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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #621
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Very good ideia to make a new use for an old obsolete structure
Well they are Grade 1 listed so couldn't be removed.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #622
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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?
They are not being marketed yet, but I would assume something in the region of £700 to 800/sq ft. Not a bad investment though, considering you will be next to one of the major transportation hubs in Europe.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #623
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So is the King´s Cross redevelopment already u/c?
No, it will be later this year, when the site has been vacated by the CTRL (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) construction consortium. That is what has been officially announced.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #624
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If you include EVERYTHING currently planned for London - even those towers in pre-planning - then it looks like this...

Green = completed | Blue = proposed | Red = under construction


London Bridge Tower 310m
Bishopsgate Tower 288m

1 Canada Square 235m
Heron Tower 242m
122 Leadenhall 225m
North Quay tower one 216m
Heron Quays West one 214m
Riverside South tower one 214m
North Quay tower three 203m
20 Blackfriars Road 200m

8 Canada Square 200m
25 Canada Square 200m

Riverside South tower two 189m
BT Tower 191m
Tower 42 183m

St George's Wharf 181m
Northgate 181m
Vauxhall Bondway 180m

30 St Mary Axe 180m
Beetham Tower 175m
Vauxhall Cross tower one 170m
Bevis Marks House 168m
Doon Street Tower 168m
100 Bishopsgate 165m

Broadgate Tower 165m
20 Fenchurch Street 160m
1 Churchill Place 156m
Croydon Gateway 155m
Heron Quays West tower two 155m

40 Bank Street 153m
25 Bank Street 153m
10 Upper Bank Street 151m

Merchant Square 150m


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That's 33 buildings over 150m. And a few which are just under -

Pan Peninsula Tower 147m
Multiplex Living Tower 147m
First Base Tower 147m

Guys Hospital 143m
Wood Wharf tower one 140m
Wood Wharf tower two 140m
East India Dock Road tower 138m
Marsh Wall block two 137m
New Providence Wharf Building C 136m

London Eye 135m
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Old January 17th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #625
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From Jef in the UK forum......


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I have just read the report of Unesco (" " stands for citation)

- Unesco requests to cancel the construction of the following towers:

1. "Bishopsgate Tower",
2. "Shard of Glass Tower"
3. "20 Fenchurch Street".

Neither the Leadenhall Building nor the Heron Tower are mentioned.

Motivation:
"regardless of the high quality of the design, the new architecture constitutes an alteration of the historic urban landscape of the World Heritage site".

"The planning approvals are not in line with policies within the agreed London Plan."

"If built, these buildings could confuse what remains of the Tower's silhouette".

Unesco also requests London to revise planning policies in order to prevent any new high-rise developments that could impact on the Tower of London property and its setting. They also deeply regret the construction of "The Gherkin".
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Old January 17th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #626
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Hahahahaha...is this some kind of a joke man? Tell them to get ****ed
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Old January 17th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #627
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honestly, they r e a l l y neeeeeeeeeeeeeed to GET ****ED! what on earth do they propose, only damn castles or buildings with thatched roofs to be built in london. ******* wankers, im sick of this. they want to turn london into a museum city while the rest of europe moves on and looks to the future, its sickening. These people are total idiots and need to hurry up and DIE so the rest of the world can get on with making some progress.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #628
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #629
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It's madness to place such overwhelming importance on the Tower of London.

How can a single, relatively small building dictate such massive influence over the economic, architectural and spatial development of an alpha world city? Of course we should preserve our history - but there are ways of doing that which don't have to involve the wholesale abolition of tall buildings. These are world class projects we're talking about, by some of the world's very best architects. Not only will they massively enhance London's image, they will also provide much-needed office space for the crowded Square Mile, and allow global multinational corporations to be headquartered there. Any "damage" they can do is extremely limited and has already been dealt with through years of planning applications, public inquiries and detailed discussions with the relevant parties. Tens of millions of pounds have already been invested just to reach this stage.

This whole UNESCO thing is so contemptible and wrong. It completely fails to take account of London's role as a major financial centre, the need for higher-density development in the Square Mile, the substantially more harmful effect of groundscrapers, the unique juxtaposition of old and new architecture that forms the very essence of London, and the stagnating effect of preventing a city from "naturally" evolving.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #630
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Such a beautiful post, you just had to post it twice
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Old January 17th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #631
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Might as well build a Colliseum for the Olympics then
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Old January 17th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #632
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Horrible
UNESCO is really a pain.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #633
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It seems like Unesco is forgetting that cities and their urban fabric are always chancing. Nevertheless i assume that the Bishopsgate Tower and LBT will be built?
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Old January 17th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #634
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well, in fact they are 2 buildings sited that they actually are demanding be cancelled, can u believe it!?
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #635
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'demanding' lol.

They can't demand ANYTHING. It seems EH (English Heritage) have perpotrated alot of this, they had no luck themselves and made themselves look stupid, I think they are going to do the same again.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #636
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i hope you are right, and i can see a possible way why. i mean, if EH totally failed here fair and square by the british system, and then ran off to get help from a foreign body (to do the dirty work), and then that foreign body succeeded, surely it would make a complete and total mockery of our british system for deciding such things. that a british based body lost fair and square to a british planning system, and then an outsider comes in and (at the native failing bodies whim) totally turns this on its head. it would just look ludicrous.

Hopefully as it becomes more widespread EH is partly behind this, it will loose credibility, just as they did in the past by themselves.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #637
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Only one thing, demolish the tower of London! Not really of course but UNESCO is really making me hate this building each day with thier NIMBY over protective git don't touch my cottage pie Attitude, and I don't want to either.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #638
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honestly, they r e a l l y neeeeeeeeeeeeeed to GET ****ED! what on earth do they propose, only damn castles or buildings with thatched roofs to be built in london. ******* wankers, im sick of this. they want to turn london into a museum city :

You have an excellent point. You cannot turn a thriving city into a museum. It will stifle it.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 02:20 PM   #639
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Demolition work is due to begin this month for the Multiplex Tower, also known as the "electric razor" to UK forumers. Really funky design, one of the best proposals in London in my opinion. It will become the tallest building south of the River Thames -









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Old January 22nd, 2007, 04:05 PM   #640
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^ easily one of my favorites for london too, fell in love with it 1st time i saw it! its so futuristic, and love the turbines at the top. looking forwards to this one
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