Those who enjoy being in the domain of impressive cityscapes for either a short break or part of a longer holiday often end up going to the more obvious locations; Paris, New York and London are quite overused in this regard. However, there are gems out there which boast skylines full of striking buildings and they all tend to be great financial cities.
Each part of the world offers a different scope on what a financial haven should be and so there are numerous opportunities to see first-hand the glorious environments created in the modern era, whether it is Europe, Asia or America. They also allow the chance to work in a wonderful city environment if you work in the finance sector; to see what opportunities there are available for such roles.
Germany’s fifth largest city is not only considered an international centre for finance, commerce and culture, but also the financial and transport centre of Germany as a whole and features a rare number of high-rise skyscrapers for a European city.
As a result of its status in Europe (and the world), Frankfurt harbours vastly impressive buildings for several of Germany’s main banks, the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The city’s transport connections also mean that Frankfurt has one of Europe’s largest train stations and the city’s airport is one of the world’s busiest.
All this adds up to a wonderful view, especially at night, of buildings such as Main Tower, Commerzbank Tower and the Westend Tower. Main Tower is a superb tourist attraction thanks to its 200m high observation deck and offers 360 degree views of the city; the Frankfurt International Motor Show is also a key attraction.
Breath-taking is possible the only description that is befitting of the Singapore skyline. The Republic of Singapore has boomed in recent years and although affected by the global recession, the region is constantly on the rise and features some of the most outstanding buildings that more than appease the eye.
Thanks to the city center being based around a marina, Singapore offers some superb views, especially at night and if you can get atop of the 194m tall Marina Bay Stands, it’s even better. At nearly 300m (1000ft), Singapore’s tallest building is One Raffles Place which used to be the tallest building outside of North America in the late 1980s. If you are searching for Singapore cheap hotels, make sure that you book them early since prices will jump if you wait last minute.
As well as a financial hub, Singapore is fast becoming one of the most premier sporting locations for the likes of Formula 1, tennis and golf.
There had to be a city from the US in this article, although Chicago might not be one that would be on your immediate list of places to visit over in the States.
Few cities enjoy a view such as the one Chicago has over the imperiously vast Lake Michigan and the vista of the city is enough to blow you away with an incredible landscape of concrete, glass and light. The two towers of Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) and Trump International Hotel and Tower dominate the view, especially since the former is the largest building in the Western Hemisphere, whilst a former largest building in the world, the Merchandise Mart, even has its own zip code!
Added delights to Chicago are the waterways that navigate through the city and make up the Chicago River. Thanks to this element, the city is linked up by numerous weighbridges throughout and offer a charming, industrial feel to the environment among the colossal financial aspects of the skyscrapers.
About the author: Sam Bisby writes for http://www.eurostaffgroup.com who offer recruitment in Eurostaff finance in Europe, including Germany, France and the UK.