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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #5701
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Camden Town is to be officially twinned with Hollywood to create its very own Music Walk of Fame.

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You'd think they'd have some more modern or British names in there like Adele and muse
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Not really a project, but a nice little video I decided to share with you guys

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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #5703
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Renaissance at Loampit Vale | Lewisham SE13

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=888804

The glass-residential tower in the Renaissance project has topped out. One more tower is yet to be built:

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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #5704
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Seager Distillery Tower | Deptford SE8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395545

The low-rise element of this tower is near completion:

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The changing face of Deptford SE8 by se9_london, on Flickr


The tower is situated by Deptford Bridge DLR station, which has seen a few low-rise residential development built over the past few years:

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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #5705
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Goodman's Fields | Whitechapel E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=499272



Construction ongoing:


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Old March 4th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #5706
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London Gateway | New £1.5bn ($2.3bn) Port

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

The first four large cranes have arrived from China. They are designed to cater for the largest container ships currently in service, and larger vessels yet to be built:

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King's College Canada Water Campus | Canada Water SE16

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A public exhibition was held last weekend, showcasing plans for a King's College campus in Canada Water:

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Lincoln Plaza | Canary Wharf E14

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The first and second tower cranes have arrived on site at Lincoln Plaza:


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Altitude | Aldgate E1

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The Altitude tower on Alie Street has topped-out:


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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

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Cladding on the Leadenhall Building continues to climb. Photo taken last weekend:

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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #5712
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What a shot! Wow!
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #5713
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London Gateway | New £1.5bn ($2.3bn) Port

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

The first four large cranes have arrived from China. They are designed to cater for the largest container ships currently in service, and larger vessels yet to be built:

Fabulous. London will once again be king of the docks.
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What a shot! Wow!
massive, isn't it?
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Old March 5th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #5715
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Goodman's Fields | Whitechapel E1

Construction ongoing:


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looks a bit similar to the wembley hilton hotel project

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Old March 6th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #5716
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Glass pavilion in the sky will transform the Cinderella Southbank



The Southbank Centre is to undergo a radical £120 million transformation that includes a new glass pavilion in the sky, it was announced today.

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery are to be re-named the Festival Wing and closed for up to three years while the revamp takes place. But the end result will be new space for performances, exhibitions and socialising carved out of reclaimed and forgotten corridors and plant works on the 21-acre site.

The project will bring the Sixties buildings up to the standard of the slightly older Royal Festival Hall which underwent a renovation at similar cost six years ago.

The aim is to make a world-class cultural centre fit for the 21st century and more capable of welcoming the 25 million who now pour into the South Bank every year, including eight million attending events. Jude Kelly, the Southbank Centre’s artistic director, said she wanted to turn the Festival Wing from a neglected “Cinderella space” into a third pavilion between the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.

She said the site was “tired and under-nourished” but there was a swell of support to capitalise on the buzz that followed the Festival Hall re-development. “It would be unforgivable if we didn’t seize the moment. London deserves for the site not to carry on being neglected.

"We’re going to raise the money because to just refurbish would leave another generation of people having to pick up the baton for the changes that need to be made,” she said.

The QEH and gallery will be united with a new glazed foyer on the roof of which will “float” the glass pavilion designed to achieve the first-class acoustics that critics claim the Festival Hall lacks.

The overhaul will also include new roof gardens, undercroft venues for gigs and cabaret and a building alongside Waterloo Bridge — echoing the offices and restaurants on the neighbouring Hungerford Bridge — which will house a new national literature centre and the poetry library.

The riverside skateboarders and graffiti artists will be offered an alternative home as more shops and restaurants are developed at ground level.

The plans, by architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, will go out for consultation with the aim of seeking planning permission in late spring and starting work in the autumn of next year. The vision has broad cross-party support from Boris Johnson, Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall, and councillors.

The Southbank Centre has secured £20 million support from the Arts Council for the upgrading of the auditoria and to address problems such as poor access and backstage areas.

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Old March 7th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #5717
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Truly a cycling revolution: Boris Johnson reveals his 15 mile segregated bike lanes from east to west across the heart of London

- Bike plan hailed as 'most ambitious in the UK in living memory, perhaps ever'
- 10-year vision aims to double number of cyclists in London



Boris Johnson is to turn two miles of the A40 Westway into a cycle lane as part of a 15-mile segregated “Crossrail for cyclists” linking west and east London.

The Mayor will convert the westbound “slow lane” between Paddington and Shepherd’s Bush into a two-way protected bike route by 2016, forcing motorists onto the remaining two lanes.

It is part of a £913 million bid to double the number of Londoners on bikes in the next decade while tackling the “number one reason” many avoid cycling - the fear of injury.

Other key elements of the Mayor’s 10-year vision include:

Rebuilding the Victoria Embankment between Big Ben and Blackfriars to create a fully segregated two-way bike lane

Launching a study into banning large lorries from central London at certain times

20mph zones on main roads at Waterloo, Camberwell and New Cross Gate

Creating “Quietway” routes through residential streets that follow Tube lines or key bus routes

Linking the Quietways and existing and proposed cycle superhighways in a “Central London Grid”

Introducing Dutch-style cycling measures in up to three boroughs to create “mini Netherlands”

Redesigning the capital’s most dangerous junctions such as Elephant and Castle, Blackfriars, Vauxhall and Swiss Cottage

Allowing bikes on the DLR off-peak

Encouraging children to cycle to school

Trialling electric hire bikes in a hilly location without access to a Tube station.
The “cycling Crossrail” - named because it closely follows the route of the £14.8bn new train route to Canary Wharf and beyond - will be the longest near-continuous segregated cycle route of any European city. It is regarded as the main pan-London physical legacy of the 2012 Olympics.

Chris Boardman, the Olympic gold medallist and cycling campaigner, described the plans as “the most ambitious in the UK in living memory, perhaps ever”.

But AA president Edmund King said the idea of converting the elevated Westway into a cycle lane was “somewhat baffling”. He said: “I would have thought it would be better for cyclists to use ground level roads.”

The Mayor believes the Westway can be reduced from six to five lanes because traffic on the two-mile stetch being targeted has fallen 22 per cent in a decade and spare capacity exists.

He said: “The Westway, the ultimate symbol of how the urban motorway tore up our cities, will become the ultimate symbol of how we are claiming central London for the bike.”

The precise route of the “bike Crossrail” has not been decided but it will link to the A40 via Paddington station and pass through Hyde Park to Hyde Park Corner, and past Buckingham Palace to the Embankment. It then meets the existing cycle superhighway 3 that runs between Tower Gareway and Barking.

Mr Johnson said: “I want to de-Lycrafy cycling. I want to make it normal, something for everyone, something you feel comfortable doing in your ordinary clothes. Our new routes will give people the confidence to get in the saddle.

“I do not promise perfection, or that London will become Amsterdam any time soon. But what I do say is that this plan marks a profound shift in my ambitions and intentions for the bicycle.”

Lorries, responsible for more than half the 40 cyclist deaths in the last three years, will be banned from London unless they are fitted with sensors and other safety equipment.

Andrew Gilligan. the Mayor’s cycling tsar, said: “Safety is a huge barrier to cycling. Cycling is not as unsafe as people think, but it’s less safe than it should be, less safe than it could be and less safe than it will be under our plans.”

The Quietways, such as the Jubilee Quietway and South Circular Quietway, will begin to open next year. Road markings will indicate the route but they will not be painted blue after objections from boroughs. The Royal Parks will be asked to provide more cycle routes and restrictions on cycling in the Olympic park will be eased.

Eleven more police will be recruited, taking the cycle task force to 50. TfL will seek new powers to use CCTV cameras to penalise drivers who enter cycle lanes. TfL will campaign for tougher sentences for drivers who seriously injure or kill cyclists.

There will also be action against anti-social cyclists who ride on the pavement or fail to use lights at night.

One of the most unusual ideas is for the Met police to test out electric mountain bikes that can climb stairs and go over rougher ground faster than a normal bike over Tarmac.

City Hall believes 2,000 cyclists an hour will be able to use the Embankment cycle lane - easing Tube capacity on the adjacent Circle and District lines by 10 per cent.

There was broad support for the plans from cyclists but concern about the Mayor’s ability to fund the vision.

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib-Dem chairwoman of the London Assembly’s transport committee, said: “While £913 million may seem an impressive figure, its impact will be diluted over 10 years and is not a significant advancement on current funding levels. To have real impact, we’re calling for the investment in cycling to be doubled.”

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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #5718
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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #5719
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I just hope they don't make the cycle lane blue, it looks really awful.....a road surface should NEVER be blue!!!!!
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Old March 9th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #5720
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I just hope they don't make the cycle lane blue, it looks really awful.....a road surface should NEVER be blue!!!!!
I don't know, I quite like the Blue, it's distinctive.......
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