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Old December 12th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #681
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the debat goes on. there is a 311 metre building on the south bank of the thames that will have construction commenced in january. it isn't in the flight path of london city airport. canary wharf, however, has heigh restrictions, around 235 metres, depending on precise location.

if you go to the uk section of ssc there are threads on this.

well, millenium tower would have been where 30 saint mary's axe (probably known to you as 'the gherkin') is. both norman foster designs. MT was never built because of concerns by the civil aviation authority. they were worried about planes from heathrow which is many miles away.

Cheers dude. I'll have a look at the thread.

As for the Millenium Tower, Orsino was right: Skyline was talking about HIS millenium tower.
Someone really should change that name if it gets built by the way...
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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #682
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[img]http://i34.************/22e3gk.jpg[/img]
Yes, but this render is how it would look before they resubmitted it and raised the collar?? Is there one of the revised look?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #683
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #684
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That looks great! What a great mixture of hypermodern and old!!!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #685
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Yes, but this render is how it would look before they resubmitted it and raised the collar?? Is there one of the revised look?
Not quite sure what you mean Odysseus, as far as I know that is the current design displayed in that render.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #686
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He's right, they raised the southern side of the building to include more office space. In reality it will look something like this (I've Photoshopped the original rendering) -


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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #687
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Ah, my bad
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Old December 16th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #688
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He's right, they raised the southern side of the building to include more office space. In reality it will look something like this (I've Photoshopped the original rendering) -


Ruins the whole thing for me, the angle of the collar was integral to the building's beauty. That just looks poor.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #689
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I disagree, I think the ammended design is much better.. it levels off nicer with the Leadenhall tower and stops it being too much of a helter-skelter.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #690
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I think i actually prefer it with the raised shoulder - but to be fair it's not that noticeable either way.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #691
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The second version looks somewhat better!
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:41 AM   #692
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I like the second version with the raised shoulder also better, because it gives the building a more "bold" look when seen from the South, and also the tower looks higher with the raised shoulder, though the lowered shoulder definitely gave the design a more "artistic" feel.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #693
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well it still looks good...but i would prefer it with out the changes...why not make it taller xD
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #694
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why not make it taller xD
Because you'd have to build lots of taller ones around to keep the harmony within the cluster. But I'd say that there could be some taller one in Canary Wharf. I would love it!
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #695
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As an individual building, I like 20FS. But it's true that given the context here, it'll look like a fat kid who's been told to go face the corner after failing the rope-climbing test in the gym class.
Kinda think it deserves it in a way...
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #696
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I agree, the height reduction has made 20FS look fat and squashed, it was better as the original, much more slender, taller design.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #697
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lol. Bishopsgate is much more elegant. This tower alone would be a good reason to visit London.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #698
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I've already decided it's my favourite building of the 21st century.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:24 AM   #699
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I've already decided it's my favourite building of the 21st century.
We are two. That is why I have got it in my signature. KPF rocks!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:57 PM   #700
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this is a great tower
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