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Old November 1st, 2013, 04:31 PM   #8361
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Royal Wharf | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1669965

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London Royal Docks Site Purchased by Singapore Developer
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Oxley Holdings Ltd. (OHL), a Singapore-based property developer, will build 3,400 homes in London after buying the city’s largest mixed-use real estate site since the sale of Battersea Power Station.

The developer bought the 40-acre (16-hectare) Royal Wharf site at the Royal Docks on the banks of the River Thames from Ballymore Properties Holdings Ltd. and will build homes, offices and shops, London-based broker Knight Frank said in an e-mailed statement. The deal is Oxley’s first in the U.K., according to the broker. Terms weren’t disclosed.

“Royal Wharf is an outstanding opportunity and offers a blank canvas to create something very special for London,” Oxley Chief Executive Officer Ching Chiat Kwong said in the statement. “Oxley will create a vibrant district and the opportunity cannot be missed by Londoners.”

More than 250 million pounds ($400 million) has been spent on land for homes in London’s Docklands area this year and an additional 2 billion pounds must be invested to fund the projects, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. Knight Frank was hired to sell the site alongside London-based broker Alan Selby and Partners LLP in April.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 04:57 PM   #8362
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That looks outstanding. Really good development especially with nearby Crossrail.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:48 PM   #8363
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I'd like them to push the boundaries more and get a bit more height but it's certainly very nice.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:54 PM   #8364
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I'd like them to push the boundaries more and get a bit more height but it's certainly very nice.
I guess London City airport is preventing them from doing this. Otherwise let's bring Vancouver style apartment towers to Thames banks.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:58 PM   #8365
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Because no other thread on SSC is filled with so much poison and nationalist bs as this one. Not New York, not Tokyo, not Sydney and not Paris. I'm hardly the first to notice it. Most of all I never called any city or any country 'shit'.
Firstly nobody called anywhere shit except you! Secondly. All forumers boast about the success of their cities. Has it ever crossed your mind it's just because London actually has more to boast about. If you want to see nationalistic bullshit turn on the tv and watching some American movies. You're sounding more pathetic by the day.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:59 PM   #8366
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I found this article about the planned Garden Bridge over the Thames and thought you guys might be interested.

Source: http://londonist.com/

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The 360-metre-long pedestrian bridge would be built between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, linking the Temple area to the Southbank, where the ITV tower stands.

The consultation is organised by the newly appointed The Garden Bridge Trust, and supported by Transport for London. Public feedback on matters such as the landscaping and materials used will be fed into the planning application in the first few months of 2014.

If the planning process runs smoothly, the Trust hopes to open the bridge in 2018. About half the £150 million price tag has already been offered by private donors and the Mayor and relevant local authorities are supportive.
More: http://londonist.com/2013/11/garden-...es-forward.php
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:59 PM   #8367
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I guess London City airport is preventing them from doing this. Otherwise let's bring Vancouver style apartment towers to Thames banks.
Yeah I suspect so. It's certainly in a great spot tocreate a water front skyline.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 06:37 PM   #8368
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What I've learnt from the last 3 pages of this thread:

Barcelona is a model for urban rejuvenation in the world.
Barcelona is a dirty mess.
London is the best city for architecture in the world.
Paris, Rome, and Barcelona are the recognized as being the best cities in the world for architecture.
In China there are replicas of Parisian icon but none of London's icons.
In China there is a full-sized replica of Tower Bridge, as well as several replica English villages and towns.
In places like Las Vegas there is a miniature Eiffel Tower but no miniature London landmark.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 06:41 PM   #8369
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Yeah I suspect so. It's certainly in a great spot tocreate a water front skyline.
Yes, they absolutely must do something like this one day in London:

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/...er_skyline.jpg

http://www.bigskyline.com/images/Sky...ncouver-BC.jpg

Just urban beauty to my taste...
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Old November 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM   #8370
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Continental here, French on top of things, and I think London is doing a fantastic job at redeveloping former industrial areas and building downright stunning buildings (well okay, except maybe the quasi-murderous Walkie-Talkie).

You guys have every right to be proud and even boastful. Wish we had as many ambitious projects in Paris as London does.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 08:26 PM   #8371
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Whats traditional English style?? it's types/styles of constructions far out weigh any other nation on earth.
What a load of arrogance, unbelievable. I could name you one European city, which is so architecturally diverse that it would blow your mind but it would be a waste of time. BTW Europeans love London and love to go there. Nobody begrudges London it's success and it's been a lot of fun following this thread but people like you are a turn-off.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 09:04 PM   #8372
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C'mon guys, I've just read the last three pages (don't know why) and whilst Birmingham might be prone to overegging his point, he hasn't said London is perfect and the rest of the world is shit. Ignore what I think are some of his overexaggerations and he's got some decent points to make. No problem with his posts here at all!
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:12 PM   #8373
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El Greco causing arguments again! He wont change his opinion that the UK is far worse than Europe, despite the obvious that the UK and Europe are identical having good and bad points and neither being better or worse than the other overall. As for this thread London has some of the best projects IMO in Europe and the world, and the levels of investment in London are something other UK, European and world cities could only dream of! London is regaining its role as the world city, with all that is good and bad about that from current trends.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:15 PM   #8374
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^ Indeed. El_Greco always makes the problems. This thread is absolutely peaceful and helpful if he does not make an appearance here.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:20 PM   #8375
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Is it El Greco or is it the tedious amount of self-congratulatory posts? While there are some terrific projects going up in London, how about letting them speak for themselves rather than declaring how great things are all the time?
Separate note, an ongoing thanks to SE9 for making this thread worthwhile.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:22 PM   #8376
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He wont change his opinion that the UK is far worse than Europe.
Except I never said anything of the sort (show me), you guys do this and it's getting old. The best projects in the world? Have you looked at the map lately? It's a pretty big world! And can you please define 'best'?

It looks like noone's much interested in architecture or urbanity on here anymore, but getting one over Paris or wherever.

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Is it El Greco or is it the tedious amount of self-congratulatory posts? While there are some terrific projects going up in London, how about letting them speak for themselves rather than declaring how great things are all the time? Separate note, an ongoing thanks to SE9 for making this thread worthwhile.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:29 PM   #8377
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What I've learnt from the last 3 pages of this thread:

Barcelona is a model for urban rejuvenation in the world.
Barcelona is a dirty mess.
London is the best city for architecture in the world.
Paris, Rome, and Barcelona are the recognized as being the best cities in the world for architecture.
In China there are replicas of Parisian icon but none of London's icons.
In China there is a full-sized replica of Tower Bridge, as well as several replica English villages and towns.
In places like Las Vegas there is a miniature Eiffel Tower but no miniature London landmark.
Brilliant.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:54 PM   #8378
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The Garden Bridge | Temple-South Bank

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1544376

Official website: http://www.gardenbridgetrust.org/



Public consultation has started regarding a new £150m pedestrian bridge spanning the River Thames:

- BBC: Views sought on River Thames garden bridge

- Evening Standard: Bridge to the future: London’s Thames garden

- The Guardian: Plans for UK's first garden bridge: the £150m project to span the Thames

- Building Design: Public consultation begins on Heatherwick's £150m garden bridge




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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:59 PM   #8379
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I bow down to an architect who came up with this idea. The Garden Bridge, what a brilliant and creative ambition. Fantastic.

Edit: Oh El Greco, are you going to insult me and my personal life because of this compliment too?
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Old November 1st, 2013, 11:03 PM   #8380
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I bow down to an architect who came up with this idea. The Garden Bridge, what a brilliant and creative ambition. Fantastic.
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