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Old January 16th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #581
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Probably he meant it literally - it is, kind of, white and it is elephantine!
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Old January 20th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #582
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Taken a week ago from my building opposite

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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:42 AM   #583
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Not the greatest impact on the skyline is it?

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Old January 23rd, 2015, 04:14 PM   #584
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Passed this monstrosity again at lunchtime - the glare from the metal facade in the bright winter sunshine was dazzling, just wait till summer I tell yea!
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Old January 25th, 2015, 05:04 AM   #585
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Not the greatest impact on the skyline is it?

Haha! -Hardly a picture to illustrate 'skyline' there is not a single building in that picture that could claim to add to the horizon! What it replaced did nothing on the skyline either!
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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:54 PM   #586
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i cant even begin to understand how this thing is even on here,its awful.....thanks all for the fantastic photos ,but come on seriously,its like somewhere youd go to *sign on * say in bolton or something,,,not a high profile build in the city of london,.,,,cmon folks you must admit it is CRAP .
Hmm...I didn't mean to like your comment. I quite like it personally. I recognise that others don't, but then that's me being a grown up about it I guess.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 05:59 PM   #587
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The late January sun lighting up 5 Broadgate, shot from the top of the Leadenhall Building. This is a detail from a much larger interactive image: www.willpearson.co.uk/winter-sun-london/

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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:15 AM   #588
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Passed this monstrosity again at lunchtime - the glare from the metal facade in the bright winter sunshine was dazzling, just wait till summer I tell yea!
Nothing a few louvres won't take care of...
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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #589
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The last time I visited Broadgate Circle they were just building the concrete cores for this... I visited again yesterday for ice skating and I must say that I was shocked...

I cannot fathom how it was ever accepted or commissioned. It is such a shame they decided to demolish a couple of the stunning, high end red granite / marble buildings, just to erect a disgusting and bland metal box. It looks very cheap, and offers nothing of any aesthetically value to the area... That's my initial reaction anyway.

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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #590
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It's all to do with glutinous economic consumption. And now another noteworthy building in Broadgate is to change for the worse.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #591
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Perhaps we should be thankful that this building is not on a more visually prominent site in the City.

Also, when one considers the nature of the building, that it comprises a lower half of very large floor plates for trading floors, plus an upper half of smaller offices, it is likely that various concept options were considered for the upper half offices, such as stacking them all into a tower 20-30 floors high on top of the trading floors. It would be interesting to know more about such options and what were the determinants for the current form. (City planners against a tower, vertical circulation issues, energy efficiency, cost?).

Its interesting to see that in Paris, UBS are about to build a 150m tower, though the functional program may be very different.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 04:38 PM   #592
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The original proposal was for a Rogers tower, rejected because of the tightening of the sightlines in 2008/9. The tower itself wasn't that different to the stacking effect on Lloyds but had very cool glass lifts that were completely separate to the main structure and didn't go down to ground level so the public space flowed underneath.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 04:44 PM   #593
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Old February 25th, 2015, 08:53 AM   #594
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f the demolition and replacement of two of the 1980s Broadgate Circle buildings wasn't enough, then an extreme makeover of a third one is being panned right now. I found this article at skyscrapernews.com about a planned renovation of the 100 Liverpool Street building which is to involve a recladding and the addition of three new floors. I'd have to wonder if the fašade of the 1980s Broadgate Circle buildings are outdated?
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Old February 25th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #595
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The original proposal was for a Rogers tower
I think we're going to need a citation for that.

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I found this article at skyscrapernews.com
It's almost certainly either made up or stolen, then.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #596
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Its interesting to see that in Paris, UBS are about to build a 150m tower, though the functional program may be very different.
150m in Paris, 170m in Frankfurt, 175m in New York. They could have gone for a 200m+tower in London easily (different location though), instead of this.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #597
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I think we're going to need a citation for that.
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/broadgate-...003751.article

"British Land originally commissioned Rogers Stirk Harbour to design a new 36,000sq m building at 4 Broadgate in 2007 "
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Old February 25th, 2015, 07:24 PM   #598
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[QUOTE="HD;121932435"] 150m in Paris, 170m in Frankfurt, 175m in New York. They could have gone for a 200m+tower in London easily (different location though), instead of this.[/QUOTE

How rubbish, why aren't they building a tower in London?
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Old February 25th, 2015, 07:53 PM   #599
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UBS wanted massive floor plates and the sightlines were tightened across the site in 2008.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 09:51 PM   #600
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It's almost certainly either made up or stolen, then.
Nope, this news is real. Planning application for this has already been submitted to City of London Corporation. This news sourced from the official Broadgate website: http://www.broadgate.co.uk/100LiverpoolStreet
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