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Old October 12th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #21
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I'm loving this tower, it's good to have something different around all that glass and steel
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Old October 13th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #22
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What a great addition to the City's skyline! Just what we need!
I saw this in the papers the day it was announced, and was immediately pleased haha.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #23
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They need them to not look like Disneyland.
Being something other than a unimaginative box does not equate to looking like Disney land. Dullness, lack of creativity and mediocrity is what London doesn't need
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #24
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But it's not really any of those three.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 05:34 AM   #25
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Henderson Global Investors launches plans for new office building at 40 Leadenhall Street

Henderson Global Investors has today launched its plans for an exciting, high quality building at 40 Leadenhall Street, EC3. The building will vary in height between 7 and 34 office storeys, with two additional basement levels, a roof level plant, (total height 170m AOD) and flexible retail/café and restaurant uses at ground floor level. The total size of the building is 910,000 sq ft NIA, split between 890,000 sq ft office and c. 20,000 sq ft retail.

The building is located in the City of London’s established and dynamic insurance district of EC3 and within the Eastern Cluster of tall buildings. The site is very well served with public transport surrounded by various bus routes, underground and overground stations. A grade II listed building at 19-21 Billiter Street, built in 1865, will be restored and integrated in the proposed scheme. It is estimated that 390 FTE construction jobs will be created on the site and approximately 7,000 people are expected to work in the building when complete.

It has been designed by world class architectural practice, Make, and is formed of vertical slices arranged around the listed building which create a striking and considered vertical composition to complement the more curved and leaning buildings on the London skyline. The tallest part of the building is positioned at the northern end of the site to take account of neighbouring tall buildings and steps down in height toward the River Thames and Tower of London to the south. The proposed new building is also terraced at high level on the northern side of Leadenhall Street so that it remains out of sight when travelling east along Fleet Street along the ceremonial route to St Paul’s Cathedral. Ground floor entrance and retail frontages are set back to create generous pedestrian zones, wider pavements and spaces along key pedestrian routes on adjacent Leadenhall Street, Fenchurch Street, Billiter Street and Fenchurch Buildings.

http://www.henderson.com/sites/hende...aspx?xpid=6964
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:20 AM   #26
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Im so pleased! Such great news. This will be part of the new wave of City towers! Glad London will keep its momentum with this development, Lime Street Tower, the Pinnacle (hopefully), and the other Bishopsgate tower. :-D

Big news guys! :-D
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Old February 19th, 2014, 03:28 PM   #27
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"Batman-inspired skyscraper set for approval at 40 Leadenhall"

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Plans for a giant office scheme near Leadenhall Market was recommended for approval by City planners today.

The site at 40 Leadenhall Street – also known as the Leadenhall Triangle – is owned by Henderson Global Investors, the fund managers behind the controversial Smithfield Quarter scheme, which is being reviewed at a public inquiry this week.

The complex was inspired by the neo-gothic architecture of Chicago and New York - the same style which was the basis for Batman's Gotham City in the films of Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.

Henderson bought the Triangle site, a cluster of five buildings, out of administration on behalf of clients in May 2011 for around £190m.

In September the group unveiled designs by architects Make for a 910,000 square feet stepped development that will vary in height between seven and 34 office storeys, reaching 558 ft at its highest point.

All the buildings on the site will be demolished except for a grade II-listed building at 19-21 Billiter Street, which Henderson has pledged to restore and integrate into the scheme.

City of London's chief planning officer Peter Rees gave the scheme a nod of approval ahead of a planning committee meeting next week, despite some objections from the Victorian Society, the Council for British Archeology and local residents.

“The proposal is in substantial compliance with the development plan policies that elate to it and in particular it supports the objective of promoting the City as the leading international financial and business centre,” Rees said in the planning documents filed today.

The project, which will have some shops on the ground floor, is expected to cost around £391m to develop.
Great news all round! Cannot wait for this one - it'll bring a good design to the City Cluster that is refeshingly vintage. I love it.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 04:36 PM   #28
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Looks like a huge development, I'm surprised there's space for it. What's on that location at the moment?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #29
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Stuff I guess.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #30
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Interesting. I was under the impression that it was things; but it very well may be stuff.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #31
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Ok this is different... So all the skyscrapers here have nicknames. What nickname shall be bestowed upon this tower huh?
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Brilliant. It's a shame to lose 117 Fenchurch though.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 01:45 AM   #33
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Ok this is different... So all the skyscrapers here have nicknames. What nickname shall be bestowed upon this tower huh?
The nickname I have seen circulating is 'Gotham City' due to its resemblance with some of the buildings that form the city with the same name from Tim Burton's Batman films.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 03:47 PM   #34
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Ok this is different... So all the skyscrapers here have nicknames. What nickname shall be bestowed upon this tower huh?
Yeah like Ivanator said - thats the guess. But most nicknames develop as the tower itself develops and is built.
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Ha Gotham city would be tight
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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #36
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Looks like a huge development, I'm surprised there's space for it. What's on that location at the moment?
Nothing that special
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #37
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spectacular design
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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #38
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Nothing that special
exactly the reason why City of London approved the design today!
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Old February 26th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #39
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IMO one of the best projects in London. Great building
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IMO one of the best projects in London. Great building
Agreed - it brings another well needed style to the City cluster. A bit more variation and personality. It'll be beautiful.
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