Sunday, November 11, 2007

Unfamiliar Skylines Series...Cities in Africa

This will be the first of what will be a repeating series of skylines from around the world that are not as well known as their counterparts in the U.S., Eruope and the Asian Pacific.

This first series post will give a brief glampse to cities all across the continent of Africa. With increased dvelopment occuring in almost every region, African cities could be on the forefront of a building boom as seen in South eastern Asian cities within the last 15 years. Continued growth in African cities should provide interesting oppurtunies for architects and planners in the near future.

Check out these city skylines:

Abidigan, Ivory Coast













Cairo, Egypt















Capetown, South Africa













Durban, South Africa













Harare, Zimbabwe













Johannesburg, South Africa














Lagos, Nigeria














Maputo, Mozambique














Nairobi, Kenya













Port Louis, Mauritius














Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

4 comments:

Joe Wiley said...

Wow that is pretty cool. I cant wait to see some other cities from around the world.

JW

Donnell said...

Yup, future series will cover Central America, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and Brazil.

Lynx said...

Some of these are cities that people forget about when you think of major skylines.

I know I tend to forget about cities outside of the united states a lot.

My world is pretty small though. I need to travel more.

Donnell said...

To be honest Lynx, I think a lot of people forget about the skylines of other parts of the world. The U.S. has gotten a lot of attention as well as the enourmous skyscapers in the Asian Pacific but other parts of the world have interesting skylines as well. To be honest, outside of Lagos and Nairobi, I was unfamiliar with a lot of these skylines