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Old January 14th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #221
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canary wharf is great!
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Old January 14th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #222
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I love that pic! alot of those projects are still going up, even though the picture is old.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #223
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Like the observation tower?
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #224
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Obs tower isnt going up. It was just made up and North Quay isn't going up, well it is but not that design. But the rest are indeed going up

I like this picture:


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Old January 14th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #225
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CW skyline with Wood Wharf:

I drew a black line to show the overall skyline.

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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #226
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242m Heron tower has been given approval
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #227
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oh good but no
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #228
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #229
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'oh good but no'?

umm... yeah, what?
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #230
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242m Heron tower has been given approval
Is this very recent news?? Can you post a link to an article about it. Thanx!

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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #231
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18th January 2006

News: Taller Heron Tower wins City approval

London: The City of London has today resolved to grant planning consent, subject to the completion of a legal agreement, to Heron's plans to increase the height of their Heron Tower scheme in the City of London.

The proposal, designed by architects KPF, adds 4 floors and 20 metres to the height of the office tower, taking the structural height to 203m and 46 storeys. The building will be topped by a 39m mast, which would make Heron Tower London's tallest building to tip height if it was built today, and the tallest building in the City of London. The revised proposals also feature more minor design tweaks, including a refined crown and the addition of photovoltaic cells to part of the external facade.

Following the announcement in 2005 that Heron are actively assembling a financing package and with tetants of the site's existing buildings due to relocate, speculative construction of the scheme is expected to begin during 2007, with completion in 2010.


There's also this link posted by Jef: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/ar...990968,00.html

and more here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...&page=18&pp=20
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #232
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'oh good but no'?

umm... yeah, what?
What do you mean? good but no??
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #233
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Thats what Warnings was saying just above you... That guy is VERY creepy...
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #234
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #235
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Ha ha on you but no
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:43 PM   #236
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18th January 2006

News: Taller Heron Tower wins City approval

London: The City of London has today resolved to grant planning consent, subject to the completion of a legal agreement, to Heron's plans to increase the height of their Heron Tower scheme in the City of London.

The proposal, designed by architects KPF, adds 4 floors and 20 metres to the height of the office tower, taking the structural height to 203m and 46 storeys. The building will be topped by a 39m mast, which would make Heron Tower London's tallest building to tip height if it was built today, and the tallest building in the City of London. The revised proposals also feature more minor design tweaks, including a refined crown and the addition of photovoltaic cells to part of the external facade.

Following the announcement in 2005 that Heron are actively assembling a financing package and with tetants of the site's existing buildings due to relocate, speculative construction of the scheme is expected to begin during 2007, with completion in 2010.
Thanz for the news man, great to finally hear about a skyscraper that is getting an approval for a height increase in London!

"refined crown and the addition of photovoltaic cells to part of the external facade" << I have no idea what all of that means but darn if it doesn't sound impressive!

Does this mean we will be seeing a new (or slightly changed) design for the tower?
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Old January 19th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #237
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It means there'll be solar panels on the exterior.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #238
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Why don't they make a skyscraper constructed almost entirely out of solar panels...now that would be dam efficient!!!
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Old January 20th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #239
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cos there wouldnt be any windows surely

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News: Taller Heron Tower wins City approval

London: The City of London has today resolved to grant planning consent, subject to the completion of a legal agreement, to Heron's plans to increase the height of their Heron Tower scheme in the City of London.

The proposal, designed by architects KPF, adds 4 floors and 20 metres to the height of the office tower, taking the structural height to 203m and 46 storeys. The building will be topped by a 39m mast, which would make Heron Tower London's tallest building to tip height if it was built today, and the tallest building in the City of London. The revised proposals also feature more minor design tweaks, including a refined crown and the addition of photovoltaic cells to part of the external facade.

Following the announcement in 2005 that Heron are actively assembling a financing package and with tetants of the site's existing buildings due to relocate, speculative construction of the scheme is expected to begin during 2007, with completion in 2010.
OMG im soooo excited about this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant believe a building has been given a height increase , hurry up 2010 !! but dont let me age a day !
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Old January 20th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #240
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An article I found on Skyscraoer News.com:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=518

17 Jan 2006 > Multiplex To Show Off New London Tower

Developer, Multiplex are set to show off their latest planned tower, the 147 metre tall residential block nicknamed 'the electric razor' at a public exhibition that is hosted at Drapers Tenants' and Residents' Association Hall: 1 Howell Walk, London SE1.
There should be the usual mix of models and renderings there plus the opportunity to talk to members of the design team about the project although obviously at this late stage in the development process there is little chance of creative input from the public and the whole thing is much more a p.r exercise with statutory groups in the planning process having already been consulted on it.
Spying that the times are a changing however Multiplex have made a big move onto the London residential market hoping to pick up some of the same sort of market that Ballymore are successfully exploiting in the Isle of Dog with fashionable residential skyscrapers of which this is their current show-piece scheme.

The event will be open at the following times and entry is free -
Thursday 19 January 4pm-7.30pm
Friday 20 January 2pm-7pm
Saturday 21 January 9am-1pm





There was also news about a few other midrise office buildings:

17 Jan 2006 > City of London Approves Three Huge Schemes

Three huge new office developments for the City of London have been given the go ahead by the local council planning committee, One New Change, Watermark Place and the revised plans for the controversial Heron Tower on Bishopsgate.
One New Change occupies a sensitive site next to St Paul's Cathedral and is the first project designed by famous French achitect Jean Nouvel to be built in the U.K. It is a two block development containing 50,000 square metres of retail and office space spread over 6 floors complete with a novel totally open roof and roof gardens with public access made possible by a unique ramp solution that runs through the heart of the building. The developer of this scheme is Land Securities.
Watermark Place is the new 10 floor office and retail development designed by Fletcher Priest Architects for banking giant, UBS. The site is currently occupied by the infamous Mondial House, a 70s building shaped almost like a computer that was planned to have been the biggest switching house in Europe.
The new scheme sees the current building totally demolished with retail introduced on the lower floors and the structure set back more from the river opening up another valuable part of the bank of the Thames to public access that will be the largest riverside space in the City of London. Behind the dappled facades of glass will be about 75,000 square metres of office space.
Heron Tower meanwhile has had a long history through the planning process the culminated in a public inquiry, the developer missing the previous property cycle, letting out the current site for another few years to Norton Rose and then waiting for the markets to improve.
This delay has seen the planning climate change it become more acceptable to have 200 metre plus buildings in the City of London. With an extra four floors, three office floors and an additional restaurant floor at the top, the height has increased by almost 20 metres to 202.6m to roof and a whopping 242 metres to the tip of the spire. The shorter partner building remains unchanged.
If built before anything else that's currently approved this will make it the tallest skyscraper in the U.K beating the current record set by One Canada Square of 235 metres.
Developer, Heron International, plan to build the project speculatively immediately upon taking possession of the site in 2007. Their confidence in it comes partly from the KPF designed concept of splitting the tower into "urban villages" of three floors each making the 62,000 metres it contains much more attractive than larger less flexible skyscrapers such as the Minerva Tower.
Some preparatory has already begun on this, and work on all three schemes should be going ahead in 2007 in time for the developers to catch the next predicted boom in property in the City of London.

One New Change, Cheapside, London:



Watermark Place, London:


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