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Old March 1st, 2007, 01:43 PM   #761
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I am always very wary of any buildings that attempt to be 'colourful' they date rapidly and soon liked tired and old.

In fact any structure in which the architect or designer has attempted to be colourful ends up looking dated and cheap. Tottenham Court Road Tube, Tower blocks, and I think the trend for Terracotta residential flats will fall into this category as well.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 01:49 PM   #762
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It's not without its charms. Look forward to seeing more renders.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #763
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2 new towers at Canary Wharf have officially started construction -

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=108

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Old March 10th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #764
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I was hoping to find Riverside South at the end of the link... But these will do for now!
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Old March 10th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #765
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Construction of Wembley Stadium is finished.

England is now home to the largest, widest and tallest football stadium on the planet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6379165.stm


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Old March 10th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #766
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Finally, eh? .. Looks fantastic, congrats London!
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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #767
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Congratulations!
This is a great stadium,but it's far from having all the class the old one had.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #768
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I think we can only judge if thats the case after the same amount of time that the old wembley graced our capital.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #769
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Possible 160m tower for Croydon, South London -

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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #770
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Seems like Croydon's been awash in highrise proposals for years now. Are any actually coming to fruition ?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #771
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Construction of Wembley Stadium is finished.

England is now home to the largest, widest and tallest football stadium on the planet.
Ever heard of Maracaņa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro or Azteca Stadium in Mexico City? Next time, before making extravagant chauvinistic claims, check the facts first.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #772
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Ever heard of Maracaņa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro or Azteca Stadium in Mexico City? Next time, before making extravagant chauvinistic claims, check the facts first.
A predictable response from somebody who obviously didn't read exactly what I wrote.

I *know* there are stadiums with more seats and bigger capacity. But Wembley is the physically largest and tallest.

Anyway, you could say that less seats = more leg room

I sense jealousy from you...
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #773
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But Wembley is the physically largest
And you have a serious reference to back this new claim? You can't expect people just to trust your words...
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #774
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Just look on Google, there are thousands of links...

Keywords:
Wembley "largest football stadium"
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Will..... drunken willy waving is not good.

BTW, of course you are right!!!!
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Old March 11th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #776
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Just look on Google, there are thousands of links...

Keywords:
Wembley "largest football stadium"
Well, a quick search on Google showed that May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, is by far the largest stadium in the
world by seating capacity. I then looked for satellite pictures of May Day Stadium and Wembley Stadium, and put both pictures
at the exact same scale, and here is the result.

Looking at the pictures, everybody can tell that Wembley is not the "physically largest" stadium in the world. Another
exagerated claim of Wjfox.

Wembley Stadium on the left, May Day Stadium on the right:
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Seriously, you are going to argue this on the basis of North Korea?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #778
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Not to mention his to thick to even notice the size of the pitches in relation to one another.

North Korean one looks the same size as City of Manchester.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #779
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Seems like Croydon's been awash in highrise proposals for years now. Are any actually coming to fruition ?
I think one is about to start, but I forget which one. Croydon has a very impressive skyline for a British suburb, but its mostly 1960's dross:

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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #780
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i heard that there is a car park inside the actual stadium of Wembley. is this true?
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