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Old June 24th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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LONDON | Television Center | U/C

Television Centre | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1398684

Official website: http://www.television-centre.com/



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  • Address: Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Developer: Stanhope
  • Architects: AHMM, Maccreanor Lavington, Duggan Morris, Gillespies, dRMM
  • Homes: 950



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Old June 28th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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The overly-large letters seem unnecessary.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 12:46 AM   #3
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I think their rather nice a homage to the past without resorting to a meaningless sculpture which would otherwise go there.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 01:00 AM   #4
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I'm glad they are preserving the original 1960 building instead of demolishing it as they usually do.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:32 PM   #5
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I think their rather nice a homage to the past without resorting to a meaningless sculpture which would otherwise go there.
Perhaps. But I would have opted for a small park with a few trees, personally.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 11:20 PM   #6
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I do think they really missed a trick there by not converting at least part of the building into a BBC museum, with a history of the building and company, and rooms showing off all the leftover props from famous TV shows, which currently just sit gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere.
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The overly-large letters seem unnecessary.
Maybe these huge letters are there to prevent trucks (with explosives) to enter the complex.
Instead of fences, which are uninviting, property owner of important headquarters install reinforced benches, sculptures and flower pots on their plazas to prevent such acts. BBC is an important broadcaster and news station which can be viewed around the world and therefor a potential target. I once saw a short documentary about that subject and it's importance for London, but I can't find it.

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Maybe these huge letters are there to prevent trucks (with explosives) to enter the complex.
Instead of fences, which are uninviting, property owner of important headquarters install reinforced benches, sculptures and flower pots on their plazas to prevent such acts. BBC is an important broadcaster and news station which can be viewed around the world and therefor a potential target. I once saw a short documentary about that subject and it's importance for London, but I can't find it.
Perhaps, but the Television Centre is no longer the property of the BBC, it was sold for flats/apartments. Hence why I see the large letters as unnecessary.
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Perhaps, but the Television Centre is no longer the property of the BBC, it was sold for flats/apartments. Hence why I see the large letters as unnecessary.
Oh ok. I didn't know about that. Than it's really puzzling.
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It's like the catch being "Live the BBC Studio life" or something... very interesting. I can't wait to see it looking all brand new when it's completely done.
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I do think they really missed a trick there by not converting at least part of the building into a BBC museum, with a history of the building and company, and rooms showing off all the leftover props from famous TV shows, which currently just sit gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere.
They did have a big vault in the basement at TV centre with all that stuff in it. I once went for a wander around there with my sister who worked there and found an old TARDIS and a pub sign with a painting of Dale Winton on it.
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Completed yet? Looks good ah
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