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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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200m+ skyscraper for the South Bank, London

20 Blackfriars Road, London

This tower has been rumoured for a while now, but the first photographs have now surfaced. It was thought to be around 175m, but judging by the model shown below it would have to be a minimum of 200m, probably nearer 210m.

The neighbouring Beetham Tower proposal which we already know about is 220m - as you can see from the last 2 pics in my post, this other tower is going to be nearly as tall.

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Pics of the new tower, planned for the neighbouring site on 20 Blackfriars Road -



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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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From what we have seen I really like it, it will help mold a great cluster! Hopefully we will see renders of the new Beetham tower soon.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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It look good on one side, but boring on another side (like the view from the thired pic) But overall I like it a lot, can be taller.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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That is the Beetham tower which is being redesigned, We are talking about the one below.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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It look good on one side, but boring on another side (like the view from the thired pic) But overall I like it a lot, can be taller.
We already know about the Beetham Tower. As explained, this is a completely new tower next door. See the last 2 pics in my post.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #6
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Great, it looks very promising. I'll go & have a look at the model for myself.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #7
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We already knew that project
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #8
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We already knew that project
No we didn't

Why don't you read what I actually wrote.

I am *NOT* talking about the Beetham Tower.

I am talking about A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOWER NEXT DOOR.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #9
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Some people are just a little stupid.

Anyway, I think it's an excellent height, it's tall for London, and even Europe! The design looks great (from the pics anyway) and the architects are really good.

It should be the 8th or 9th 200m+ proposal in London right?

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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #10
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holy shit.... :o
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Old June 20th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #11
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http://i6.tinypic.com/1530879.jpg
in that pic it even looks taller than Beetham Tower
i like the new one more than beetham

Congratulations London

the 8-10th +200m for London ?!!
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eh... I don't know what to say... On one side it looks really good, on the other it's weird, and on another it looks boring...
But what the heck, I like it anyway, it's got height, and it's got "style", so why not.
Good job London!
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:05 AM   #13
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Cool new tower, an other cluster for London lol
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:21 AM   #14
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Hmmm....it looks really nice with the coloured windows....but without them........
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:21 AM   #15
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Can I claim this one for South London

@sercan, I think you may be right.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:27 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newcastle kid

It should be the 8th or 9th 200m+ proposal in London right?
12th actually -

Green = Completed
Blue = Proposed/Approved



Shard London Bridge - 310m
Bishopsgate Tower - 288m
Minerva - 247m
Heron Tower - 242m
Columbus Tower - 237m

1 Canada Square - 235m
122 Leadenhall - 225m
Beetham Tower - 219m
North Quay 1 - 216m
Riverside South 1 - 214m
Heron Quays West 1 - 214m
*** 20 Blackfriars Road - 210m (?) ***
North Quay 3 - 203m

8 Canada Square (HSBC) - 200m
25 Canada Square (Citigroup)- 200m



Although it must be said that Heron Quays West is still in pre-planning, and Columbus Tower is on hold.

Also, we don't know if this tower actually IS over 200m, although it certainly looks very likely from the model.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:30 AM   #17
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^which ones are under construction?
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:36 AM   #18
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^which ones are under construction?
None of those.

The tallest building under construction right now is the Broadgate Tower (165m), followed by the Pan Peninsula Tower (147m).

LBT, Bishopsgate Tower and 122 Leadenhall are all pretty much confirmed to be starting groundwork in the next 6 months though.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:39 AM   #19
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Thanks.
It's interesting that the Pan-Peninsula is already UC, to me it seems like a fairly new project, compared to some on the approved list.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:45 AM   #20
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I think you might have confused some people by posting pictures of Beetham tower first Will
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