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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #81
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For now, London looks like an industrial place in that picture.. but in the future it will look nice... Good luck London!
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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #82
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For now, London looks like an industrial place in that picture.. but in the future it will look nice... Good luck London!
Industrial Place? My dear ... You're a fool
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Old July 13th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #83
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Post these on the new page Will, these are fantastic





And even on a horrible picture, you still make it look amazing.



My only concern is. from that angle Leadenhall blocks Bishopgate

All you need to do now is Canary Wharf renders
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Old July 13th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #84
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What I am about to say will probably get me lynched but I am not a fan of DIFA. I think for that site it needs to be taller and more slender. I also think its time we had some buildings that weren't screaming their presence all over London. We need less prestige and less glass. Maybe a tower mimicking the old wren churches.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 05:03 PM   #85
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Yeah we need a building like Library tower in LA, or that one in Charlotte because they aren't coated in glass and are less 'in your face'. I don't really mind if they build this, but I am worried that London has too many new skyscrapers trying to attract attention to themselves gherkin/leadenhall/bishopsgate. London needs more conservative skyscrapers! eg Canary Wharf buildings but built in the city
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Old July 13th, 2005, 09:43 PM   #86
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London rocks!
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:04 AM   #87
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I'm glad that these skyscrapers have been approved, compared to other western cities London doesn't have many skyscrapers. But still there are many people in Britian and in particular London who would object to these buildings as they say that the buildings will block the view to St Paul's or something.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #88
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None of the tall buildings block views of St. Paul's. All important views of the Cathedral (and the Houses of Parliament) are protected so that no buildings are allowed to interfere with them. I also think that more people outside London would object to tall buildings... the response we've had from Londonders on The Bishopsgate Tower has been entirely positive.

I agree that varied materials would be good, but a mock-Wren skyscraper? God no... London shouldn't do pastiche or retro. London's tall buildings should be unfailingly modern, though a wider palette would be welcome. I guess there's a chance of this considering the new Part L building regs which come into force soon, with more stringent energy targets that all-glass buildings find harder to meet.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #89
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Not mock, but drawing inspiration from Wren churches or Barry's Parliament thereby creating continuity.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #90
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Be nice if we could get a night time view. This is gonna look awesome if it all gets done. Just needs a bit more bulk, but no 70's crap!!!
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Old July 28th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #91
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Industrial Place? My dear ... You're a fool
its true it does look like alot an industrial place in THAT PICTURE!
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #92
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its true it does look like alot an industrial place in THAT PICTURE!
it looks grey thats all. Can you see any factories? Can you see any docks? No, its not industrial. Its commercial, its just a very bad picture.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM   #93
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Heres my attempt at London's imerging cluster with a better sunnier picture I know quite alot are missing, a few big ones aswell but you get a rough indication of the progress the city is making.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 01:49 PM   #94
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Heron needs to be further to the right, almost touching Tower 42.

Bishopsgate and Leadenhall both need to be taller.

51 Lime St is facing the wrong way, and would appear just off the right edge of the image.
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Heron needs to be further to the right, almost touching Tower 42.

Bishopsgate and Leadenhall both need to be taller.

51 Lime St is facing the wrong way, and would appear just off the right edge of the image.
Arr, ssshhh - Im not a Londoner sorry about that though, but like I said just a rough indication.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 02:18 PM   #96
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london will still remain the best city in terms of old and new.
Its no good trying to build a forest of skyscrapers with no tradition and history of architecture,
only cities that have both are truely great.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 02:43 PM   #97
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london will still remain the best city in terms of old and new.
Its no good trying to build a forest of skyscrapers with no tradition and history of architecture,
only cities that have both are truely great.
Well said
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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:57 PM   #98
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yup.. v. well said.
I wonder how much the appartment between the 53rd and 65th floor of the London Bridge Tower will go for
aah.. the 1st skyscraper in south London

p.s: btw, I always find that on a cloudy day, the thames turns "brown", and on a clear day, its a nice blue colour, like the pics above and this one I took:

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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:58 PM   #99
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yes well said
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