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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #1041
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Wow, exellent news!
I wouldn't get too excited yet as we haven't seen their proposals. If they elect to produce a stacking-type building as earlier illustrated, I think that will look dreadful. So-called 'star architecs' can be deceitful and produce rubbish.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #1042
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #1043
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Old March 10th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #1044
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hoping another skyscraper in the Isle of Dogs goes up right after 25 Churchill Place
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Old March 27th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #1045
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Hariri Pontarini Architects was invited to submit proposals for a 60-storey residential tower, a landmark at the threshold between Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf. Its high-end design, grand scale and prominent location at the beginning of a new High Street speak to its importance as a gateway to the rest of the Wood Wharf master plan. As the first residential courtyard of the development, the entrance at Ground Level features a large wooden soffit to emphasize the entrance and create a sense of grandeur upon arrival.

With access to the waterfront on both the western and southern elevations as well as high visibility across the water, the building sets the tone for the high-end development of Wood Wharf. Ranging from studios to penthouse units, the use of a flexible Typical Floor Plan optimises the value of each individual unit while remaining time and cost efficient during construction. The tower’s individual balconies enhance the area of each unit while providing a sculpted texture to the façades. At the lower levels, the balconies remain open with glass dividers between units. As the balconies move up the building, they are partially enclosed behind glass screens, providing each unit with a semi-enclosed solarium. They also maximise views of the Thames and the city indicating the luxurious nature of this residential offering.
From the international London thread.

More images are available on the architect's site.

I'm assuming this isn't a serious proposal as Herzog & De Meuron were hired for the tower. Though I wouldn't mind this and a design by them near each other.

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Old March 27th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #1046
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That looks really impressive! The old school lampposts look very cheap and out of place though.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #1047
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as does the rest of the scheme
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #1048
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The rest of the scheme hasn't been designed yet. What we see there is just to provide a backdrop of sorts. I'd say what we've got there is a very good omen, design-wise.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #1049
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Cheap? Lol. I would love to see where and in what kind of flats you are living in. btw, I thought that Herzorg et de Meuron have been commissioned to design that residential tower.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #1050
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if thats the massing of the masteplan its a bit disappointing, it looks like a council estate in the background.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #1051
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wow! that looks awesome!
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Old March 30th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #1052
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i hope wood wharf has 2 skyscrapers instead of just the 1. Would look better than just the 1
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Old March 31st, 2013, 12:11 AM   #1053
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That is exactly what Canary Wharf needs. A very smart square skyscraper at a good height......the more the better.

I really hope they don't build a more playful, curvy, mismatch like the proposal that Pakboy posted above......it should remain a haven for linear towers only.

Canary Wharf looks like a mini New York, it needs to expand across that peninsular with new oblong towers.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:45 PM   #1054
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Absolutely stunning exactly the kind of modern tower needed in London, Beautiful hope it goes ahead
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Old April 1st, 2013, 12:55 AM   #1055
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I really like the effect it has from further away, it reminds me of this tower in New York (although a simplified version perhaps) it is certainly the style of tower Wood Wharf should aspire to..

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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:57 AM   #1056
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Wow Its getting their just needs a few more scrapers to fill the holes. Its looking like Chicage or Vancouver more and more.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1057
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One of the saddest things about so much of London development in the last few decades is the ring-fencing of large plots of land with sometimes at best begrudging access if your're lucky.

There does seem to be a realisation that the people you're trying to attract into your development also are inconvenienced by the lack of porosity with the surrounding area. Anything that gets away from the 'gated development' mentality is better in my books. A city which is segmented into a load of walled-off enclaves is a depressing one. Sure there are a load of bad people doing the rounds, but you have to have a shred of optimism about society and the future, otherwise we might as well just all start arming ourselves!
Can't agree more. While trying to take photos around Regents Place new development, the estates security kindly escorts you form their 'public space'
Anyone daring to cycle, rollerscate, smoke or walk the dog will also be removed forthwith! they would love to put a big gate up and be done with it if they could!!
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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:09 AM   #1058
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It'd look a bit feeble with just the one huge tower. If they're gonna do it they might as well do it properly.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 08:19 PM   #1059
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When could we expect this scheme to start gearing towards construction?
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Old April 21st, 2013, 09:24 PM   #1060
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Not before 2014 I am afraid. Planning applications have not yet been submitted.
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