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Old July 8th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #1921
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And to say that it was the project I looked forward to the most...at the end of the day, I have a feeling we're all going to be disappointed...
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #1922
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How could you slash 50 million off the building cost and hope to end up with something better than before?
Taller! SKYSCRAPERcity.com! Use your imagination! Don't be butt-hurt!
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #1923
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It has already had one redesign as it is.

The overlapping cladding was changed to the more conforming style. And they are saying that the architect is working on the cladding again..

So I don't expect the tower will look that different, perhaps only slightly.. but I think the cladding will be less fancy again...

You can't say in one sentence, "we want it to be more iconic than the shard" .. and at the same time turn this building into a box shape as someone posted on the last page.

Not going to happen... city planners wouldn't allow that for starters.

I remain very optimistic about this.

If they can shave some costs by simplifying the cladding some more in order for it to be built, then that is great news.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #1924
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I don't like the idea of 'simplifying' the cladding. By the sounds of it, 'simplifying' means 'making cheaper', and having a taller poor quality skyscraper (to me) is worse that having a still very tall good quality one. But then again, can they really expect a height increase seeming as it was reduced beforehand? Im guessing not.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1925
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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.
It's very common for a city authority and developer to work in cordination with the CAA for specialist schemes.

Birmingham is a prime example.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1926
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And to say that it was the project I looked forward to the most...at the end of the day, I have a feeling we're all going to be disappointed...
This was my favourite tower, but this is London we are talking about. They don't do easy or bland very well.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1927
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Does London have restrictions like NY, which limit the amount of square meters for each plot of land?
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Old July 8th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #1928
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Guess this one might be having a redesign then. To make it more iconic than The Shard. ??

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?
That would be a bad choice.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #1929
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Couldn't agree more!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1930
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As long as is not going to be another pyramid or obelisque ...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #1931
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or another magnificent tower like this!

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:56 AM   #1932
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:46 PM   #1933
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What are the workers doing...?
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Old August 4th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1934
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or another magnificent tower like this!

I like this one. I just don't think that much of pyramide shapes or curvey odd figurative stuff will add up to the skyline.

Like this one, am not sure about your taste, but I like this one.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #1935
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I'm getting extremely frustrated with this building! Every week I keep checking for news, any progress re tenants being found! But nothing!! If I had serious money I would build this tower In a heartbeat! fingers crossed that they don't build a awful tower for half the cost and ruin the skyline of the best city in the world! Fact!!
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Old August 28th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #1936
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I'm getting extremely frustrated with this building! Every week I keep checking for news, any progress re tenants being found! But nothing!! If I had serious money I would build this tower In a heartbeat! fingers crossed that they don't build a awful tower for half the cost and ruin the skyline of the best city in the world! Fact!!
Ask for a loan
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #1937
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Ask for a loan
If we all put a fiver in I'm sure we'd be half way there lol
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #1938
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I'm getting extremely frustrated with this building! Every week I keep checking for news, any progress re tenants being found! But nothing!! If I had serious money I would build this tower In a heartbeat! fingers crossed that they don't build a awful tower for half the cost and ruin the skyline of the best city in the world! Fact!!
Pay Day Loans should cover the cost of the build.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #1939
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Pay Day Loans should cover the cost of the build.
Or Cash my Gold!
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Old August 30th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #1940
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Yeah best use both
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