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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #5721
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I too had to have an extra long think, the glass looks different and everything.
Yeah, I had to take a second glance as well, looks almost as if the cladding is just green scaffold netting from that view!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #5722
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A few photos from More London and Tower Bridge Road. Interesting to see the crane dangling a platform.

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Great shots City Gent. Pardon my ignorance but what is the name of the gothic church like office building in that shot? I've always thought it adds so much to the south riverside view of the city as adds to the mid level cluster in a different and exciting way. The same goes for the building directly behind it who's name again escapes me.
Minster Court -

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Old September 29th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #5723
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I have always liked Minster Court, very unique in the City. However I believe many people on this forum hate it?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #5724
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Great shots City Gent. Pardon my ignorance but what is the name of the gothic church like office building in that shot? I've always thought it adds so much to the south riverside view of the city as adds to the mid level cluster in a different and exciting way. The same goes for the building directly behind it who's name again escapes me.

Blessed is he who feeds scraps from the table of architectural knowledge to the ignorant.
And the building behind center is the Willis Building.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #5725
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The Gothic building is Minster Court.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #5726
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Great shots City Gent. Pardon my ignorance but what is the name of the gothic church like office building in that shot? I've always thought it adds so much to the south riverside view of the city as adds to the mid level cluster in a different and exciting way. The same goes for the building directly behind it who's name again escapes me.

Blessed is he who feeds scraps from the table of architectural knowledge to the ignorant.
As said, the gothic like church is Minster Court. It's actually 3 buildings and a favourite of mine and all of them are right smack bang in the middle of the insurance part of the City. I do agree it adds a lot from the southbank.

The other one is Willis. Initially I was in favour of this building until the cladding went on... It just simply looks ugly in my opinion and when viewed from some angles like Tower Bridge, it merges into Tower 42 so it looks like one massive ugly building.

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I have always liked Minster Court, very unique in the City. However I believe many people on this forum hate it?
Another one who likes it, well that makes 3 of us! We're all coming out of the woodwork today.

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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #5727
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Make it 4, I too am a fan of Minster Court, I feel it adds more diversity to the City cluster, which is what London's all about, right?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #5728
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #5729
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #5730
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Great shot, SE9, that really shows its soar.
Makes me all the more anxious to see that cladding gradually work its way up!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #5731
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I have always liked Minster Court, very unique in the City. However I believe many people on this forum hate it?
Oh God! Minster Court gives me the willies - and not because it looks like a haunted house!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #5732
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this minster court discussion is clearly off topic. may you all be struck down by lightning.

it's quite an interesting building to enter. the reception area feels a bit like being inside a cathedral, if i remember correctly. very high ceiling. one of the rating agencies used to be based there, maybe still is.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #5733
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this minster court discussion is clearly off topic. may you all be struck down by lightning.

it's quite an interesting building to enter. the reception area feels a bit like being inside a cathedral, if i remember correctly. very high ceiling. one of the rating agencies used to be based there, maybe still is.
Thin ice Bena, thin ice

But on a more serious note, as I said in the Shard thread, I was up around town today but rather stupidly left my camera at home
I got to see Heron from a few different angles.
From the Southeastern service on the way to London Bridge I was incredibly impressed at how tall Heron was looking, making a real impact on the skyline - are we at about 157m yet?
However, oddly, from Borough High Street, Heron looked strangely small next to Tower 42... Just perspectives and angles I guess...
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #5734
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Good to see the tower increasing in height..does any1 know how tall in meters it will get before the tower gets thinner in width and the spire is added?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #5735
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Good to see the tower increasing in height..does any1 know how tall in meters it will get before the tower gets thinner in width and the spire is added?
Going by skyscrapernews, 173m and 202m respectively.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #5736
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From Waterloo Bridge this evening. I reckon the next floor will be the start of the setback...







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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #5737
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I think you're right Will, judging by the position of that dark band around T42 where the top of Heron currently reaches in comparison to the render. Nice photo by the way, looks a warm evening in London.

Would I be right in thinking that 100 Bish would fill some of that gap between the Pinnacle and T42?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #5738
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is that not the shorter version of the tower in that render?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #5739
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That render shows the smaller Heron Tower though, so I'm not certain that the setback will be the next two floors. I suppose we shall see though come a week or so time.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #5740
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are we at about 157m yet?
I make it 144.5m currently (think they have just constructed floors 33 & 34).

The first setback is after the 12th village (inc lobby floor) which is floor 35, so I think there will be one more floor before the setback
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