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Old June 17th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #781
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this isn't a super tall - the London Bridge Tower (the shard) is a super tall and is now under construction in London - see the super tall thread.
Ah okay... Even though there IS a supertall in the EU under construction.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #782
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thank you eddyk!!!!!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #783
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Nice skyscraper, cant wait till it will be completed
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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #784
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This will add nicely to the innovative iconic talls currently UC in London.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #785
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The bottom looks a bit like the once proposed 392m (500m with antenna) Parkhaventoren in Rotterdam;

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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #786
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This will add nicely to the innovative iconic talls currently UC in London.
I wouldn't call the boxy towers currently U/C in Canary Wharf and that x-braced monster in the city that I can't remember the name anymore as an innovative tower.
London needs more towers like Bishopsgate,but no more boxes please.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #787
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I wouldn't call the boxy towers currently U/C in Canary Wharf and that x-braced monster in the city that I can't remember the name anymore as an innovative tower.
London needs more towers like Bishopsgate,but no more boxes please.
I know many cities praised by their skyline that have nothing but boxy towers.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #788
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Boxes are ok when it comes to fill the gaps.. but the towers like the Bishopsgate are the ones that make the difference.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #789
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Good project
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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #790
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If all towers were iconic, then they wouldn't exactly be iconic, because none of them will stand out amongst the rest.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #791
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Boxes are ok when it comes to fill the gaps.. but the towers like the Bishopsgate are the ones that make the difference.
Yup I agree.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #792
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This will look fantastic when built, but it won't rise until late 2010, so it won't be finished for the olympics

The shard however, will be.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #793
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I like the projrct.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #794
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This will look fantastic when built, but it won't rise until late 2010, so it won't be finished for the olympics
No, but it should have topped out by then, and cladding will be at a fairly advanced stage.

LBT is more important to London's skyline though, and it will certainly be complete in time (externally, at least).
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:48 PM   #795
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The hoarding has moved out onto the pavement:



Dug a lot deeper than on my last visit:



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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:59 PM   #796
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The top of the tower is just... WOW.
I don't like the bottom though- this thing lacks a nice podium.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM   #797
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this thing lacks a nice podium.
Podiums are never nice.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:39 PM   #798
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The top of the tower is just... WOW.
I don't like the bottom though- this thing lacks a nice podium.
How can you not like the bottom of it? it's actually close to being sexy (if a building ever could be)

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:47 PM   #799
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The podium is the best thing about the building IMO. I think it's superlative.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 11:29 PM   #800
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The podium is the best thing about the building IMO. I think it's superlative.
It's not a podium. New towers in London go straight down and connect direct to the ground level. A lot of 1960s towers came down onto a boxy podium, which created all manner of streetscape issues and gave quite a negative urban impression of tall buildings.

You can see an old style podium on the previous 20 Fenchurch Street.



Unlike newer towers such as Swiss Re and Heron which come straight down.

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