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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #1901
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Eurozone debt crisis hurting demand for London offices, says Land Securities

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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #1902
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Construction projects in City put on hold

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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1903
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The Pinnacle is the only construction project in the city put on hold...the others shown in the video are rising very fast
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #1904
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Concrete weathers/rots.

Substantial work would need to be undertaken on the existing structure to resume work if it was due to begin in Jan 2013.
Concrete does not rot, many 20th century buildings have concrete facades, and the only maintenance required is a bit of a clean
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1905
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Perhaps if the redesign is a slight height increase? to nudge it into the supertall category? we can only wish..
Unfortunately not, this buiding was origonally planned to be 307m tall, but Heathrow would not allow it as it would pose a danger to passing aircraft
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #1906
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construction cost may not be as expensive as the shard but the value of land in the city financial district is more expensive than anywhere in the uk.
That is why I am fairly confident that this will be built eventually...If they redesigned it to be a ground scraper, it would be very uneconomical as land prices are so high - it will be built in time
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #1907
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That is why I am fairly confident that this will be built eventually...If they redesigned it to be a ground scraper, it would be very uneconomical as land prices are so high - it will be built in time
That's exactly right. London is very much like New York. With land prices skyrocketing and so few sites approved for large towers, developers are in a rush to acquire sites, get the maximum leasable area approved and then either build right away or wait for the market to swing their way. Either way, it's gonna get built.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #1908
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Anything going on?? I really want this to be built, sorry for bumping thread
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Old June 26th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #1909
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http://www.tclarke.co.uk/our-busines...le-london.html

Not sure if this has been posted before, it says this will be completed in 2015.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:49 PM   #1910
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Let's just hope it will ever get built, this design can last for ages, it's stunningly beautiful
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:45 PM   #1911
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The little houses around it makes it look much higher.
The design is good.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:02 AM   #1912
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Not sure if this has been posted before, it says this will be completed in 2015.
i suppose this is an old article.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #1913
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Guess this one might be having a redesign then. To make it more iconic than The Shard. ??



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"Brace yourself for a media blitz on The Shard next Thursday.

The Duke of York and the Qatari prime minister will be “inaugurating” the 1015-foot Southwark Tower.

Over the river, in the City, plans are quietly being redrawn to top The Shard as the central icon for London. The builders of The Pinnacle are revising costly designs for the £950 million tower in Bishopsgate.

The aim of Brookfield Multiplex is to wrest control of the stalled development from Middle Eastern investors. A spokeswoman for the Canadian-owned contractor confirmed, “we are re-designing the tower”.

Architect Kohn Pederson Fox is re-working plans to simplify the cladding on the 945-foot tower.

The aim is to save at least £50 million on the £550 million construction cost. But that’s only part of a plan to make the development viable by slashing the total cost from £950 million to £700 million.

Another £200 million saving would come from wiping out the liability to repay the original investors, who bought the site in May 2007."
http://www.standard.co.uk/business/m...s-7899255.html



Perhaps this one will have a height increase in exchange for a less detailed appearance?

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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #1914
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Woo-hoo! From dead as a door-nail to better than before.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1915
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I don't know, this thing is pretty damn ionic as it is... and knowing brookfield, it will end up like one of their many toronto projects..


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Old July 7th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #1916
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Extra height will be no consolation for a change in design. I could live with inferior quality cladding but not with a gross simplification of the sublime shape. Bracing myself for a disappointment now.

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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1917
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This unfortunately can not have a height increase due to CAA restrictions on max crane height over London.
Unless they relax the rules a bit which is unlikely.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1918
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Hard to imagine they'd bother redesigning for more height if they knew they couldn't get it.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1919
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It will probably just be simpler cladding and perhaps changing the shape to maximise floor plates,this was done before and had the effect of raising the "shoulder" a bit.
A height increase would be great but probably unlikely.
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Woo-hoo! From dead as a door-nail to better than before.
How could you slash 50 million off the building cost and hope to end up with something better than before?
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