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Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:01 pm
by AlwaysBeBlue

Re: Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:35 pm
by AlwaysBeBlue
I should mention that this is the top 12 skylines in the UK. Cardiff in at number 7

Re: Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:18 pm
by jones4891
Manchester has improved a fair bit since this video was made. It looks really built up now with lots of 150m + towers built or under construction. I'd personally now put it at number 2 in the UK, but others may disagree. Cardiff has also bulked up since then, although I feel we are lacking a statement tall building within our skyline, and it's a shame we seem to be stuck at around the 85m mark. Portsmouth has a couple of nice talls but otherwise I'm surprised to see it above Cardiff. I often think Cardiff is starting to resemble similarly sized compact cities around the world like Halifax Nova Scotia or Wellington, NZ. Both have similar populations to us and similarly dense city centres without having any really tall buildings, but still have relatively pleasing skylines.

Re: Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:33 pm
by Ash
It depends how you define skyline, I suppose.

IMHO, the city with the most dramatic skyline in the UK is, without doubt, Edinburgh, which doesn't even feature in the video. The list seems to adopt a very narrow definition of skyline that excludes natural features and historic buildings in favour of modern towers.

Re: Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:13 pm
by paul cardiffwalesmap
The photo at top of page is from last month. When the interchange and the resi tower at cap quarter is constructed this will also impact the skyline. That 'to good to be true'! 132metre tower would've made all the difference :cry: Still plenty going on and planned, so the skyline is evolving in a positive direction - if towers are your cup of tea! (I know they aren't everyones but probably they are to the majority looking in on this forum). Now if you add the central quay development to this mix and we start getting some towers of 100metre + height - the skys the limit!! :)

London will always be number 1 and probably manchester/birmingham/liverpool/leeds 2,3,4 and 5 - so perhaps 6th is as high up this list we could get? but given the size of our population by comparison - that's pretty good.

Re: Would you agree with this top 12

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:19 pm
by penarth bloke
Ask a 100 people and you'll get a 100 different lists. Human nature.