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Old October 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #41
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I saw some new cores today at the site of the 25-storey tower. There's a big one with a small one next to it, very similar to the cores of Snowhill hotel. Already the big building is almost as advanced as the Cube! There seems to be a major development everytime I go past, although photographing it is still very hard.

The 11 and 8-storey buildings are progressing well with work well advanced on the lower floors. I can see them being topped out by the end of the year the way they're going.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:06 AM   #42
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I've never seen anything quite like that in Wolverhampton before - cores are more like the sort of thing you'd see in cities like Birmingham.

I wonder when it will be visible from Sedgley Beacon.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:35 AM   #43
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Go wolverhampton!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 06:45 PM   #44
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I have to say I am baffled by the lack of comments on this thread, especially now this has become the tallest U/C building in the Midlands.

There's 50-storeys worth of buildings under construction on this site, yet a 7-storey block in Brum (15 Andover Street) that isn't even approved yet has gained more comments. It's rather perplexing.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #45
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vey6 impressive...... i need to move this as i will, but also can someone find out the exact height of this building?!?!?!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #46
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Thanks Woody!

I've looked everywhere for info on the project but I can't find anything other then what has been posted. Wolvo council's planning site is crap compared to Brum's as with most cases you can't view the planning applications.

There's no decent renders, plans or other photo updates anywhere on the internet from what I can tell. I think the people of Wolverhampton will be shocked when this one rises.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #47
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It might inspire a surge of new Wolvo forumers! I was one of the wave of forumers who joined when we noticed HCT rising!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #48
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Thanks Woody!

I've looked everywhere for info on the project but I can't find anything other then what has been posted. Wolvo council's planning site is crap compared to Brum's as with most cases you can't view the planning applications.

There's no decent renders, plans or other photo updates anywhere on the internet from what I can tell. I think the people of Wolverhampton will be shocked when this one rises.
Why not try badgering the developer for some info?

I think this gets fewer comments because not many people see Wolves day-to-day. As it rises I am sure interest will be piqued

I would like to see some better renders - are there none on the hoardings?
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As if by magic!

Thanks Pitty and welcome
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I do think this is clever - the buildings relate very well, and has anyone noticed in the tower - there is the ground flor, then a section of 2 floors, then a section of 3, then 4,5,6
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Old October 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #52
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Thanks a lot Pitty. How did you get them?

The back isn't how I expected it to be but I'm still very happy with it and those aerials/spires/poles will surely take this one way over 80m.
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yeah that spire! im looking forward to see how that turns out.
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Hey and thanks Pitty!

That looks like a modern version of one of my favourite tower blocks in the country. I'm never sure if it is in Glasgow or London but I like it. And I like this tower too! Just be beware of night time renders...
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #55
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The core for the big building is now peaking over the hoardings as seen below. Amazing progress since Thursday.





The core for the 11-storey building has also made good progress in the last week.



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It's almost as if they're trying to finish it for the 2009/2010 academic year!
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opal leeds was pretty fast right?
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I suppose I could go downstairs and find out, but I think the construction took about 2 years. Fitting out the inside took up 6 months.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #59
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It's almost as if they're trying to finish it for the 2009/2010 academic year!
It should be finished in Aughust 09 ready for students to move in.

Did Opal get that world's largest window or whatever it was meant to be?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #60
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Come again? What's that about!?
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