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Old January 29th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #321
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I think Canary Wharf will look something like that in 6 years, cus most of the new towers there are approved or about to be approved and generally buildings in CW get built faster then in the City, probably cus there arn't many existing buildings to knock down. The City area is London's financial district and the centre of London really, with lots of buildings located there, so every SS there is given extra thought and consideration, plus it has many buildings that are still occuppied which take time for the tennants to evacuate. CW is away from the city centre and building SS there is relatively easy, cus the area now seems suited to them. But I think by 2012 or maybe just after, London will look something like that. And don't forget, there will be quite a few more proposals for new SS in the coming months/years, which may get built quickly!

Hopefully we will see more buildings go up in CW, but i think the area seems pretty dead now.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #322
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LOL...anyone who thinks London will look like that in just 6 years, needs a serious reality check......
Anyone as uneducated as YOU needs a serious reality check. The one that looks as if it is between CW and the City is already U/C. And although I dont expect EVERYTHING to get built I expect the best ones, LBT, DIFA, Leadenhall, RIverside etc will.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 05:43 PM   #323
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The City has a height limit of 288m, which I would imagine extends out towards the Docklands.

In any case, the area between Canary Wharf and the City has some of the poorest, most rundown, crime-infested neighbourhoods in London. It wouldn't really make sense to build skyscrapers here.
i don't know
but this is good
maybe, in some years, they will decide to develop this area
maybe they will change everthing into amother big Skyscraper disctrict


the pic:
how much is the distance between Centre and CW?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #324
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the pic:
how much is the distance between Centre and CW?
About 3 miles I think.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #325
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thast good (like Maslak-Levent)
so i wish (maybe you not )
that one day
you can fill that rea (5-10 skyscrapers)
should not be so dense
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #326
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About 3 miles I think.
In kilometres? Please use km instead since you have replaced your old system with the european and all, why not use it?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #327
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~ 4,8 km
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #328
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if you want to know what miles are in kilometers, you should convert it yourself. helps arithmetic
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #329
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In kilometres? Please use km instead since you have replaced your old system with the european and all, why not use it?
more reason to use miles, and now just heard the evil EU is trying to take away our use of the pint measurement.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #330
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^Jesus, so what would we have to say in a pub when we want a pint!!!!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #331
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^Jesus, so what would we have to say in a pub when we want a pint!!!!
Half Litre maybe? Which in time would be shortened to half, and the current half would become a quarter maybe?

Sooner we get rid of the idiotic imperial system the better I think. Although I confess I struggle with Kilometres. But it's just something that's got to happen.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #332
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #333
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I struggle with Km's, Miles seem much easier to judge.

But for everything else Metric is SOOOOOO much better, i mean, what kind of idiot came up with the imperial system???? everything based on 12th's or 8ths's or whatever the **** it is. Its too complicated
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Old January 30th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #334
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...since you have replaced your old system with the european...
The UK lives in a twilight world of both Metric and Imperial/'English' units. Road distances and vehicle speeds in the UK (like the USA) are measured in miles.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #335
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SkyscraperNews.com has just released this info about the 'Three Sisters' project at Waterloo:

31 Jan 2006 > Three Sisters Proposed for Waterloo

Allies and Morrison have won the competition held by P&O Estates, the property wing of the shipping company, for the redevelopment of their Elizabeth House site adjacent to the Shell Centre on the Southbank in London that is bordered by York Road.
The site is currently occupied by the Tower Building, a sixties mid-rise international block and has previously been the subject of a proposal for a tower by RHWL Architects that was dumped after much criticism by planning bodies at the integration of it into ground level thanks to the island the site is on surrounded by traffic and the complex pedestrian access to it.
The winner features a flank of three towers stretching along the site in height from east to west reaching about 140 metres in total creating the appearance of a randomly angled cluster. Detailed design work is now to commence at once on what the p.rs are already hopefully dubbing "the three sisters".
The competition has been hard fought over with the other finalists including a half sphere mimicking the London Eye that was designed Make, a single twisting tower with lower rise podium drawn up by KPF and something appearing an angular egg timer worked on by Foreign Office Architects.
Although only at the early stages of planning the Allies and Morrison winner is certain to receive much criticism thanks to the prominence of the site, not to mention the danger the massing images show of creating a wall of buildings along this area of the Southbank that completely dominate the view and take attention away from the delicateness of the London Eye that is bound to raise strong local objections.
Following the planning text book to the dot the area has however been identified by the London authorities as part of the "Waterloo Opportunity Area" thanks to the close proximity it has to a major transport exchange. They hope that 15,000 new jobs and 500 homes can be created, aspirations that have existed since London Mayor Ken Livingstone first talked of the potential of the site for tall buildings and high density development back in 2000.
Despite this high level support though, the developer and architect will have to win over the local borough planners of Lambeth Council who are not the biggest fan of high-rise buildings and face an uphill struggle unless they manage to overcome the ground level problems that scuppered the original Elizabeth House scheme by making an original and ingenious contribution to the ground level public realm whilst maintaining the commercial need for large floor plates on what is a difficult site.



This is the image that came with it, although it is scaled down because of photobucket.


If you want to see a bigger, clearer renderring of it, go to:

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I don't know what to say!
I'm not sure if I like it or not.
We'll see if it gets built.
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A completely off-topic question I know, but I was wondering if anyone knew where I could download Photoshop for free. I'm not talking about add-ons or free trials, but the whole package. Is it possible?
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:39 PM   #338
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A completely off-topic question I know, but I was wondering if anyone knew where I could download Photoshop for free. I'm not talking about add-ons or free trials, but the whole package. Is it possible?
Not legally, it's worth several hundred pound for the full version. But if you have bittorrent you'll have no problems finding it .

I really can't decide about the three sisters project, the render makes them look strange. And it seems like the start of yet another cluster.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 05:44 PM   #339
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download full adobe suite off limewire or bittorrent, or know people like me lol
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Half Litre maybe? Which in time would be shortened to half, and the current half would become a quarter maybe?

Sooner we get rid of the idiotic imperial system the better I think. Although I confess I struggle with Kilometres. But it's just something that's got to happen.
In France, beers are usually called "pinte" (Pint), even if it's about 0.5 l and not 0.473 l (Honnestly, I've never really made the difference). The 0.25 l glass is called "demi" which can be translated as semi or half.

Obviously, we use names inspired from the British system but measurements are still in metric system. Actually, during a long time I regularly ordered pints in French bars without even being aware it was actually a British unit, I thought it was just a knickname given to that size of glass.

I just realized today that the "demi" is probably named this way because it's half a pint.
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