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Old June 1st, 2006, 09:55 PM   #201
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I really wasn't liking Beetham 'til I saw these renders, but I've been won over!

The 122 Leadenhall renderings are gobsmackingly fantabulous

Re: DIFA not looking 63m taller than 122 Leadenhall in the render I posted, its probably the perspective... Leadenhall is closer to the viewer than DIFA
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 04:55 PM   #202
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Where are these renders coming from?

I've always liked beetham, hope the redesign doesn't change too much.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 05:04 PM   #203
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Wow!! Some great renders of some great buildings. Good to see some great looking going up in London.

Are they all under construction? If so what are the completion dates?
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 05:08 PM   #204
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 06:15 PM   #205
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Wow!! Some great renders of some great buildings. Good to see some great looking going up in London.

Are they all under construction? If so what are the completion dates?
DIFA (Bishopsgate) and 122 Leadenhall are both approved and demolition on the existing buildings should start next year. Beetham is having a bit of a redesign I think. We're also hopefully going to see demolition work starting for Heron Tower and The Shard (London Bridge Tower) next year, and this is in addition to the under construction Willis Building and Broadgate Tower.

It looks like the boom that has been threatening for some years might finally happen in 2007!

Completion dates will vary of course, but hopefully its safe to say they'll all be complete in time for the 2012 Olympics!
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 02:28 AM   #206
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Beetham tower has a ******* horrible shape.It looks like a pregnant building
I hope they change the design and the cladding of it as well.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #207
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This pano of mine is far from complete.

In addition to what you see here, we'll have (from left to right) Milton Court, Eagle House, Ropemaker Place, Northgate Tower, Broadgate Tower, 100 Middlesex Street, Heron Plaza, 80-88 Bishopsgate, Walbrook Square, 20 Fenchurch Street, Kings Reach redevelopment, Beetham Tower, Wilkinson Eyre Tower, Doon Street Tower......


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Old June 7th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #208
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Thanks se9, wow, whoever did these is extremely talented.
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Beetham tower has a ******* horrible shape.It looks like a pregnant building
I hope they change the design and the cladding of it as well.
Affraid i have to disagree with you phobos, i think this tower is excellent (bump included) and has it's own distinctive appeal, i'd want to live in it.

Of course thats only my opinion.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 12:58 PM   #210
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amazing projects!
shame the London Bridge Tower is not closer to the london city cluster.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:14 PM   #211
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amazing projects!
shame the London Bridge Tower is not closer to the london city cluster.
It is closer than in real life than in the rendering, the river bends round and goes between the tower and the City cluster.

But anyway, London Bridge Tower is so sublime and elegant it holds its own and doesn't need a cluster. In fact, it wouldn't look half as good as part of a cluster.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #212
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But anyway, London Bridge Tower is so sublime and elegant it holds its own and doesn't need a cluster. In fact, it wouldn't look half as good as part of a cluster.
I agree 100%
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #213
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Bit like Big Ben.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #214
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I love the short version of the Bishopgate Tower, looks absolutely incredible. It looks like a proper modern European skyline. Only thing I dont like is that this is sall going on in the City, they have to find some way to preserve all the histric buildings from getting destroyed. Otherwise whoever did the renderings on the page before this is amazing.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #215
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Only thing I dont like is that this is sall going on in the City, they have to find some way to preserve all the histric buildings from getting destroyed.
The only buildings being destroyed for these towers are 1960s-1980s blocks that aren't exactly architectural wonders. Far from it in fact.

if anyone dared propose demolishing something historical to build a skyscraper in London they'd be quickly shown the door.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 03:11 AM   #216
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to be honest Historical buildings do get demolished to make way for new developments.....isn't part of spittlefields market going to be demolished, to be replaced some vapid, banal glass box???

But its not skyscrapers that threaten historic buildings in London, far from it, its the low rise groundscrapers that are squashed into their sites that pose the most risk to old buildings.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 12:40 AM   #217
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It is closer than in real life than in the rendering, the river bends round and goes between the tower and the City cluster.

But anyway, London Bridge Tower is so sublime and elegant it holds its own and doesn't need a cluster. In fact, it wouldn't look half as good as part of a cluster.
I feel the same about SwissRe... Every time I see it from Waterloo Bridge I want to blow up St Helens. It deserves better than to be next to a box... I like St Helens, but something of SwissRe or LBT's quality and iconicness (?) needs to stand proud and isolated.

Its like putting a masterpiece half behind a blank canvas... or something
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Old June 9th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #218
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If they can reclad the brown boxy building in a blue glass, they can sure reclad this one in a similar fashion - and maybe even increase its height!
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:54 AM   #219
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Theres nothing wrong with the St Helens (Aviva tower)- Its the best example of the internationalist style high rise we have in the UK. Its doesn't need a reclad or height increase. Im sure there was talk of listing it along with Centrepoint- although im not 100% sure.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #220
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Theres nothing wrong with the St Helens (Aviva tower)- Its the best example of the internationalist style high rise we have in the UK. Its doesn't need a reclad or height increase. Im sure there was talk of listing it along with Centrepoint- although im not 100% sure.
As I said, I like it... Its aged very well.

What I dislike is that fact it obscures most of SwissRe when viewed from Waterloo Bridge, for some reason the dark box in front of SwissRe's glittering curves seems like a real affront.
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