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Old February 15th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #21
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Old February 15th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #22
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It will actually be the 4th tallest... CityPoint is taller.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #23
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Yes, you're right. Only by 2 metres though!

I got muddled up and thought Citypoint was 122m, but it's actually 127m.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:41 PM   #24
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The UK are really consistant in making unique and beautiful modern designs, the country's already loaded with them, lets just hope it continues for along time to come.

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This is HCT tower in Birmingham at 130m ... so on comparison Lime Street will look huge especially considering the massive bulk of it. A tremendous addition to Londons Skyline



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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #25
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Brittania, its the fourth talles is it?? I thought i read somewhere officially that it would be the third tallest, are they not claiming this, or did i just get it from some random site?
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 12:07 AM   #26
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From SkyscraperNews.com

New Lime Street Tower To Begin Immediately

The newest planned tower in the City, the Willis Building on Lime Street is due to start construction almost immediately after full consent has been awarded to the revised design.

The 125m tall tower has increased slightly in height but apart from that it remains near identical. Designed by Norman Foster it will stand immediately over the road to the north of Lloyds of London and will be the new headquarters for London insurance group Willis.

The section 106 is expected to be signed in the next few days and construction should start almost immediately as the developer British Land have spent the past several months clearing the site of the old building.
Bets are now being taken on whether the Broadgate Tower at 201 Bishopsgate will be their next project in the City to start following an announcement from a director last year before the prelet was signed that they would build either the 51 Lime Street or 201 Bishopsgate site speculatively.









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Old March 2nd, 2005, 01:03 AM   #27
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Here's a rendering I did myself.



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Old March 2nd, 2005, 01:33 AM   #28
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thanks for the render, its nice to have an idea how it will work in the skyline!
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 04:02 PM   #29
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Another rendering.

This includes the neighbouring Leadenhall Building (225m).



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Old March 3rd, 2005, 06:39 PM   #30
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amazing building, truly great wow
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Old March 4th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #31
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Brittania, its the fourth talles is it?? I thought i read somewhere officially that it would be the third tallest, are they not claiming this, or did i just get it from some random site?
No, it'll be 4th tallest in the City. 3rd tallest in the Eastern Cluster.

Will... that render from St. Helen's is the old design. I'll try and scan you the new one if I get a chance.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #32
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Fantastic Tower, pity it's not a bit taller :-)
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Why does London (probably takes the whole GDP of GB to generate scrapers) seem set on building such ugly scrapers in such a beautifull city? Oh well at least you can call em unique.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #34
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GB's GDP is around the 7th largest in the world

Londons skyscrapers are all damn good looking, and at least as unique and special as the older buildings which make london what it is.
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List of countries by GDP (nominal)

2005 GDP (nominal)

1 United States 12,486,624
2 Japan 4,663,823
3 Germany 2,730,109
4 United Kingdom 2,227,551
5 France 2,054,880
6 People's Republic of China 1,772,724
7 Italy 1,709,668
8 Canada 1,034,532
9 Spain 1,019,024
10 India 719,819
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Old March 4th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #37
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Another unique London tower!

I don't think it'll look ugly; it'll just add to the city's nice blend of old and new.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #38
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It will look nothing like those two renders wjfox has done , as hes taken a picture from a render looking up from ground level which has been pasted into a pictures looking across the horizon.This makes it look like the building has pointy roofs.
The second offical renders give the proper impression of how it will look.
This is not to bash your work foxy, its just some times renders can give the wrong impression.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #39
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^ Yeah, the tower won't be "spikey" like that. The rooves will be flat.

However, the footprint will be slightly curved.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:06 PM   #40
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have sombody picture what was there before 2 world war
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