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Old October 14th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #741
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....here are the plans
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #742
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This could of been 1 new change...
Is it really worth corrupting a handsome old building by smashing greenhouse into the roof for a couple extra floors?.. I mean... developers can actually make money by doing things like this?
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #743
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Is it really worth corrupting a handsome old building by smashing greenhouse into the roof for a couple extra floors?.. I mean... developers can actually make money by doing things like this?
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Old October 14th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #744
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I've worked in 67 Lombard St and the floor space in there is awful, all different levels and cramped, as far as I can remember there were no grand spaces inside so gutting it seems a logical choice
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Old October 14th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #745
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I'm usually a big fan of this sort of thing but I don't like it. I don't know what the entire building looks like but that extension looks as though it's been plonked on top of a structure that's a part of a greater building. The stepped back crap in the left of the render isn't good, but it isn't as distracting as this.

Does anyone have a picture of what the entire building looks like as-is?
Lombard Street is a very narrow street. I'm betting a lot of people won't even notice the extension is there

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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #746
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I think it jars, they have the angle of the roof wrong, and it's incongruous in a bad sense, not a good one. Usually the new addition is more simple and elegant, this is fussy, complicated and not symmetrical, not to mention a tad dated (early 90s Nicholas Grimshaw anyone?)- in short it doesnt echo the other half in any way for a pleasing counterbalance -it would have worked better as a rectangular concrete and glass block, without the complicated sun louvres imo.

I think the main point is, if you were to standalone that roof on it's own, it would be ugly.

I suppose, as its a narrow lane and less noticeable, it'll be a 'talking point', at best. And they're not tearing the old facade down as is the norm these days.

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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #747
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Is it really worth corrupting a handsome old building by smashing greenhouse into the roof for a couple extra floors?.. I mean... developers can actually make money by doing things like this?
It's the concept of retaining the facades of the building I was going on about not the execution which I agree is not particularly attractive.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #748
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Is anything planned for this site? It's a run down building located next to Travelodge covent garden.

sorry the pics dont work here my second try:

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anyone know any info?

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Old October 15th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #749
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On that CW resi, I actually really like it. Thanks for posting.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #750
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http://www.cnplus.co.uk/8621298.article

Crossrail 2 study launched by London business chiefs
18 October, 2011 | By Tom Fitzpatrick

London business leaders are set to examine the benefits of a Crossrail 2 project, resurrecting plans drawn up more than 15 years ago.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #751
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I thought the Mayor said there was no money to even think about another Crossrail?
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #752
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When was that? I'm sure I have heard both Ken and Boris mention CR2 this year, the latter in relation to HS2.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #753
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They should do crossrail 2 AND the new thames estuary airport.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #754
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If HS2 uses Euston as the London terminus then any Mayor of London will be pressured to lobby for Crossrail 2.

It also makes sense to save money and utilise existing equipment and skills by ramping up Crossrail 2 as Crossrail 1 finishes.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #755
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sorry the pics dont work here my second try:

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anyone know any info?

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My room in the travelodge directly overlooked this ... bit depressing.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #756
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Exactly why I want some info in this, I have stayed there a few times and had a decent view, this time it looked out onto this. Dark, dingy and depressing. I even saw youths 'tagging' from the inside. What a lovely greeting for tourists. I saw a crane parked up out side so I thought it was about to get assembled to demolish this eyesore however this was proven wrong when it disappeared the next day.

It's a prime spot and something like what has been done further down the road would be perfect (the one designed by Renzo piano)
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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #757
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Surprised no one has posted this:


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Culture Silicon Roundabout concept is covered in digital billboards


http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...t-office-block


It's funny because a few years ago I was walking through Old Street and thought that the roundabout would look good with a large cylinder tower with video ads, although I imagined it taller and thinner and more circular.

I think the concept is great, could establish the area as a gateway esp. with the other new developments. The only thing is there should be a broader package of improvements at street level. This pic shows it just plonked above the station. I was wondering if Tfl could get significant air rights from this to redevelop this 70s/80s throw back of a station.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #758
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It will destroy the 'village-like atmosphere', surely?
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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #759
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Wow that looks cool!
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Old October 20th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #760
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It looks a mess, there is no structure to it. I like the idea of a glass building covered in advertising, but this looks awful.
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