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Old August 24th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #81
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the article never mentions a 200m tower.. where did that figure come from? was it a knowlingly over inflated height so they could reduce following objections? Also I count more than 41 floors on one of the renders. confused face
Two different projects are getting confused. The Market Towers proposal (ie the proper subject of this thread) was approved back in June, and the two towers are 200m and 161m respectively. The project referred to in Mira Bar-Hillel's ES article is this one, approved this week.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #82
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Two different projects are getting confused. The Market Towers proposal (ie the proper subject of this thread) was approved back in June, and the two towers are 200m and 161m respectively. The project referred to in Mira Bar-Hillel's ES article is this one, approved this week.
I did get that impression, thanks!

TBH in the current climate and with housing and transport in London being a massive problem its hard to think of any residential development getting the kind of rough ride the commercial projects are getting.. lets hope theres more like this to come in the cluster.. you can imagine by 2025 strata getting some buddies too
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #83
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One Nine Elms | Vauxhall | 200m/161m | 58/43 fl | Approved

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Vauxhall / Nine Elms

Height: 200m and 161m | Floors: 58 and 43 | Architect: KPF | Developers: Green Property & CIT Group | Status: Approved

This has been approved by Wandsworth Council and Boris Johnson. Secretary of State Eric Pickles has decided that the scheme will not be called in for public inquiry despite the objections from English Heritage (source 1 and source 2). At 200m, the taller tower will be western Europe's highest all-residential building.


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Gothicform's rendering of the Vauxhall cluster viewed from Westminster Bridge:
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Current state of site (Market Towers)

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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #84
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I love the way London now routinely puts up residentials of 40+ floors.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #85
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Looks fantastic, the beginnings of a new cluster. I wonder how long before the nimby's start talking about it "blotting out the sun".
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #86
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The cluster is starting to take off...
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #87
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I don't like the sky lobby/bridge element of the design, but I do acknowledge that this is perhaps the selling point of the scheme, so I'll let them off.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #88
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from that render, it kind of reminds me of certain building that never was in the city ( can't say it's name, it still pains me)
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Old September 24th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #89
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from that render, it kind of reminds me of certain building that never was in the city ( can't say it's name, it still pains me)

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Nope you're right, deep scars indeed.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #90
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Great news and let’s hope there is not too long a delay in getting this started. It should make an interesting construction site once it finally takes off. The US embassy’s move to this part of London has no doubt helped to trigger things. I am glad the Government has seen sense and agreed not to call it in. With this initiative, I trust other proposals in this district will also get the go ahead. One finger up at UNESCO and English Heritage. I do wonder what EH could have objected to, apart from being as usual, bigoted and intolerant to anything over 100 metres. The area is in dire need of improvement and it doesn’t impact on any listed views. In fact the view from Westminster Bridge is enhanced by these and the other proposals and gives Vauxhall a focus. The higher tower is the same height as HSBC and CitiBank but for an extra metre. Hope the quality of finish is compatible with the look of the renders, but renders do generally romanticise projects to make them that more appealing.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #91
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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #92
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Looks nice, always an issue weather it will get built though
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Old September 25th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #93
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When is work set to start? Will there be much demolitian of current buildings?
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Old September 25th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #94
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Looking brilliant. Just a shame that they see this as being the pinnacle of the cluster. Always a shame to see them put a cap on height
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Old September 26th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #95
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yes nothing must rise above Millbank tower in that view
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Old September 26th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #96
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Loving this area.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #97
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all i can say is wow, having grown up in vauxhall and then moving out just before it began its major development you can imagine im a little angered. And so i think this area could become an incredible sight in 10 years time if they build these towers.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:51 PM   #98
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There needs to be a cluster of this size at Elephant & Castle, then the skyline would really start to join up.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:55 PM   #99
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There needs to be a cluster of this size at Elephant & Castle, then the skyline would really start to join up.
Was a potential 5 years ago but now an obscure view from a bridge in a park some miles away has scuppered that plan.
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They are working along the south bank, which needs it more than E&C
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