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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:08 PM   #221
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It's a designed skyline which CW doesn't appear to be. It's just a cluster of skyscrapers roughly the same height, it doesn't create a particularly interesting skyline but it's quite impressive. I much prefer CW at ground level to LD though, in my opinion CW works better and has much more pleasing public spaces like Canada Square and Jubilee Park than LD which had too much concrete for my liking.
LD's skyline wasnt a masterplan, however Canary wharf's area was. I would say that there is a good composition with 1CS in the centre and two building at the same height to each side. Same with LD - Le Grande Arch.

Thats the reason why CW is a much better area, with no traffic and green areas. the City of London doesnt have none of that, because it's not a masterplan, just like LD - whatever happens, happens.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:12 PM   #222
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Btw. Which cluster is nicer at ground level?
Canary wharf... look:





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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #223
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Very nice render London, but couldnīt u have put all the CW towers in the pic?
Thats all i could be bothered to do
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #224
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lol, if u have some extra time, please bother
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #225
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fine.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #226
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The City already has a nice skyline. this picture was taken 3 days ago by myself:



Canary Wharf and The City are becoming more impressive than most of the people are thinking. I'm now back in Holland, but I defenitly need to go back to London, and please asap.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #227
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Many people who have been to London say the skyline is pretty dissapointing...but i guess if u have lived youre entire life in NYC or HK and then visit London, the skyline wont be that good. I donīr know what to say...in the city there is two towers that are great, the rest is...eh...But with all the projects the London skyline will reach world-class in a couple of years.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:06 AM   #228
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Many people who have been to London say the skyline is pretty dissapointing...but i guess if u have lived youre entire life in NYC or HK and then visit London, the skyline wont be that good. I donīr know what to say...in the city there is two towers that are great, the rest is...eh...But with all the projects the London skyline will reach world-class in a couple of years.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:12 AM   #229
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #230
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from Lsyd... i think this pic is awesome!


London has a skyline.... thats alot more than it had pre-2000.... hopefully the next property cycle will see a real boom! A full City of London, plus LBT!!!
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:40 AM   #231
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in responce to what someone said (can't remember who) i think its boring because theres no lead up to the skyline, its like 5 or 6 tallies out of no-where!!! just my opinion once again!
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:38 PM   #232
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if you are reffering to canary wharf skyine then yes, there is no lead up but there will be once Wood Wharf is constructed and the mid rises around blackwall are completed.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #233
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The name of LBT has been changed to Shard/London Bridge
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Old October 30th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #234
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in responce to what someone said (can't remember who) i think its boring because theres no lead up to the skyline, its like 5 or 6 tallies out of no-where!!! just my opinion once again!
Well, I'd echo Cabman about CW - might agree at the moment but it won't be like that for long - but you are joking about The City right? It's incredibly dense around there.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #235
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Wow...CW will look so monumental with Riverside
I'm looking forward to the new exciting projects planned for this district.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #236
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Btw. Which cluster is nicer at ground level?
IMO, the City is awful at ground level because your constantly in the shade. Its much denser and a shadow is cast everywhere. Even in the small public squares. As 'bland' as CW may be, its very well landscaped.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #237
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/\ i love this shadowing.. lol... in winter (almost now) the sun is sow low in Tallinn that 40% of "city" is in the dark
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Old October 30th, 2005, 10:18 PM   #238
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Well- considering the layout of the city of London hasn't changed in a few hundred years then its no suprise that theres a lot of shading. Streets weren't very wide back in those days & the city was & still is, in some respects a dense warren of passages & little streets.

CW looks well landscaped but bare in mind its all been planned by CWG & is more of agrid pattern to accomodate all the large floorplate offices (Im not slaggin of CW btw I like the groundlevel element of it)
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Old October 31st, 2005, 08:05 PM   #239
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Btw. That 140m tower in canary wharf (forgot the name), should be u/c by now, is there anything happening??
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Old October 31st, 2005, 08:13 PM   #240
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Perth4life3 i totally disagree with the lead up thing....

Take Houston for example, i think it has a stunning skyline but its a big collection of skyscrapers surrounded by nothing!

London, on the other hand, has masses of buildings around 10 stories but they all seem to create a flat landscape and so they raise the 'ground level' much higher than it really is making the towers look smaller....

On top of that the massive sea of buildings are groundscrapers, and groundscrapers do a great job of undermining the impact of skyscrapers in my opinion...

But all these are temporary issues, CW and the City are fantastic... London should never be looked at as "The City" or "Canary Wharf" It must be remembered that both of these skylines are forming in the middle of the same city... and theyare not just two similar clusters, the best part about London is how there are two very very different clusters... one experimental and organic, the other much more formal and planned...
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