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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #81
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That view looks dreadful. I motch potch of architect fantasies. No wonder English Heritage complain so much. Holy shit I really hope you don't really expect London business district to look like that.
**** off if you don't like what the London skyline will become. The vast majority of people do, so how about you just go complain on some other thread?


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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #82
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^ well said mate
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #83
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You need to remove Minerva from the renders.....its a dead project...will never be built.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #84
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No one knows exactly whats up with Minerva. It's kinda shrouded in mystery.
Demolition could start next week, or maybe never. No one knows...
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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:00 PM   #85
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Basically what we seem to have in this thread is a possible, best case scenerio of what London will look like in 2012...Not what it is garenteed to look like.

And Newcastle kid, Perhaps you shouldn't tell people to **** off just because they don't like something you do. People are entitled to their opinions whether you agree with them or not. Just a suggestion .
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Old October 5th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #86
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suggestion noted.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #87
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I hope that the new buildings will integrate with the surroundings and have shops at ground level. Cold entrances typical of many office buildings kill life downtown
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #88
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how big are the chances that London actually will look like this by 2012? Are any of these towers approved?

But itīs nice to see lime street under construction, and isnīt that building infront of tower 42 (forgot the name) getting a new facade?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #89
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I think only the DIFA tower (the supertall) is the only one that ISNT approved.

And yes the tower infront of Tower42 (inthe above pic) is getting a reclad....thats currently active.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #90
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None of those towers shown in London city skyline are U/C.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:42 PM   #91
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Lime streets is...
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #92
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If they are all (except for DIFA) approved shouldnīt they start construction soon?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:55 PM   #93
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51 Lime street is u/c.

The Heron Tower was approved, but they made plans to make it 6 floors taller - bringing its total hight, including spire, to 240m.

The Bishopsgate tower WIL be approved in february because repoters say ''it has a 99.999% chance of being approved''.

122 leadenhall building is set to make way in 2007-08. It's approved and belongs to a wealthy Investor's Group called British Land. We know that this isnt going to be ''shelved'' because they are a fully reliable Company who own:

51 lime - u/c
Broadgate tower (164m) - underway
122 leadenhall - Scheduled for 2007-08
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None of those towers shown in London city skyline are U/C.
Actually Work on Heron Tower is ongoing. Well, they are rerouting a major sewage line. So that is a clear indication that its going to go ahead. You can't just reroute sewar lines will nilly.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:27 PM   #96
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None of those towers shown in London city skyline are U/C.
Your so negative about everything it hurts....
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #97
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Good news! So every tower in that pic will rise, thats good. Iīm just a little confused, cuz many peolpe say many of the London projects are dead...
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when is the reclad for that smaller tower (infront of tower42) completed?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 07:36 PM   #99
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None are dead, some people are just really negative and/or don't wan't London to have a world class skyline and are stuck in their own little world
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Old October 6th, 2005, 10:06 PM   #100
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Whats basically happend with London Skyscraper construction is this- Pre 1999 the city of London was vey anti -highrise & the only place where Tall buildings where allowed with little fuss was Canary Wharf. What has happened since is there has been a change in attitudes,especially in the city of London (which was very anti highrise in the 1990's hence the preference for massive groundscrapers with huge floorplates). In 1998 there was only 2 skyscrapers over 40 storeys , one in the city & one in canary wharf(CW). CW had a massive buildign boom from 1999-2004 in which 6 buildings of over 500ft where built. Similarly the Swiss Re tower was built in the city after many years of wrangles.

Resulting from this was an increase in proposals such as Heron & LBT but there was still some hostility to skyscrapers which resulted in both these towers going to a public inquiry, which they both one. Since then Tall buildings have generally been welcomed incertain areas & have got planning permission (pp) with little hassle.

All the proposals you see in the pic, as has been mentioned now has pp except the Bishsopgate tower (which should soon). Most, like Heron, LBT & 122 LH still have tennants in them with most leasings running out in the next couple of years. Also coupled with this the London property market is only now recovering from a massive influx of new builds from the late 90/00's which led to a dip in he property market. There is masses of new biuld happening now but its mostly what got permission during the last 5 years- Once these are built & the market inproves in the next few yearsthen the next batchof new builds with begin to get built (including some of these skyscrapers).

The only one that we dont really know about is the columbus tower in CW as the developers are quite secretive.The company behind the minerva tower (another one we weren't so sure about) has said recently they are commmitted to it but they are concentrating on 2 other schemes first - so there might be a wait for this as well.

So hopefully that should quieten the doubters. Londons skyline will be quite different by 2012- maybe not all these ones will get built but new proposals are coming out all the time. Theres 10 buildings over over 180m with approval now with 2 in for planning now. All this and the 7 over 500 ft built since 1999 is quite a bit jump from 2 prior to 1999. This in 5 years & remember 2012 is 7 years from now so who knows how many more proposals we will see inthat time.

check out the London-full summary of projects thread which is going to be updated soon to see all the proposals.

http://skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=57
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