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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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This is the site, as far as I can make out

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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #22
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true the current building is a decent filler, wish they had a dross-only policy on redevelopment, but good news otherwise
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #23
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Wow and I thought we would never see any more talls proposed until at least the end of the decade! Happy days.. plus also some positive news about the cities economy! Its not all doom and gloom as we are lead to believe! Cant wait to follow this ones progress.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #24
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Great news!

The current building is nothing particularly special, especially if we're going to get a nice shiny new skyscraper.

EDIT: Wrong building in picture.

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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #25
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Again, that's not the right building, but the one that is going is similar.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #26
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It's the building seen in this photo.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #27
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It's going to block Willis from the plaza.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #28
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It's the building seen in this photo.
And the one attached on the left, hidden behind the church.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #29
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It's going to block Willis from the plaza.
We will have to see when the renders come out. It will likely have to be set back in some way because of the Fleet Street/ St Pauls sight line, as the Leadenhall Building is.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #30
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It's going to block Willis from the plaza.
With another skyscraper
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #32
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Oh my!
KPF tend to go for prisms, though i.e. the same floor section all the way to the top.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #33
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Would be nice to retain the facade. I know it isn't the greatest going in the area but it'd be a shame to lose every low rise frontage to skyscrapers.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #34
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Well we will get this view for a while

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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #35
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Looks interesting this new tower! Lets hope it looks good and gets built!
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #36
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Glad to learn that the site is on the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall, and is not 40 Limestreet. The buildings on the site are good quality, and work well with the streetscape, but are not outstanding.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #37
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What would be welcome is a building that's not another glass steel affair. I know it won't be, it this mixture of glass and stone in the area which makes the city special. Loosing this building, while some say is nothing special erodes yet another reminder of the old city of London. I would Like to see a tower that is perhaps a mixture of materials. It's going to otherwise become a canyon of dark glass and silver paint.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #38
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It's going to otherwise become a canyon of dark glass and silver paint.
I think that will be pretty amazing when you think that church isn't going anywhere.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #39
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Still too tall, but probably a more accurate location:

Yes, a little too tall- its drawn here about as high as 122L's 48th floor, so maybe 1/5th smaller... plus its going to have to be a very striking design to assuage the EH sightline brigade - what with the reason for 122L being slanted being given as the avoidance of sightline interference..

.. maybe this is the best thing that 20FS has achieved so far? As has been said, makes a lot more sense now!
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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #40
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Ok this one is probably going to be more accurate height wise.



It now looks about level in height with 30 St Mary Axe which is 41 stories. There is a bit of persective to deal with as well. Just for comparison, Tower 42 has 47 stories, and is only 2 meters higher than the Gherkin. 20 Fenchurch Street has 36 stories, but has that high roof garden on top which makes it taller than it would otherwise be. We should be looking at a building between 170 and 180 meters. Though a crown of some sort might drag that up a little.

The plot also looks narrow from that angle, so from an east or West elevation it should be quite slender. More so than from a north or south Elevation, though the plot is not particularly big in any direction. We should see somthing quite slender proposed.
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