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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:07 PM   #61
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The latest design is not that bad! Anything is better than the origina
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Nonetheless, this is a lot better than what we have had present
This is the legacy of architecture from the last 50 years. Sentiments like this.

I bump into this phrase all the time on these forums. The general recipe is as follows:

1) Crap modern building finally reaches the end of its lease
2) Land values have skyrocketed making it cost-effective to reclad or just demolish the minger and replace with something really not that good, but...
3) At least it's better than what it replaces!

Rejoice! x 100 etc.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #62
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It's right next to St Paul's. If anything, the small footprint makes something a little more ambitious more viable. A hexagon is a really beautiful shape, and rare in Western architecture. If they employed a real architect they could've emphasized that shape, rather than the dodgy fenestration they've opted for.
Exactly. This building has an interesting shape and is slap bang next to St Paul and opposite One New Change, surely it wouldn't have troubled Sir Alan ( as its his property company developing this) to pushed the boat out and done something interesting with the cladding to emphasis the buildings shape.

Contrary to what people see to think the office market in the City is not dead its just people don't post news of lettings in the more mundane city blocks. This is a prestigious site and not a particularly big building. It will easily be let so its no excuse not to spend a bit of money on the facade as the refurb and reclad is not going to be particulalry expensive. I'm surprised the City planners allowed this to get to planning.

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This is the legacy of architecture from the last 50 years. Sentiments like this.

I bump into this phrase all the time on these forums. The general recipe is as follows:

1) Crap modern building finally reaches the end of its lease
2) Land values have skyrocketed making it cost-effective to reclad or just demolish the minger and replace with something really not that good, but...
3) At least it's better than what it replaces!

Rejoice! x 100 etc.
You forgot the other popular recipe found on this (modern architecture) forum

1) Crap post war building gets a replacement proposed
2) Its not as good as the building the crap building replaced
3)Oh I wish it could be Victoriania everyday
4) Vague drivel about "beauty" and inaccurate posts made up to fit ones mindset (why let facts get in the way of a good rant ay).

Moan x100 etc

Repeat ad nauseum
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #63
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Glass half full, my dear!
Anyway, you have quote me out of context. I did say this is a disappointing proposal.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #64
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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #65
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Funny I was just thinking about this building today, and when it might be developed (yeah I'm a sad bloke.) this is good to see. Wish it could be the Victorian buildings though
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Old June 20th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #66
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Old June 20th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #67
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Holy crap, what an eyesore! Is that even allowed when it's so close to St Paul's?!?!
I wonder what Wren would say...
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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:21 PM   #68
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Holy crap, what an eyesore! Is that even allowed when it's so close to St Paul's?!?!
I wonder what Wren would say...
To me the more offensive buildings to Wren are the crappy 1970's buildings built within the west side grounds of St Paul's on New Change. They completely ruin the view of St Paul's. Seriously - what were they thinking?
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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:52 PM   #69
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Old June 25th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #70
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Didn't you know? - its being turned into a multi storey carpark
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Old June 26th, 2013, 03:48 AM   #71
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holy crap....what a snafu
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #72
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It'll look great when it's done.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #74
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #75
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The white shroud of death. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #76
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I'm confused. What design is being built here? The first design on page 1 of this thread or the refab?
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Old September 30th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #77
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I'm confused. What design is being built here? The first design on page 1 of this thread or the refab?
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Oh god! Looks exactly like what it is replacing.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #79
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I think it looks better.
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It's far better, I can't see why people are complaining. What do they expect them to do, turn it into a freaking dynamic tower or something?
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