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Old February 14th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #2121
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What I mean is..
I know this project had wealthy middle eastern investor, normally for the projects like this no one use their own cash, it's just a guarantee, they take loans and loans has schedules, (but maybe he did.. so what then, did he gone broke) plus cost of redesign, inflation and probably some legal issues with those contractors
(they don't mind building infeasible towers in middle east, but they have problems with this iconic tower in very good location in one of the best cities in the world)
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Old February 14th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #2122
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What I mean is..
I know this project had wealthy middle eastern investor, normally for the projects like this no one use their own cash, it's just a guarantee, they take loans and loans has schedules, (but maybe he did.. so what then, did he gone broke) plus cost of redesign, inflation and probably some legal issues with those contractors
(they don't mind building infeasible towers in middle east, but they have problems with this iconic tower in very good location in one of the best cities in the world)
hmmm... good points. Valid points as well. Especially the last statement.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #2123
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Ho-lee-shit. Very nice sir Robert Walpole. (Welcome back from the brig) That's amazing looking... Can you paste a Gotham city render on there? That is really going to add to the high rise density.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #2124
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WOW! That looks fantastic. I have never seen such a good render of whats to come in London. Like Trex-md said - I'd like to see Gotham City in the render. Maybe it isn't included because it is not for definite yet.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:36 PM   #2125
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Not to mention all the massive projects in Aldgate which will also change this area a lot.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #2126
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When a rendering looks great "as is" I worry when I hear it's being redesigned.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #2127
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coming along nicely!
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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:24 AM   #2128
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What's that leaning building to the left of The Leadenhall?
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #2129
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^ Cheesegrater/The Leadenhall Building
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2254
The other one to the left of it is 52-54 Lime Street.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...83&postcount=1
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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #2130
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What's that leaning building to the left of The Leadenhall?
Like towerpower said, its the Lime Street Tower.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #2131
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do you have a source on that? looks pretty much identical to the old design to a laymans eyes.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #2132
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Why can't the spire be twice the height? A real dramatic reach for the sky?
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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:27 PM   #2133
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Old March 11th, 2014, 03:11 PM   #2134
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Looks fatter to me, not quite as nice.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 05:30 PM   #2135
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it has always been looking fat from some angles. i think it looks slim from the north/south angle.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #2136
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Lowering the 'shoulders' would make this look a little more slender
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Old March 13th, 2014, 02:37 PM   #2137
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This appears to be the "new design".


Looks to be the same shape but with different cladding, which is consistent with the news we've heard about its redesign. It looks less 'glossy' perhaps. Hard to tell with such a small render.

Either way, I think the bottom line is that even with major tweaks to the shape or exterior, just on location and height alone it will sit extremely nicely into the area. Pinnacle is an apt name. It rounds out the City skyline very well just by being there. All the buildings around it, especially Leadenhall, seem almost designed to co-habitate with the Pinnacle. They lean in towards it, and the whole cluster rises to a singular point. Very impressive skyline.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #2138
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do you have a source on that? looks pretty much identical to the old design to a laymans eyes.
here you go:
http://www.kpf.com/project.asp?S=1&ID=67
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Old March 18th, 2014, 03:35 AM   #2139
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Hmmm.... i was kinda hoping for a complete re-design and maybe a height increase - though 288m is still high and i suppose the cladding looks good.
Now when when when will they announce a start date????
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Old March 18th, 2014, 04:39 AM   #2140
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Looks more angular this time. Looking forward to its construction! The city definitely needs this as a pinnacle.
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