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Old November 11th, 2006, 04:44 AM   #21
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Wow fantastic news!Time for a banana I think
And that render Chest posted is awesome.



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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #22
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As you know, meanwhile a Marquee style "temporary" structure will be built at Riverside South for a maximum of 2 months to cater for corporate entertainment (Xmas Party for Lehman Brothers, etc.).

Residents around Westferry Circus have objected to the construction of this small and insignificant temporary structure. Extract from the object to proposal: "The disturbance from this proposed venue will be huge to the local community... will significantly detract from the peaceful and quiet nature of the area ... unacceptable noise, disruption and traffic volume ... congestion in the area"

I would like to see their faces when they will be informed of the subsequent construction of 2 dramatic towers (42 and 36 storeys up to 218m high aod) offering 223,000 sqm gross that could accomodate up to 10,000 people.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #23
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Best news for London for ages. I suspect North Quay will wait till this is let, and the heron Quays west site will be left floating with the potential for a supertall. That is the one site left on the estate where a potential LBT beater/equaller could be sited as it is a few hundred yards behind CS1 and so presumably would be able to to go significantly taller than CS1 (although the CAA have mposed a 1000ft limit over the whole of London if I remember). Also if all land where a supertall could go has been developed and occupied, then the finances for such a project would be more viable as it would carry an extra premium.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #24
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Excellent news, enabling works and site prep appear to have the green light. CW steams ahead once more.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #25
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Time or a new wallpaper me thinks to celebrate. By the way is it me or do the threads now not go to the last page when you click a topic?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #26
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At last something is actually going to be built!!!!!! - I do wish they were a bit taller though - I think that it's all a bit too uniform at CW- anyway I'm still excited that they're going up. According to Skyscrapernews.com work on the infrastructure has already started!!
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #27
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no... it says construction is due to begin very soon, it does not say construction has already begun.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #28
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Good News.

Also heard that Stanhope are starting Croydon Gateway early next year.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #29
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I just...feel...like...hugging someone...

Jef you are the personification of sex!! Keep dishing out the good news!!

Once again, CW is showing up the City in its building prowess...the designs may not be as unique as in the Square Mile, but nevertheless, they are constructing and/or progressing with all the proposals quickly and efficiently...not to mention attracting multitudes of tennants!!

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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #30
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Really Jaeger? That is also good news!

I go away for a few days and this happens! It's Brilliant!
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:42 PM   #31
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Really Jaeger? That is also good news!

I go away for a few days and this happens! It's Brilliant!
Arrowhead are now clutching at straws and it looks like Stanhope
will be able to start work in 2007.

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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #32
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Nice...so we could potentially have these two going up and 122 leadenhall going up at around the same time? (oh, and that 'thing' on fenchurch street)
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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #33
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leadenhall will be going up first by a couple of months... heron maybe too.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #34
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yeah this is outstanding. i was convinced that they would never see the light of day.. but lets all keep our fingers crossed. do you not think that each building looks like a hand sticking up its middle finger?? maybe designed to give the finger to city?? just a thought!!
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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #35
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Absolutely fabulous news.

I also would like to say well done on that render with the view from Wapping, that's one of the views I wanted to see. (And good timing, I'll be soaking up that view minus RS from the pub in about an hour!)

Don't suppose there's one from Stave Hill (Rotherhithe) knocking around anywhere??
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Old November 11th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #36
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London is aready sendig up some monsters and next year, which is in about a month ( assuming there are no disasters) We have a 224m, 214m, 202m and 189m towers going up.... probably another 10 over 100m too?


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Old November 11th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #37
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^ I only believe it, when I see the construction
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Old November 11th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #38
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Blimey If true the news is fabulous
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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:03 PM   #39
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What I like about these is their sheer guts. I mean seriously, where else in world can you see two twin towers right next door to a river with a real world class cluster behind it? The bend in the river really will make this area incredibly overbearing - in a good way. It's moments like this that are what really makes skyscrapers special.

Of course, everyone will disagree. I wouldn't want them in Central London as that isn't the place for towers next to the river. But in Docklands they really give something extra.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #40
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Yep, they are gonna look mightily impressive next to the river, with the main cluster looming behind them.

And when the Shard and Bishopsgate (along with the other city proposals) get built, going on a Thames boat trip will be stunning
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