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Old August 19th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #7741
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Furthermore, equating and tarnishing a whole group with the vile acts of the few is the weakest form of argument going. Labelling me as a supporter of "GM" for not supporting his extreme views is quite low.
Most Abrahamic religious followers perform GM on boys all over the world. Circumcision is the norm not a minority.

(Sorry I said last post here, SW9 if you want to continue this debated can we move it to the Skybar?)
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Old August 19th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #7742
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Einstein was not a religious Jew at best he was a Deist. If he was a religious Jew I'm sure he would have never got as far as he did.
Yes but Jewish achievement in science and the arts is rooted in the scholarly tradition inherited from their religion.

Calling the jewish centre a "disgusting" symbol (and indeed those of all religions) just seems intolerant to me. The problem with Dawkins and followers is they cannot see any positives in religion. I'm not religious at all, and my views on life and the universe are scientific. However I think religion is largely a force for good. I'd go further and say the decline of religion is responsible for many of the problems we have in contemporary Western society.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #7743
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However I think religion is largely a force for good. I'd go further and say the decline of religion is responsible for many of the problems we have in contemporary Western society.
Are you serious? Look at the middle east, Muslims killing Muslims. Look at Africa, tribes killing tribes. Look at North Korea with their secular religion of worshiping the Dear Leader. Now look at the West, do you seriously think a lack of religion is causing us problems?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #7744
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Old August 20th, 2013, 03:14 AM   #7745
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There's a religion thread on the UK Skybar ... perhaps anyone who wants to continue with the discussion can move it there.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:01 PM   #7746
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

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

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


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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:13 PM   #7747
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Wow! that is an absolutely amazing view from that restaurant.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:20 PM   #7748
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Kidbrooke Village | Kidbrooke SE3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=670786

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...brooke-village


Kidbrooke Village is a new £1 billion ($1.6bn) residential district currently under construction in south London.


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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:23 PM   #7749
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Renaissance at Loampit Vale | Lewisham SE13

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=888804

Official website: http://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-ho...1-Renaissance/


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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:31 PM   #7750
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The Old War Office Building | Whitehall SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1653866

Official website: http://governmentbuildings.co.uk/properties/view/20059


The Old War Office building is to be sold. It is expected to sell for over £100m: War Office building to be sold for 'more than £100m'

Completed in 1906, the building served as the headquarters of the War Office until 1964:

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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:38 PM   #7751
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Admiralty Arch | Trafalgar Square WC2

Plans to convert Admiralty Arch into a luxury hotel have been approved:

- BBC: London's Admiralty Arch hotel plans approved

- Evening Standard: Admiralty Arch luxury hotel plans given the go-ahead


The hotel, operated by Armani, is due to open in 2015:

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Old August 21st, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7752
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Old August 21st, 2013, 01:27 PM   #7753
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Lol, I see you are still fighting the good fight against that motley collection of jealous London haters in the French language London thread.

Do they think posting their bitter London hate in a obscure French part of the forum means it all goes unnoticed or something?

More people should go and take a look at what they're really like when they think no one is looking.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:21 PM   #7754
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Best just to focus on the projects and development.

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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:28 PM   #7755
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Savills Research have compiled statistics concerning purchasing behaviour in London's prime market, which includes many of the recently complete or under construction residential projects in the city:

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Old August 21st, 2013, 05:12 PM   #7756
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Lol, I see you are still fighting the good fight against that motley collection of jealous London haters in the French language London thread.

Do they think posting their bitter London hate in a obscure French part of the forum means it all goes unnoticed or something?

More people should go and take a look at what they're really like when they think no one is looking.
Just ignore them if you don't like them.
It's posts like this that keep this petty feud alive.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 11:25 PM   #7757
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I knew Leadenhall Building was going to be one of the best looking skyscrapers in the world.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:15 AM   #7758
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Wapping Plans Revealed



The News International Site at Wapping is rather unique in being one of the few industrial sites left so close to the City of London with the sprawling print-works that saw iconic riots in the eighties.

These days there's plans for the 6.1 hectare site to be redevelopment with approximately 1,800 new homes. The planning application takes in plots A, B and C and provides detail on them and the promised 543 new homes that will host there and in the listed Pennington Street Warehouse, Times House. The project also sees a further 1,257 residential units applied for in outline with 6,008 square metres of mixed commercial and community space, and a new secondary school that takes up 9,550 square metres of the site that will cater for 1,200 new pupils.

The masterplan has been drawn up by Patel Taylor for the ever busy subsidiary of Berkeley Homes, St George.

The blocks are aligned essentially along two axis, the first being the main east-west one that the project runs along lengthwise, with north south links between the buildings. The lower rise blocks step up to the south, but with terraces to break up their mass and stop them from appearing too tower-like.

There is only one true tall building, C1, which was originally proposed to rise to 38 storeys and 137.8 metres AOD. This has been reduced to 122.3 metres AOD with the building also positioned to appear alongside Trinity Tower, the fictional headquarters of Reynholm Industries, when viewed from the dockside at Wapping. It's not only a flanking structure but also helps act as a wayfinder for the development allowing people to find the area quickly.

Although the scale of the project is substantial with the total amount of housing on offer more than one percent of what is built every year, the close proximity of the site to the City of London and fashionable Shoreditch is likely to guarantee the success of the project.

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:16 AM   #7759
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London Dock | Wapping E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1538312

Official website: http://londondockconsultation.co.uk/


A new promotional film has been released for the +£1bn London Dock project:



London Dock is the redevelopment of the News International site in Wapping, providing 1,800 homes, 6000m² commercial space and a new secondary school:

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:19 AM   #7760
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South Quay Plaza



With an unprecedented height of 250 metres for a wholly residential building in western Europe, Foster + Partners design for South Quay Plaza has raised more than a few eyebrows.

The site, which is sandwich directly between Heron Quays and Pan Peninsula contains two of the earliest buildings built for the Docklands regeneration in the mid 80s. Approaching thirty years in age these buildings are now ending their lives and so redevelopment is on the mind of Berkeley Homes who are hot off their success at St George Wharf which includes London's first residential skyscraper.

Driving the height is in part the fact that the project is situated almost in the very centre of the Isle of Dogs, a point that finally challenges the primacy that One Canada Square has held over the area for so long finally spreading the cluster independently of Canary Wharf, rather than having its head bowed to that high-rise office park. It also has the good fortune of not being in the viewing corridor from the World Heritage Site in Greenwich, and is below the Civil Aviation Authority height limit.

The project is massed so that it is has the maximum amount of open space between neighbouring buildings. The building is also arranged so that it will have no directly north facing units, and has presumably been masterplanned to fit in the with the future development of South Quay 3 which is not shown on the plans.

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