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Old November 9th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #21
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Bit new Yorkish, I thought; really like it.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #22
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Is this the site of Crown House the Churchill Insurance Building?
That's right. This one;
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #23
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Looks really good. I wish the setbacks happened along both axis(es?) of the building and make it a bit taller. It would be very New York in the 30s.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #24
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Love it! London could do with a bit of revival Art Deco!
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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #25
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Really like it! Been looking forward to seeing what was proposed on this site, as I walk past it twice a day and hate the existing building!

I wonder what the small glass box is, that's sited on the apex where there's a small patch of grass currently? PLEASE say it's a new entrance to the station! The narrow pavement that you currently have to negotiate to get to the station from there (alongside the shabby Victorian shops) is dangerous and needs addressing ASAP.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #26
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Just read the application, and the little glass cube is just a retail kiosk. Oh well, that was wishful thinking on my part!

The area that the kiosk is sited in has been grandly named 'City Park'. Ha!
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #27
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #28
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Well here's the guy to write to if you want to make the case for being built at this height;
russell.smith@hackney.gov.uk
Or make a comment via the planning site;
http://apps.hackney.gov.uk/servapps/...DAURI=PLANNING

I certainly hope it gets built at this height. Note the first post I made on this thread about an initial "scoping opinion" they sought from the council. Does this mean they've likely already been given a tacit green light for this height?

thanks for that! I will do!
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Old November 11th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #29
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The cubed building just looks like something from the sixties with a 2012 green wall attached.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #30
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Bit new Yorkish, I thought; really like it.
Yes, quite (mini) Rockafella centre
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #31
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Fairly bland but it has some nice subtle detailing touches.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #32
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Surprised their not going for more office space given the way commercial rents are going in the Silicon Roundabout area.

Taking a tour along City Road on street view I see a few other relatively high building under construction, what are these and is there threads of them?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #33
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Surprised their not going for more office space given the way commercial rents are going in the Silicon Roundabout area.

Taking a tour along City Road on street view I see a few other relatively high building under construction, what are these and is there threads of them?
Here you go:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=449694
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483737
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=445920
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=361792 (not much is happening with this one)

There's also a large site opposite Finsbury Square, but I'm not sure what that one's called.

EDIT: It's called 3-10 Finsbury Square, but I can't find a thread on it. Here's a render: http://www.sir-robert-mcalpine.com/projects/?id=64179

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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #34
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The tower look superb, and I don't think it needs a spire.
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its been approved!
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2...ty-road-tower/
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Old February 13th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #36
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Islington councilors and MPs caught napping then
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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #37
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Have to say, I'm pretty surprised (in a good way) that this was approved given how certain other tower proposals have gone in the past.
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Thank you!

More on it here.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...ower-approved/

London 38-storey City Road resi tower approved
Aaron Morby | Thu 14th February | 7:46

Developer Rocket Investments has gained detailed planning for a landmark residential tower near Old Street roundabout in London.

It will be the fourth major high-rise residential building planned or under construction on City Road, which is undergoing a mini construction boom around the newly-dubbed Silicon Roundabout district.

The 145 City Road project will see an old brick office building demolished to make way for a 39-storey apartment block, designed by architect Make.

Make’s striking design takes the form of a wafer of a dozen blades breaking up the tower’s mottled white facade.

Another 10-storey office building will stand next to the residential high-rise, which will accomodate over 300 apartments.

URS are structural engineers and GVA London Wall, the project managers.

Further up Old Street, contractor Ardmore is working on the foundations of a 29-storey residential structure for Groveworld

Opposite that Mount Anvil is excavating foundations for a 36-storey resi tower at 261 City Road, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects.

Mount Anvil is also preparing to restart an unfinished 27-storey concrete-frame eyesore known as Eagle House, which was bought from administrators when developer McCabe Builders collapsed halfway through the job.

This will stand next to Make’s creation, which will be the tallest of the tower blocks at 39 storeys.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #39
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Looks pretty impressive! I do hope they build this :P
I agree that it is a bit isolated...
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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #40
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It looks great, very nice. I wonder how much the apartments will go for? I agree, I hope they build this.
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