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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:16 PM   #5501
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 03:06 PM   #5502
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That's sad news about the Pinnacle, it would have been an iconic building. Hopefully something decent can be pulled out from the site. But it shouldn't detract from the other wonderful buildings currently U/C around that area. Leadenhall and 20 Fenchurch are looking spectacular.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #5503
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I don't know, London's not really ready for the Pinnacle. The Shard isn't even near fully open yet, and 122 Leadenhall & Fenchurch are on their way in the City. I'd rather wait and see something really special.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:34 PM   #5504
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I think the project contractors of the pinnacle have not got enough tenants. Leadenhall skyscraper has a different story as it will be occupied by the worlds largest insurance company as soon as the construction process is done. Wish they would find some big bankers who will buy most of the office spaces of this beautiful and iconic tower.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:28 PM   #5505
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Pinnacle debacle shows how London became just a speculation city with lot of projects which even aren't rented to 100%.

All those cranes & buildings are just result of speculation with no real acquisitors.
It is a "mirage" whom we are the actual witnesses.

No artistic project but just real estate company which build everything they can just to make business without serious interested people to rent them
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:50 PM   #5506
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..lol, go away little troll.

You have no idea what you're talking about....
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:48 PM   #5507
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Yeah, Axelferis you're completely wrong. London has skyscrapers going up by the best architects in the world -- how can you claim these unique projects are just speculation? Also, it's normal for projects like these to take some time to find tenants -- most of them have been very successful thus fur, considering how bad the European markets are right now.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #5508
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Hmm, seems to me that there needs to be a certain dislike button on here.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #5509
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Pinnacle debacle shows how London became just a speculation city with lot of projects which even aren't rented to 100%.

All those cranes & buildings are just result of speculation with no real acquisitors.
It is a "mirage" whom we are the actual witnesses.

No artistic project but just real estate company which build everything they can just to make business without serious interested people to rent them
I kinda agree. No doubt London is a world capital and so many foreign corporations and investors want their offices there, however is pretty obvious that offices space demand alone does not explain the whole story here, speculation plays already since long time ago one of the main roles in London's economic development.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #5510
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Boris: "build new homes and invest in transport"



Transcript of Boris's speech to business leaders in Davos:

It was the crack of dawn on Wed morning and I was sitting at my desk in North London and I became aware of a powerful disturbance in the atmosphere – and I don’t just mean the planes queuing to get into Heathrow…

I could suddenly smell a sulphurous aroma and then I realized that it was le pong.

It was the malodorous vapours being emitted by that incontinent gas plant in Rouen that had been suffocating Kent and that had reached London the previous evening; and I thought how absurd it was of the doomsters to warn that Britain could in any meaningful sense leave Europe when there are some days when we can actually smell the French and no doubt some days when they can smell us

And then I turned the pages of the Daily Telegraph and to my joy I read that London will shortly be graced by another emanation from France - someone fragrant, someone chic not Depardieu, not Sarkozy. I mean Carla Bruni

Yes, I read that for tax reasons France’s former number one power couple are leaving Paris for Kensington; and I can imagine that this news has broken like a thunderclap over the grief-stricken French capital and that people are begging Sarko and his wife not to go to London and that they are claiming we are neither sophisticated nor stylish enough to welcome the chinchilla-clad form of Carla..

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-...-in-transport/

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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #5511
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And the purpose of the 2020 vision is to show how we in the public sector propose to use our investments to make sure that private sector investment in London is rewarded in the long term. If we get these things right then we will lengthen London’s lead and get London’s growing population into the jobs they need and so I can tell Carla and Nicolas that they will love London a place not only with more museums than Paris – and free museums at that more theatres and in what is an astonishing statistic I have not verified myself more Michelin starred restaurants, a city that not only exports cake but lavender scent grown,picked, distilled, perfected in the London borough of Croydon, le parfum de Wallington going from London to France and a city that apart from anything else is the sixth biggest French city on earth and likely to move up the rankings as more talented people flee the socialist tax terror in the biggest exodus since 1789. That is the city of which I am proud to be mayor a city with an amazing future as the locomotive of the UK economy and that continues to combine the roles of commercial and financial capital of Europe with a unique relationship with America as well as being the natural crossroads, headquarters and capital of the Brics and other emerging economies, the great intersecting set in the venn diagram of world trade.

and so I say to Carla and Nicolas bienvenus a Londres and to British businessthank you for what you are doing to help make it the greatest city on earth

Thank you for lunch and see you in London - when you get clearance to land..
this guy is amazing!!
what a talented washing powder seller !!!

Sorry for him but the most Michelin starred city isn't London!

1/Tokyo(only because it's bigger)
2/Paris
3/Kyoto

London doesn't even appear in the top 15



http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...Guide_Michelin
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #5512
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I know you're butt hurt Axelferis, but London overtook Paris in the view count (without needing to cheat), grow up and deal with it...so stop being so pathetic and trolling the London thread.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #5513
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this guy is amazing!!
what a talented washing powder seller !!!

Sorry for him but the most Michelin starred city isn't London!

1/Tokyo(only because it's bigger)
2/Paris
3/Kyoto

London doesn't even appear in the top 15



http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...Guide_Michelin


Who cares?!

Interesting projects as always from London!
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5514
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That list isn't correct anyway and if it hadn't been written/edited by a Frenchman London would be included.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5515
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this guy is amazing!!
what a talented washing powder seller !!!

Sorry for him but the most Michelin starred city isn't London!

1/Tokyo(only because it's bigger)
2/Paris
3/Kyoto

London doesn't even appear in the top 15
Arent there different categories?
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #5516
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this guy is amazing!!
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Maybe but he likes your airport at least


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and so I say to Carla and Nicolas bienvenus a Londres and to British businessthank you for what you are doing to help make it the greatest city on earth

Thank you for lunch and see you in London - when you get clearance to land..
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5517
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Michelin is french then why you doubt about wiki infos? They are taken from officials

https://www.google.fr/search?q=ville...ient=firefox-a

http://www.pourcel-chefs-blog.com/bl...-de-rechauffe/
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #5518
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Shard London Bridge | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=407549

The Shard has now officially opened to the public. The observation deck was opened by London mayor Boris Johnson and architect Renzo Piano on 1st February 2013.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #5519
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Boris is mad trying to make that claim about London, haha. At least it shows he knows nothing about fine dining and thus isn't the stuck up toff people claim he is!
The truth is, though, that Japan wipes the floor with France when it comes to Michelin stars and master cuisine in general. It's nothing to do with "only because Tokyo is bigger" -- Tokyo's central core where most of the Michelin restaurants are is less dense and less populated than Paris! Also, Look at Kyoto's Michelin stars compared to population -- 2 or 3 times the number of Paris. The Japanese are the masters of the exquisite.

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Old February 4th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #5520
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I don't know what a table of Michelin starred resaturants has to do with a thread on projects in London. But the table is in any case incomplete. It does not include restaurants in a number of countries, including Spain, Germany and the UK. Le tableau n'est pas correct et ne montre que les restos en France, au Japon, en Italie, en Hong Kong et Macau et aux Etats-Unis. `
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