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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #5601
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Heathrow Terminal 2 | Hounslow TW6

Official Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697



BAA have pushed-back the start of the second phase of construction until 2019:

Building: BAA confirms delay to £2.5bn Heathrow project

$4.69bn has been allocated to Heathrow's current expansion works:

Construction Week: Heathrow Airport allots $4.69bn for infrastructure
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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #5602
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Oh how I'd love him to splurge on a bridge for East London.
could to see him admit the mistakes of his election manifesto... to cut spending
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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #5603
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Heathrow Terminal 2 | Hounslow TW6

Official Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697



BAA have pushed-back the start of the second phase of construction until 2019:

Building: BAA confirms delay to £2.5bn Heathrow project

$4.69bn has been allocated to Heathrow's current expansion works:

Construction Week: Heathrow Airport allots $4.69bn for infrastructure
heathrow will always be the most important airport for london although the politicians are talking about building a new floating airport or boris island etc
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #5604
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His speech to global business and political leaders — littered with jokes at the expense of the French — also pleaded for an end to banker bashing.

He set out to get the audience laughing with remarks about the reported plans of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his “fragrant, chic” and “chinchilla-clad” wife Carla Bruni to come to London. “I can imagine this news has broken like a thunderclap over the grief-stricken French capital,” he said, adding Croydon was now exporting fragrance to France while London had more museums and Michelin-starred restaurants than Paris.

Cheekily mocking the 75 per cent tax rise proposed by François Hollande, he said London was already 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”.
What the **** is this guy's problem ?
He can't seem to to open his mouth without having a go at Paris and the French.
It's been going on for months.
He's completely obsessed with Paris and the French.

Dude, create an account on ****france.com and stfu already.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #5605
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Gagarin Tower Gets Ready For Launch



London has recently experienced an ever-growing influx of rich Russians, so it was only a matter of time before developments aimed specifically at the emigre community would start to surface.

One of these, sited on 55 Southwark Street, is called Gagarin Tower after the famous cosmonaut, and will be a mixed-use scheme with a rocket inspired look. The project will contain a new theatre, a rehearsal studio, an art academy, office space, a restaurant and public terrace, and apartments located in the rocket part of the scheme that will be 25 floors tall, not including the spire.

The design from Studio 44 boasts a look that is designed to evoke a rocket and industrial launch pad, although the rocket shape is traditional within Russian architecture and has been used extensively church turrets. The apartments will have circular footprints with the service shaft set to one side as a gantry would be. A lightweight structure projects around the tower to allow the creation of terraces.

A planning application is intended to be filed later in 2013, with the developer, Henry George Ltd, seeing demolition of the existing 55 Southwark Street on the site scheduled for July of this year. Piling should start on the perimeter by the 1st of September with archaeological excavations completed by early 2014 allowing for construction proper to commence.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #5606
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Phase One Of Ruskin Square Appears



It's been a long time coming but a planning application has finally been filed for phase one of Ruskin Square in Croydon.

The project, which has been buried under years of legal arguments, has as its first phase a major new residential building that will overlook the Croydon East railway station and stand on what is presently undeveloped land.

The project is designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. This opening phase will consist of 161 new apartments, with 34 units aimed at the affordable sector with the accommodation split into 135 two-bedroom flats and 26 one-bedroom flats. In all it will have 22 floors above ground and reach a height of 69 metres. The brickwork cladding, arranged in a grid, is likely to draw comparisons with the likes of Rubicon Court at Kings Cross that has proven an attractive addition to the area.

There will also be a new landscaped area around it that should provide an attractive buffer zone for the railway station and a new pedestrian link to connect the railway station to Lansdowne Road and create a new bridge for the station itself.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #5607
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Loving the look of the Gagarin Tower.

Southwark's becoming quite trendy these days!
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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #5608
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What the **** is this guy's problem ?
He can't seem to to open his mouth without having a go at Paris and the French.
It's been going on for months.
He's completely obsessed with Paris and the French.

Dude, create an account on ****france.com and stfu already.
He's the Mayor of London and part of his job is to promote the city, and sometimes that requires him to promote it at the expense of its 'rivals' -- of which Paris is a major rival. His point is not Paris or French-bashing, it's encouraging business to invest in London instead.

Personally, I found it hilarious, and I hope politicans across the Channel make jokes about London. It's all a bit of harmless fun, since we don't fight wars anymore...
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #5609
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Goodbye Television Centre: Stars gather to say farewell to London home of BBC

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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5610
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Canaletto Tower, London EC1

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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #5611
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where will go the BBC television centre?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #5612
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Just had a read through the latest pages of this thread. I'm not sure how I feel about all these developments. They are all very modern and impressive but all the steel and glass is also somehow very exchangable and cool. I wonder if you get any light at all if you're living within one of these dense and high developments? Also while they are high and may look great from a distance, many still feel utterly suburban from within.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #5613
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I found it hilarious, and I hope politicians across the Channel make jokes about London.

Yeah I'm sure you people would love to have the mayor of Paris publicly declare every other week how shitty London is compared to Paris for the sake of attracting business.


No one around here would bristle at that of course...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #5614
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Exactly! We wouldn't mind because we have a SENSE OF HUMOUR. :-)
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #5615
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All the slagging off of the French comes across as rather quaint, a little provincial. It's a big world out there.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #5616
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All the slagging off of the French comes across as rather quaint, a little provincial. It's a big world out there.
I think the Brits and the French know that more than most,they used to own most of it.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #5617
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Not sure I like that Gagarin Tower
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Old February 16th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #5618
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Yeah I'm sure you people would love to have the mayor of Paris publicly declare every other week how shitty London is compared to Paris for the sake of attracting business.


No one around here would bristle at that of course...
Haha, have you not heard the things that French Presidents have said about the British over the years? Sarkozy used to say things at our expense on a weekly basis, and he was the bloody President!
French people CONSTANTLY announce how shitty London is compared to Paris.
There's a French wikipedia page for La Défense that says Paris is a larger and more important business and finance hub than London!
I feel sorry for your naïveté... that the French don't slag us off! Every day, my dear boy! Every day.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #5619
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Haha, have you not heard the things that French Presidents have said about the British over the years? Sarkozy used to say things at our expense on a weekly basis, and he was the bloody President!
French people CONSTANTLY announce how shitty London is compared to Paris.
There's a French wikipedia page for La Défense that says Paris is a larger and more important business and finance hub than London!
I feel sorry for your naïveté... that the French don't slag us off! Every day, my dear boy! Every day.
The Wikipedia article says the exact opposite... Bravo ! :-) And, though you have some counterexamples on this forum, most of the French (or at least people I know) LOVE London. However, it is quite annoying to hear some people always justifiy passive-aggressive behavior by "having the sense of humour". It's quite "faux cul".
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