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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #41
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A render overlooking The City from Canary Wharf through Riverside South
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #42
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To chest: could you post your render in the world forums please? It seems the world likes these towers as much as we do
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #43
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:55 PM   #44
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Is this render (from Scyscrapernews.com) an old version of RS, the new version or just the same version shown from an odd angle??



And the link to Skyscrapernews' page on the recent Infrastructure Works going on at RS, pretty much covering what has already been said (though in more detail):

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=771

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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #45
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its a very old version...there are no renderings yet of the new re-design..
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #46
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That's the old design. To be honest I never really like those ones, seemed a bit too Rogers-esque for The Wharf.

This was the original original design before Canary wharf said no to curves. I think these are a little too La Defense for my tastes.

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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #47
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link to the rrp job sheet 2006:

http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/Asp/u...%20south_L.pdf
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #48
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That says it is going to be 218m high?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #49
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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #50
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That's what I thought, but SSN says AOD is 220m
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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #51
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our heights come from the planning application. if anyone says they are anything else they are talking porkies or have made a new application (they havent).
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Old November 12th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #52
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If this is built london might be on its way to catching Tokyo for tower height, however it still has a way to go and Tokyo is building all the time.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #53
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Excellent news, and that fantastic render above is now my new desktop
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Old November 12th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #54
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Without being a party pooper but CW haven't officially announced they will start to build this yet juswt that they may.

I know they said they will construct when conditions are met & now with there only being one CP not without an anchor tenant it would seem logical to expect to start on this.

I will nether the less contradict what I said in my first paragrpah.

It does seem to make sense as

1) The rest of the estate is filling up & firms already there who are looking to expand will start to find it difficult to expand soon.

2) CW prefers to get anchor tenants for its groundscrapers so it would seem that they would opt for RS over the last remaining CP building. If they decided to build CP to cater for the overspill from current tennants they might lose the chance to sign up a medium sized company that whatís a whole building for its HQ.

3) The estate is almost full & the current property market is predicted to remain healthy up to at least 2009. If they donít start building some more space they may lose out to plenty of developments under construction in the city. Also RS would take quite a while to build as itís so big so the sooner the better.

All in all its seems hopeful but I've learned over the years not to get too excited until we get official news that somethingís happening.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #55
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That's the old design. To be honest I never really like those ones, seemed a bit too Rogers-esque for The Wharf.

This was the original original design before Canary wharf said no to curves. I think these are a little too La Defense for my tastes.

Thank God they changed the design. Those look horrible in CW.
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As usual, you are right london lad. I would just add that the last remaining
site at CP cannot accomodate a 300,000 sqft+ office requirement.
As goth made it clear it would be ironic the lack of large office spaces at CW
may force existing occupiers to go look elsewhere. Among many others,
Reuters and Barclays Capital are looking for expanding their operations at CW
and there are no offices available in the area they are located (Cabot Square, Heron Quays).
Canary Wharf Investment Ltd owns the site at Cannon Street (opposite to Hertsmere House).
They have commissioned EDF Energy (cfr the EDF tower at Paris LD) to start works on extending
the substation in the coming weeks (task force) in time to supply the new
Riverside South in 2009 and further ahead the Heron Quays development.
New road access to the site will be built from Westferry Circus.
Note also that CW will start works on extending its Cabot Square Mall nearby in January 2007.
I personnally believe the RS development will be phased out, with RS Tower 1 first on the market
to absorb excess demand from existing occupiers and medium pre-letting from new occupiers.
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^ So they'll build one tower and then the other?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #58
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I think that might be difficult as there is a podium, but they could concentrate on one tower over the other I suppose...it would make perfect sense.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #59
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^ I though, or it looked like more of an atrium for the two towers as opposed to a podium (the bit in the middle). I suppose they could built that along with one tower and leave a section ready for the second tower to be built - but maybe that's not feasible.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #60
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You could be be right...looking again it seems both towers are built from the ground, although I would imagine they would want to build a continuos run under the two

I hope we get the bigger one first!!
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