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Old April 16th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #1261
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The views will be spectacular and long lived considering it's very unlikely they will ever be blocked in the future.
I was wondering that too. To me the point of living high is a view, even if a partial on - and too much of this area it seems apartment buildings are crammed right next to each other.

Won't city views be partially blocked by Riverside South, we've got Newfoundland close by too. Cascades - I'm not sure what the ownership is there but that must be heading towards being 40 years old now - sure it was early 80s.

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Old April 17th, 2017, 09:24 AM   #1262
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Cascades was finished around 88 so not quite 30 yet !
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Old April 17th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #1263
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I was wondering that too. To me the point of living high is a view, even if a partial on - and too much of this area it seems apartment buildings are crammed right next to each other.

Won't city views be partially blocked by Riverside South, we've got Newfoundland close by too. Cascades - I'm not sure what the ownership is there but that must be heading towards being 40 years old now - sure it was early 80s.
As long as you are above level 25 which is above cascade the view will almost be guarantee for a long time. Newfoundland won't affect it in anyway. Even riverside south wouldn't as the block is directly facing west and the views
From
The render you can see is directly west facing.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #1264
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Cascades looks dated and out of touch with the 21st century. Would be nice if they could get everyone out and demolish, then allow some parkland but this is unlikely to ever happen.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 11:23 AM   #1265
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Im not a fan of cascades but I wouldn't want to see it demolished just yet, its got a very interesting past and it epitomises the yuppie eighties to me and we should keep hold of a piece of that.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #1266
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Marketing suite coming soon in Landmark West Tower (Picture taken April 15):

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Old April 19th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #1267
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Looks a bit Magritte-esque. 'This is not a skyscraper'.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:01 AM   #1268
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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:33 AM   #1269
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Is it just me or does that core look a little narrow for a building of that size?
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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #1270
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The core of 432 Park Avenue - Viñoly's pencil thin skyscraper (at almost double the height of the Landmark Pinnacle) was about the same dimensions relative to the building's footprint. I'm assuming concrete framing will be used to stabilise as the structure rises. The same could be said for Wardian (if that stump is indeed a core for one of the towers).

This core looks about right taking into account the dimensions of this building - rectangular and quite narrow.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:56 PM   #1271
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What a monolith!...in a 2001, Space Odyssey sort of way, if it turns out the same colour as the model I'll be happy..
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Old April 20th, 2017, 02:25 PM   #1272
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Is this fragile slim thing going to be affected by east/west winds? Could it be possible detectable living on the top floors?
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Old April 20th, 2017, 10:24 PM   #1273
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Old April 21st, 2017, 01:04 AM   #1274
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Is it just me or does that core look a little narrow for a building of that size?
I think this is just the core for the hall rooms on ground floor, 2 or 3 additional cores have yet to be built if I am not mistaken.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 09:40 AM   #1275
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Where would the other cores go. That one looks pretty central to me
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Old April 21st, 2017, 12:55 PM   #1276
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I think people might be getting a little confused on the core because of the difference between core sizes on residential and office towers. So, for example, if you consider the size of the core that is currently being constructed for the 22 Bishopsgate tower it appears to make up a much larger proportion of the overall building footprint than would otherwise be the case for the Landmark or Wardian towers. In office buildings there is a much greater need to accommodate a "glug" of people arriving for the start of a working day or the end. There is also more movement between floors than is the case with resi towers. That's why resi towers can get away with much smaller cores.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 03:09 PM   #1277
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I think people might be getting a little confused on the core because of the difference between core sizes on residential and office towers. So, for example, if you consider the size of the core that is currently being constructed for the 22 Bishopsgate tower it appears to make up a much larger proportion of the overall building footprint than would otherwise be the case for the Landmark or Wardian towers. In office buildings there is a much greater need to accommodate a "glug" of people arriving for the start of a working day or the end. There is also more movement between floors than is the case with resi towers. That's why resi towers can get away with much smaller cores.
Also it's not uncommon for office cores to contain a lot of the ancillary stuff - toilets, kitchens, server rooms, plant etc. In residential towers it's pretty much only lifts and staircases so they end up much smaller as there's less stuff in them.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 07:50 PM   #1278
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Where would the other cores go. That one looks pretty central to me
Just guessing.

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Old April 22nd, 2017, 02:16 AM   #1279
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That would completely erode any floorspace available if that was the case.

I know houses and flats are expensive here, but most people wouldn't be happy paying the best part of a million quid for a 100sq ft pad.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 07:47 AM   #1280
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How many lift shafts are there? People will get pissed off every time they go to work.
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