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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #5301
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Only three posts since joining this month and that was one of them. Troll dupe account me thinks. Stop taking this thread off topic. Thanks.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #5302
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Any recent news about the Pinnacle tower? (europe's most exciting project)
From the UK forum on 11th Jan.


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Pinnacle developers target extra £500m as Brookfield retained

Exclusive: The Pinnacle’s developers are seeking £500m of extra funding to complete construction after renewing their loan with HSH Nordbank and confirming Brookfield Multiplex as main contractor.

So they might not even be changing the design going by this news!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #5303
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Only three posts since joining this month and that was one of them. Troll dupe account me thinks. Stop taking this thread off topic. Thanks.
You've raised the issues of the tags, portraying yourself once again as the victims of the jealous and evil French, which was pretty off topic.

I merely asked you a follow up question, pointing out that you are actually not victims at all and may even be the culprits.

Earlier you even accused the admin Matthieu (and I'm really no fan of the guy) of somehow manipulating in favor of the Paris thread which is a pretty serious accusation and
Thats was pretty off topic as well.




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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #5304
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #5305
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So they might not even be changing the design going by this news!
Excellent news mate. Looking forward to seeing more updates of this europe's finest skyscraper project.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #5306
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the main of projetcs (office & towers) don't even have sufficient hosts!

It is a process of speculation! shard isn't 100% occupied like the majority of projetcs. it's just a speculation scheme like evrytime in this city.

CW was built in 90's and empty to 10% of the surface.
I don't believe too much in all of this fuzz construction about london when i see the number of offices.

it lacks a variety of artictic contributions.
People invest their hard cash in London, even in austere times, because the demand is there. For certain tall buildings under construction:

Shard London Bridge
- Shangri La Hotels and Resorts
- Apartments
- Office tenants announced in April

Leadenhall Building
- AON World Headquarters
- Amlin

Heron Tower
- Landmark PLC
- Harvey Nash
- Avoca Capital
- Euro Forex
- Sushisamba
- The Drift

20 Fenchurch Street
- Kiln Group
- Markel International
- Ascot
- RSA Insurance Group

St. George's Tower
- Apartments

Riverside South
- JP Morgan European Headquarters
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:21 AM   #5307
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Crossrail | £15 billion ($24 bn) London rail line

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486



Crossrail is the largest construction project in Europe. The BBC has had the first look at Crossrail tunneling under London:


BBC News - 25 January 2013
I always look at this project and think it's awesome. Such a huge project that'll really help London. But then I remember China is doing this pretty much every day. It seems amazing but Beijing's metro expansion dwarfs it.

With the tracks heading west of Paddington, will Crossrail use the existing tracks and ROW?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #5308
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I always look at this project and think it's awesome. Such a huge project that'll really help London. But then I remember China is doing this pretty much every day. It seems amazing but Beijing's metro expansion dwarfs it.

With the tracks heading west of Paddington, will Crossrail use the existing tracks and ROW?
Yep, west of Paddington will use existing lines except the Heathrow section.

Crossrail is one of several rail projects planned or underway in London don't forget.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #5309
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People invest their hard cash in London, even in austere times, because the demand is there. For certain tall buildings under construction:

Shard London Bridge
- Shangri La Hotels and Resorts
- Apartments
- Office tenants announced in April

Leadenhall Building
- AON World Headquarters
- Amlin

Heron Tower
- Landmark PLC
- Harvey Nash
- Avoca Capital
- Euro Forex
- Sushisamba
- The Drift

20 Fenchurch Street
- Kiln Group
- Markel International
- Ascot
- RSA Insurance Group

St. George's Tower
- Apartments

Riverside South
- JP Morgan European Headquarters
wish the pinnacle would be in this list too SE9
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #5310
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Excellent news mate. Looking forward to seeing more updates of this europe's finest skyscraper project.
I imagine it will start again before July.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #5311
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Leadenhall updates.


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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #5312
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London Gateway | 3.5 million TEU container port

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1145485



The world's largest quay cranes are on their way to be installed:



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World’s largest quay cranes set for London Gateway
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At a height of 138 metres, the world’s largest quay cranes have set sail for the London Gateway container port. Taller than the London Eye, the first three cranes manufactured by Shanghai's Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC), have started their journey from China.

Each crane can pick up containers 25 rows across deck, beyond the width of the world’s largest container ship. Tim Halhead, London Gateway operations director said: “The size of the cranes future proofs the port, allowing London Gateway to handle the next generation of ultra-large container ships. These cranes are among the most advanced in the industry, assisting our operatives to deliver a reliable and consistently high level of productivity.”

The semi-automated cranes allows quick and efficient handling of containers as well as being connected directly to the Terminal Operating System, which tracks the containers and sends work orders to the crane operator.

The port will start operations on the first berth in Q4 of this year with five quay cranes and two rail mounted gantry cranes provided by ZPMC. Cargotec will provide 10 automatic stacking cranes and 18 straddle carriers for the first berth.

London Gateway says it will bring significant savings to importers and exporters cutting delivery costs by an estimated £59 per container to the North-West and Midlands and £189 per container for London and the South East.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #5313
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Thameslink Programme | £6 billion ($9.5bn) London rail line

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=759502

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Construction of Thameslink lines and stations continues:

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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #5314
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Indicative rail map of London, 5 years from now (including Crossrail and Thameslink additions):

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London Connections 2018 by Sparkyscrum, on Flickr
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #5315
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You will soon be able to travel to your front door by train!
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #5316
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You will soon be able to travel to your front door by train!
London STAHP! You're making us look bad
*well, worse.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #5317
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Haha, it's all long overdue to be honest! This is the massive infrastructure boost that London needs for future proofing.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:44 PM   #5318
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You will soon be able to travel to your front door by train!
Yeah, but outside of the M25, you'll still get dropped off in a muddy field next to the sheep.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5319
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Haha, it's all long overdue to be honest! This is the massive infrastructure boost that London needs for future proofing.
Well, I'm American. So you can see why I'm pining for nice, ubiquitous rail services
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #5320
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Yeah, but outside of the M25, you'll still get dropped off in a muddy field next to the sheep.

There's something outside the M25?
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