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Old October 24th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8221
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I'm loving Baltimore Tower.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #8222
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Old October 25th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #8223
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Love how St. Paul's still stands out even with all the modern skyscrapers
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Old October 25th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #8224
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Beautiful picture! I am stunned by the amazing contrast between The Big Ben and The Shard
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Old October 25th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #8225
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Hi. I am new in this forum. Great projects in London.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #8226
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*Professor Farsnworth voice* Good news Everyone!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24668687

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UK GDP: fastest growth for three years

The Office for National Statistics said there had been a "fairly strong" performance across all sectors.

The data builds on a 0.7% GDP rise in the April-June period and is the best quarterly performance since 2010.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne tweeted: "This shows that Britain's hard work is paying off & the country is on the path to prosperity."

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the figures "show that we are firmly on the road to economic recovery".

The ONS data for construction was up 2.5% over the quarter, the second successive quarter of growth after a volatile performance over the past year.

This stage of our economic recovery is likely to be short and sweet, instead of long and strong”

The BBC's chief economics correspondent, Hugh Pym, said: "This could signal that a recovery in that sector is really under way."

'Strong headwinds'
House-builders have been buoyed by the Government's Help to Buy scheme, which recently launched a new phase offering mortgage guarantees.

The ONS said that production grew by 0.5%, though this remains 12.8% off its 2008 level, while within this, manufacturing improved 0.9% in the third quarter.

The services sector, which represents three-quarters of economic output, grew by 0.7%. Output from services is now above its pre-crisis peak in the first quarter of 2008.

Despite the figures, the Institute of Directors remained cautious because of what it called "strong headwinds".

Friday's figure is the first estimate, and could be revised up or down in subsequent months.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said: "After three damaging years of flatlining, it's both welcome and long overdue that our economy is growing again.

"But for millions of people across the country still seeing prices rising faster than their wages, this is no recovery at all."

Despite the further evidence that recovery is gaining hold, some economists remain cautious.

The Institute of Directors' chief economist Graeme Leach said: "The outlook looks better than at any time since the onset of the financial crisis. Indeed, our members have more confidence in the economy than at any time since 2008.

"However, strong headwinds remain and the annual growth rate year on year is nothing to get too excited about yet. Though inflationary pressures are likely to remain benign, debt and inflation are rising faster than earnings.

'More to be done'
"By far the biggest challenges remain on the supply side, not the demand side. Supply side constraints mean that the current growth spurt is unlikely to extend beyond next year.

"This stage of our economic recovery is likely to be short and sweet, instead of long and strong."

The director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, John Longworth, said: "This is the highest quarterly increase we've seen in three years, so the economy is clearly moving in the right direction.

"But we are still behind a number of advanced economies, such as the US and Germany, that have managed to recover the output lost during the economic downturn.

"Much more needs to be done to transform our economy from being good to being really great."

Samuel Tombs of Capital Economics said the figures confirmed the UK was enjoying "a period of healthy and well-balanced growth".

He said it was likely that the UK recorded the fastest quarterly growth rate within the G7 countries in the third quarter.

But he added that a squeeze on real incomes as wage growth lagged behind inflation, together with the fiscal squeeze and a stagnant eurozone, were likely to prevent recovery gathering much more pace.

It echoed remarks by Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Thursday evening, when he said in a speech that the rate of growth was "towards the top end of the advanced economies", but "coming from a very very low base".
Construction is 2.5% up on the last quarter. Maybe this means more confidence in building?

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Old October 25th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #8227
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JP Morgan will go ahead with the Riverside South Towers project.

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Old October 25th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #8228
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JP Morgan will go ahead with the Riverside South Towers project.
This has not been confirmed, unless it's breaking news and you have a reliable source? They're going ahead with construction up to ground level, but we've known that for over a year. We still don't know whether or not they intend to proceed with the full construction of the complex.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #8229
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #8230
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150 Years of the London Tube

Official website: http://w3.siemens.com/topics/global/...ages/home.aspx

It's the 150th anniversary of the London Tube, the first subway in the world. Highlight: An old steam train over 100 years old was rattling again through the city's underground. London's Mayor Boris Johnson was part of the game. The partnership between Siemens and the London Underground goes back a long way. In 1891 Siemens Brothers were commissioned to deliver two electric locomotives.

Today the Underground is more than 400 kilometres long and transports 1.2 billion passengers annually. With more than 3 million passengers per day, as many passengers are transported through the subterranean tubes as on the entire British railway network. The Tube is by far the most important traffic infrastructure in the United Kingdom.

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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #8231
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What's your source?
I heard it from a classmate who has been working with us for the group presentation about Future Landscape of London.

And his dad is a manager of some departments in CW as far as we know. I'll ask him for more details though.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #8232
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That would big news but it needs an official source.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 06:49 PM   #8233
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Yeah. It would be great if true.

BUT ...

Please only source official news. That's one thing the British threads are great for. Rumours are sparse and only normally only started by those who have a reputation for knowing inside knowledge unlike many asian and american threads where forumers use rumours on a more constant process then official news sources and you end up not being able to follow a buildings project clearly and simply. I hate battling through pages of bull shit only for it to be false and a massive let down. If people don't know, it's better to not know then look like a tit pretending you do.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #8234
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Yeah. It would be great if true.

BUT ...

Please only source official news. That's one thing the British threads are great for. Rumours are sparse and only normally only started by those who have a reputation for knowing inside knowledge unlike many asian and american threads where forumers use rumours on a more constant process then official news sources and you end up not being able to follow a buildings project clearly and simply. I hate battling through pages of bull shit only for it to be false and a massive let down. If people don't know, it's better to not know then look like a tit pretending you do.
I just don't understand all the activity in the site...if they aren't going ahead with it, why build the basement?
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #8235
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I like those trains. Very futurist.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #8236
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I just don't understand all the activity in the site...if they aren't going ahead with it, why build the basement?
People have covered this hundreds of times already!
They are contractually obliged to complete up to basement level, and basement level only.

They might still be interested in developing the site further as an investment, but it seems very unlikely that they will ever build the global HQ they originally proposed.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #8237
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Canary Wharf | E14

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Old October 26th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #8238
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I love the look of the new tube trains! So futuristic. The design is so fresh it literally looks like toothpaste
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Old October 26th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #8239
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