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Old June 30th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #101
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Love it.

The uk needs to pull its fingure out and start building now!!!
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Old June 30th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #102
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That base is stunning. I don't know what to say about it?
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Old June 30th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #103
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Love it.

The uk needs to pull its fingure out and start building now!!!
well its not up to the UK really. Its a German companay, as soon as they get planning permission, which is very likely, its all up to them really
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Old June 30th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #104
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Its a German companay, as soon as they get planning permission, which is very likely
Oh that's good... I'm glad you've got such faith in me! Not sure I'd make such an assumption quite just yet though.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 12:22 AM   #105
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we all have faith in you brit
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Old July 1st, 2005, 01:19 AM   #106
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Yesterday when I say the base for the first time I hated it as I thought it looked messy but I'm starting to like it now. Looks really welcoming I think.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 04:49 AM   #107
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wow, nice projects guys, but are any actually going to be built? if so when?
lets see action!
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Old July 1st, 2005, 06:01 AM   #108
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I like it. It carries on the tradition of ott modern architecture in London which can be either stunning or jarring, but rarely boring. In that sense it fits in nicely. I'm actually quite surprised this is a KPF design.

I dub thee "the ziggurat"
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Old July 1st, 2005, 11:45 AM   #109
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one thing you can always guarantee with london skyscrapers, lots and lots of renderings, some of the pictures are the highest quality you'll see anywhere in the world for a proposed tower. It reminds me of that program on discovery called extreme engineering, where as soon as something has been shown it never gets built, but they have the best graphics in the world.

love the look of the base, i was working down leadenhall the other day would have been amazing to be confronted by this skyscraper.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 12:26 PM   #110
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I must admit ... it is probably the most amazing skyscraper I have ever seen. No doubt about it being built aswell, you only have to look at the statistics released the other day to see that the UK attracted more oversees investment in terms of jobs and offices then all other European countries combined.

Its going to make other UK cities work harder aswell, they had started to catch up with Londons tallest but now there going to have to push a little bit harder again to get close to this beauty.

London's in the position where it cant do no wrong. The likelyhood of seeing a disgusting skyscraper on the skyline is as far away as it can be. Building late might actually be to Londons advantage.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 03:05 PM   #111
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one thing you can always guarantee with london skyscrapers, lots and lots of renderings, some of the pictures are the highest quality you'll see anywhere in the world for a proposed tower.
The guys who create our images are amazing. The detail is simply stunning... I've seen these things projected full-height onto walls and zoomed in to individual cladding panels, and each panel is different, with its own reflections etc. Several dozen renders have been produced, and each requires as much attention to detail. The hardest shots are the street level shots, because in some cases the entire image is computer generated, rather than being a CG model placed into a real photo.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 04:52 PM   #112
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I agree with you Birminghamculture. London is about quality, not quantity. There are so many consortiums and pressure groups to stop rubbish high rises so the skyline is safe. Although sometimes some groups go too far. Namely the one headed by Prince Charles who seem to only want wattle and daub buildings with carved with heroes of British past. They even got Libeskind's Spiral (new wing of the V&A museum) stopped. Exhibition Road could of been a showcase of stunning lowrise architecture of past and present if that went ahead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/grap.../bamyweek2.jpg

Alas, but thank god for this sudden surge in high rise proposals.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 07:42 PM   #113
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The base of it looks huge.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 09:21 PM   #114
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epic base!


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Old July 1st, 2005, 09:27 PM   #115
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That base is awesome! The rest of the tower still hasn't completely grown on me, though.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:29 AM   #116
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This is a long distance view from Greenwich in East London (just to the south of Canary Wharf).

I did these renderings myself, using Photoshop.












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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #117
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wow very impressive! well done! The skyline will look great for 2012
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #118
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Those are fanatastic. And just to think of everything else going up in the city. We need a panorama with Southwark, The City and Canary Wharf done now, with ever single 100 odd towers put on. You up for that Wjfoxy

Howmany Towers are proposed for London over 20 storeys now?
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #119
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Nice pics wjfox, St Pauls is so prominent on the skyline!

The City cluster needs to expand outwards now
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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:27 PM   #120
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