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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:43 AM   #7081
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Not so sure about fitzroy place
Why not? Not every project can be fancy skyscrapers. It'll add to the housing stock which we'll need if London is to continue to grow sustainably.
It does look a bit like a car park at the moment but if the renders are anything to go by then it will look alright in end.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:49 AM   #7082
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25 Churchill Place | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1487252

Construction update I took earlier today. Photos taken from the south:

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:55 AM   #7083
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One The Elephant | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105441658

Official website: http://www.onetheelephant.com/




Construction update taken today. More equipment has arrived on site, and new site hoardings have been installed to advertise the project:

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 01:00 AM   #7084
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25 Churchill place is looking good wish it was a bit taller
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 01:02 AM   #7085
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That would be ideal. It will be neighboured by a tall tower to the east (Wood Wharf) and a tall tower to the south (South Quay Plaza) if granted approval.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 01:04 AM   #7086
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Aylesbury Regeneration | Walworth SE17

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105444137

Official website: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200..._partnership/2


Construction update for the £2.5 billion regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in south London. Aylesbury Estate is the largest block social housing estate in the United Kingdom. The regeneration project will see the estate demolished and replaced with modern housing:

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 02:18 AM   #7087
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OMG the shop in the last pic fresh fruit and veg yet they do waxing,permanent make and body piercing how hygienic is that?

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 02:52 AM   #7088
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I think they just kept the sunshade from the previous owner
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 03:18 AM   #7089
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Why not? Not every project can be fancy skyscrapers. It'll add to the housing stock which we'll need if London is to continue to grow sustainably.
It does look a bit like a car park at the moment but if the renders are anything to go by then it will look alright in end.
I am not one of those people who wants everything to be a futuristic skyscraper but judging by the render it does not look like it belong to fitzrovia it's more Croydon looking to me no creativity in the design that's all.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 06:05 AM   #7090
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London is one of my favorite cities in the world. However, when I visit this thread to get an update on construction and development, I can't help but being overwhelmed by a sense of snobbery. It's a shame.

New York and London are peers on every level, anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly bias.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 06:09 AM   #7091
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And, if what Spliff Fairy says is true, ie that London has a population of 20 million living within a comparable land area to New York's CSA (and with greater transport connectivity to boot), then it's barely smaller these days..
Yep, let's measure every city's population based on how many people live within a land area comparable to NY's CSA. That's a really great measure!
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 06:31 AM   #7092
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Yep, let's measure every city's population based on how many people live within a land area comparable to NY's CSA. That's a really great measure!
It's actually an ideal yardstick when comparing the populations of London and New York though, and that is literally the subject of the conversation.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 07:02 AM   #7093
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It's actually an ideal yardstick when comparing the populations of London and New York though, and that is literally the subject of the conversation.
Not when you prefer urban area as truer measure of a city, as I do. Londoners are welcome to use whatever measure they see fit to boost their numbers. As I've already stated, this is just my opinion (the New York area is larger than the London area by a significant margin); and one that I think most people of the world (that are familiar urban studies and both cities) share.

Also why should NY be used as the yardstick? Which city will be used as the yardstick when comparing London to Paris or Tokyo or Shanghai? Why not use London as the measuring stick for NY or Beijing.

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 07:08 AM   #7094
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That falls down when you start using your own warped definition of 'urban' area though.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 07:16 AM   #7095
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That falls down when you start using your own warped definition of 'urban' area though.
It's pretty simple: contiguous development that's not forests, farmland or large fields. (contiguous inhabited areas).
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM   #7096
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That's one of several perfectly reasonable yardsticks, but if you want forumers to discuss it with you seriously, you'll have to show a little more integrity than when you suggested Inner London was comparable to NYC. (It manifestly isn't.)

Such discussion also belongs outside this thread, which is for London projects. Kudos to SE9 for bringing the thread back on topic.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 10:51 AM   #7097
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No problem. Why waste time explaining that:

- London's population is 8,308,369 (at the 2012 official estimate).

- London's urban area is curtailed by a 'Green Belt' around the city limits, which was written into law to prevent LA style sprawl. The result is a host of dense satellite towns surrounding London. This is reflected in a relatively low 'urban' population, and a high 'metro' population.

- The metro area of London isn't calculated. However, the population of London and its surrounding counties alone is 18,868,800 (at the 2011 census).



That's verifiable, unpartizan fact for those unfamiliar with London. No opinion, spin or boosting. Now let's use this thread to discuss projects in London. Not use it as a population debate or a miscellaneous aerial screenshot gallery.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 11:08 AM   #7098
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OMG the shop in the last pic fresh fruit and veg yet they do waxing,permanent make and body piercing how hygienic is that?
That premises changed hands recently. That road (Walworth Road) has seen many new businesses being set up lately, especially Chinese and Vietnamese stores.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 11:12 AM   #7099
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25 Churchill Place from the west:

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A new school will be built at Robin Hood Gardens estate, as part of its regeneration:

Architecture Initiative wins planning for school at Robin Hood Gardens
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Architecture Initiative has received planning consent for a £9.7 million primary school at Blackwall Reach.

Four-storey Woolmore Primary School has been designed to take up the minimum site area, maximising landscaped playground space and providing visual amenity to the surrounding residential development.

The building has been positioned hard up against the eastern site boundary using the mass of its large spaces to provide an acoustic and environmental buffer separating the site and landscape from the busy Blackwall Tunnel approach.

This position also provides an open aspect for the landscaped areas and maximum daylight and sunlight penetration across the whole of the site.

It is part of the 7.7ha Robin Hood Gardens regeneration masterplanned by Aedas and Horden Cherry Lee.
The estate will be demolished and replaced with modern housing. It is in close proximity to Canary Wharf:

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