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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #341
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It looks good. It would be good to see an area of London that is dedicated to high rises. Kind of like Paris where there is a height limit around the city except in one area. I think it would suit London.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #342
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It isnt limited to one area mate, there are what is called..clusters

The two most notable being the 'The City' and Canary Wharf..
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Old November 11th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #343
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Just found this old image it shows the Shard and the Bishopsgate tower competing to be Londons tallest building but Bishopsgate has been cut down to size dont no why it would have looked great that tall but it is still huge anyway with the hight decreass cant wait until its built.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 02:10 AM   #344
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Well it ain't exactly accurate anyway, as Bishopsgate is cut off near the bottom and I don't think they're in scale with each other.

Meh. Both still great buildings
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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #345
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Bishopsgate was cut down from just over 300m to 288m because of objections from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) over interference with planes flying over London. Planes can often pose a problem for highrise buildings, particuarly in London, with the top height for skyscrapers in Canary Wharf set at about 235m because of London City airport.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 01:42 PM   #346
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Demolition has started on the smallest of the current buildings - see picture below.

The tower itself still needs funding though. DIFA are prepared to finance some of the construction themselves, but they need a partner. A speculative build (without tenants) is possible, but this hasn't been confirmed.



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Old November 22nd, 2006, 03:05 PM   #347
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This is good news, stleast a good sign anyway!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 03:15 PM   #348
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My prediction:

British Land will team up with DIFA on this project and the tower will be under construction in little more than a year.

British Land have nearly a BILLION in free cash to spend at the moment.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 03:37 PM   #349
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Yeah, hopefully that would give a push for her be built speculatively
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 07:26 PM   #350
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Looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #351
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The tower has secured funding! This is unbelievable!!! This news comes on the exact same day that Heron Tower has also secured funding!! Unbelievable!!!!! London will be having a massive construction boom in 2007



Arab Investments to acquire London's 'Helter-skelter'

From Property Week 24.11.2006

A consortium fronted by Middle Eastern investment firm Arab Investments has emerged as the front runner to acquire the site for DIFA’s proposed 945 ft ‘Helter-skelter’ tower in the City of London.

By Daniel Thomas

Arab Investments, a developer and property investor, placed the site on Bishopsgate under offer this week. It has pulled together funding from a number of sources in the Middle East to acquire the site.

DIFA has already secured consent for London’s tallest tower on the site: a 60-storey Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower with more than 950,000 sq ft (88,257 sq m) of office space.

It is understood that Arab Investments has agreed to pay near the asking price of £200m for the site. Savills is advising DIFA.

The acquisition would mark a considerable step up for Arab Investments in the City of London. Earlier this year, the firm acquired 36-41 Gracechurch Street for around £25m from Quintain.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #352
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Wow, so two of the best proposals getting funding in the same day!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 01:14 PM   #353
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The both towers are pretty great, can't wait to see 'em u/c
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Old November 24th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #354
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I am so happy, This and Heron!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #355
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It should be phenomenal seeing all these towers under construction at the same time!

I can't believe it's actually happening, after all these years, they're actually gonna get built!
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Old November 24th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #356
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This is great news! I love this one. Different type of design and it still works for LDN!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #357
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A "before and after" rendering I did this evening.

This is looking down Gracechurch Street -










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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #358
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #359
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Fek me! That's amazing!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #360
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Absolute Stunning Building.....

for the designers
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