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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #601
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Ugly? Who said it ugly? It's wondrous pretty!
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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #602
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150 Stratford High Street, 133m

New 41-storey tower, for a site near the Olympics -

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=821


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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #603
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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.
The UN and its departments should stick to selling medicine - bitches!
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Old January 11th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #604
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The UN and its departments should stick to selling medicine - bitches!
Dave Chapelle quote there . The new 41 storey tower looks pretty cool, architect(I cant be bothered to go on the link sorry)?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 04:00 AM   #605
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I love the design for the Jumeirah Tower I think its the best of all the designs, although I do like the height of the others because London could use a more definitive skyline.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #606
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Looks pretty good for Stratford. Can't help thinking it's a poor man's Beetham Tower though... I would really love it if a truly iconic tower was built in Stratford like the Torre Catralava in Barcelona for the Olympics.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #607
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A new tower for stratford one of my ol buddies thought in Windy city Chicago when he saw this on the forums. Statford, East london that is, not Stratford upon avon.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #608
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News of another skyscraper for the City.

This is planned for the Bishopsgate Goods Yard site, and is going into planning later this year.

If built, it will stand opposite the Broadgate Tower (165m) and the Northgate Tower (180m, also in planning).


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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #609
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Talking about the Bishopsgate Good Yard, King's Cross Central will start towards the end of this year when the Eurostar works are completed. I noticed this project is not mentioned on the project list. Some facts:

- The development cover 67 acres (28 ha) of land between and to the north of King's Cross and St Pancras Stations
- 742,275 mē of mixed use development
- Refurbishment, investment and new uses (over 93,000 mē) for over 20 historic buildings and structures, including the 4 listed Gas Holder frames
- Up to 486,280 mē of business and employment uses, to transform King's Cross into one of the capital's primary business locations - up to 30,000 jobs overall
- At least 1,800 new homes to be delivered
- Retail, leisure, health, education and cultural uses
- A structure of 20 major new public routes and 10 major new public spaces covering 25 acres (37% of the whole site)
- 3 new bridges across the Regent's Canal
- Stage I to be completed in 2010 and stage II to be completed ahead of the 2012 Olympics

http://www.argentkingscross.com/
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #610
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^ There will be nothing over 20 storeys though.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #611
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^that Bishopsgate goods yard, is that East of Broadgate Tower, or is it closer to the city?
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #612
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^that Bishopsgate goods yard, is that East of Broadgate Tower, or is it closer to the city?
It is to the North East of the Broadgate Tower. It used to be a railway goods yard and has been vacant eyesore since the 50s or 60s. It represents a huge gap in the urban fabric between the City and Shoreditch (Hackney).
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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #613
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^ There will be nothing over 20 storeys though.

True, but whilst the scale of King's Cross Central is modest, it stands out for its friendliness (new squares, parks, restored waterways) and combination of old and new (apartment buildings in gas holders, new use for old warehouses).

Living inside a historical gas holder:


A new square (note the Eurostar passing by in the back and the park lining the railway track):


Aerial view (notice the little marina for narrow-boats, just next to the CTRL track):


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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #614
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Agreed about Kings Cross - the plans are very nice with plenty of greenery, public space and other improvements. Would have been nice to see a couple of 'scrapers at such a major transport node, though. I mean, it's probably the busiest train station in London, and it's nowhere near St Paul's or any historic sight lines. There were actually plans for a couple of 180m towers by Foster several years back, but they were cancelled.

Regarding the Bishopsgate Goods Yard site, here's a couple of pics showing the current site:





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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #615
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The site is pretty big!

I presume this is it:

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Old January 15th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #616
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Kings Cross, if handled correctly and carried out as planned will be a great and humanistic district of London. Not every regeneration site in london should become a new cluster of skyscrapers, urban planning is about far more than how tall the buildings will be, and in this case I feel the balance is just about right. I just think wondering around the area with its mixture of industrial gems and modern buildings will be a great experience.

On the other hand, I hope Bishopsgate Goods yard turns out better than that rather niave stack of blocks in that image posted by Will. Although I will reserve judgement until something more concrete comes forward.

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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #617
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The site is pretty big!

I presume this is it:

Yes that is it. And you can see the works taking place for the East London Line, the missing link to roll out Orbitrail in London (railway circling around central London and surrounding area). Also, the quadrant site just to the right and above the North / wind indicator is where the Bishopsgate Tower is being constructed.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #618
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Those new buildings inside the gas holder are excelent.Very good ideia to make a new use for an old obsolete structure
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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #619
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Wow, can't turn my back for a second and there is another project for London. How much will the glass can building be selling, room wise?
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #620
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So is the Kingīs Cross redevelopment already u/c?
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