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Old August 21st, 2006, 09:30 PM   #361
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haha weird i just read about that earlier today as well! lol. pretty cool, plus its quite high for student accomodation! looking good
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 12:09 PM   #362
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hey guys, does anyone here pass by the broadgate tower? just curious because i can only see it through the webcam and it seems to be rising very quickly( which is good news) but wasnt sure if the webcam was decieving me, lol
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 02:09 PM   #363
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There's a construction thread here -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...9&page=1&pp=20
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 09:54 PM   #364
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22 Marsh Wall

It would appear that 22 Marsh Wall is starting groundwork in Canary Wharf. Blue hoardings have gone up around the site. And before I get accused of posting "wrong or misleading information", this has been confirmed by other members in the UK forum.

This joins several other new buildings starting construction in the Docklands. After a gap of 2-3 years with nothing happening, there is now a considerable amount of activity going on.





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Old August 23rd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #365
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I've updated all the pictures and information on the 1st page of this thread.

Everything should now be fully up-to-date.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #366
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nice one wjfox, where would we be without you? lol. all good news and keep up the good work! hopefuly riverside and woodwharf will get going soon!
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Old August 24th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #367
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The next time someone accuses you of posting wrong or misleading information Will I reckon we should find out where they live and do a poo on their doormat.

Anyhoo, how tall is this? 125m? (utter guess)
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Old August 24th, 2006, 05:51 AM   #368
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Anyhoo, how tall is this? 125m? (utter guess)

139.5m
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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #369
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just out of curiousity, did anyone else have trouble viewing this site over the past few days?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #370
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Yes, and they still are hence the lack of activity

I had to fanny around with the 'host' file in WINDOWS/System32/drivers/etc per gothicform's announcement in order to regain access... and I only found out about that courtesy of our fantasy football league which had a link to SSP.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:06 PM   #371
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjfox2002
It would appear that 22 Marsh Wall is starting groundwork in Canary Wharf. Blue hoardings have gone up around the site. And before I get accused of posting "wrong or misleading information", this has been confirmed by other members in the UK forum.

This joins several other new buildings starting construction in the Docklands. After a gap of 2-3 years with nothing happening, there is now a considerable amount of activity going on.





I dont know why they keep building these glass boxes in CW. Cant they come up with something with more intresting.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #372
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It's residential, some mixed use at ground. The facade detail and 'layering' also looks quite good. That can't be seen very well in these pics.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #373
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Hi-res pics -







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Old August 28th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #374
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wow fantastic!!!!
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Old August 28th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #375
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I guess it doesn't look this bad after all.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #376
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i think it looks very good! i mean would you prefer it if canary wharf were to look like chicago or newyork with big brick buildings? if you look at those cities they are also building skyscrapers of the steel and glass look, its because its modern looking. have you ever been to the wharf? because when you stand there or look at it from a distance it looks incredible especialy if the sun is reflecting off them. if you havent been i suggest a visit. its worth it.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 02:42 PM   #377
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20 Blackfriars Road

Here's a picture of the 20 Blackfriars Road tower which has been rumoured for some time now.
The height is thought to be somewhere between 175 and 200m, and it would stand next to the Beetham Tower.

"...Modernist towers tend to be very perfect forms and rely on repetitive cladding. But in today’s
environmentally-conscious world it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the north elevation to be the same
as the south, so we try to create excuses to introduce difference. There are games you can play,
such as curves, but the client for the South Bank tower did not want curved forms, so we are looking
at a more angular geometry and breaking up the façade into planes. Putting diagonal crease lines in it
is the easiest description, like cars where a very fine crease line catches light differently so it changes
the appearance."

-- Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects








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Old August 31st, 2006, 02:54 PM   #378
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Ooh - where'd you get the quote from?
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Old August 31st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #379
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It's from the Royal Academy website.

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/?lid=706

New Architect Academicians: Chris Wilkinson RA
19 July—20 September 2006
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Old August 31st, 2006, 03:04 PM   #380
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Oh, and here's another story. Nothing to do with skyscrapers, but I thought it deserved a mention

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http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...&IssueID=29163

London best city for transport

LONDON: It will be news for most Londoners accustomed to being packed on underground trains or facing long waits for buses, but the British capital has been voted the best city in the world for public transport.

One-quarter of international travellers picked London as the easiest city to get around, ahead of New York (16 per cent) and Paris (12 per cent). Los Angeles came bottom in the survey by TripAdvisor.

But London's public transport is also considered to be the most expensive, according to the survey.

Nearly a quarter of the 2,000 respondents, and 62 per cent of Britons polled, voted London transport the most expensive.

London cabbies topped the poll as being the best, while New York, Mexico City and Paris were considered to have the world's worst taxis.

Nearly three in five said they had been "taken for a ride" during their travels by taxi drivers overcharging and/or taking them on a wrong or longer route. Washington DC, which was voted fourth overall, was considered to have the cleanest and safest public transport system.

More than 70 per cent of travellers said they use public transport while holidaying in a city away from home and three-quarters of the respondents said a city's public transport system was a consideration when determining where to visit.
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