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Old May 31st, 2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Diamond Tower | Canary Wharf | 220m | 60 fl | Site Prep

The Evening Standard has revealed today that plans for the construction of a spectacular 50-storey residential skyscraper at Canary Wharf are being drawn up.

Site: NewfoundLand (previous p.a. was for a mixed-use development containing shops, a boutique hotel and 78 serviced apartments.)

Source: http://www.standard.co.uk/business/b...f-8639054.html

"The tower will be more than 500 feet high and contain 500 apartments. Billie Lee of Horden Cherry Lee Architects has produced early designs showing a slender structure supported by a diamond-pattern external skeleton deep enough to shield one balcony from the next .... The tower is also diamond-shaped on plan "

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"... each diamond is three storeys high. Using an external frame will free up more valuable internal space as well as hiding occupants from their neighbours when they use the balconies. The sloping side “walls” of an external frame, which will be more than a metre deep, give the tower a sculpted appearance."

Canary Wharf will build the Diamond Tower.

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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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This news deserves a disco duck.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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Can't wait to see the design
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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50 stories, Christ! That's as many as 1 Canada square! Should be good to have some more shapes in the wharf too... Looks like it's gonna be a thin one!
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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Tiny footprint for such a tall building. Is there much chance of this getting approval, just seems like cramming to me.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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I sense I unique design which immediately means it will be rejected for no good reason.
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The thread for the previous tower proposal for this site: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=602319

For reference it was 37 stories and 145 meters tall.

Assuming the height of each story will stay the same for this new design, we could be looking at a 198 meter tall building. However I believe the previous proposal had an office element which would have had higher floors. Another reference point could be St George Wharf Tower which is all residential and has 49 floors and is 181 meters tall. I'd say we are looking at a 600ft tower.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Can this and City pride both realistically go ahead. If so then I will worship, WORSHIP London. I will marry it. Ill sleep with it.
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Can this and City pride both realistically go ahead. If so then I will worship, WORSHIP London. I will marry it. Ill sleep with it.
Sure both projects can be built. Are we all invited to your wedding?
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hmmm, going to wait for more info!
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Old June 1st, 2013, 01:46 AM   #11
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So this, city pride and riverside south towers would literally stand next to each other... Wouldn't that be something!



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If all 3 of those got built we wouldn't have to call it "mini Manhattan" anymore, it would be getting on being just as impressive as the real Manhattan. Quite the transformation considering what the area was like 30 years a go.
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So this, city pride and riverside south towers would literally stand next to each other... Wouldn't that be something!

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Richard Rogers just swallowed his own cock.
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@Autothrill: Your diagram of the two towers is a great idea, but I believe this diamond tower is actually behind the Riverside South site and may be a little lower than you indicated.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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who are you to question my artistic vision?! haha you are absolutely right silly me, it's going to be even thinner than I thought then!

These are of course the correct sites...



I hope Richard Rogers modesty can take another swallowing at this work of art.
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Keep in mind that while it is possible that this could be around 190m-200m, given the majority of 50 floor resi towers we have seen built or proposed for the area it is far more likely to be around 155m. Don't get your hopes up too much for something much taller.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 02:08 PM   #17
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I hold hope for a crown of some sort that adds a bit of height, I suppose we'll have to wait for the design
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Old June 1st, 2013, 06:16 PM   #18
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My negativity is aroused. It is a tiny footprint for a building of this size. It is going to be extremely narrow with very low floor heights, and this seems to be the case with most apartment high rises in London. It is also smack bang next to City pride. Oh the humanity!
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The first thing I thought when I saw 'Diamond Tower' was 2 WTC:



It would be great to get something similar, obviously on a much thinner/shorter scale, maybe just one diamond rather than 4.
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Is there room for it to do a Walkie-Talkie? Start thin at the base and get progressively fatter?
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