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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #41
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #42
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Close up of the building it will replace.
Doesn't look anything special to me.

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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #43
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Only 11 windows? What are KPF thinking??
nah thats just Makes previous environmentally sustainable office building scheme
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #44
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It's going to otherwise become a canyon of dark glass and silver paint.
by silver paint I assume you mean metal?

sounds good to me, far too much clumsy stone effect cladding in the City.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #45
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We should set a limit on how much of a building can be glass. Say 30%. We should also set a minimum 30% Portland stone. The architect can make their own choices for the other 40%.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #46
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Perhaps it could look like this! hahah... Far too much spare time on my hands today...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #47
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hay guys this may be a stupid question but i cant work out how to subscribe to this thread so it shows up with my other subscriptions because they was there when i created an account
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #48
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hay guys this may be a stupid question but i cant work out how to subscribe to this thread so it shows up with my other subscriptions because they was there when i created an account
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #49
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Wow, another tower proposal, wasn't expecting that for a few years

I bet the lawyers are licking their lips too, at the thought of getting all that money, once EH put this though another pointless PI
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #50
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thanks seems such a simple way to do it and i spent all that time trying to find a way i fell so stupid
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #51
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Nice, ~170m should be a good addition to the bulk or mass of the city, the location should help reel in 20 Fenchurch Street and if it is another unique shaped tower it will be a good addition to London.
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Perhaps it could look like this! hahah... Far too much spare time on my hands today...
What's that building just to the right of 122LH?
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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #53
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What's that building just to the right of 122LH?
It's the mireva building.. It was cancelled a few years back
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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.
average floor to floor height for such an office tower is actually 4.1 metres.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #56
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The current building won't be missed. I'm looking forward to discovering that new tower, let's hope it's worth it...
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Old July 14th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #57
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I hope it isn't too similar to the Walkie Talkie! I love skyscrapers, but i find the WT to be too bulky at the top and i am finding it hard to like the design. Looking forward to Leadenhall and just wish the Pinnacle would start taking shape... glad a new 170-180m skyscraper is going in though
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Old July 14th, 2012, 05:32 AM   #58
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I like the old buildings, I hope this gets rejected
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Old July 14th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #59
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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 14th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #60
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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.

Lol only Delores could complain about a square with LLoyds, 122LH, The Gherkin and hopefully the Pinnacle popping into view shared with a 500 year old Church and call it a dark canyon.

The current buildings , built in the 1950's are nothing special and given the choice I think a 190m tower would trump them any time. The vast majority of buildings built in the City post war (including most proposals today) are stone framed and most are mundane and dire. Most of the decent Stone buildings are in conservation areas and listed so its not as if the City is about to be overrun by canyons of dark glass and silver paint any time soon.
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