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Old January 27th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #281
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Btw, whats all this about a triple 'three sisters' tower project...first I've heard of this...is there any evidence or news about this? There seems to be about 10 different clusters going up around London, and while I like it, I kinda wish they'd build up one before starting another.
A competition was held for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House, a large site near the London Eye. This area has been identified as an "opportunity area", with an estimated 15,000 new jobs being created here. Anyway, the winners were Allies and Morrison, who designed this triple tower scheme. This is the only rendering I've seen:







The runner-up designs were these:


Foreign Office Architects





Kohn Pederson Fox





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Old January 27th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #282
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I like the 1st and last images, some nice looking buildinsg there, but I'm real glad they didn't choose Foreign Office Architects or Kohn Pederson Fox, cus those designs look whack!
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Old January 28th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #283
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The MAKE design looks fantastic - wish they went with that one.

However the one chosen looks good aswell, need a bigger render though
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Old January 28th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #284
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Heres to London, BEST FUTURE SKYLINE OF EUROPE!

Well, more like best 10 actually
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Old January 28th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #285
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Best future skyline of Europe indeed
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Old January 28th, 2006, 02:47 PM   #286
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Indeed
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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #287
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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:28 PM   #288
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The MAKE one looks to be about 250m tall
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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #289
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..objects may be closer than they appear..
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #290
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Itīs nice, but makes the London eye look small.

Btw. isnīt it quite weird London gets more and more propsals when not many of the "old" ones (LBT, Heron, minerva, leadenhal etc...) ever are u/c? Shouldnīt they start construction before more proposals were made?
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #291
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i like the Kohn Pederson Fox one more
it looks even taller
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Itīs nice, but makes the London eye look small.

Btw. isnīt it quite weird London gets more and more propsals when not many of the "old" ones (LBT, Heron, minerva, leadenhal etc...) ever are u/c? Shouldnīt they start construction before more proposals were made?
There is an upturn in the office market starting. London needs all these proposals. Sadly there are complications witht he old ones which delay them(like arrogant tenants and asbestos and EH[Though no one even listens to them anymore!] etc...)
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #293
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Doesnt London need another 100,000,000sqm of office space within the next 15 years or something like that?

It must be 10,000,000sqm then

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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #294
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Apparently so, and that equates roughly as:

1076 Minerva Buildings!

or

1136 Bishopgate towers!

or

740 LBTs!

There cant be that many new groundscrapers either, Becuase there is no more room to go outwards

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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #295
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I'm getting a little tired of people going on about how "nothing ever happens" in London.

In the last 5 years, London has QUADRUPLED its number of skyscrapers! Not bad for a traditionally lowrise city. We've had:

SwissRe - one of the most stunning, futuristic skyscrapers in the world. Winner of the Sterling Prize for Architecture. Headquarters of the world's largest reinsurance group
Citigroup Centre - European HQ of the largest and most profitable financial services firm on the planet
HSBC Tower - global headquarters of one of the world's largest banks
Heron Quays 1, 2 and 3 - home to several major financial, legal and insurance firms
Barclays - global headquarters of another major bank

...along with stunning new structures like the London Eye, City Hall, Millenium Dome, Wembley Arch, etc. Symbols of 21st century London.

Admittedly, the last couple of years have been quiet - but that's because the office property market was in a downturn! These things go in cycles. We're now in the beginnings of an UPTURN which is likely to see rents peaking around 2008-9. The developers are realising this now, and several new schemes are starting construction, or will be going ahead in the next 12-18 months for sure.

Broadgate Tower (164m), Pan Peninsula (147m) and 51 Lime Street (125m) are now under construction.

London Bridge Tower (306m) is scheduled to start work by the end of this year, with demolition of the site beginning around October/November. Check this timetable if you don't believe me.

Beetham Tower (215m) is likely to be approved next month and will start almost straight away (site has already been demolished).

St George's Wharf (181m) is being marketed this summer and will almost certainly start construction within the next 9-12 months.

Heron Tower (242m) recently had a height increase approved, the developer is building speculatively (without tenants), and work is scheduled to start next year.

I could give several other examples, but you get the idea. Things ARE happening.
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^
what about the Bioshpgate (288m)?
Don't say it is cancelled
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The planning authorities (the Corporation of London) are desperate to compete with Canary Wharf, and have already voiced their support for this building - I'd say its approval is a foregone conclusion...


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Bishopsgate tower is due for aproval within a month, I believe. Is that right?
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good
now Canary Wharf needs a +260m tower
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No luck getting that with CITY AIRPORT around...

CITY AIRPORT= Self centred idiots with no compassion.
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