl | Emaar Square 2
  203. | 33fl | Trendist Atasehir 1
  204. | 33fl | Trendist Atasehir 2
  205. | 33fl | Trendist Atasehir 3
  206. | 32fl | Dumankaya Miks 1
  207. | 31fl | Nidakule Levent
  208. | 31fl | NidaKule Ataşehir (Kuzey
  209. | 27fl | Metropol Istanbul 2
  210. | 27fl | Metropol Istanbul 3
  211. | 25fl | Kapital Tower

    Approved

  212. | 340m | Municipality Center
  213. | 340m | Camlica TV Tower
  214. | 270m | Diamond of Istanbul
  215. | 152m | ISTOC Complex
  216. | 100m | Maslak LAST Tower

  217. | 40fl | TAO Tower
  218. | 37fl | Ulus Belvedere 1
  219. | 37fl | Ulus Belvedere 2
  220. | 34fl | TRI-G Gunesli
  221. | 32fl | Transfer Center
  222. | 32fl | ALA Gunesli 1
  223. | 32fl | ALA Gunesli 2
  224. | 30fl | Skymark

    Proposed

  225. | 365m | Dubai Towers Istanbul 1
  226. | 297m | Dubai Towers Istanbul 2
  227. | 250m | Dudullu OSB Mixed Use 1
  228. | 250m | Dudullu OSB Mixed Use 2
  229. | 250m | Dudullu OSB Mixed Use 3
  230. | 200m | DPC Tower
  231. | 180m | Regnum Tower
  232. | 165m | Haydarpaşa Hotel
  233. | 160m | Asia Tower
  234. | 153m | Ziraat Bank Tower
  235. | 150m | LuxIst
  236. | 145m | Esenler Konut & Ofis Kompleksi 1
  237. | 121m | Esenler Konut & Ofis Kompleksi 2
  238. | 121m | Esenler Konut & Ofis Kompleksi 3
  239. | 100m | Ancora

  240. | 69fl | Tasyapi Sisli Complex 1
  241. | 60fl | Sisli Tower
  242. | 56fl | Tasyapi Sisli Complex 2
  243. | 55fl | Aura Tower
  244. | 53fl | The Silk Road
  245. | 52fl | Le Prue 1
  246. | 50fl | Kartal Komplex
  247. | 46fl | Agaoglu Residential Tower
  248. | 45fl | SPK Tower (IIFC)
  249. | 45fl | Agaoglu Bomonti Residence & Office
  250. | 42fl | Tasyapi Sisli Complex 3
  251. | 35fl | Bomonti Office Tower
  252. | 32fl | Le Prue 2
  253. | 32fl | GMO Tower Fly
 

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The GIF you made is really good and shows the impact the proposed and U/C towers will make on the skyline. Are most of the towers going up for commercial use or residential?
It's very mixed but I would say about 65/35 in favor of offices in Levent Maslak, Kozyatagi, Ümraniye and about 50/50 in Sisli, Bomonti, Kartal, Seyrantepe. Atasehir, Kucukcekmece and Halkali is mainly residential, the last 2 will remain so but Atasehir is getting a whole new cluster of banking towers which will make the office ratio maybe even higher than in Levent.

Atasehir Finance Center - Masterplan

You can find a summary of possible designs here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=109986735&postcount=1026



Here are the clusters, many are a bit outdated. It really looks like totally different cities but they are all in the radius of 30km :)

Levent







Atasehir





Bomonti



Maslak





Sisli







Maltepe



Kartal



Kozyatagi





Halkali (in the foreground, Kucukcekmece in background)





Kucukcekmece





Ümraniye

 

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Milan. Here a general situation:

* Porta Nuova completion of the area, and new developments / redevelopments in next years
* CityLife _ Phase 1 Il Dritto (T/O), Lo Storto (U/C), Il Curvo (U/C coming soon)
* CityLife _ Phase 2 Area is still under design. Btw there were some old proposed projects.
* Milanosesto The area should have new towers.
* Stephenson The area need completion and redevelopment of old towers.
* Scalo Farini An area of 60 acres. Construction of new skyscrapers and green areas from next decade???
 

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The Turkish government have taken steps to demolishing some of the present skyscrapers in Istanbul in order to preserve the historical skyline of the city, shambles, shamble I tell you, what mad man would do such a thing, ah right Erdogan and his govt, damn this guy. I doubt the Turkish govt can control the skyscraper boom though, especially knowing how corrupt they are. I need not to go in to depth about their corruption. Anyway here's an article on it.

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/08/22/news-skyscrapers-in-istanbul-will-be-demolished-to-protect-the-citys-skyline/
 

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How can an already completed skyscraper be demolished, if somebody has bought apartments and may be living there?
 

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The Turkish government have taken steps to demolishing some of the present skyscrapers in Istanbul in order to preserve the historical skyline of the city, shambles, shamble I tell you, what mad man would do such a thing, ah right Erdogan and his govt, damn this guy. I doubt the Turkish govt can control the skyscraper boom though, especially knowing how corrupt they are. I need not to go in to depth about their corruption. Anyway here's an article on it.

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/08/22/news-skyscrapers-in-istanbul-will-be-demolished-to-protect-the-citys-skyline/
They are the ones controlling it and it's thanks to the constructions they have become rich. With the help of selling government property to loyal friends, changing the construction right (changing the max height etc.) and getting bribes in return.

Many constructions are also illegal and even-though the courts order the construction to stop they continue to build, because they know Erdogan and his police supports them.

This project you are talking about caused too much controversy because of some pictures like this



in the news and they had to do something to make his supporters happy. But I doubt it will be demolished. His supporters are simpleminded and they will forget all about it as long as the media doesn't bring it up, they control the media also so that won't happen...
 

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The construction of high-rises in Istanbul is a bit out of control. They pop up everywhere and there seem to be no plan, if you have the money you will get your permit. If they had built all the skyscrapers in a designated area it would probably have a really impressive skyline but now as a result of bad planning it's too spread out. Note that this picture only shows 3 of the clusters; Left - Sisli/Bomonti, Middle - Levent, Right - Maslak. There are many tall buildings just behind the hill from where this picture is taken, in Atasehir. And then we also have Ümraniye, Kartal, Seyrantepe, Kozyatagi, Kucukcekmece and Halkali with each having multiple towers above 100m.



You can see many of the U/C towers in this picture, especially the cluster just above the bridge and the high twins in the middle of the picture.
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I like this great city and it seems that it finally gets the amount of skyscrapers that suits a city of 14 million.
 

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DISCUSS: Best European Skyline By 2025

There is a 'Best World Skyline by 2025' discussion thread, however Europe's city skylines, for obvious reasons don't get much attention. As of late I have frequently seen renders of future European skylines, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a concise thread for just that matter. I want this thread not to be just the usual generic picture thread(obviously some pictures, but more importantly what is in the picture), but a general discussion of high-rises planned and upcoming in Europe's cities. :cheers:
 

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I posted these in the 'world best skyline thread' and did not explain much about what these were. This is an extensive area under development in London, called Nine Elms. It was predominately an industrial estate featuring warehouses and small business units, including a Royal Mail sorting office, the auction house Christie's warehouse and other units. Obviously as seen in the second picture, the old famous Battersea Power Station is situated to the west of Nine Elms.

There is currently one completed skyscraper in the development, as seen below:


Status: Completed

1. St George Wharf Tower | 181m

There are currently, two +100m buildings U/C:

Status: U/C

1. Nine Elms Point | 126m | U/C
2. Vauxhall Sky Gardens | 120m | U/C


The area will undergo an incredible transformation:

Status: Approved - Demo - Proposed - Site Prep

1. One Nine Elms Tower 1 | 200m | Demo
2. New Bondway | 170m | App
3. Vauxhall Square Tower 1 | 168m | App
4. Vauxhall Square Tower 2 | 168m | App
5. One Nine Elms Tower 2 | 161m | Demo
6. Vauxhall Cross Island Tower 1 | 141m | App
7. Keybridge House | 125m | App
8. New Covent Garden Market N9 | 117m | Pro
9. The Ram Quarter | 116m | Demo (Further west to the site)
10. Vauxhall Cross Island Tower 2 | 115m | App
11. 12-20 Wyvil Road | 114m | App
12. Ram Brewery | 113m | Demo (Further west to the site)
13. New Covent Garden Market N7 | 100m | App




 

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Status: U/C

1. 100 Bishopsgate | 172m | U/C
2. One Blackfriars | 163m | U/C
3. Principal Place | 161m | U/C
4. South Bank Tower | 151m | T/O
5. Baltimore Wharf | 150m | U/C


Status: Approved - Demo - Proposed - Site Prep

1. Hertsmere Tower | 237m | Pro
2. City Pride | 233m | App
3. Newfoundland Tower | 220m | Site Prep
4. North Quay Tower 1 | 216m | App
5. South Quay Plaza Tower 1 | 215m | App
6. Alpha Square 1 | 212m | Pro
7. Wood Wharf A1 | 204m | Site Prep
8. North Quay Tower 2 | 203m | App
9. One Lansdowme | 203m | App
10. One Nine Elms Tower 1 | 200m | Demo
11. 52 Lime Street | 192m | Site Prep
12. Wood Wharf E4 | 187m | App
13. 30 Marsh Wall | 185m | Pro
14. Arrowhead Quay Tower 1 | 183m | App
15. Meridian Gate | 182m | Pro
16. Wood Wharf F1 | 173m | App
17. Morello Tower | 172m | App
18. Arrowhead Quay Tower 2 | 170m | App
19. New Bondway | 170m | App
20. Vauxhall Square Tower 1 | 168m | App
21. Vauxhall Square Tower 2 | 168m | App
22. The Goodsyard Tower 1 | 166m | Pro
23. 1 Park Place | 162m | Site Prep
24. Bankside Quarter Tower 1 | 161m | App
25. One Nine Elms Tower 2 | 161m | Demo
26. City Forum Tower 1 | 155m | Demo
27. Wood Wharf J3 | 155m | App
28. Wood Wharf B1 | 155m | App
29. 40 Leadenhall Street | 154m | App
30. 225 Marsh Wall | 154m | Pro
31. The Goodsyard Tower 2 | 153m | Pro
32. 10 Bank Street | 150m | Pro
33. 1 Merchant Square | 150m | App
34. Wood Wharf A3 | 150m | App



Total: 39
 
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