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Old October 23rd, 2012, 12:49 PM   #4801
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:32 PM   #4802
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #4803
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^ I haven't seen a visualization of the Tate extension. Could you please post one? Thanks, ja.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4804
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^ It's by Herzog & de Meuron, who first made their name converting the old Bankside Power Station into today's Tate Modern.

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Old October 24th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #4805
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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #4806
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What a waste, Heathrow will probably close in 10 years.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #4807
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What would make it close in 10 years?
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #4808
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Heathrow will not close in 10 years. What he's referring to is the plan to build a new 4-runway hub airport in the Thames Estuary as championed by London's Major, Boris Johnson, and Norman Foster. Experts say airlines will have to be forced to move there by the closure of Heathrow. However I reckon that in 10 years time we're more likely to have added an extra runway to Stansted or Gatwick (with possibly more on the way) than to start all over again building a 7th London airport.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #4809
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Heathrow probably will end up building a third runway after the governments delaying tactics. Although I wouldn't entirely rule out a new airport.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #4810
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Heathrow will not close in 10 years. What he's referring to is the plan to build a new 4-runway hub airport in the Thames Estuary as championed by London's Major, Boris Johnson, and Norman Foster. Experts say airlines will have to be forced to move there by the closure of Heathrow. However I reckon that in 10 years time we're more likely to have added an extra runway to Stansted or Gatwick (with possibly more on the way) than to start all over again building a 7th London airport.
I'm not referring to the Thames Estuary airport, that's dead in the water IMO. I think it's likely that either Luton and Stansted will become a new 4 runway hub airport, rendering Heathrow obsolete.
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Wasn't Heathrow just recently extended and remodelled?

Very unlikely scenario then I'd dare to say.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #4812
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This development is located north of the Canada Water basin in the London Docklands, within a masterplan aiming to regenerate the wider Surrey Quays area. The scheme forms one half of a waterside residential and retail proposal providing a variety of public and private realms and a hierarchy of routes within its boundaries.
The design comprises a simple perimeter development around a large open courtyard, with three building groups individually addressing their differing contexts. This strategy propagates diverse residential typologies, varying in density, massing and height. A large scale urban block addresses the main Surrey Quays Road, whilst a terrace of mid-scale tenements on a curving alignment runs towards the basin leading to an expressive waterfront tower. A row of canalside townhouses fronts the Albion Channel, supporting a rooftop penthouse floor and terminating in a modest apartment block.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 02:17 AM   #4813
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Its very unlikely the new airport will be made, not only would the costs be to high and Heathrow going to waste, BUT it would be way to far out of the city.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #4814
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Wasn't Heathrow just recently extended and remodelled?

Very unlikely scenario then I'd dare to say.

Correct.

Heathrow will expand again.

The government just can't announce it right now due to already being unpopular with austerity etc... and there is a lot of opposition locally against it I believe.

It will be approved either towards the end of their time in power, or by the next government.

Why anyone thinks that Heathrow would close is beyond me.

Most likely senario is that the last remaining "Old" bits at Heathrow will be knocked down and modernised like terminals 2 and 5. there will be less terminals but they will be modern and much bigger and capable. Then there will be two new runways. One new runway at Heathrow and one new runway at Gatwick (Gatwick is the worlds busieast single runway airport I believe).

That would buy enough time to think about this new "super airport" of the future.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #4816
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Ministers Lure Spanish To Buy Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch, one of Central London’s most famous landmarks, is to be sold to a Spanish property developer in a deal expected to net more than £60m for taxpayers.

I understand that Rafael Serrano has seen off competition from rival bidders including state-backed funds from the Gulf states of Abu Dhabi and Qatar, as well as the billionaire Reuben brothers.

The deal, which is expected to be announced by the Cabinet Office this week, will involve Mr Serrano acquiring a 70-year lease on Admiralty Arch, which he will then spend tens of millions of pounds on converting it into a hotel.

Admiralty Arch, which links Trafalgar Square and the Mall, marked the centenary of its construction this year. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.

Prime Investors Capital, Mr Serrano’s vehicle, has been involved in other London real estate projects. It built the Bulgari hotel which opened recently.

The sale of Admiralty Arch forms part of a broader push by the Government to generate revenue from its vast property portfolio. It set up a specialist unit, called the Property Executive, to take a more commercial approach to managing publicly-owned real estate assets, although there have been relatively few disposals so far.

A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: “Leasing Admiralty Arch will preserve the heritage of the building, provide options for increasing public access, and offer value for money for the taxpayer. This is part of a wider programme of reform that resulted in cash savings of £5.5bn last year. We will be making an announcement on the future of the Arch shortly.”
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