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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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London skyline 2012

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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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London skyscrapers 150m+

Green = Completed
Blue = Proposed/Approved
Red = Under Construction




Bishopsgate Tower 307m
London Bridge Tower 306m
Columbus Tower 237m

1 Canada Square 235m
122 Leadenhall 225m
Minerva 217m + 30m spire

North Quay 1 216m
Beetham Tower 215m
Riverside South 1 214m
Heron Quays West 1 214m
North Quay 3 203m

Heron Tower (110 Bishopsgate) 202m + 40m spire
8 Canada Square (HSBC Global Headquarters) 200m
25 Canada Square (Citigroup Centre) 200m

Riverside South 2 189m
BT Tower 188m
Tower 42 (formerly known as the NatWest Tower) 183m
St George's Wharf (Vauxhall Tower) 181m

Suffolk House 180m
Vauxhall Bondway Tower 180m

SwissRe ("The Gherkin") 180m

Wilkinson Eyre Tower 176m
Stratford City Tower 170m

Broadgate Tower 164m

Grand Union Building 158m including spire
1 Churchill Place 156m
Heron Quays West 2 156m
25 Bank Street 153m
40 Bank Street 153m
10 Upper Bank Street 151m

Pan Peninsula Tower 147m

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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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The view from Parliament Hill, North London - special thanks to Jonny 5 for some of the SSP diagrams which I used in these renderings.

N.B. This does not include the future Canary Wharf towers. I'll be adding these later.






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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #4
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Can you post the estimated construction start for the approved towers?? Thank you for the info.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Looking down Bishopsgate into the heart of the financial district:-



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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #7
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Hey! This was my idea!

Oh well, here are some of the best renders i think best sum up London's transformation:




And one of Wj's best in my opinion:
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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #8
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There is one really amazing render with beetham tower right at the front and the city at one end behind it and LBT on the other side behind. Anyone know what im talking about? It was a great render.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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"Can you post the estimated construction start for the approved towers?? Thank you for the info."

yeah. I would like to know that as well..
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #10
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There is one really amazing render with beetham tower right at the front and the city at one end behind it and LBT on the other side behind. Anyone know what im talking about? It was a great render.
I know the one you mean! I didn't upload it to willfox.com though - I used ************ instead, and now I've lost the URL
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #11
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Here are some dates I know:
London bridge tower: 2007-2010
Heron Tower: 2007-2010
St Georges Wharf: 2006-2009
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #12
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Can you post the estimated construction start for the approved towers?? Thank you for the info.
Bishopsgate Tower 307m - likely to be approved in Feb/March 2006, construction starting in 2007 at the earliest.

London Bridge Tower 306m - demolition starting late 2006, which will take around 12 months. Construction starting in mid-late 2007.

Columbus Tower 237m - currently on hold, but not cancelled. Start date unknown.

122 Leadenhall 225m - the lease on the current building expires in early 2008. Construction won't start before then.

Minerva 217m + 30m spire - this project has faced major difficulties, but IS still going ahead. They are changing the floorplates and building layout to make the tower more viable. Start date unknown, but probably around late 2006/early 2007.

North Quay 1 216m - this tower is being redesigned, it's a fairly long-term project and I wouldn't expect this to start before 2008.

Beetham Tower 215m - likely to be approved in January/February 2006. The site has already been demolished and cleared, and Beetham always build their towers extremely quickly, so we can expect this to start by next summer.

Riverside South 1 214m - this will almost certainly be the next major skyscraper to start construction in Canary Wharf. I would expect a start date of around late 2006-mid 2007.

Heron Quays West 1 214m - a long term project, still in pre-planning. Unlikely to start before 2009.

North Quay 3 203m - this is part of a triple-tower scheme. See the details for North Quay 1, above.

Heron Tower (110 Bishopsgate) 202m + 40m spire - this project has been dragging on for years, but is definitely going ahead. There has been some progress recently, with the developer showing firm commitment to fund and build the tower, and there has even been a height increase. The current outlook would suggest a start date of either late 2006, or early-mid 2007.

Riverside South 2 189m - this is part of a twin-tower scheme. See the details for Riverside South 1, above.

St George's Wharf (Vauxhall Tower) 181m - fully approved, after a lengthy legal battle. The site has already been demolished and cleared. I would expect this to start construction in 2006.

Suffolk House 180m - I have no idea when this will start. As a pure guess, I would say late 2007.

Vauxhall Bondway Tower 180m - still awaiting final approval.

Wilkinson Eyre Tower 176m - still in planning. If the nearby Beetham Tower is approved next month, it will massively increase its chances of going ahead.

Stratford City Tower 170m - a long term project; part of the regeneration in East London for the Olympic Games. I've no idea when this will start, but it should be completed by 2012.

Broadgate Tower 164m - recently started construction. The core should be rising by March/April 2006.

Grand Union Building 158m including spire - groundwork has already started, but has been on-hold for the last couple of years. I don't know when it will continue.

Heron Quays West 2 156m - this is part of a twin-tower scheme. See the details for Heron Quays West 1, above.

Pan Peninsula Tower 147m - recently started construction. The core should be rising in the next couple of months. It will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the UK.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #13
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Bishopsgate tower is now 288m.

And is LBT actually 306m, because i heard somewhere that he was still planning to build it to 310m
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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #14
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London Bridge Tower 306m - demolition starting late 2006, which will take around 12 months. Construction starting in mid-late 2007.
wish it could have started earlier !!

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Columbus Tower 237m - currently on hold, but not cancelled. Start date unknown.
damn really liked this, so differnt to to the other blocky towers ! Hope it goes ahead

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122 Leadenhall 225m - the lease on the current building expires in early 2008. Construction won't start before then.
very impatient for this one !
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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #15
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There are various other towers I forgot to mention - the Multiplex Tower in Southwark, for example, which is nearly 150m and is rumoured to start construction next year. Then of course, there are the other towers in the Vauxhall cluster - combined with St George's Wharf and Vauxhall Bondway, they will create an entire new cluster of around 5 buildings the size of Tower 42.

It seems like nearly every month there's a new tower being proposed in London. It's hard to keep track of them all.

London = the Dubai of Europe.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #16
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Its true but we all want to see them rising, its frustrating when you know about something like that, you cant just switch off !
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Old December 28th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #17
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Looking nice
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Old December 28th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #18
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argh that gap between Bishopsgate and Tower 42 ruins that amazing skyline in 2012 imo
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #19
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If the skyline will look anything like the render you have nothing to complain about!

Btw. we could all leave this forum and come back after 2 years and then MAYBE some of the tower have started construction. A really long time to wait!
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Old December 28th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #20
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Here's a model of the Olympic stadium and the vast area being transformed around it.

In the background you can see Canary Wharf which includes some of the future towers there.

The City and LBT isn't visible here, but would appear off the right edge of the image:


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