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Old September 12th, 2017, 10:32 AM   #21221
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Global Cities Investment Monitor 2017
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Old September 12th, 2017, 10:33 AM   #21222
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Spire London | West India Dock E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=270065

Official website: http://www.spirelondon.com



Location
  • Address: 2 Hertsmere Road, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Station: West India Quay | Canary Wharf

Project facts
  • Developer: Greenland Group
  • Architect: HOK
  • Height: 235m
  • Floors: 67
  • Homes: 861



Construction activity this week at the Spire site, photos by chest:





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Old September 12th, 2017, 10:51 AM   #21223
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Wood Wharf | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

Official website: http://www.woodwharf.com/



Location
  • Address: Wood Wharf, Preston's Road, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Station: Canary Wharf

Project facts
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Cost: £2 billion
  • Homes: 3,277
  • Office space: 175,000m²
  • Retail space: 25,000m²



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Old September 12th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #21224
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123-151 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2026740

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1
  • London borough: Westminster
  • Station: Victoria

Project facts
  • Developer: GC 123 BPR | Volaw
  • Architect: Morrow+Lorraine Architects
  • Height: 39m
  • Floors: 8
  • Office space: 64,107m² (GIA)

Plans for the refurbishment of 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.





Facadism/ deathmasking made even more glaring. Those neoclassical parts (the corners will also be torn down in this rebuild) are all that's left of an original market building.



Reminds me of this utterly idiotic example:




Or this gem:



Seriously which architecture school did these people go to?
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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #21225
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SE9 thanks for posting those global city stats from the KPMG but i see it does not include the critical stat of how many view counts the thread has on SSC which is far more important!
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Old September 12th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #21226
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SE9 thanks for posting those global city stats from the KPMG but i see it does not include the critical stat of how many view counts the thread has on SSC which is far more important!
KPMG doesn't trust fiddled stats
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Old September 12th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #21227
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Seriously which architecture school did these people go to?
More importantly, how was planning granted for both of them?
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Old September 12th, 2017, 07:19 PM   #21228
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More importantly, how was planning granted for both of them?
The end product is a result of the developer and what they commissioned, not the architect who just designed.*
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Old September 12th, 2017, 11:25 PM   #21229
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The last table in the KPMG investors info-graphic has NY come 1st in only one category and London in 6 others, I don't get why it's not 1st overall then.., (Brexit?)
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Old September 13th, 2017, 11:22 AM   #21230
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Bingo. It's explained at the end of the report, but I omitted that part lest it ruffles some sensitive feathers.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 11:07 AM   #21231
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London Zoo iconic aviary £7m revamp approved

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...vamp-approved/



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Plans to repurpose and transform the Grade II listed Snowdon Aviary at London Zoo have been given the go-ahead by Westminster Council.

The scheme, understood to cost around £7m, will see the iconic structure revamped to create a world leading facility for Black and White Colobus monkeys and other species native to forests in western and eastern Africa.

Modernising the structure, listed in 1998 as the first permanent tensioned building in the UK, will be the most ambitious project undertaken by the Zoo.

Designed by Cedric Price with engineer Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, it became Britain’s first walk-through aviary.

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Old September 14th, 2017, 01:16 PM   #21232
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Very nice, but pity those poor African Monkeys freezing their nad's off in a British winter...
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Old September 14th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #21233
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Bingo. It's explained at the end of the report, but I omitted that part lest it ruffles some sensitive feathers.
NY ahead by...all of 2%, wow!, devastating for London.

Still 30% higher than Paris though, and last time I checked, France hasn't voted to leave the EU.

..some people on SSC need to stop linking things that just reinforce their prejudices.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:33 PM   #21234
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NY ahead by...all of 2%, wow!, devastating for London.

Still 30% higher than Paris though, and last time I checked, France hasn't voted to leave the EU.

..some people on SSC need to stop linking things that just reinforce their prejudices.
^ Feathers ruffled.

Given your response you evidently haven't read the report beyond what I've posted. If you had, you certainly wouldn't have posted that comical 'rebuttal'.
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^ Feathers ruffled.
The only people with 'feathers ruffled' are the metropolitan London lefty class, who can't accept the fact that those horrible bigoted northerners have voted to leave the EU against the advice of their 'betters' in London.

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Given your response you evidently haven't read the report beyond what I've posted. If you had, you certainly wouldn't have posted that comical 'rebuttal'.
My response was commensurate with yet another risible attempt by yourself to link all things bad to Brexit, which is, after reading your posts in the Brexit thread in the London forum, what you seem to excel in
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #21236
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The only people with 'feathers ruffled' are the metropolitan London lefty class, who can't accept the fact that those horrible bigoted northerners have voted to leave the EU against the advice of their 'betters' in London.

My response was commensurate with yet another risible attempt by yourself to link all things bad to Brexit, which is, after reading your posts in the Brexit thread in the London forum, what you seem to excel in
A hyper defensive perspective.

The KPMG report has an entire section pertaining to Brexit and its negative effect on London's standing, yet I didn't post it here. A mere mention of it in response to a question still hasn't stopped your feathers being ruffled.

Save the emotional anti-Londoner tirades for elsewhere.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:17 PM   #21237
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Save the emotional anti-Londoner tirades for elsewhere.
I'll save it when middle class, left wing professionals in London stop giving the impression that their votes are worth more than a minimum wage shop worker living anywhere outside the M25.

But this thread isn't the place to continue this, so I'll post no more on the subject.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #21238
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Baffling how one turns an investment report which detailed the negative effect of Brexit on London's global standing, into an illogical attack on Londoners

Thanks for your contribution to the thread, but this is not the place for it.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #21239
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Hoxton Press | Hoxton N1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1957998

Official website: https://anthology.london/developments/hoxton-press



Location
  • Address: Hoxton Press, Penn Street, London N1
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Station: Hoxton | Haggerston

Project facts
  • Developer: Anthology
  • Architect: Karakusevic Carson Architects
  • Floors: 20 | 16
  • Homes: 198



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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #21240
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Gah! I disliked these buildings when I first saw the renders - especially the taller of the two. Unsurprisingly, they look no better in reality thus far.

This sort of horribly dated architecture wasn't even good in the 60's and 70's.
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