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Old August 3rd, 2015, 06:11 PM   #21
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clever, or interesting? no.

shaft is a slang term for pen1s.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 08:38 AM   #22
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It's just the address. That name's been around for something like 500 years in the area.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #23
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With all the talk about this from the city of London planners, media etc it will likely be built, but the time frame is going to be long as the occupiers of the current tower don't look like they're preparing to leave for some time yet.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #24
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Good thing that's the old proposal, then, and that the new one is likely to be different in some way.
Maybe a rhombus
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Old August 5th, 2015, 05:25 AM   #25
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I like it though it reminds me of Ryugyong Hotel a bit.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #26
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This will be revealed tomorrow. Just short of being 300m though but will stand at around 310m AOD on the skyline. Similar to the shard. Replaces 22 bishopsgate at 278m as the cities tallest. For now obviously.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:26 AM   #27
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It doesn't look bad, but I feel it is a downgrade from the original project

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story is on skyscrapernews now. embargo ended at 00.01... apologies for being 15 mins late but i did promise i'd put it up on monday

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3555

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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:54 AM   #28
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Powerful design!
The square in front of this building must be the number one spot to study high-tech architecture. LLoyds, Leadenhall Tower, the Gherkin and soon this.

Found a rendering of the base on the Telegraph:

Bigger rendering at the Guardian

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Although the tower appears to be a simple extruded block, its design in fact employs a subtle entasis — a trick the Greeks used on their columns.
The tower tapers almost imperceptibly as it rises. The bracing also slims down to reflect the decreasing need for reinforcement on the higher storeys.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #29
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I've always been big fan of blocky skyscrapers in the look of Chicago international style like said above, so I obviously like it.
Will certainly give a lot of volume for the cluster, if this gets build as it is.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #30
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Two more renderings:


Source: Evening Standard


Source: Business Insider

The Business Insider reports further that this building:
  • will have 73 stories
  • will have 90,000 sqm of space
  • has given the potential nickname 'Treliss' by some observers
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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #31
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It fits in the context of the skyline, but the design itself is boring. Is this cor-ten they will use for the bracings? I sure hope so.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #32
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It fits in the context of the skyline, but the design itself is boring. Is this cor-ten they will use for the bracings? I sure hope so.
I think the city needs a bland box or three. Otherwise there will be too many wacky designs.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #33
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I get your point, and yes, it makes sense. Things need to get balanced out. It would be fantastic if they could twek in WTC3 like spires on each corner, to enhance the verticality of this tower. That and the usage of cor-ten along a decent glass could make this tower really stand out.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #34
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I Like it!
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Old December 7th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #35
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Oh god yes.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 06:31 PM   #36
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I actually really like this one It seems like London is really stepping it up! It blends in perfectly.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #37
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I actually really like this one It seems like London is really stepping it up! It blends in perfectly.
London has been on a roll this whole cycle. Baltimore Wharf, the Walkie Talkie, the Cheesegrater, One Blackfriars, King's Cross Central and the Coal Yards, Newfoundland, Vauxhall/Nine Elms as a whole (not the individual buildings) and the architecture for Crossrail are all phenomenal.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #38
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Don't think this is a supertall, thought it was measured by AGL?
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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #39
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Amazing photos of the exhibition with models, floor plans and renderings. Posted in the London Metro Area section of SSC, by the users..

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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=129139987&postcount=543

and lumberjack
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=570
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Undershaft? I don't get what's clever or interesting about the name. Can someone explain?
It's not a name, it's a street address. '1 Undershaft.' Many streets in the City of London are not called 'X Street', they are just called things like 'Undershaft' or 'Cornhill' or 'Cheapside'. In medieval times not all streets had official names, they were often just referred to by the things that were on them (Haymarket being a good example).

It takes it's name from the chuch called St Andrew Undershaft, which was originally called St Andrew under Shaft (the shaft being the maypole which used to be the centre of the Mayday festival in the city in medieval times). Whenever a placename was drawn from a tree or similar tall object, it was described as 'under' rather than 'at' or 'by' (see Newcastle-under-Lyme, which means 'the new castle underneath the lime tree', or 'Unter den Linden' in Berlin, which also means 'under/by the lime trees').
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