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View Poll Results: What's your opinion of this building?
Love it! Superb design, perfect height and location. 213 28.44%
Like it. Good design, and the height seems reasonable for this location. 268 35.78%
Good design, but it needs to be taller. 139 18.56%
Good design, but it needs to be shorter. 24 3.20%
Hate it! Awful design, unsuitable height and location. 105 14.02%
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #1761
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Cheers guys! Apols for my ignorance.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #1762
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no need to apologise image shows other projects too - spot the tate extension in there for instance. i noticed people on here complain that it's hard to see all the proposed projects in one go so that image sprang to mind as good general purpose shot.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #1763
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #1764
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Is this planned development likely to go ahead?

It really is needed. I can't wait to see that shipwreck Sampson House disappear.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #1765
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I'd say it is very likely to go ahead at this point.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #1766
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sweeeeeet.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #1767
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Is it just my imagination or do these new renders make 240 Blackfriars look a bit smaller than it is going to be? Or are the renders pretty much spot on?

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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:32 AM   #1768
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The problem with adjacent scheme is the almost identical height to 1 Blackfriars which is a mistake I think because there needs to be a pinnacle in that cluster and this building should be it.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #1769
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I think they could both serve as a pinnacle, with the road a corridor between them. Other building can then taper down on either side.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #1770
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I agree, a double-pinnacle is no problem (it would be an asymmetrical version of the Twin Towers and other similar pairs of towers). I'm not sure, however, if the two towers in this instance complement each other enough.

I agree with other people's comments that the chunky white band at the top of the new tower doesn't work. That motif doesn't connect with any buildings nearby. It would be defensible on a tower in a different location, but it doesn't harmonize with the towers in the area or any new towers in the centre of London. I found the defense the architect made (quoted by Darjole) to be bizarre.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 11:03 PM   #1771
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Sorry to bump this thread fellas. Any news on this one? Down in the dumps about the pinnacle, want to see another construction site up and running. Is there anything new on site?
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 04:35 PM   #1772
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I assume there's no chance of them reapplying with the old height now there are more buildings planned?
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 05:47 PM   #1773
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I assume there's no chance of them reapplying with the old height now there are more buildings planned?
Highly unlikely seeing as it has already got permission for this new height I doubt they will want to go through the process again as it was debated due to height last time and reduced.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #1774
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #1775
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What's the tall building second from left?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1776
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #1777
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seems to be piling work going on here
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #1778
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Any pics Potto?
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #1779
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yep saw a piling rig beginning to drill as i cycled by at 9.30.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #1780
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Here's a somewhat blurry late night photo from Tuesday evening - definitely a decent sized piling rig, though the street lamp right behind it doesn't help matters much, and I decided the odds of getting a decent picture were nil and abandoned! (I don't seem to be able to link directly to it with Picasa for some reason).
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