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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:07 AM   #241
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Who's Kohn Pederson Fox, does he work for British Land or something?
They're a firm of architects

Good find Will, I love the way the tower is an amorphous blob in plan view but rises with neat, straight lines on the skyline.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:08 AM   #242
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the architectural firm i believe

EDIT: you got in there before me Tubeman
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:10 AM   #243
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Ha, I need to get up to date with my architectural lingo I see.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:18 PM   #244
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Couple of new renderings, taken from this PDF by Kohn Pederson Fox -
The spiral shape of this building is a nice feature,but I might be wrong but it seems it will look bulky when you look at it from some angles.Maybe that wouldn't happen if it had a less irregular shape-something close to a circular shaped building.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:25 AM   #245
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Isn't this inaccurate?

[IMG]http://i5.************/20r4ifb.jpg[/IMG]
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #246
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Isn't this inaccurate?
Not at all. This shows the relative sizes of the economies, and London is behind New York and Paris in this respect. Perhaps you're thinking about financial services and financial power, which is something different (and which London leads in).
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Old August 8th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #247
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Piling work has started on site.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #248
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wow, great news.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #249
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Apparently the current building should be coming down very soon, and work has started on Leadenhall (225m) and Heron (242m) aswell!
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Old August 10th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #250
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Here's a quick rendering I did earlier. This is viewed from London Bridge, the main crossing point into London's financial district:-


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Old August 10th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #251
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^ Nice.
btw nice to see you back where have you been?and dont say youve been working on that reneder lol
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #252
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^ Nice.
btw nice to see you back where have you been?and dont say youve been working on that reneder lol
Heh, thanks.

Couple of reasons.

- I needed a break from this place... it gets too much sometimes

- I'm dating somebody... she's really nice. It's working out perfectly.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #253
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great news, London gets a cool skyline.
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Finally some activity...in a couple of years time London will have a world class skyline.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #255
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Not at all. This shows the relative sizes of the economies, and London is behind New York and Paris in this respect. Perhaps you're thinking about financial services and financial power, which is something different (and which London leads in).
Wow! How can London be so much behind NYC and Paris?
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #256
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Heh, thanks.

Couple of reasons.

- I needed a break from this place... it gets too much sometimes

- I'm dating somebody... she's really nice. It's working out perfectly.
I see..
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #257
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Here's a quick rendering I did earlier. This is viewed from London Bridge, the main crossing point into London's financial district:-



Brilliant pic! Is that the right height? It looks huge!
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #258
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But damn that blue glass groundscraper and that shit to the left of it must go.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #259
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Wow! How can London be so much behind NYC and Paris?
It only because the population size

Greater London has only 7 millions inh
Greater Paris has 11 millions inh
and New York metro area has 18 millions inh.

I love this tower.

Rendering of this scraper are the best I was ever seen.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #260
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It only because the population size

Greater London has only 7 millions inh
Greater Paris has 11 millions inh
and New York metro area has 18 millions inh.
Ok, thanks. But if we look at the metro figures London has 18 million, Paris 12 million and NYC 21 million. Wouldn´t that change the situation?
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