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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #81
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Is this list forreal??



this looks amazing!!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #82
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Agreed, ther list seems like an excuse for a journalist to write pithy comments to make themselves look clever. I went to Wembley Stadium for the League 2 playoff and I thought it was great. Was it worth the money, no probably not, but it was good. Maybe its the same with these other projects, are they all over budget?
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #83
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Dan it wasn't talking about the tower. It was talking about the low rise horrible shit next to it.
It says Does it ever stop growing? It keeps piling on new floors and growing new heads each more hideous than the last.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #84
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Dan it wasn't talking about the tower. It was talking about the low rise horrible shit next to it.
It says Does it ever stop growing? It keeps piling on new floors and growing new heads each more hideous than the last.
Lol...im not on about the tower...im on about the low rise too! I like it!

surely if it keeps growing there demand for the place... i quite like it personally...
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #85
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It looks like something you would see in Miami not London.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #86
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It looks like something you would see in Miami not London.
I guess the new wales development will probably look something like this
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #87
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Incidentally, I really wish we'd all stop talking about each others cities in negative manners. It does the region no good (seems very provincial) and doesn't bode well for an East Midlands Forum as that suggests discusion of more than one city. I sometimes wish the region had a more historic name like they do in other countries where the regions names often have historical basis. Here we have East Anglia, Yorkshire, and Northumbria which survive but I think it would have stopped all the debates about what to call the airport for example if there was a common name that is better than East Midlands (Mercia if it wern't for the fact that would be all the midlands) which doesnt seem to help people visiting from other countires. Rant over.
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Oh dear, I think I killed the Skybar...ooops.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #89
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Never mind. I killed the old Nottingham thread on many occasions.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #90
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lolol haaa... u guys are crazy.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #91
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We can firmly establish that Nottingham will always think that its this and that of the East Midlands, not matter how well Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, etc are doing.

Apart from being in the same region none of the cities have anything in common and are individual - so we should all be proud of our cities and not only certain people from a certain city.
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Dan i live in London and pass St Georges development (the one above) all the time. In fact i have been past it today and it really is one of the worst developments of its kind in London. It doesn't look awful in the picture but it really doesn't fit in and is really nasty from some angles. Its a real shame (saying that there isn't much else along the river at vauxhall to write home about). Also this developement has taken years to go up.

I was also going to say there is a thread on the London forum about White City (apparently the team doing this are doing the broadmarsh aswell). Its worth a read.
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We can firmly establish that Nottingham will always think that its this and that of the East Midlands, not matter how well Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, etc are doing.

Apart from being in the same region none of the cities have anything in common and are individual - so we should all be proud of our cities and not only certain people from a certain city.
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The repeat of 'Building Britain' Leicester programme with Maxwell Hutchinson is on tonight (Tuesday 7th August): BBC 2, 7pm

This one can be seen nationally I think.
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Opal Court is not that bad a building and there are far worse, not only in Leicester but in other far 'advanced regeneration' cities. Sometimes I think nly certain cities are picked on by surveys/polls, etc.
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Incidentally, I really wish we'd all stop talking about each others cities in negative manners. It does the region no good (seems very provincial) and doesn't bode well for an East Midlands Forum as that suggests discusion of more than one city. I sometimes wish the region had a more historic name like they do in other countries where the regions names often have historical basis. Here we have East Anglia, Yorkshire, and Northumbria which survive but I think it would have stopped all the debates about what to call the airport for example if there was a common name that is better than East Midlands (Mercia if it wern't for the fact that would be all the midlands) which doesnt seem to help people visiting from other countires. Rant over.
Just to annoy everyone- Leicester was actually the capital of Mercia (when the area actually existed).
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Dan i live in London and pass St Georges development (the one above) all the time. In fact i have been past it today and it really is one of the worst developments of its kind in London. It doesn't look awful in the picture but it really doesn't fit in and is really nasty from some angles. Its a real shame (saying that there isn't much else along the river at vauxhall to write home about). Also this developement has taken years to go up.

I was also going to say there is a thread on the London forum about White City (apparently the team doing this are doing the broadmarsh aswell). Its worth a read.
Yeah I say the thread about White City...dosnt seem like it was a success... that seems like a planning disaster to me...
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Old August 8th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #98
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As far as I know there was no one definate capital of Mercia, but Repton and Tamworth have claims. As far as I know none of the big cities do. Although under Danelaw the five boroughs which formed the confederation which ruled the area were Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and Stamford which makes up the heart of the East Midlands. Anyway I'm off to sleep and when I wake up I have my fingers crossed that Check White has a tower approved, the Broadmarsh begins demolitions and cranes go up on the Eastside site...
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Dream on son.
It'd be nice to see something start soon though.
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Anyway I'm off to sleep and when I wake up I have my fingers crossed that Check White has a tower approved, the Broadmarsh begins demolitions and cranes go up on the Eastside site...
lol me too!!
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