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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #321
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Bad news for London it was a great and high project :s
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #322
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Minerva was one of my favourite projects and was certainly better than the reduced version of DIFA.

If Minerva had been built it would have opened up that whole area to development extending the zone of skyscrapers eastward.

We all knew it was coming, but its still a shame
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #323
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To be honest, I'm not that bothered, for these reasons:-

1. It would have been very close to the Tower of London/Tower Bridge, and would probably have spoiled the historic setting.

2. The City has plenty of other skyscrapers being planned, more than enough to keep us excited - Bishopsgate Tower (288m), Heron (242m), Leadenhall (225m), Allies & Morrison Tower (190m), Northgate (180m), Broadgate (165m), Fenchurch Street Tower (150m), along with several smaller towers such as the Willis Building (125m), not to mention the Shard (310m) just across the river.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #324
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Shame about Minerva, it was a beautiful design... But no big surprise

I must say though I was never 100% sure about the location though; always seemed a shade too far east of the main cluster.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #325
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It's official - the Minerva Tower has been cancelled.

Originally planned as a 53-storey/247m skyscraper on the eastern edge of the City, it's now been cut down to just 13 storeys,
but retains much of the floorspace from before.
Why was it cancelled if much of the floorspace is retained?
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Old July 30th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #326
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The new building is more or less the same height as the low-rise portion, which quite frankly will look hideous.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #327
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Why was it cancelled if much of the floorspace is retained?

Actually this is a good question, maybe it costs less to build a groundscraper though ?
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Old July 31st, 2006, 02:56 AM   #328
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Good projects!!!Good for London!!
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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:18 AM   #329
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Looks like Heron tower could be incresed again, should go to 260m+ to spire hopefully. And enabling works starts on Europes most beautiful skyscraper, The Shard in a few weeks!
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Old August 1st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #330
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Where did you get the 260m figure from?

Anyway, the height increase is purely a rumour, nothing confirmed. I was actually there when the guy from Mace said it.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:01 AM   #331
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the tower would have another module of floors added, this boosted it last time by 19m.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 11:59 AM   #332
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Looks like we could be having our official Heron thread back before the end of the day!
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Old August 8th, 2006, 05:57 PM   #333
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bishopsgate tower

hi everyone, would someone be able to tell me when the bishopsgate tower will start construction?
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Old August 9th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #334
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Tomorrow.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #335
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DarJoLe we shouldn't really greet newbies with sarcasm (Unless it's someone like Warcry J/K)

We aren't too sure yet, though demolition of the current building begins early next year, they have already started works for it.
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The Shard has just had It's pre-let confirmed. It is now certain to go ahead! PWC should move out of the current building in the not to distant future, and Europe's most stunning, slender tower can begin!
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #337
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cheers newcastle guy! good to hear its that soon, and also good news on the shard! i recently visited london for the first time and was blown away! i loved canary wharf. and it was good to see even more buildings being constructed. and the visions of what canary wharf and city will look like by 2012 are amazing
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #338
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The Shard has just had It's pre-let confirmed. It is now certain to go ahead! PWC should move out of the current building in the not to distant future, and Europe's most stunning, slender tower can begin!
So when demolition of Southwark Towers starts?I think they should use HMS Belfast for that
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #339
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cheers newcastle guy! good to hear its that soon, and also good news on the shard! i recently visited london for the first time and was blown away! i loved canary wharf. and it was good to see even more buildings being constructed. and the visions of what canary wharf and city will look like by 2012 are amazing
That's fine

Glad you enjoyed London
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #340
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I think they should use HMS Belfast for that
With PWC still inside?

I'm not to sure when they are going to move, though they have just announced recently to staff that they have agreed too. Some reckon it will be during Q1 2007, 4-6 months away. The Shard will definately start construction though as more than half of the office space has been let, as has the hotel element. I'm sure they will have no trouble selling apartments.
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