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Old October 5th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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Broad Street Tower. Birmingham

40 Stories, ~133 Meters will be 11 Meters taller than the HCT tower.

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Old October 6th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #2
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I quite like it, it's certainly better than HCT 8/10
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Old October 6th, 2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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Its GIGANTIC! lit up it will dominate the skyline. Arena Central surrounded with this, hct and the new street towers. Mouthwatering.

In that first image. Brummies just think. This, AC, the Cube and Brindley Place all rising at the same time not to mention Orion 2 and while these are still in construction the small matter of two 40 storey towers across at NS.

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Old October 6th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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Is... is that a public viewing gallery at the top? I have a 'tall buildings with public viewing gallery' fetish that needs some answers!! Be rude to give less than 8... I can't wait for Brum in 5 years or so
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Old October 6th, 2006, 07:05 PM   #5
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I like, although would be alot better without the podium.
Cladding will need to be spot on, otherwise could look a bit like drapers gardens from some angles.

Depending on cladding anything up to 8/9. (nice height/floor count too)
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Old October 7th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #6
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Is... is that a public viewing gallery at the top? I have a 'tall buildings with public viewing gallery' fetish that needs some answers!! Be rude to give less than 8... I can't wait for Brum in 5 years or so
In that case son, check out the pinnicle, its a 175m theme park with a restraunt at the top! (thats 40m taller then this bad boy!)
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Old October 7th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #7
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Its GIGANTIC! lit up it will dominate the skyline. Arena Central surrounded with this, hct and the new street towers. Mouthwatering.

In that first image. Brummies just think. This, AC, the Cube and Brindley Place all rising at the same time not to mention Orion 2 and while these are still in construction the small matter of two 40 storey towers across at NS.

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Ok so what's Orion 2, I've never heard of this one?
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Old October 7th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #8
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Another bit to Orion, extends it along toward the HCT, and complete the square of the Orion building, so to speak. No big tower though, but it will hide the internal portacabins bit of the inside of Orion.



Nice mock up U475 Foxtrot did:



The nice Victorian builidings on John Bright Street are being retained on the other side.

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Old October 7th, 2006, 02:47 PM   #9
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It reminds me of Pirelli Tower.Not bad.
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Old October 7th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #10
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AI love this tower. Its the curvature I like. Not too sure on the back but when it starts to rise then I'll be sure... 9.10
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Old October 9th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #11
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It reminds me of Pirelli Tower.Not bad.
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Does a bit,


Of course the Alpha Tower was based on the Pirelli tower too.. (that's the big white building on the left of the aeral photo)
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #12
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #13
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Apart from plans did something change?
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #14
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NICE. 8/10.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #15
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Not as nice as Sheffield's Broad Street towers, though
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Old December 15th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #16
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Nasty tower from Richardsons shocker

Mediocre at best. Looks horrible with cheap materials employed on a poorly conceived form, and crowned with stupid shoulders & bridge.

The back which will be seen from the mailbox is the worst offending element. Seriously, what were they thinking

1/10 only because 0 isn't an option

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Old December 17th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #17
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utterly hideous. I hope for the city's sake this isnt built to this design.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #18
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nahh i like it. hope it gets built but carnt see it tho :/
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #19
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Love it, can't wait for the Broad Street Tower to get built.

Josh have some hope.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #20
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I believe that if your going to build one or few skyscrapers in an area, you have to have many many more around it. Unless it is a one off stunner of a building like the Shard in London.

This area now it has a few scrapers dotted around needs to build itself up.
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