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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #7421
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SE9 , where are the LON projects? We need to end this debate!
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #7422
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Sea Containers House redevelopment | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1373653

Official website: http://www.chorusgroup.co.uk/p/h/New...ers_House/473/


Work is ongoing at the £100 million redevelopment of Sea Containers House on the South Bank:

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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #7423
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Five Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/five-pancras-square


Five Pancras Square will be the new headquarters of Camden Council. Camden is a borough of London, home to 220,100 residents:




Construction ongoing:

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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #7424
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1 New Street Square | City of London EC4

Official website: http://www.landsecuritieslondon.com/...-Street-Square



Demolition of the present building (76 Shoe Lane) is ongoing:

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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #7425
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El_Greco getting off his high horse to troll a thread with pro continental - anti UK bias...

Now i've seen it all.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #7426
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Was collecting pictures/info for creating a Google Earth Model of The Crystal Palace when I came across this Mail Online Headline


Here's The Mail Online Page about this, erm, speculation..........
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...llionaire.html





This is great news... I really hope they do reconstruct Crystal Palace.

Come to think of it, Alexandra Palace also needs a bit of work too.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #7427
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El_Greco getting off his high horse to troll a thread with pro continental - anti UK bias...
I have to be anti-continental jingoist like you?

Streets in London are a cluttered, ugly mess. There's nothing anti-UK about this.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #7428
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I'm not sure what you said as you're on my ignore list...

I'm going to imagine it went something along the lines of...

"You know, you're right... I will stop being an arse".
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #7429
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Streets in London are a cluttered, ugly mess. There's nothing anti-UK about this.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #7430
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Alas...
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #7431
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you're on my ignore list...
Is that why you keep replying to my posts?
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #7432
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For interested spectators, I'm running a photo gallery named London: A World Capital, which mainly features street level photos of London.

Check it out and make your mind up regarding the aesthetics of London at street level, positive or negative.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #7433
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To be honest. The so called "clutter" is invaluable. I have walked and driven in numerous places where signs are at a minimum and it's just horrible. In todays world information is required especially in busy areas.

Like it or not they serve massive purposes and are imperative in metropolises such as London.

Being told how far you are from somewhere, whats in close proximity, what to watch out for, when you can walk, where you can walk, etc etc are all massively important.

I personally think other countries should take note.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #7434
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For interested spectators, I'm running a photo gallery named London: A World Capital, which mainly features street level photos of London.

Check it out and make your mind up regarding the aesthetics of London at street level, positive or negative.


I have always liked the hustle bustle cluttered look of the street level... and with the safest roads in Europe, something must be right.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #7435
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The link linked to a few pages back did show that the roads were safer in all of Scandinavia ...
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #7436
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To be honest. The so called "clutter" is invaluable. I have walked and driven in numerous places where signs are at a minimum and it's just horrible. In todays world information is required especially in busy areas.

Like it or not they serve massive purposes and are imperative in metropolises such as London.

Being told how far you are from somewhere, whats in close proximity, what to watch out for, when you can walk, where you can walk, etc etc are all massively important.

I personally think other countries should take note.
UK is the sixth safest country in the World (if you don't count smaller places like Malta and San Marino): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ted_death_rate

Other countries should look at the UK experience in street management not vice versa. Also, the culture of driving in Sweden and Denmark is higher than in the UK and those two countries can afford to have a little bit less clutter but not the UK. My only criticism would be towards cyclist safety but this has been acknowledged by government and I hope will change soon. So, great job in making streets safer.

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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #7437
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The link linked to a few pages back did show that the roads were safer in all of Scandinavia ...
Sweden is the safest and I actually like the Swedish roads a lot, the style of driving is also very good.

Norway and Denmark is also ahead but only by small margin and Finland is actually quite behind.

Also, if you check by "Road fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles", UK is in par with Sweden and ahead of Norway.

Again, great achievments considering how many chavs are behind Corsa wheels on UK roads.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #7438
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Sweden is the safest and I actually like the Swedish roads a lot, the style of driving is also very good.

Norway and Denmark is also ahead but only by small margin and Finland is actually quite behind.
Hence why I only mentioned Scandinavia which Finland is not a part of.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #7439
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I made a separate tread to discuss the matter here if desired: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post105890118
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #7440
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