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Old October 25th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #1741
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The application was approved on 28 May 2008. In July 2011 the proposed height was increased by seven metres to 172 metres.
It's been said that it's meant to reach the height of the 'shoulders' of Tower 42. I think there was an earlier design that was taller, subsequently reduced, and then pushed back up a little to 172m.
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Old October 25th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1742
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Thats the Heron Towers solar panels f*cked then
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Old October 25th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #1743
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Glad they're building something there, as the gap/hole that is there currently (along with the pinnacle site) makes Bishopsgate pretty ugly. It's a shame it's not a bit taller (over 200m would give it more soar and presence) and it's a shame that the lower building's roof is not a bit greener with some sort of roof terrace/trees and maybe a restaurant or bar a la Coq d'Argent at 1 Poultry rather than ugly a/c vents and structures.
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Old October 25th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #1744
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40 Leadenhall is still in the planning process. Heron Plaza is not confirmed for construction.
52 Lime Street, Principal Tower, and 100 Bishopgate are confirmed for construction.
Is Principal Tower confirmed?
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Old October 25th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #1745
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Is Principal Tower confirmed?
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Old October 26th, 2014, 12:01 AM   #1746
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Looks like they're doing top-down construction to save time, just like the Shard
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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #1747
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It's been said that it's meant to reach the height of the 'shoulders' of Tower 42. I think there was an earlier design that was taller, subsequently reduced, and then pushed back up a little to 172m.
Really? Are there more details of the original version?
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Really? Are there more details of the original version?
I'm only going by memory, to be fair. I think the overall design has remained consistent, with height being the only aspect subject to tweaking.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #1749
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The 40 Leadenhall thread says 'Demo'. Though I'm not sure it's right or not as there has been some confusion as to whether the scaffolding is demolotion scaffolding.

No such demolition as I observed yesterday. Buildings still occupied and very much alive. If this goes ahead cannot see demo starting for at least a year. But the site next door is well into demolition with the 'beloved' Fenchurch Street building about to disappear for good.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 11:12 PM   #1750
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I noticed a digger on the site tonight, but I think it may have been there for a while so might not mean anything
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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:55 AM   #1751
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Brookfield seem confident about market conditions at the moment. They've arrived at a 100% let for 99 Bishopsgate.

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Martin Jepson, president and COO of Brookfield’s European office division said: “The exceptional progress that we have made in the last 12 months gives us every confidence of achieving further success in future at our remaining properties at 100 Bishopsgate and Two London Wall Place which represent an outstanding opportunity for tenants looking for brand new, prime office space in the heart of the City.”
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“Stronger rental growth is expected over the coming 12 months and we are well positioned to take advantage of this with our available schemes at 100 Bishopsgate and Two London Wall Place, particularly as the City core continues to grab back the headlines.”
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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1752
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Brookfield is a global asset management company with headquarters in New York. As of June 2014, the company is said to have over $200 billion in assets. This will go some way to explaining how the business can pour money into what will become one of the biggest office builds in London’s history. 900,00 sq ft of office space will be created at 100 Bishopsgate tower in the City. The build is set to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018.

Once the City of London has given approval and signed off the plans work will begin to take place. Initial construction will take place on underground infrastructure and the pilings. Nearly 90% of the forty storey office scheme is owned by Brookfield, whereas 12.5% is looked after by Great Portland Estates.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 03:05 PM   #1753
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Great to see this finally progressing to construction, big hole in the city sky will be filled
NOW come on PINNACLE get your skates on, before you miss the boat again
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Old October 28th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #1754
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Great to see this finally progressing to construction, big hole in the city sky will be filled
NOW come on PINNACLE get your skates on, before you miss the boat again
All that dampens my optimism about 100BG is the lesson learned from elsewhere on Bishopsgate. The news from the horse's mouth may be very good indeed, but a certain healthy scepticism is still justifiable.

Of course, this attitude would change once pre-lets are agreed, as is the case with the Scalpel, or if the point of no return is passed during construction, as happened with 20FC.
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