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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:43 PM   #201
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Selfridges has bought Nations House on Wigmore Street for £130 million. (immediately behind their oxford street store.) The building which is currently offices will be demolished, and a new mixed use extension will be built in its place, designed by Renzo Piano.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #202
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Kewl! That will be Piano's 4th major building in London. I love his stuff...
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:16 PM   #203
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Is that the building which houses a Fiat showroom/store?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #204
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Looking at Google Maps, Nations House appears to be a fairly new building. Can't say I'm a fan of the current building, so it'll be interesting to see what Renzo comes up with.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #205
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Is that the building which houses a Fiat showroom/store?
This one:

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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #206
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not seen this appear on here yet

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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #207
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wow, it looks like a crate of watermelons
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #208
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Yep, they're building this now. Will be nice to have some modernity over there in Putney.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #209
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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #210
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What is this building called?
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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #211
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I cast a second vote for "The Crate of Watermelons".
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #212
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heard it here first


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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #213
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I believe it is already called The Blades.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #214
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Yes, 'The Putney Blades' - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3214
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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #215
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So these have not been confirmed for construction yet? the article says no...unless more recently this has been given the go ahead?
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:43 AM   #216
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Here's the planning application for it, which was bombarded with objections:

http://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WA...mber=2012/1833

Oh, if you can't be arsed looking at that, then here's the design and access document (pdf file) with loads more info for the building:

http://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WA...df&pageCount=1
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:37 PM   #217
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Wow looks great! Putney people don't like modernity much, as a rule... I'd love to live in Putney though, so what does that tell you about me?

Anyway, I think the design is great and hope construction starts soon.
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http://www.costar.co.uk/en/assets/ne...lans-unveiled/

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Goldman’s 840,000 sq ft London campus plans unveiled.

Goldman Sachs has submitted a planning application to the City Corporation for an 843,922 sq ft campus to replace the Fleet Building and Plumtree Court.

The US investment bank wants to demolish the existing 13-storey Fleet Building at 40 Shoe Lane and Plumtree Court, EC4 - two unoccupied properties which have a combined area of 304,703 sq ft - and build a nine-storey office building with a net area of 843,922 sq ft – an uplift of 539,219 sq ft. The proposed scheme will have a gross internal area of 1.2m sq ft.
Mega groundscraper!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #219
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Well it's probably too close to St Paul's for a skyscraper.

Fleet Building with Plumtree Court visible behind:

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Fleet Building, Farringdon Street, London by World of Good, on Flickr

Proposed building from the same angle:

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rumour has it they'll have a statue of a giant squid sucking the life out of capitalism.
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