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Old December 29th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #241
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seriously, the old architecture of london around central london pwnz, i personally think london got the best glass houses.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #242
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Saying this will happen by 2012 is being a bit optimistic I think. 2022 possibly.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:17 PM   #243
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Is the broadway leaf on this?
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:02 AM   #244
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Does the second pic include the newer version of the Wood Wharf buildings? We know at least one of those buildings will be 206m and therefore have an impact on the skyline.
would be a nice addition indeed but a bit overoptimistic considering this is supposed to represent London in 2012:

"The first phase could go ahead by late 2009, but it could take as much as 10 or 15 years to complete."
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:14 AM   #245
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Saying this will happen by 2012 is being a bit optimistic I think. 2022 possibly.
but apart from WW and maybe HQW I don't see that many projects which won't be finished until 2012 (at least if things go according to plan) from the ones in the render. Or which ones you had in mind?
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 04:52 PM   #246
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Is the broadway leaf on this?
Too far west (I think).
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #247
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My rendering will be featured on a television report this weekend... I'll post more details when I have them.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #248
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England has (traditionally) among the best engineers and Architects the world has ever known, but the Urban planning is absolutely shit! London deserves more coherence in its future skyline; more reference to landmarks and viewpoints. The render is a brilliant job but IMO London needs less 150m rectangles and more of the inspiring, well placed developments such as the Glass Shard.

I'm and English Citizen living and studying (urban design) in the Netherlands and i feel they have a better idea of urban planning and city building over here. The problem in Britian is that each project seems to be treated as separate from the others wheras here the Dutch strive for coherence and continuity so that each project fits into the particular urban plan of the City. Even then it sometimes goes wrong for them of course, but not as rediculous and botched as London if all those projects get through!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #249
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Please explain why you think it will be botched. Oh and It's BRITAIN, GREAT BRITAIN OR THE UK !!!
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The TV report has been postponed. It will be shown next week.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #251
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England has (traditionally) among the best engineers and Architects the world has ever known, but the Urban planning is absolutely shit! London deserves more coherence in its future skyline; more reference to landmarks and viewpoints. The render is a brilliant job but IMO London needs less 150m rectangles and more of the inspiring, well placed developments such as the Glass Shard.

I'm and English Citizen living and studying (urban design) in the Netherlands and i feel they have a better idea of urban planning and city building over here. The problem in Britian is that each project seems to be treated as separate from the others wheras here the Dutch strive for coherence and continuity so that each project fits into the particular urban plan of the City. Even then it sometimes goes wrong for them of course, but not as rediculous and botched as London if all those projects get through!
i disagree. what makes london unique is the degree of eclecticism of its built environment. it's less contrived and more organic.
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Wow, London's skyline is going to rock. I don't understand the scattered clusters though. Imagine how it would look if all the buildings were in one mega cluster.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #254
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The TV report has been postponed. It will be shown next week.
And this has now been cancelled altogether.

Believe it or not, CNN were going to feature this in a property report. In the end, the editor decided not to use it.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:05 AM   #255
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Alright thanks! Wow, look at that. How awesome would that be? London would look so awesome if it were like that. But it still looks great how it is now.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:48 PM   #256
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Wow, London's skyline is going to rock. I don't understand the scattered clusters though. Imagine how it would look if all the buildings were in one mega cluster.
because you would have to destory central London to achieve it
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #257
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nice! so which cluster is the real CBD the left or the right?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #258
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left, it is also been the heart of London business since the medieval times and the area of the original Roman town. The right hand cluster is a relatively new area for office based business, the regeneration of abandoned docks that started in the middle 1980s but didnt really start to form as the area we know today until the 1990s
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #259
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Great render but it stops short.
What about the Stratford City & Olympic site towers to the east.
150 Stratford High Street Block A - 133.10m - 43 floors (under construction)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.535271&...17&l=0&m=s&v=2
Athletes Village Tower - 122.00m - 40 floors (proposed)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.548103&...17&l=0&m=s&v=2
Sugar House Phase One Tower - 158.80 - 44 floors (proposed)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.530827&...17&l=0&m=s&v=2
Block A 160-170 Stratford High Street - 79.00m - 26 floors (under construction)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.535772&...17&l=0&m=s&v=2
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #260
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Will the Stratford cluster even be visible from Forest Hill?
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