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Old November 23rd, 2005, 11:22 PM   #301
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Just to give you more of an understanding of Londons future skyline- Its not just tall buildings giong up but also some rather horrible 1960/70's that ruin the skyline at the IMO will be either redeveloped or demolished.Also bare in mind this well know future skyline pic doesn't include 51 lime st, Minerva tower, Heron Plaza or the broadgate tower

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The ones in pink will be demolished & redeveloped at some point (though probably not that tall ). The ones in green are/will be redeveloped.

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Old November 24th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #302
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^ I didn't know that building in front of Leadenhall was being demolished... so glad to hear it's going - it's hideous and way too bulky on the skyline. Once gone, it will really improve the view.
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Old November 24th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #303
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I didnt think Drapers Gardens was going, one of Seiferts (what every the spelling) better works, and is a nice building.
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Old November 24th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #304
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So just to tally up what might be around by 2012, sorry if I miss any, I'm just trying to fathom how much the skyline will change!

Towers I know of:

DIFA
LBT
Leadenhall
Lime St
Minerva
Broadgate
Beetham
Vauxhall
Pan Peninsula
NorthQuay x 2
Riverside south x 2

Ones I don't really know much about:

Elephant and Castle (x2)?
Somewhere around the Chelsea bridge?
Near Palestra
Near national theatre
Straford city towers (x2)?
Croydon (up to 4)?

I'm sure theres quite a few proposals Ive missed as I don't know the full story, but basically a shitload of towers - maybe more than 20 extra major skyscrapers scattered around Londons skyline in 7 years, on top of the 10 odd we've got now, not ******* bad eh!!!!
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Old November 24th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #305
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Bishopsgate tower, sadly, has been shortened thanks to pressure put on DIFA by London city airport and English heritage.

I have started a thread here-http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=285910&page=2

We have been sending emails to LCY, EH, etc...
And also to the BBC, asking them to do a positive skyscraper report.

Please, show your support
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Old November 24th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #306
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Will- The building in front of 122LH is buckersby house & is made up of about 2 or 3 60's buildings & is L&G present HQ- Jean Nouvell & Foster are working on a grand scheme for its replacement for when L&G move to there new HQ in London wall in 2007.

Dreamer- RBS have just got consent for a mid rise- 14ish storey scheme to replace Drapers garden.

The pink one to the right of the Pic is Cannon st station which is to be redeveloped in 2006 by Hines.

The one in the middle is of course the London Stock exhange which is geting a reclad with work going on now.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #307
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Will- The building in front of 122LH is buckersby house & is made up of about 2 or 3 60's buildings & is L&G present HQ- Jean Nouvell & Foster are working on a grand scheme for its replacement for when L&G move to there new HQ in London wall in 2007.

Dreamer- RBS have just got consent for a mid rise- 14ish storey scheme to replace Drapers garden.

The pink one to the right of the Pic is Cannon st station which is to be redeveloped in 2006 by Hines.

The one in the middle is of course the London Stock exhange which is geting a reclad with work going on now.
out of the traps quickly tonight london_lad! Crikey, I though I knew a bit about what was going on, but you've trumped me with that. I do like Drapers Garden, just been neglected.

L&G are moving to the site of the old Austral house on London Wall opposite Moorhouse. The current site has been excavated down to sub basement level and has a rather large mobile crane on site. Expect to see a 9 storey or so mid rise starting out of the ground in the new year.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #308
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I try me best jimbo

I forgot to mention as well 20 fenchurch st ( the one I painted green at the far lright) Land Sec have Rafeal Vinoly working on a redevelopment & it should be empty in 2006.

http://www.landsecurities.co.uk/webs...2017_02_05.pdf
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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #309
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Nice bit of research there London Lad... we could be looking at another 150m+ tower going up next year then.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #310
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I think im going to London for the 2012 olympics.. just in time for the skyscrapers get built
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Old November 27th, 2005, 10:03 AM   #311
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Do the Londoners here enjoy this scraper boom in London? I mean London is known for history and these towers are like hello, futuristic. Or is it just that many people like chaotic mixtures?
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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:59 PM   #312
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Londoners aren't scared of history and the future mixing together.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #313
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Quote:
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Will- The building in front of 122LH is buckersby house & is made up of about 2 or 3 60's buildings & is L&G present HQ- Jean Nouvell & Foster are working on a grand scheme for its replacement for when L&G move to there new HQ in London wall in 2007.

Dreamer- RBS have just got consent for a mid rise- 14ish storey scheme to replace Drapers garden.

The pink one to the right of the Pic is Cannon st station which is to be redeveloped in 2006 by Hines.

The one in the middle is of course the London Stock exhange which is geting a reclad with work going on now.
great bit of research there, london lad. good news as well. they are horrible, drab buildings. replacing them alone will give the skyline a more modern feel.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #314
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Yeah London lad, good to know some of the worse buildings are going to be removed. I only new about the stock exchange reclad.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #315
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Yeah it worth noting that although we love tall buildings on the skyline we also need nice mid & low rise buildings to compliment them.

Just removing those drab 60's block we have a massive effect onthe skyline when viewed from waterloo IMO. Just as important as the tall ones on the skyline. It will give it an even more contrast- amazing new towers in te backgroun with mostly the older victorian stuff, & of course the majestic St Pauls in the foreground.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #316
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Do the Londoners here enjoy this scraper boom in London? I mean London is known for history and these towers are like hello, futuristic. Or is it just that many people like chaotic mixtures?
London isn't just about history, heritage or preserving the past.

It's an extremely modern, dynamic and forward-thinking city too. It's probably the ultimate "city of contrasts" - old and new, blended together. I can't think of another city on the planet which does it so well. These new skyscrapers and the futuristic architecture they bring will only enhance these juxtapositions still further.

This incredible mixture is what gives London its unique character.

Call it "chaotic" if you want... but I love it.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #317
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London isn't just about history, heritage or preserving the past.

It's an extremely modern, dynamic and forward-thinking city too. It's probably the ultimate "city of contrasts" - old and new, blended together. I can't think of another city on the planet which does it so well. These new skyscrapers and the futuristic architecture they bring will only enhance these juxtapositions still further.

This incredible mixture is what gives London its unique character.

Call it "chaotic" if you want... but I love it.
As well you should... London is a gem!
I admit to some nervousness about all the new highrises co-existing with
the stellar historical architecture, but kudos to London for moving
on and not becoming a museum piece. If you don't move ahead, you
go back.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #318
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This shows the kind of mixture I'm talking about. It's not just the skyline, but the street level experience too.

In this one shot, you have a 500-year old medieval church that survived both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz of World War II. To the left you have a 1960's international-style box that's influenced by Chicago architecture. In the background, you have one of the most futuristic skyscrapers ever built. If you were to turn around, you'd see the techno-industrial architecture of the Lloyds Building. Then sandwiched between all these are various other buildings, from different periods, and of different styles.



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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #319
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Fantastic picture there. Shows great diversity.
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Great pic will
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