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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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One Angel Court redevelopment | City of London | 101m | 24 fl | U/C

This 1979 tower is getting an extension and reclad. Design by Fletcher Priest Architects.

Press release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...on-Corporation

Planning Application documents: http://www.planning.cityoflondon.gov...0/00889/FULMAJ (The Design and Access document has the best overall information.)

The scheme doesn't add any new floors, but it does increase the size of existing floors. The existing concrete floors will be removed and lightweight steel floors built to replace them, to allow higher ceilings. The podium levels will also be expanded and refurbished. The closed high-level walkways will be demolished and replaced with street-level pedestrian access, including a proper opening onto Angel Court from Frogmorton Street.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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what's the betting it will look like another green lump on the horizon.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Doesn't look too bad, though I always loved Angel Court for it's roughness. Still, if it turns out half as good as the Stock Exchange Tower then it'll be a success Has this only hit the press today or has it been in the pipeline for a while?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:06 AM   #4
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what's the betting it will look like another green lump on the horizon.
A 'green lump'!! Are you referring to 125 Old Broad Street?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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what's the betting it will look like another green lump on the horizon.
Why would white fritted glass look green??
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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Doesn't look too bad, though I always loved Angel Court for it's roughness. Still, if it turns out half as good as the Stock Exchange Tower then it'll be a success Has this only hit the press today or has it been in the pipeline for a while?
The scheme's been known about since January, but they only got planning approval the other day.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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The last of my childhood favourites about to have a full face lift.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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Skyscrapernews has this building listed as 94m high, and according to the Design and Access document the height increase will be less than 3.5m. If these figures are both correct, the height after redevelopment will be around 97m, not 100m...
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Skyscrapernews has this building listed as 94m high, and according to the Design and Access document the height increase will be less than 3.5m. If these figures are both correct, the height after redevelopment will be around 97m, not 100m...
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The design from Fletcher Priest Architects features a full rebuild of One Angel Court that will see it stripped to shell and core and then fully reclad, complete with a marginal height boost in the process thanks to the plant area on the top of the tower being better exploited.
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One Angel Court will be 113m aod or 100m agl whereas it is now is 107m aod and 94m agl.
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One Angel Court will be 113m aod or 100m agl whereas it is now is 107m aod and 94m agl.
Not according to the Design and Access document.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #12
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Hmm. I took my dimensions from one of the elevation drawings, which showed +13.00m at the entrance, and +113.00m at the top. Mods feel free to ammend, however.
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There is a discrepancy between SkyscraperNews and Emporis, which both have 94m (the latter specifying architectural height) and the architectural drawings. The drawing "EXISTING THROGMORTON STREET ELEVATION" from the planning documents shows elevations at top and bottom of 110.1m and 13.0m (at right hand side), hence height 97.1m. I think the drawings should win! Perhaps the 94m is actually to the main roof, excluding the lift overrun. The figures for the "PROPOSED THROGMORTON STREET ELEVATION " are 113.6m and 13.0m, giving height 100.6m.
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Some news about the color.? The outside is all made of glass?
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This 1980's tower is getting an extension and reclad.
1980s? It says 1979.

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The existing concrete floors will be removed and lightweight steel floors built to replace them, to allow higher ceilings. The podium levels will also be expanded and refurbished.
I don't know any other reconstruction projects that involve removing a building's concrete floors and replacing them with steel floors. That is a difficult job, and there's bound to be structural problems.
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I don't know any other reconstruction projects that involve removing a building's concrete floors and replacing them with steel floors. That is a difficult job, and there's bound to be structural problems.
I think its easier to built a new 1
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The last of my childhood favourites about to have a full face lift.
What about T42?
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All sad about the high-level walkways being closed. Such a great way to walk around that end of town with out the hassel of traffic.
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All sad about the high-level walkways being closed. Such a great way to walk around that end of town with out the hassle of traffic.
Are you sure? This particular one allowed you to walk exactly nowhere. It had never been connected to anything. If you look at the surrounding buildings it's hard to believe that they ever thought it would be.
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