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Old July 15th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #81
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Just a thought... in that last pic, it looks like the cladding could be similar to the one on the Burj Dubai.

Wouldn't mind if it was... we've got plenty of transparent glass box towers. Having some polished metal on a building would be good to see! We could even make a compromise and have both; snake-skin double layered cladding as in The Pinnacle - inside layer would be the aluminium/titanium-finished cladding with the outside layer being glass, giving it extra glimmer!
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Old July 25th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #82
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This tower was approved last night.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 01:56 AM   #83
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The height was recently cut down from 173 metres to 163 metres and 49 floors. If they hadn't decreased the height, they would have taken the tower to a pubblic inquiry.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 02:42 AM   #84
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That sucks! Do u have any sources?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 02:43 AM   #85
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The height was recently cut down from 173 metres to 163 metres and 49 floors. If they hadn't decreased the height, they would have taken the tower to a pubblic inquiry.
Anyone have any thoughts what these height changes mean for what the tower will actually contain? Fewer apartments? Can't imagine Jumeirah would agree to a decrease in the number or size of their rooms or services. In fact, couldn't they simply argue that the height reductions adversely affect their market position, as the overall development prestige is lessened?
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #86
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amazing tower
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #87
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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #88
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how many times has the height of this tower been reduced now
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 09:34 PM   #89
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heres an idea of the height reduction:



still looks amazing!

hers another beautiful picture:



Go London!
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:35 PM   #90
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It's really beautiful!
Amazing design!
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Old March 13th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #91
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Despite 2 height reductions, and depite already being approved, the government has now taken this to a public inquiry -

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3187

If the project isn't cancelled altogether, the least we can expect is that it will be delayed by another year or so. Honestly, I give up with London sometimes. It's the most difficult place in the world to build skyscrapers.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #92
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That sucks, especially after reading post 82 & 83

I'm sure there'll be plenty of other skyscraper building action to keep us happy though. As long as the Shard gets built I couldn't care less if this is built...
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #93
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Honestly, I give up with London sometimes. It's the most difficult place in the world to build skyscrapers.
Italy is even worst.
We have a lot of wonderful projects but they always have a lot of troubles with the neighborhood and with municipalities.
Apart from Milan that is moving fast (even if with a lot of disputes), other cities like Turin have to face the inertia of bureaucracy and citizens.


I'm afraid this is a common problem all around europe.

I hope this project will be completed. I like it a lot
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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #94
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New rendering. The public inquiry is underway this month.


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Old September 13th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #95
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Great render.

It is a shame that they still decide to do this, despite the height reduction. Now they should increase the height again to the original ..

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Ms Blears has asked the planning inspector who will conduct the inquiry to report to her on "the appropriateness of a very tall building in this location and the extent to which this proposal is in accordance with English Heritage/CABE Guidance on tall buildings which recommends that tall buildings are properly planned as part of an exercise in place-making informed by a clear long-term vision, rather than in an ad-hoc, reactive, piecemeal manner".
Compared to Dutch welfare laws, this does not sound so hard. No word about environmental impact, shadow, increase in traffic, etc
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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #96
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Pardon my ignorance, but if they're going to public inquiry then couldnt they seek a greater height again? Seeing as it was stated here that they lowered the height to avoid an inquiry?

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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #97
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Great render.

It is a shame that they still decide to do this, despite the height reduction. Now they should increase the height again to the original ..



Compared to Dutch welfare laws, this does not sound so hard. No word about environmental impact, shadow, increase in traffic, etc
All that would have been gone through in great detail in the original planning application, with Environmental Impact, and Design statements etc all submitted - I would guess this development has a minimal number of parking spaces - probably only enough for disabled parking, so probably very little effect on traffic.

I imagine there were no major issues with any of that, the main concern being the impact that the building would have on certain views
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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #98
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Why the height reductions ???
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Old October 14th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #99
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Another new rendering, from Blackfriars Bridge. This includes the other planned towers along Blackfriars Road.


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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #100
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Nice one but with today's financial credit issues - it will interesting to see if this proceeds or finishes on schedule!

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