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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:55 PM   #1
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LONDON | Mitsubishi Tower | 170m | 40 fl | App

A new tower for the City of London.

Wilkinson Eyre submits 40-storey City tower
24 April 2015 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Wilkinson Eyre is about to submit plans for a 40-storey office tower to the City of London Corporation.



The 70,000sq m project will stand on the corner of Bishopsgate and Leadenhall, next to Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Cheesegrater in the so-called eastern cluster of tall buildings.

It will contain retail at ground and mezzanine level and promises a “public access viewing gallery” at level 40.

The architect described the scheme as a series of stacked blocks which become narrower as they get taller.

The architectural concept views each block as complementary but with slightly differing characteristics expressed through differing levels of transparency of the facades, it said.

The client is Mitsubishi Estate, part of the Japanese conglomerate that includes food brands, a car maker and arms manufacturer.

The building will aim for BREEAM Excellent.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old April 25th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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Can't wait to see a rendering of the building by itself. That part of the city is really becoming the place for avante-garde architecture. Hope it measures up to the standards set by Rogers and Foster.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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Stacked boxes. Yawn. The idea is so old it's almost retro to propose it in 2015.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 04:05 PM   #5
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Looks pretty good already!
Notice how it is setback from the sight lines of Saint Paul's - lets hope the that the new 22 Bishopsgate design will complement this tower as much as this complements the old Pinnacle design.

Anyway, I'm really excited about this one!
I think the old 6-8 Bishopsgate has just about had its time...

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Stacked boxes. Yawn. The idea is so old it's almost retro to propose it in 2015.
Its not old, Stacked boxes design is a pretty new one

It looks pretty good to me
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Anyway, I'm really excited about this one!
I think the old 6-8 Bishopsgate has just about had its time...

http://www.gmw-architects.com/data/P.../a-0686_N7.jpg
I like the new proposal but at the same time I like the old building! :/
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I wonder why all of the City projects are so short. Given the value of the land, one would assume that the towers would be much taller. Further, if Helter Skleter, right next door had planning permission to be roughly 275m, then why is this so short.
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I like the new proposal but at the same time I like the old building! :/
I agree. It's a fine building from a bygone era of London when men still wore ties and Britain was still an empire.
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This gets the go ahead ...

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/b...-10430139.html
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Looks pretty good to me. The old building is absolutely terrible, like something out of Gotham. I don't mind boring buildings per se, but huge anonymous tinted glass boring buildings in the middle of a world class skyline? Bleugh.
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Looks pretty good to me. The old building is absolutely terrible, like something out of Gotham. I don't mind boring buildings per se, but huge anonymous tinted glass boring buildings in the middle of a world class skyline? Bleugh.
Gotham?
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They could take down the tower, but I like the current lowrise portion much more.
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Old August 2nd, 2015, 07:24 AM   #14
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More density is good, and its going to be enjoyable watching several cores rising at the same time, in this cluster, along with other surrounding towers rising nearby

However I.
Wish it were taller.
Wish it could be built alongside the smaller tower, instead of replacing it, this has happened with a few previous projects in London where a smaller tower was demolished to make way for a taller, better tower. I do prefer the new ones, but it's just a shame that we couldn't keep the old ones too.

Also starting to think that there should be bigger spaces between the towers in the city cluster, sso they don't all merge together.

With the towers going up all around the city cluster like aldgate, Shoreditch, southbank, city road etc, London will soon have the only actual downtown in Europe, instead of just a cluster cbd.
This approach had meant that it has taken longer for London skyline to come together than if they had just put all there towers in one cluster, but the wait will be worth it as London skyline will be on a much bigger scale, an actual highrise downtown, not just a cluster.

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