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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:48 PM   #6261
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20 Fenchurch Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409

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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:53 PM   #6262
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All the prominent cranes on the left are all for the £2.5 billion King's Cross Central project. Impressive.
I thought King's Cross was already renovated ?
Are there some renderings please ?

[EDIT] Ok, I reversed with St Pancras, sorry.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:03 AM   #6263
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No problem! Here's an update:


King's Cross Central - £2.5bn project | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=102182947

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/

Construction updates for the £2.5 billion ($3.9bn) King's Cross Central project:



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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:13 AM   #6264
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Thank you . Finally it will be a beautiful transport node with St Pancras. A good renovation !
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:24 AM   #6265
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British Museum - £135mn extension | Bloomsbury WC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=840186

The £135 million ($210mn) extension to the British Museum is on time and on budget: Making history: the £135m gallery set to transform the British Museum

The British Museum is the 3rd most visited museum in the world, with amongst the largest collections of works:

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:43 AM   #6266
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

The Leadenhall Building has reached full structural height this week. Photos taken today by forumer st_hart:

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:14 AM   #6267
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Royal Arsenal Riverside - £1.2bn project | Woolwich SE18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

In the past week, Greenwich Council approved Phase 6 of the Royal Arsenal Riverside:




Royal Arsenal Riverside is a £1.2 billion ($1.9bn) residential project currently under construction in Woolwich, south London. Some completed sections:

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:47 AM   #6268
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Construction sites of The Pinnacle (on hold, undergoing redesign) and The Leadenhall Building (under construction), taken today by forumer chest:



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Old May 2nd, 2013, 03:10 AM   #6269
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walkie talkie tower has excellent cladding. it's impressive
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 03:23 AM   #6270
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Heron Plaza | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=909806

Demolition work is ongoing opposite Heron Tower at the City of London. Once demolition is complete, Heron Plaza will start to rise:



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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:32 AM   #6271
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Raising landmarks in London

http://www.khl.com/magazines/interna...=breaking-news

Click the link for the news article. This has the details about the cranes themselves and the specialized lifting operations.

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Looking across the London skyline you will see a healthy number of tower cranes on construction projects in full swing. These mostly luffing jib towers suggest an office space construction boom in the capital city, despite a double-dip recession. In 2012, 34 new buildings raised the total volume of office space under construction to 9.2 million square feet (855,000 square metres).
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The 224 metre tapering shape of the Leadenhall building will see it become one of the most recognisable in the square mile. It occupies a prominent site between the distinctive Lloyd’s headquarters and the stalled Pinnacle construction project, which was covered in the September 2010 Issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.

The slanting wedge-shaped appears to lean away, making it appear to have less impact on the protected sightline of St Paul’s Cathedral when viewed from Fleet Street and the west, than conventional high rise building design. The unusual shape of the 52 storey building will deliver floor plates ranging from 21,000 square feet (1,951 square metres) on the basement to 6,000 square feet (557 square metres) at the top of the tower. The rectangular floor plates decrease in depth by 750 mm per floor towards the apex.

A distinctive steel mega-framework built around a T-shaped strong box in the centre of the building will provide the required stiffness. A traditional central concrete core providing structural stability was ruled out. Unlike most buildings, the service core, which is made up of a yellow coloured steel frame work, is in a detached north–facing tower at the rear of the building. The service core contains passenger and goods lifts, service risers, on-floor plant, washrooms and, in the top cooling tower, generators, switch rooms, etc.

The steel mega frame, designed by Arup, provides the stability of the office tower in front of the north core service tower. It is said to be the tallest in the world. The base features a 30 m (seven-storey) high atrium, which will be open to the public. The atrium will cover nearly half an acre and will extend to the adjacent piazza of St Helen’s square.

In addition to the tower design and shape, the location of the building is on a remarkably tight footprint, allowing no lay down areas. The middle of this financial district of London is surrounded by narrow and densely populated streets and these factors represented considerable obstacles, which could only be solved by a sophisticated construction procedure and a smart crane concept
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:57 AM   #6272
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walkie talkie tower has excellent cladding. it's impressive
Hi so143, I am staying in the south west for three months, so I only have internet on my phone. I hope you don't mind me asking, because I know you might be busy, but if you have the time, can you go to the highrise section on the international section, and open threads for the London towers that don't have threads. Would you kindly be able to open threads on the highrise international section for the following towers
#1 saffron square 134m u/c
#2 southbank tower 127m u/c
#3 the lexicon tower 120m u/c
#4The canaletto tower 115m u/c
#5Lots road towers 115m/90m u/c
#6 kings cross lands, plot t6 102m u/c
Also the one blackfriars tower 163m u/c in the international proposed forum, needs to be moved to the international u/c forum.
All these towers are well under construction and deserve threads on the international section, people around the world don't look at the UK section, they all only look at the international section, so if we want to help the image and status of our fantastic capitol city, we need to do it on the international section, like overs do, only in London do 100m+ towers go unnoticed and have no threads because there are too many, in other certain cities they report on lowrises because there's not much else going on, but in London we have so much going on, they need to have threads. I've mentioned all the 100m+ towers u/c in London without threads, but there are also 68 mid/high rises u/c in London that also don't have threads, but I know it would take too long to open threads for all of them, but I'd you clumsy open threads, in the international section for the six 100m+ towers u/c in London now with no threads, that would be great and educate people on r massive transformation going on in London, thankyou so143, you are possibly the best contributer here, with se9 and poetic nuts
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:04 AM   #6273
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Some excellent stuff going on! great pics, great scrapers! now for some supertalls!
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:42 PM   #6274
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:46 PM   #6275
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 02:10 PM   #6276
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Revised masterplan by Farrels has been re-submitted for Convoys Wharf.

3 towers still included.

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Not impressed at all, looks a bit 'Miami'
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #6278
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I want to see more detail. Lewisham haven't posted it to their planning pages yet.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:47 PM   #6279
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Tottenham enterprise hub is due to open shortly:

Boris Johnson to open 639 building in Tottenham
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:58 PM   #6280
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Revised masterplan by Farrels has been re-submitted for Convoys Wharf.

3 towers still included.

Map of the scheme:

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