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Old December 18th, 2006, 04:56 PM   #581
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God well....god it's hard isnt it.....I think I like it. It's sleek, futuristic...and it follows the street pattern, now that I love. However it could be viewed as ungainly, monotonous perhaps...Why couldnt they have kept the chamber of commerce frontage???

Im loving this view, wow..

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Old December 19th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #582
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Well its divisive, I'll hand it that!
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Old December 19th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #583
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What's this Chamber Of Commerce everyone keeps going on about?
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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:02 AM   #584
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Sorry - NOT a fan... from some angles it has some potential... and then you see it from another angle and you see that it just an unimaginative lump with a crazy shape on top just for the sake of saying "look, how kooky I am!".

Ach... I'm trying to like it, I really am - mainly out of a niggling worry that by not liking it I'm being too conservative and dull, but I just don't think it's very good. It make's a half-arsed attempt to be on the skyline, and even less of an effort to relate to the street, going by those renders. It has all the grace and urban presence of a piece of discarded chewing gum, only this will take a lot longer to clean up.

Is it named yet? Can I tender "The Flanimal" as a possibility.

Or perhaps just "Piece of discarded chewing gum"?
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Old December 21st, 2006, 02:41 PM   #585
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Darth Vader I think
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #586
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UNESCO says the Tower of London could be placed on the list of "World heritage in danger". They want the Shard of Glass, and all of the City's current proposals to be cancelled.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #587
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Yeah I can see that happening.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #588
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It won't happen though....... Will it?????!!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #589
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HIGHLY doubtfull. They are very misinformed, TBH I don't think they even know what they are talking about.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #590
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I doubt it'd happen. Plus the average person won't know its being endangered anyway unless UNESCO put huge signs around the ToL saying its endangered, which will make it look uglier !
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #591
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To be honest, they can't actually do anything to stop the skyscrapers themselves. Neither can EH. Neither can Ruth Kelly, providing they are already approved and have been for more than a couple of weeks.

The Shard, Leadenhall and Heron aren't in danger. Unless there is something I'm missing.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #592
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seems unlikely to happen, yet things like this really scare me, there is so much skyscraper developers have to come up against in london.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #593
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I MISS LONDON I MISS LONDON! ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND WORK IN LONDON? IM SO BORED :LOL: PLEASE HELP ME MOVE TO LONDON!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #594
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seems unlikely to happen, yet things like this really scare me, there is so much skyscraper developers have to come up against in london.
Developers have to be extremely careful and adhere to loads of sightlines, and then b*****d UNESCO pull this bull s**t out the bag. shouldn't they be doing something more usefull? I mean for god sakes have you seen the state of the Coliseum in Rome? Looks like it is been renovated by 5 year olds.

Seriously would they rather every site in the city have bulky, 40m groundscrapers that practically make people have to walk on the roads and take up all availabe space leaving NONE for the public?

F*****g disgrace.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #595
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Or the Central Mosque in Mecca. Development is so close to it that it just looks ugly.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #596
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Ugly Nutters Eating Shit Covered Onions, that's what they are. I doubt this is going to harm the current projects, too much is at stake to lose here, it's ironic enough that 12 year old tomboy Kelly has called in DIFA for an inquiry. Besides, won't most of the major projects benefit London, what kind of backward thinking NIMBY retards do we have? Why can't we have more PIMBYs in this world?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:42 AM   #597
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(For all those who don't know...Ruth Kelley = government minister recently given the role of power over whether or not to bring buildings into public enquiries. In her short time in the office she's cancelled a beautiful proposed skyscraper for Liverpool and has brought 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in London into a public enquiry)

I'm not feeling pessimistic...it can't be THAT bad. Mayor Ken wouldn't let them ruin his legacy anyway.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #598
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Ugly? Who said it ugly? It's wondrous pretty!
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #599
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #600
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God well....god it's hard isnt it.....I think I like it. It's sleek, futuristic...and it follows the street pattern, now that I love. However it could be viewed as ungainly, monotonous perhaps...Why couldnt they have kept the chamber of commerce frontage???

Im loving this view, wow..

[IMG]http://i14.************/2r2cf4h.jpg[/IMG]
I agree, this building looks really cool.
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