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Old October 8th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #121
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Old October 9th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #122
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Strange i have not heard a word about this 400m La Defense tower... Have you NO evidence other than your word?
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:17 AM   #123
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^ I have, although I did think it had been cancelled. That is awesome news if it will be built.
But that's for another thread. This thread is about London, and it'd really suck for this thread to be dragged down by petty rivalries.
'My skyline is better than yours!!'

'But mine will be better in a few years, look!!'
'Na uh, cos we're building this this and this, so we're still better!'
'Your towers are ugly though'

Blaa blaa blaa, give it a rest. Can't people just except that London and Paris are both beautiful cities? Niether is big on Skyline - nor is any other European city, and which one is better comes down to personal preferance (and nationalism)

It's really quite irrelvant.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #124
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Yeah, let's get back on the topic of London... This isn't the place for fighting. Thats for city vs city.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #125
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Here are all buildings U/C in London above 50m at the moment:

Wembley, 52m. 133m to top of arch:
2006



Kestrel house, 54m
2006


The citadel, 55m

Palestra, 56m
2006


Falcon Wharf, 56.30m. 59m to spire:
2006



Capital east, 58m
2005


Block 4 Tarling estate, 68m
2007


1 Commercial street, 70m. 79m to spire:
2006


Royex house development, 71m
2006


Discovery dock east, 77m
2005




Pioneer point south, 82m
2007


Tabbard square, 82m
2006


Z apartments at Aragon tower, 92m
2006


Ontario tower, 105m. AOD height 112m:
2006




Pioneer point north, 105m


Willis building, 125m
2006


Pan peninsula tower, 140m. 150m to spire:
2007

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Old October 9th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #126
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Has anyone actually got a pic of the Citadel?
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Old October 9th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #127
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ontario looks gorgeous with that blue neon roof I dont care what anyone says thats good stuff being built in London
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Old October 10th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #128
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steppenwolf
I HATE THIS TERM 'WORLD CLASS SKYLINE'! i THINK ROME, COPENHAGEN ETC HAVE WORLD CLASS SKYLINES.

A CITY DOESNT 'NEED' SKYSCRAPERS TO BE WORLD CLASS. LONDON IS A WONDERFUL CITY AND THE UK FORUMERS ON HERE DONT NEED TO FEEL CITY ENVY THAT OTHER PLACES HAVE MORE TOWERS.

I PERSONALLY HOPE THE CITY DOESNT GO TOO TALL AND THAT TOWERS ARE CONCENTATED IN CANARY WHARF. LONDON NEEDS AN OVERARCHING TALL BUILDINGS POLICY URGENTLY TO KEEP THE SKYLINE TIDY AND PREVENT A MESS OF TOWERS POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. PARIS SHOULD BE LONDONS MODEL IN MY OPINION?
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Old October 10th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #129
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I saw Palestra in the flesh yesterday for the first time...It's ******* hideous!
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #130
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The new 168m proposed behind the national theatre:

[IMG]http://************/eh14c7.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/eh14p0.jpg[/IMG]

Thanks to GazKinz for the pics
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Old October 10th, 2005, 09:39 PM   #131
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I like the more standerd-shaped skyscrapers in the city

BUT THE LOCATIONS OF THESE NEW BUILDINGS BEING PROPOSED MAKE THE WHOLE IDEA UNREASONABLE

Leave the talls to the city ya know?

Developers need to stop proposing good towers in the worst possible area for a skyscraper.

If it carry's on at this rate, London's skyline is gonna become even more of a shamble

I hope it's cancelled
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Old October 10th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #132
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I think it's Ok, but i also think it could be much better. The bit on top kinda makes it look like a glass tower 42 in some renders... I think it may have to be redisigned if it wishes to get approval
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Old October 10th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #133
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Heres the proposals:

http://www.coinstreet.org/Doon_Stre...ards_Oct_05.pdf

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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #134
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Some better renders:





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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:17 PM   #135
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I think that tower looks pretty nice, great location also. When will it start constuction and when will it be finished?
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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #136
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hopefully never, its just a proposal at the moment.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #137
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It looks like a giant stick. How dull. Now that is the worst London proposal of decent height I've seen.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #138
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Not keen on that at all
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #139
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I like it it seems that as soon as London gets a building with a simple design people have a go at it. It's good for London two have some tall but smple towers as well as the amazing ones.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #140
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It has a tower 42 look i think it looks ok .
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