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Old February 13th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #41
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that's my location too!! balfron,fusion, chrisp street...
lol i wonder how many of us live around.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #42
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that's my location too!! balfron,fusion, chrisp street...
lol i wonder how many of us live around.
I bet there's a lot of Skyscraper lovers living between Mudchute and All Saints DLR...
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Old February 13th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #43
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We shall see whoever else is part of our rollcall... Sorry folks once again to hijack the thead.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #44
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ahh... SE9 will do fine for me

Here's how your neighbourhood has developed over the years:







(full size images are in the UK forum)


back onto topic, I like this render of SLB - LBT:



and this of the MAKE designed tower:

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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #45
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^ Is the MAKE designed tower a serious proposal or just a vision?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #46
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Well its more of a proposal than a vision. I think it was beaten by another proposal for this site, but we are yet to see a detailed render of this new proposal. I've only seen a simple one.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #47
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I don't know what to think about MAKE designed tower
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Old February 14th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #48
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14 Feb 2006 > Skanska To Win Heron Tower Contract

Movement on construction of what will be the tallest building in the City of London looks imminent with mutterings that building contractor Skanska are in line for the GBP 500 million contract to build the KPF designed Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate. The other finalists in the competition to get the contract, Wembley builder Multiplex and Bovis Lendlease who seem to be currently constructing almost everything in the City.
The 202 metre tall skyscraper had won planning approval after a much fought over publc inquiry in 2002 and has since then been unable to progress further thanks to the occupancy of the site by Norton Rose who are not set to move out until 2007.
Despite this developer Heron are reported to have Skanska begin work almost as soon as the contract is awarded although is likely to be enabling works surrounding the site, obviously demolition itself cannot begin until Norton Rose vacate Kempson House in 2007.
There had been skepticism from some quarters that Heron were totally serious about constructing this tower, not least thanks to their chequered history on the European mainland where a number of Heron projects have been approved but failed to be realised.
Heron, like a growing number of property companies in London, have adopted an increasingly bullish attitude to the market of late, at first by increasing the total size of the tower adding 4 more office floors, the equivalent of another contained ‘office village’ in the multi tenanted development.
It’s now looking increasingly certain however that Heron will have the tower well underway speculatively before the end of 2007 hoping to catch the much touted increase in demand for office space in the City of London.


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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #49
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Excellent news.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #50
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I am amazed at the quality of British renderings
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Yer, they are so good as to render me speechless ...what....ure not laughing...?

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Old February 15th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #52
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I posted this in another thread, here it is, updated:

I'm using WJ's original London List to make a List of towers for the whole Uk over 100m

UK Skyscrapers

Green = Completed
Blue = Proposed/Approved
Red = Under Construction



London- Shard/London Bridge- 310m
London- Bishopsgate Tower- 288m
London- Minerva- 247m
Birmingham- Arena Central Tower- 245m
London- Heron tower (110 Bishopsgate) 242m
London- Columbus Tower- 237m

London- 1 Canada Square- 235m
London- 122 Leadenhall- 225m
London- Beetham Tower- 219m
London- North Quay 1- 216m
London- Riverside South 1- 214m
London- Heron Quays West 1- 214m
London- North Quay 3- 203m

London- 8 Canada Square (HSBC Global Headquarters)- 200m
London- 25 Canada Square (Citigroup Centre)- 200m

London- Riverside South 2- 189m
Manchester- Eastgate Tower- 188m

London- BT Tower- 188m
Newcastle- Gallowgate Tower- 187m
London- Tower 42 (formerly known as the NatWest Tower)- 183m
London- St George's Wharf (Vauxhall Tower)- 181m
London- Suffolk House- 180m
London- Vauxhall Bondway Tower- 180m

London- SwissRe ("The Gherkin")- 180m
London- Wilkinson Eyre Tower- 176m
Manchester- Beetham Tower- 171m
Portsmouth- Spinnaker Tower- 170m
London- Vauxhall cross island tower 1- 170m
London- Stratford City Tower- 170m
Leeds- West point 1- 170m
London- Doon Street Tower- 168m
Liverpool- Brunswick Quay- 166m
Manchester- 1 Hardman square- 165m

London- Broadgate Tower- 164m
London- 1 Milharbour Scheme A- 160m
Leeds- Criterion place residential tower- 160m

London- 1 Churchill Place- 156m
London- Heron Quays West 2- 156m
London- 25 Bank Street- 153m
London- 40 Bank Street- 153m

London- Newington Causeway Tower- 152m
Birmingham BT Tower- 152m
London- 10 Upper Bank Street- 151m

London- Merchants square- 150m
London- Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
London- Multiplex Tower- 147m
Blackpool- Blackpool tower- 144m
London- Guys Hospital- 143m

London- Wood Wharf Tower 1- 140m
London- Wood Wharf Tower 2- 140m

Liverpool- Beetham Tower West- 138m
London- 22 Marsh Wall Block 2- 137m
London- The London Eye- 135m
Brighton- City Gateway Tower- 135m
London- 100 Middlesex Street- 134m
Glasgow- Elphinstone Place- 134m
Liverpool- Central Station Tower 1- 133m
London- Cross Harbour Building 1-131m
Manchester- Crown Building-131m
Birmingham- Broadstreet Tower-131m

Birmingham- Holloway Circus Tower- 130m
Brighton- Brighton Marina Tower- 128m
London- Kings Reach Tower Rebuild- 128m

Northhampton- Express Lift Tower- 128m
London- Citypoint- 127m

London- Dome Waterfront Hotel- 127m
Liverpool- Radio City Tower- 125m
London- The Willis Building- 125m
London- Euston Tower- 125m
London- Shakespear Tower- 124m
London- Lauderdale Tower- 124m
London- Cromwell Tower- 124m

Brighton- New England Square- 122m
London- Lots Road Tower 1- 122m
London- News International Headquarters Building- 122m
London- North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Leeds- Providence Tower- 120m

London- Millbank Tower- 119m
London- 1 Millharbour (Scheme B) Tower 2- 119m
London- St Helens- 118m
Manchester- CIS Tower- 118m

Leeds- Monkbridge Forge Main Tower- 118m
London- Empress State Building- 117m
London- Centre Point- 117m

London- Convoys Wharf Tower 1- 116m
London- City Roads Basin Site A- 115m
Liverpool- Grand Central Lime Street- 115m
London- Arrowhead Quay (Scheme A)- 112m
Manchester- Chapel Wharf Tower 1- 112m

London- Kings Reach Tower- 111m
London- No.1 West India Quay- 111m

London- Arrowhead Quay Residential (Scheme B)- 111m
Leeds- Bridgewater Place- 110m
London- Norton Folgate Tower- 108m
Glasgow- Elmbank Tower- 108m

London- Upstream Building- 107m
Manchester- City Tower- 107m

Swansea- Ferrara Quay- 107m
London- Granite Wharf Tower 1- 107m
London- Granite Wharf Tower 2- 107m
Pioneer Point North- 105m

Leeds- Criterion place Hotel Tower- 105m
London- 33 Canada Square- 105m
London- Ontario Tower New Providence Wharf- 104m
London- 99 Bishopsgate- 104m
London- Eagle House- 104m
London- 1 Harbour Quay- 104m

London- Battersea Power Station- 103m
Brighton- Sussex Heights- 102m

Manchester- BSC Residential tower- 102m
London- Portland House- 101m
Cardiff- Heritage Gateway Scheme- 101m
Liverpool- Liverpool Cathedral- 101m
London- Royal London Hospital Tower 2- 101m
London- London Hilton On Park Lane- 101m
Sheffield- Arundale Gate Block 1- 101m
London- Drapers Garden- 100m
Birmingham- Alpha Tower- 100m
Birmingham- Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower- 100m

London- Exchange Tower- 100m
London- Southwark Towers- 100m
London- Wallis House- 100m
London- United Standards House- 100m
London- Creekside Industrial Estate Building B- 100m
London- Vauxhall Cross Island Tower 2-100m


Over 100m:
42
10
73


By 2012: 126 over 100m

Skyscrapers (Over 150m)
12
2
30


By 2012: 44 Skyscrapers

Quite a good list. Most of these towers are in London, With quite a few in Manchester and Birmingham too.

In 2012:

London: 35 Skycrapers
Manchester: 3 Skycrapers
Birmingham: 2 Skycrapers
Leeds: 2 Skyscrapers
Liverpool: 1 Skycrapers
Newcastle: 1 Skycrapers
Portsmouth: 1 Skycrapers


Of course this is just going by what we know know. New proposals are coming out all the time, by 2012 we can expect dozens of new proposals.
And although it doesnt happen very often here, some towers could be cancelled.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #53
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Heads up people, we have a new skyscraper proposal. A 131m tower, and this one is very unique in that, according to the article, it is almost a dead cert to go up, and should start construction in 2007. It is part of a six building plan, buildings A, B, C, D, E and F (as they are called in the article, with building A being the big one.)

From http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=543

16 Feb 2006 > Paddington Merchants Square Proposed

The Grand Union Building in Paddington, one of the buildings that started the recent trend for going tall in London, has been dropped thanks to the developer Chelsfield selling the site to the Paddington Development Corporation Limited that is half owned by busy Aussie developer Multiplex. Looking at what is approved for the site the PDCL have decided not to proceed with the scheme in its current form.
The Richard Rogers designed tower was to have been a largely office development of 132 metres tall featuring the classic Rogers' style of diagonal cross bracing and external service shafts with a mere 200 or so apartments.
As a victim of circumstance the tower was approved shortly after September the 11th and with the bottom having fallen out of the office market there were no takers for the space in the tower and despite the success of the rest of the development in providing office accommodation Chelsfield were reluctant to take the risk of a speculative build.
The development also takes in land that was due to be part of the terry Farrell penned Paddington Health Campus, an NHS public finance initiative that has become so bogged down in costs, bad contracting and redesigns that it is impossible for it to go-ahead due to the increasing cost of the land during this time that has reached whopping half a billion pounds.
The site has now been re-branded Merchant Square, a suitably aspirational name for the ambitious developers who hope to create a quarter that will rival the Broadgate Centre in the City of London and cost £700 million to build that has been masterplanned by the Kalyvides Partnership.
Unlike the previous incarnation it will contain a much larger residential aspect of 559 new homes of which 30% will be affordable, shops plus almost 100,000 square metres of new office space and hundreds of underground parking spaces.
The centrepiece is Building A, an entirely 43 floor residential tall building of roughly the same height as the Grand Union Building hosting 223 apartments, has worked on by Chicago based architects Perkins & Will. The tower includes continuous glass faces running up part of the south side of the tower with balconies on either side, the larger one rises above the roof level to form a glass blade.Building B is a couple of interlinked office blocks similar in massing to Plantation Place hosting 25,000 square metres of space that also designed by Perkins & Will. It will form the bulk of the development at a squat 14 floors.
Standing opposite will be Building C, it's a mid-rise block that will have 20,000 square meters of office space. Both of these buildings will also contain retail outlets on the lower floors creating a new shopping precinct.
Building D and F are both residential buildings designed by the Kalyvides Partnership, and U.K based Mossessian & Partners, with 140 and 196 residential units respectively and more ground floor retail plus three levels basement parking.
The last of the six buildings is Building E, the main office tower. It has 32,000 square metres of floor space and has also planned by Mossessian & Partners but this time in conjunction with Perkins & Will.
Unlike the last plans for Paddington Basin this time the developer is not only serious but already has a scheduled start date for the project of sometime in 2007 should approval be granted by Westminster Council. With the ever growing demand in London for new housing, not to mention the bullish attitudes of developers to large residential projects and in particular ever taller towers these are likely to get off the ground sooner than later, even if the PDCL waits some time for the office space to be taken and buildings one piece at a time.



On innital inspection, builing A looks something like Heron tower, but in actual fact it is quite different, yet no less appealing. This is a really crappy picture that got scaled down after going through 'photobucket',



You can see a better, though not great, image of it here:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images...are+Building+A

And you can see building B here:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images..._pic1.jpg&no=1

And C:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images...are+Building+C

Man, London is getting more skyscraper proposals then it can handle at the moment. I'm just waiting and hoping for another really big one, one to rival Bishopsgate and LBT...soon

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Cool, I like it much more than the Grand Union building project.
Could it have a spire?
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On innital inspection, builing A looks something like Heron tower, but in actual fact it is quite different, yet no less appealing. This is a really crappy picture that got scaled down after going through 'photobucket',



You can see a better, though not great, image of it here:

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images...are+Building+A
In those renders it kind of reminds me of a modern version of the Barbican
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Cool, I like it much more than the Grand Union building project.
Could it have a spire?
And I quote from gothics site

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The tower includes continuous glass faces running up part of the south side of the tower with balconies on either side, the larger one rises above the roof level to form a glass blade.
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Any ideas of how tall it is to the very tip then?
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A little under 150m.
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very little amount of under construction
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In those renders it kind of reminds me of a modern version of the Barbican
Thats exactly what I thought. I did my usual thing when I was up in London last week, I payed a visit to hungerford bridge to look at the view of the banks and the city. Far superior to standing on waterloo bridge IMO because u see both the city skyline and the sweep around the river, and i adore the bustle of people and trains.

Anyway it doesant matter how many times I see this view, im always amazed, its so beautiful, so dynamic. Is the way St Pauls so brilliantly lines up with T42 and swiss re etc. In my view it will be a shame when swiss re is overshadowed but christ just stand there and imagine leadenhall and difa etc. Well im still mega angry about the shit like that red brick london school, Im still ashamed by the parliament square and the bottom of whitehall. And I want the south bank to be even more dynamic, stick the skylon back up for a start.

Sorry off topic i know but hey.
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