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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London | 225m | 48 fl

122 Leadenhall
City of London

Height: 225m
Floors: 52
Architect: Richard Rogers
Developer: British Land PLC

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The Leadenhall Building will become the tallest skyscraper in the City of London, at a whopping 225 metres/52 storeys.
It is designed by Richard Rogers, the man behind Lloyds of London, the Dome, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Despite its
height, the building has a relatively small amount of office space (500,000 sq ft), due to its unusual profile which means
the floorplates gradually decrease the higher up it goes. The slanting wedge-shaped design would be a stunning addition to
the London skyline. The base will feature a 90-foot high atrium that will extend the public area of St Helens whilst
providing shelter from wind and rain. Glass lifts will carry employees up the outside of the building, similar to those on the
Lloyds Building only twice the height! Click here to view the full planning report from the Corporation of London.















































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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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woohoo!

(mainly cos this thread has started, but also because I'm the first to reply in what should be a loooooooong thread!)
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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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Top quality perfectly designed skyscraper forming a pinnacle for the existing two before it is joined by Bishopsgate. Respected architect that I completely trust to produce a final product as close to the renderings as possible and a developer confident in their own work.

Very happy to hear it's officially underway.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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I suspect you have added some plant floors to the tally Will? (which I agree with )
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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Great. I would like to see a pic of Leadenhall as is now.
They will first remove asbestos and dismantle the lower floors - apart from the core of course.
First stage of demolition/construction of basement and substructure will take 60 weeks. That's as long as the enabling work at Willis and Broadgate.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:25 PM   #6
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I think it is actually Bishopsgate that has officially started, JGG just said he posted the news in the wrong thread
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:32 PM   #7
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*sigh*

Right, I've "yanged" the World Forum thread (a technical term us mods use for shifting threads to the dustbin).

I'll lock (rather than delete) this thread, then hopefully we can re-open it within the next few weeks. In the mean time, I'll re-open the other Leadenhall thread for general discussions.

Btw, thanks for your Private Message, JGG... try and be a bit more careful next time though
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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Looks like this really is underway now........
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #9
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Looks like this really is underway now........

Yes, indeed, no post on the wrong thread this time
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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #10
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Someone go and and take photos of the skips.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #11
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I'm sure JGG will be happy to

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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:45 PM   #12
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Excellent!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #13
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Thanks, mate.

The skips are actually driven into the back of the building, into some kind of loading bay. So you actually have to snap them when they drive them out of the building. From the outside of the building not a lot is happening other than a tiny bit of hoarding in the north west corner (behind that hoarding there is a skip into which some big hose discharges some muddy water). I was just lucky this morning to pass when they drove out a full skip and I could talk to the McGee foreman. So, right now some stripping out and prep works in the basement, in Jan and Feb setting up the site (hoarding, scaffold, etc) and further prep works and in March we'll start seeing the building coming down.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #14
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Whatīs the purpose of this thread? This building isnīt under construction yet...
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #15
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Whatīs the purpose of this thread? This building isnīt under construction yet...
Dont get involved you! This is our town...we decide when its under construction thank you very much! Get back down your own end !
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indeed... didnt i say to make one when its under construction!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #17
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Cool, even if we wont see cladding or a core for a wee while this is still awesome!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #18
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its still over a year away from actually being under construction. but its good that the demolition has finally started. shame it takes so long though
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we decide when its under construction
Er...no you donīt. Leadehall is not u/c because the current building is starting demolition. One doesnīt have to live in "your town" to understand something that simple.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 05:57 PM   #20
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This really is ridiculous. I am currently sitting at my desk working in this building (the brown box that is)...
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