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Old June 5th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #521
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The internal windows in that render look very dark and shadowy. I quite like the building in a way, but it looks too fortress like and unappealing as a workplace. Armed guards wouldn't look out of place, like a government building from the book 1984
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Old June 6th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #522
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Hey guys, the 1970's just rang and they want their building back.
It's very similar to US-style government headquarters from the late 70s to early 80s.

The original Broadgate development now looks much classier next to it, with its 80s granite starting to give it a NYC upmarket feel.

This UBS thing's a badly thought out mess!
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #523
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Old June 13th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #524
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Wonderful photos as usual from Chest but it is still difficult to know how this building is going to turn out. Not sure if the paneling is final or whether something smoother and classier will emerge. I am of the opinion that the cladding will be of the plastic variety (not steel as we hoped - surely the UBS could afford something high quality) but only time will tell. I think the variation in shades of grey is part of the feature.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #525
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I'm going to have to pop by and have a look at this in the flesh as i can't quite believe what i'm seeing in these pictures..
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Old June 13th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #526
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It looks an absolute mess currently - I'm sure a global bank wouldn't want that image.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #527
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In the last picture you can see that the panels on the far right edge slighty protrude and look of a different quality and are uniform in colour. I would guess that the miss mash of grey panels are 'under' cladding. I hope so anyway !!!

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Old June 13th, 2014, 09:52 PM   #528
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yes I think they are but if not.......
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Old June 13th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #529
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yes - the cladding was a mix of finished and an under-cladding.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #530
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Yeah, you're probably right when one looks at the corner panels - all identical in colour and raised out but not aluminium/steel unfortunately. Clearly too extravagant for the bank.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 02:10 AM   #531
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Old June 26th, 2014, 12:46 PM   #532
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The grey is a protective film which is now being peeled off to reveal a brushed steel cladding. Must admit this monster is winning me over.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #533
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Still not convinced about that. It looks as though an extra layer has to be applied to conjoin with the corner panels. Those vertical rails are there to take additional panelling, yes? Doesn'T look like brushed steel in the photos but perhaps you have better knowledge and seen it in the flesh.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #534
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What a slag of a building.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #535
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I just hope they won't tear down the former UBS building on Liverpool Street, the 1980s one with those corner turrets, it creates a nice contrast with the rounded Edwardian/Deco facades of the Finsbury Circus development next to it. Within that context, I don't mind the new UBS gscraper. Feels slightly Tokyo anti-seismic dystopia lol
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Old June 27th, 2014, 10:55 AM   #536
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I knew i recognised this building, larger version of 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners (Carbuncle Cup winner 2013)..
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Old June 27th, 2014, 02:47 PM   #538
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This building looks like hospital somewhere in the Midlands.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #539
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Still not convinced about that. It looks as though an extra layer has to be applied to conjoin with the corner panels. Those vertical rails are there to take additional panelling, yes? Doesn'T look like brushed steel in the photos but perhaps you have better knowledge and seen it in the flesh.
yeah the corner pieces look like brushed steel in the flesh
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