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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:17 PM   #21
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It fits in well, just a shame that Swiss RE is blocked by the tower that might be built next door to this one! Great news, lets just hope it actually gets built!
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:20 PM   #22
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This chances of this getting built are probably greater than any other major tower proposal in London.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:30 PM   #23
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DIFA and Ken say they're sure the project will go ahead...now we wait for the traditional London style silly nickname..
Helter-Skelter will be the probable silly nickname. We should have a poll and suggestions
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:42 PM   #24
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and will make any unrefurbed buildings nearby look even more drab and stick out even more..
Some of those buildings around Cannon Street (just below and to the right of the tower) will be demolished by the time it's built.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:44 PM   #25
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This tower will look amazing at night...hope we get a night time render..
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:04 PM   #26
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wow.. thats a beautiful tower... very classy
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:09 PM   #27
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But Swiss Re will still be visible from Waterloo Bridge, which will give a better balanced view of the skyline anyway compared to the view from Tate Modern.

From the initial renders it looks stunning, would love to see some close up and ground level renders.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:10 PM   #28
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Wonder what night lights this will have?
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:35 PM   #29
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Helter-Skelter will be the probable silly nickname. We should have a poll and suggestions
No way...

I was looking up the DIFA tower on google a few days ago and came accross a story about it...

They said 'It will be called the DIFA tower before it given some witty nickname, like the lemon juicer.

The had a pic of the old design of the buildings....and I looked at it and thought....'Helter-Skelter more like'


I think there is too little of a twist of call it that though...I cant think of anything at current.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:38 PM   #30
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and will make any unrefurbed buildings nearby look even more drab and stick out even more..

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Some of those buildings around Cannon Street (just below and to the right of the tower) will be demolished by the time it's built.
Also, the old Stock Exchange tower to the left of T42 is getting a shiny new reclad.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:49 PM   #31
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just wish all those proposals and approvals in London will ever come true...
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:52 PM   #32
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Wonder what night lights this will have?
I reckon the purple bit at the top will light up, I think purple would really look good next to the blue of T42 and the Gold of Swiss Re.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:53 PM   #33
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just wish all those proposals and approvals in London will ever come true...
this has more chance than any of the other proposals, except maybe Leadenhall.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 04:32 PM   #34
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it's quite nice... i give it around an 8 or 8.5/10 based on those renders.

the cladding is quite nice, but i am getting a bit tired of the all-glass 'scrapers. the reason for my measured reaction is because of the top of the building. the lower 'wrap' forms a straight edge facing the south, but the tapering upper 'wrap' seems curved, echoing the original design of the LBT. i don't like that (apparent) curvature. i'd prefer it if the upper 'wrap' formed a straight edge than a curve.

will have to see a plan to know for sure
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 04:42 PM   #35
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Bye bye swiss re!!!!! I dont' like this design, sorry
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 04:57 PM   #36
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i really like it if it gets built and a couple of the others london will have a skyline that most citys can only dream about.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 05:17 PM   #37
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The more I look at it, the more I love it. A fantastic design!
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 05:40 PM   #38
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What a cool looking tower! I think it fits the surroundings pretty well.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 06:05 PM   #39
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That's a brilliant tower. I think it will fit in quite nicely.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 08:29 PM   #40
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I like it, it's different.
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