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Old March 5th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #441
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I posted the information in a thread which corresponds with it. Do you even know what a gimp is?

Definition of gimp: Gimp is a usually derogatory term used to refer to a (normally male) sexual submissive, typically dressed in black leather (or rubber) and wearing a mask of the same material. This apparel emphasises sexuality by drawing attention to the crotch and chest. Sadomasochistic practice often features in the notion of the gimp, with a partnership between gimp and dominatrix (or dominant).

Now, i'm 15. If you think I am a gimp, that makes you a retard.

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Old March 5th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #442
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Plus, he was'nt even talking to me. That makes you a retarded idiot Timo. Thanks for coming in and embarrassing yourself, mate.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #443
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brilliant response there son

line, sinker, hook anyone?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #444
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Can you please stop ******* my thread up.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #445
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Yeah, this new skyscraper is doing the job of '******* up' this thread well enough all by itself, it doesn't need people bickering about what defines a gimp to screw it up more!

Quick, somebody tell me there is a gorgeous new high proposal right around the corner that will take my attension away from this hunk of junk replacing 22 Fenchurch street...anyone...anything....I'll take a relatvely high mid-rise...?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #446
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Well, it's certainly a "unique" tower...to say the least.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #447
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It's not the ugliest tower I've ever seen exactly, but like I said before, it does not belong in th heart of London!
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Old March 9th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #448
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Here is what I think is the best render of london as it shows the city, canary wharf, the Shard, and the start of the cluster by beetham all together. I have added 20 Fenchurch street, kigs reach reclad, and where the Wilkinson Eyre tower will go.

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Old March 9th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #449
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For those that havent seen it:



Official render of 20 Fenchurch street
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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #450
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Edited post: Just an update of another new proposed tower going up in London, in the Canary Wharf district:


Greenwich View Place Redevelopment

20 Mar 2006 > Sheppard Robson To Shatter Docklands Heights

Rowan Asset Management are working on a new tower for London Docklands on a site off the east of Millwall Dock with architects Sheppard Robson. The 54 floor tall tower will contain a mixture of a 20,000 square metre hotel, housing both private and affordable plus a public viewing gallery at the top. It will be neighboured by an eight storey building.
The residential component of the scheme will consist of 270 private homes plus 145 affordable. Unusually for a project with a tall element a third of the affordable homes will have three bedrooms and 15% will have four bedrooms marking them off as the first true affordable family accommodation being built in a high-rise development since the council blocks of the sixties and seventies went up although these will be in the low rise block.
The project doesn't just break precedence in this area but also in terms of height. Tower Hamlets have zoned the Millenium Quarter that this scheme stands next to with height limits of 25 floors excluding only a few plots like 1 Millharbour.
The end result of this approach has been developers striving to maximise the gross space they can provide on each plot by building out rather than up swallowing large chunks of land up and leaving the area extremely dense with little outdoors space. What is provided comes in the shape of a few windy pavements dubbed "plazas" by their aspiring architects such as the one Discovery Dock overlooks.
The ever shrinking public realm of Crossharbour just on the other side of the dock, as the design shrank in height and grew out to take into account the developers requirements is another example of this rationale in action.
Aiming at getting a scheme that has a major portion of public space outside the developers are building up rather than out and in the process breaking the arbitrary height limits that have been imposed by planning bodies on the area, where the site sits next to Glengall Bridge the local council wish to have low-rise buildings only.
Rowan are arguing that this needs to be changed and the gains made by the public realm to having a tall building here with a small footprint far outweighs the disadvantages of height - in other words Modernism or not?
They can have nice parkland and an open dock or the same amount of development built in low-rise bulk with little space and an unattractive environment designed only to maximise the revenue of the site.
With this in mind Sheppard Robson have designed the actual tower to invert at it's base on the frontage facing the dock, almost like an irregular glass prism rising up with a visible central element. Accentuating the prism shape visually is crossbracing zig-zagging up the sides of the tower breaking up the faces of the tower.
If the project is successful in getting through the planning, something that will be a challenge given the local council's current approach to tall buildings here, Rowan hope that the formula will prove successful enough to replicate elsewhere in London and make a real dent in the housing targets that are desperately needing to be fulfilled.


-Architect: Sheppard Robson
-Developer: Rowan Asset Management
-Address: Greenwich View Place, Isle of Dogs, London (Canary Wharf area)
-Status: Pre Planning
-Proposal date: 2006
-Height (roof): 165.00
-Floors: 54
-Primary Use: Office
-Secondary Use: Hotel
-Flats: 270






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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #451
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Deleted post! Btw, is anyone else having trouble loading some pages on sksycarpercity?? When I try to get onto the site sometimes, it either comes up with "Web Site Not Responding" or it just takes ages to load...I thought this new server was menna sort that out!
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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #452
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Maybe just me being thick - aren't those two towers the same..?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #453
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They're the same tower

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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #454
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Oh crap, yer, sorry, that's my bad, I'll try edit the post
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #455
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only 165 metres? looks taller
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:19 PM   #456
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Official render of 20 Fenchurch street

Wow! Which building is that??? Any info about it? approved???
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 01:06 AM   #457
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Just another update, about the 93m Ropemaker place tower and the lower-rise building attached to it, and I've highlighted a particularly relevant bit as far as this thread goes:


20 Mar 2006 > British Land Win Ropemaker Bidding War

British Land have won a bidding war paying a stonking £125 million for the Ropemaker Place site on the edge of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. The site was put on the market as part of the attempts by Deutsche Bank to provide some liquidity following the freezing of the £4 billion Grundbesitz-Invest Fund at Christmas.
The site was given an original price of about £100 million by agent, Jones Lang Lasalle, in January but the gradually escalated in an auction that also involved Greycoat, Helical Bar, Multiplex and Tishman Speyer.
Planning permission exists on site for a 93 metre tall Gensler Associates designed tower with a substantial lower-rise podium attached to it. The building once complete with contain 46,890 square metres of space over 23 floors that are served by 11 lift shafts. As with most new office proposals for London there is little parking, a mere 23 spaces but this should prove a small issue.
In terms of location, the site stands next to the Citypoint and only a short walk from the Moorgate underground station making it a prime piece of real estate within the existing cluster of buildings that lie along London Wall.
[b]From the perspective of British Land, Ropemaker Place fits in nicely with a possible development schedule that allows them to bring a tall building online every year from 2007 onwards. They already have Broadgate Tower under construction with the Willis Building having started the previous year. 2008 can see the Leadenhall Building start once the current site is cleared, this however gives them a gap of a year that can now be filled by Ropemaker Place should the market demand exist for the space within meaning a 2009 completion.[b]
This area is becoming one of the hotbeds of tall building development in the City. Shepard Robson had previously designed a 200 metre tall slanting office building for the site whilst there are plans for a new 30 floor residential building over the road at the Barbican.





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Good stuff!! And this Ropemaker Place tower, while not being particularly tall, will still add some much needed mid-rise to the skyline. With a recently hightened Heron tower set to go up next year, and Leadenhall also approved for a 2007 constrcution date, plus LBT down for a 2006/2007 start date, the construction boom has yet to begin, despite work on a few towers and buildings at the moment! Also, don't forget Bishopsgate tower, which looks very likely to get full approval later this year! And that's just the projects in the City district of London!!

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 01:43 AM   #458
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Good stuff!! And this Ropemaker Place tower, while not being particularly tall, will still add some much needed mid-rise to the skyline.
Sorry, but I completely disagree. The City most certainly doesn't need more midrises. This tower is a boring unimaginative lump and will do little for the skyline. It could also take away potential tenants from the other, more exciting schemes - despite being half the height, it actually has more floorspace than SwissRe.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:06 AM   #459
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Wow!! London is really a hub of innovation.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 01:49 PM   #460
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london really fantastic city
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