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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Cool Manhattan Loft Gardens | Stratford | 143m | 42 fl | Site Prep

SOM submits Stratford skyscraper for planning

9 September, 2010 | By Merlin Fulcher

SOM has submitted a planning application to the Olympic Development Authority for this 42-storey, mixed-use development by Stratford Station, near the Olympic Park in east London.

The scheme features a 150-bedroom hotel, 253 residential units and 300mē of retail or office space.

A planning committee date has yet to be confirmed.



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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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looks great shame about the westfeilds attempts at commercial development, boring glass boxes. http://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcit.../first-avenue/
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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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looks sharp. what are the council like around there when it comes to tall buildings?
I dont know but I would have thought that since its in the athletes village that the ODA would have the final say as to whether it gets built or not. From what I can tell they have authority over the other councils of the boroughs which the park sits in. So as long as the ODA are happy this should get the go-ahead..
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Old September 9th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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That's going to be a tight construction schedule isn't it? Even with a quick decision from the ODA with tendering contracts, fit out and that there willl only be a year to build it.

I like the aesthetic, but it could do with a few neighbours.








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Old September 9th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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I like it. Fingers crossed for this one
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #7
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This won't be up by the Olympics though. Unless they want our visitors to be walking onto a building site.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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oh right, bit odd though. Why would you have a long term masterplan that had a hotel right in the centre, next to the Olympics and schedule completion for a year or two after the main event? I suppose without the offices it might be empty after the games. Hey ho, I thought we might see some really quick construction for once!
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The plan is to build the hotel element, which is around the first 8-11floors (can't remember of hand). The rest of the tower is resi so will be built after the games.

Its an ODA application so will be decided by them not Newham and has been in planning almost 2 months now so hopefully if will get approval in the not to distant future so they can get cracking.
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ANOTHER 149m tower
What happens if you do 150 m, does the land open up and fill the streets with evil zombies of dead architects

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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #11
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Its 150M AOD
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It has a far-Eastern vibe for me. There's something a bit Tokyo-esque about it.
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not relevant to this one really, but there's also plans to give 2-12 stratford an uplift in height too. seems that the era of undistinguished towers in the area is coming to an end at last. it may be 149m but that's plenty for the area right now. there's very little that's going to be over 100m. there should be plenty of definition in height rather than a flat skyline.
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yeah it needs this tower to create a bit of a skyline identity, should have been 200m though
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This tower has not been approved yet, and its construction may not be completed in time for the Olympic Games.
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I'm in two minds on the design. I like the roof gardens and the angles but can't help but feel that from some angles its just a CW type box. Let's hope more renders come out to prove that impression wrong.
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I agree, clever views hide the fact this really is just a box with some interesting cuts through it. Something a bit more imaginative that doesn't result in a square extruded would be good , flat roofed buildings are incredibly dull.
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This tower has not been approved yet, and its construction may not be completed in time for the Olympic Games.
There is no way in hell this tower is being proposed in time for the Olympics, rather its part of the continued legacy tranformation of the area post-games.
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I agree, clever views hide the fact this really is just a box with some interesting cuts through it. Something a bit more imaginative that doesn't result in a square extruded would be good , flat roofed buildings are incredibly dull.
I would wait for some more renders to come out, I have seen the proposal before and those contextual shots do not do it any justice at all; it is certainly not a canary wharf style box. Firstly those terraces have no columns running through it and seeing as they are on both sides of the building that means that there are only two locations where a column runs from top to bottom, and the rest transfer in and out, which is pretty amazing. And the roof is not a flat square, but an extruded triangle of several floors, which makes it look quite dramatic. The facade is corrugated and is made of alternating glass and terracotta (?) panels so that from some angles it looks like solid terracotta and others it looks like glass (which appears to be the case in those first renders). Anyway, I think it will look very inetersting in the athletes village, especially given that the other buildings in the village are more quiet and low rise.

Let's see if any more pics are released!
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