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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM   #1681
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It looks like we're unlikely to see any more large scale schemes after the current proposals in this part of London any time soon anyway. Most potential for tall buildings is on the edge of The City - City Road, Shoreditch area. The Pinnacle and 100 BS may never even get built. The City seem to discourage large buildings too. This area seems destined to be a small scale cluster, unless they start building residential towers between here and Shoreditch/Islington. Canary Wharf/Wood Wharf is by far the most promising place for skyscrapers with a genuine large cluster and skyline. I think developers would love to build residential skyscrapers in a central area with lots of workers willing to pay for apartments close to work. This could see huge regeneration in The City, unless St Paul's sightlines get in the way.
The City itself would never allow much residential. It's own power structure depends on a low residential population - if it got too high then the current way of electing which is largely based on businesses not people would be forced to end. More likely is that more residential schemes will pop up close to the City in Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets and even possibly Camden, as well as just across the river.

In terms of clusters, I wouldn't be surprised if the City became the third cluster in terms of numbers of tall buildings after Isle of Dogs and Vauxhall in about a decade when projects in these locations are largely complete.
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The City itself would never allow much residential.
I think they might have to reconsider this though eventually. It would surely benefit the City if they had regeneration, more income through developments, income from people living there and going out there, more money from businesses - shops, cafes, restaurants etc. To turn it into a 24/7 living/socialising area could be great for the City. The only way to do this is probably by allowing for more residential schemes. Even though the residential towers of CW are strictly outside of CW itself, they don't feel like this and this will give CW another string to its bow, so to speak.

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The city sees plenty of regeneration through a constant pipeline of office development and the several hundred thousand people that work here have plenty of money to spend on goods and services there.

There are plenty of desirable places on the city fringes for people to live and socialise.
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Yeah, I agree. Except it's not your average "boring" one. It's trying lamely to be a bit different with that stupid angular thing. What the City really needs is some New York style boxes. For some reason London can't seem to do those (Canary Wharf being the only exemption... though even they haven't built one in years and the ones they have got are height-restricted).
The only reason they work when they do in NY is because there is no height limit unlike in London which struggles to break the 150-200m barrier. The myriad squat boxes that Manhatten has filled up with now have done nothing but spoiled the breath-taking pre-war skyline. Although luckily this impressive sheer mass is countered by peaks but you would be a bit stupid to think that could happen here.
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