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Old March 8th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #181
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:22 AM   #182
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Love this viewpoint, looks like Miami
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Old March 8th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #183
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This building is terrible! It looks like its not finished with scaffolding and blue netting still in place!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #184
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Old March 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #185
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 03:38 PM   #186
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:51 PM   #187
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eeww the cladding is really putrid. But why is it on stilts? is there a very high retail element below?
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #188
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Exactly my question too - I think it looks good on stilts but what is the space below used for?
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Old April 4th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #189
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There isn't by any change a flood coming? Something only the architect knows
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Old April 4th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #190
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that looks terrible, maybe london flooding is nearer than we think
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Old April 4th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #191
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Once this whole development is complete I think it will be one of the best ones on the Isle. The building on stilts so to speak is cute and cladding is top notch in reality and has a sense of wood panneling about it but with metallics. Good call. The other buildings aren't as in your face but balance off the open space and once the other tower is built will be a nice little urban space. I just hope it gets used as intended.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #192
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Hmm I suppose you cant judge a building until you've seen it fully completed but Britain isnt known for its successful adoption of open covered spaces. With our grey weather and poor light they tend to end up as dingy underused spaces unless they have a particular special function (a shame as on the continent they often jump at the chance to use these type of spaces).
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #193
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Once this whole development is complete I think it will be one of the best ones on the Isle. The building on stilts so to speak is cute and cladding is top notch in reality and has a sense of wood panneling about it but with metallics. Good call. The other buildings aren't as in your face but balance off the open space and once the other tower is built will be a nice little urban space. I just hope it gets used as intended.
Yes cladding wise it interesting, especially the curve but the colours are not good, it was originally intended to covered in a greenish stone which I think would of looked alot better. Your right though about the urban space, it looks promising in that aspect, shame other developments couldn't have more open spaces.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #194
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Yes cladding wise it interesting, especially the curve but the colours are not good, it was originally intended to covered in a greenish stone which I think would of looked alot better. Your right though about the urban space, it looks promising in that aspect, shame other developments couldn't have more open spaces.
I don't think there are any benches or anything, though. Just a patch of green and some baby trees.

Actually, the (horrible-looking) Baltimore Wharf phase one just over Millwall Dock is a bit more successfully integrated IMO - from the bit that's been opened so far there's some spaces to sit and a sweet little playground.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:30 PM   #195
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I liked the space. It certainly is one of most generous in size Canary Wharf itself. Looking at the stilted building it seems clear to me that at some future stage a couple of restaurants/shops will appear there. Once the taller 2nd phase is done then square will be enclosed and by that time the square will be busier, with outside tables on it's Northern and Eastern sides.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #196
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cladding on Lanterns Court, almost 30's Miaimi esq, quite like it..





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Old June 21st, 2010, 01:43 AM   #197
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I like it, it goes with PP well from the view above.. although I can't help but think that on a wider range perspective the white finish makes it look ...well, unfinished - you'd think it had yet to be clad if you were passing, well.. I probably would. I agree though, it does have that slight deco feeling about it, despite being anything but
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Old June 21st, 2010, 12:47 PM   #198
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I find the buildings in the foreground depressing in the dock view, hopefully they will eventually be replaced with something more worthy but at the moment it just looks a bit crap.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 12:57 PM   #199
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I find the buildings in the foreground depressing in the dock view, hopefully they will eventually be replaced with something more worthy but at the moment it just looks a bit crap.
One of those foreground sites was where the proposed Glengall Bridge tower and open space was planned before TH said no thanks, nothing over 10 stories please. Can't have you spoiling our wonderful MQ masterplan.

I like the S&P circular tower, would've looked even better with another 10 floors.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 10:02 AM   #200
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oh yes the 'masterplan' if you call it that.....time to pehaps rethink that one!
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