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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #6341
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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/

The developers have released a video of the new art installation at Granary Square in King's Cross Central:

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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #6342
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Fantastic. But the interesting question is who is paying for this expensive project?
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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #6343
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When do we get to see the finished illusion from the illusion point?
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:46 AM   #6344
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #6345
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From 16th May until October!
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #6346
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Where would you have to stand to see the illusion? By the looks of it, it must he high and to a large angle to get the star effect.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #6347
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Fantastic. But the interesting question is who is paying for this expensive project?
The King's Cross Central Limited Partnership.

It's a partnership between several entities, notably Argent (property developer) and Hermes Real Estate.
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Where would you have to stand to see the illusion? By the looks of it, it must he high and to a large angle to get the star effect.
At the junction of King's Boulevard and Goods Way.
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Crossrail 2 - £10bn project | New rail line

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=102719388

Transport for London have today released a video detailing the proposed routes of the Crossrail 2 line:

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #6350
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

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

Terms have been agreed for a 95,000 sq ft pre-let deal between the developers and Amlin, an insurance group. The move further cements the immediate vicinity as an insurance hub, being the headquarters of:

- Lloyd's of London
- Willis Group (The Willis Building)
- Aon (The Leadenhall Building)
- Amlin (The Leadenhall Building)
- Liberty Syndicate and Liberty Mutual (20 Fenchurch Street)
- W.R. Berkley (Lime Street Square)
- Aviva (St. Helen's)

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #6351
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Southside | Wandsworth SW18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1577233

Part of the revamped Southside shopping centre in Wandsworth, near completion:

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Crossrail 2 - £10bn project | New rail line

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=102719388

Transport for London have today released a video detailing the proposed routes of the Crossrail 2 line:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKoUqjeBT0Q">YouTube Link</a>
Great to see them looking into this already, hopefully it could begin construction just after crossrail 1.
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Some good visuals of Convoys Wharf (3x towers)

http://www.convoyswharf.com/planning-applications
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #6354
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:07 AM   #6355
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Foster + Partners reveals plans for two London skyscrapers



British firm Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for two residential skyscrapers as part of a mixed-use development in north London.

The skyscrapers will form part of a cluster of residential towers proposed for the City Road area in Islington, including Dutch firm UNStudio's Canaletto building and another proposed by US architects SOM.

The 250 City Road project, led by property developers Berkeley Group, proposes the redevelopment of a 1.9 hectare site currently occupied by a cluster of commercial buildings.



Foster + Partners' plans include 800 homes across two towers, which, at 41 and 36 storeys in height, would be significantly taller than any other buildings in the surrounding area.

Additional buildings containing shops, cafes, restaurants and a community space would be arranged around a central public park and courtyard garden.

Berkeley Group initially employed London practice DSDHA to explore the potential of the site before a public consultation in July last year, after which the project was handed over to Foster + Partners.

The project team, which includes landscape architects Gillespies, has now submitted the planning application to the local council.



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st george wharf tower nears completion

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Hipsters flocking to Silicon Roundabout startups as bankers fade

Govt estimates there are now more than 1,300 digital or media startups in the once-dreary hinterland of East London



London: Coffee houses hold a special place in London’s history. During the late 17th century, they were the birthplace of Lloyd’s of London and the London Stock Exchange—two institutions that helped make the square-mile City of London a global financial capital.

Today, just north of where one of the City’s ancient gates once stood, the latest chapter in London’s economic history is being written in a new generation of coffeehouses, Bloomberg Markets will report in its June issue.

At Shoreditch Grind on the Old Street roundabout, a gritty traffic circle, and at Ozone Coffee Roasters, a few blocks away, bearded young men and nose-ringed women huddle around laptops and discuss ideas for startup companies.

The surrounding offices, many of them in converted warehouses, are so crammed with technology startups—at least 300—that the area has been dubbed, in mock seriousness, Silicon Roundabout.

Increasingly, that nickname is losing its irony: Established technology players are moving in. Google Inc. recently opened Campus London, a kind of clubhouse for digital entrepreneurs, not far from the roundabout.

Inside, techies hobnob in the bustling cafe and attend lectures and other free events; they can gain access to hot desks, printers and conference rooms operated by another company, TechHub, for a £375 ($560) annual fee. Springboard and Seedcamp Ltd., European tech incubators, rent space on two of Campus’s floors.

Following Google’s lead, Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. are opening their own Campus-like innovation centres close to the roundabout, while Amazon.com Inc. has put its first engineering centre outside the US a few blocks west. There, hundreds of developers work on Amazon’s video-streaming services.

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Foster designs became so exchangeable, internationalist and boring...
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Foster's designs are extremely consistent and always beautifully finished and intelligently designed. He doesn't waste money on bells & whistles, or on gimmicks. If only all architects were half as intelligent as him.
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