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Old October 24th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #21
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Cannot wait for this to rise, the City cluster needs some buildings of this height to bring together the numerous 100m ish midrises and the new emerging skyscrapers to create a cohesive skyline that isn't two-tiered and disjointed.

Very exciting time for the City
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Old October 24th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #22
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it is nice indeed, but I think it could have been better!
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Old November 5th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #23
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The smaller one right next to Heron Tower.

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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #24
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Four Seasons moves ahead with London property

Plans for a third Four Seasons hotel in London took a step forward today, with the granting of planning permission for the forthcoming Heron Plaza.

Property tycoon Gerald Ronson secured permission to build the new tower, which will also incorporate a major residential and retail development in the City of London. The 43-storey development is the second and concluding phase of works started with Ronson’s Heron Tower, which is just months from completion.

Four Seasons will open a hotel in the development, containing 190 hotel suites and 120 Four Seasons-branded residences, as well as restaurants, conference and banqueting facilities, a gym, spa and swimming pool. Heron Plaza and accompanying Heron Tower will be located just 150 metres from Liverpool Street station, which will benefit from Crossrail connections from 2017.

That development will link London Heathrow Airport to Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf.

Four Seasons already operates hotels in Mayfair and Canary Wharf, with the Park Lane property reopening later this month. The Heron Plaza tower will have an external screen which will be constructed from a patinated natural copper alloy whose material tone and warmth will provide contrast and balance to the stainless steel of Heron Tower.

The cost of the project will be in excess of £500 million.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #25
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Great design, but so short, no?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #26
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It's small compared to the other main City towers, but 146m is nothing to scoff at - that's only 1m shorter than Strata.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #27
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If the city would only have 170+ it would be boring we need fillers.(Nice tower :P but to small to look tall next to heron tower)
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #28
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Keltbray kicks-off work on £500m Heron Plaza

Keltbray has won the demolition contract to clear the City of London site for Heron’s latest 135 metre high skyscraper.

Keltbray is currently carrying out preparatory works ahead of demolition proper starting next month on the buildings occupying the site opposite the recently completed Heron Tower office block. The site is being shrouded in scaffolding by north London based specialist Artel Scaffolding.

A main contractor for the 43-storey tower, which will incorporate a Four Seasons hotel and luxury apartments, is expected to be appointed this summer ahead of work starting by the end of the year. Industry big hitters including Skanska, Sir Robert McAlpine, Mace and Lend Lease are expected to pitch for the project.

Skanska will be an early favourite having successfully completed the Heron Tower opposite earlier this year while Sir Robert McAlpine is currently building the developer’s luxury residential tower – known as The Heron – near the Barbican.

One contractor told the Enquirer: “This is another show of faith in the London market and all the big players will be keen to have a go for it. Gerald Ronson and Heron seem to have got their timing spot-on with their developments.”
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 05:45 PM   #29
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This is going to be a very windy and shady plaza -

1 - two towers to the south and east blocking out the sun that usually comes from those two directions

2 - working together to scoop up all the prevailing wind and either concentrating it to hurricane force in the lane between the towers, or funneling it to the ground. i can't see people lingering here!
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #30
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Demolition about to start on this one.

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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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big test core device in the alleyway, and three Keltbray vans outside. soft strip continues, today, all the fire extinguishers were lined up by the side door. more drilling going inside, but no scaffold, perhaps waiting till weekends to push on absence commuters?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #32
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:00 AM   #33
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Scaffolding is going up.

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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #34
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I love the colour of this one! Very original; makes a nice contrast with its surroundings.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #35
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That's one of its greatest features, it won't have the typical blue cladding.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #36
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It's a shame a nice old building had to die for this to live but... hey ho. Would rather some nasty 60's/70'd block was removed instead.

Still, it looks amazing... great cladding! Nice warm orange.. kind of what the Mercury tower in Moscow wishes it looked like.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #37
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Old August 12th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #38
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This is a beautiful building. It's a shame to see it come down.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #39
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Yeah, most cities would kill for a building like that
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #40
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How old is that building they are demolishing?
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