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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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London Skyline 2014

What do you think of the future London skyline ready in 2014? All the new buildings you can see are u/c so this is not speculative.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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it's looking good to me! Although I think Bishopsgate will be taller and 20 Fenchurch will be shorter than shown on this render. good times to come though!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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this talkie walkie cartoonesque aspect destroys the serious skyline
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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I love the new skyline of the City, but the leaning tower of Fenchurch Street destroys the view on it. Although it is not the tallest building of London, it will be the new eyecatcher because of its location close to the Thames.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Old January 13th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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looks quite nice but still has quite a ways to go, even if those are all built.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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The two on the right (either side of the Shard) are not U/C. It's looking more and more unlikely they'll be built.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #8
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The one to the left of the Shard has just had hoardings go up...
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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Oh really? I thought it was still on hold. And the tower to the right of the Shard has had a slight redesign - it won't look like that
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #10
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Oh really? I thought it was still on hold. And the tower to the right of the Shard has had a slight redesign - it won't look like that
They have just started construction. In fact this image comes from their website.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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Tiny but nice.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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some high quality building, a bit too scattered though.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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Still has a long way to go. By 2014, all other cities will have supertalls finished, but nonetheless, London's skyline looks better
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #14
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By 2014, all other cities will have supertalls finished...
So will London. The Shard may be a midget compared to some of the others, but it's still a supertall.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #15
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I don't see a skyline.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #16
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i like most of the london buildings when looking at them alone, but all together look strange, too many unique shapes imho. its more chaos than unity. thats why boxes work very well together
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Old January 15th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #17
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Certainly an improvement.
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I think it needs two or three medium 200m boxes to fill some of the gaps perhaps
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #19
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In retrospect, I think that this thread was intended to evoke responses like -- "This will be among the five best skylines in the world." -- as opposed to small, sparse, etc. I think, however, that the responses are accurate.

Canary Wharf's skyline is horrible, and the City's is like that of Charlotte, North Carolina -- small but nice.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #20
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I always liked Fenchurch and always thought it would make the skyline even better, but it seriously ruins the whole skyline in that picture.
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