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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:24 AM   #8001
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Chelsea Waterfront | Chelsea SW10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=313119

Official website: http://www.chelseawaterfront.co.uk/





Chelsea Waterfront, the £1 billion ($1.6bn) redevelopment of Lots Road Power Station, has started construction:

- Building Design: Terry Farrell's Lots Road scheme powers up after seven years

- Evening Standard: Lots Road power station gets a new life in £1bn flats and shops project


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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:36 AM   #8002
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I like that columnist's description of Zaha's style as "retro-futurism". I think that's the perfect epithet for her.

The building looks great. Perhaps a little heavy-handedly grafted onto the Neoclassical building. Anyone tried the restaurant/café or whatever it is?
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:41 AM   #8003
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I haven't had a chance to visit yet. Building Design were more scathing in their assesment of it: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/buildings/...061185.article
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:50 AM   #8004
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A recent panorama taken from the Kennington area of south London, originally posted in the LONDON: A World Capital photo gallery.

The Leadenhall Building, 20 Fenchurch Street and 20 Blackfriars Road (all topped out) are clearly visible, as well as cranes from various construction sites in the City and inner east/south east London:

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:54 AM   #8005
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Thanks for posting the article, an interesting read.
Not at all. Cheers to you for the usual numerous updates.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 12:57 AM   #8006
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I like that columnist's description of Zaha's style as "retro-futurism". I think that's the perfect epithet for her.

The building looks great. Perhaps a little heavy-handedly grafted onto the Neoclassical building. Anyone tried the restaurant/café or whatever it is?
Yes, that is a good term.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 03:12 AM   #8007
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A recent panorama taken from the Kennington area of south London, originally posted in the LONDON: A World Capital photo gallery.

The Leadenhall Building, 20 Fenchurch Street and 20 Blackfriars Road (all topped out) are clearly visible, as well as cranes from various construction sites in the City and inner east/south east London:

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The Shard is a modern landmark
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 04:04 AM   #8008
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The Shard is a modern landmark
Contemporary. Let's call it "contemporary", not modern.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 03:04 PM   #8009
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Poplar Business Park | Poplar E14

Poplar Business Park has been approved on appeal by the Secretary of State in the past week:

- Pinsent Masons: Pickles approves Poplar Business Park scheme

- Construction Enquirer: Go-ahead for business park in Docklands

  • 392 homes
  • 5400m² business centre

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:03 PM   #8010
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London City Airport Expansion | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1660768

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



Plans for the £200 million ($320m) expansion of London City Airport have been unveiled:

- Evening Standard: City Airport in £200m plan to double passenger numbers by 2023

- Reuters: London's City Airport eyes $320 million expansion plan





London City Airport handled 3 million passengers last year:

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:07 PM   #8011
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if london was a country on its own it would be richer than some european countries. can't believe the amount of money being invested in this metropolis.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:41 PM   #8012
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I can't deny that as a result it really feels like a special place to live in.
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To live in London does seem special. I've been to hundreds of cities across the world, including all of the major capitals, and I almost always miss certain things about London immediately.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:39 PM   #8014
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A fellow cinema fan I see!

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Old October 3rd, 2013, 11:41 AM   #8015
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I'm sure it will be good to the area but rather bland architecture.

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Poplar Business Park has been approved on appeal by the Secretary of State in the past week:

- Pinsent Masons: Pickles approves Poplar Business Park scheme

- Construction Enquirer: Go-ahead for business park in Docklands

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Old October 3rd, 2013, 11:47 AM   #8016
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 12:17 PM   #8017
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if london was a country on its own it would be richer than some european countries. can't believe the amount of money being invested in this metropolis.
It's your 4th account SO143.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 03:27 PM   #8018
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It's your 4th account SO143.
Leave him alone for FFS, he's only a kid...

Perhaps the petty little French trolls that report him to the Mods should keep that in mind.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 08:47 PM   #8019
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London has one of the coolest looking skylines. I can see why so many people play it down all the time; I'm sure many cities are envious of what London is doing.

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I'd argue that this is one of the best looking skylines on the planet. While HK, Shanghai, etc. battle it out for size, London wins hands down for being so classy and elegant yet still being inspiring and jaw dropping nonetheless.

It would be a really sad day to see the UK leave the EU, as I and many people I know frequently visit the city and have fallen in love with it!
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