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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #821
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Thanks, do you know where I can find pictures of the buildings?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #822
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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=456313

Part of the problem, I think, is that there are few sites left in the City where large-scale development is possible. Thanks to all the interfering from UNESCO and English Heritage.












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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #823
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Thatīs a really nice building! How can EH approve of this? Arenīt there loads of post-war buildings that could be pulled down instead?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #824
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Arenīt there loads of post-war buildings that could be pulled down instead?
Yes, but they're too near St Paul's or the Tower of London for anything tall.

Well, that's the opinion of Ruth Kelly, EH, UNESCO, etc. Look at 20 Fenchurch Street for example - perfectly good location in need of development but it's facing a public inquiry and will most likely be cancelled altogether.

The developers have limited options.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #825
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So the area around this building is all old? No ugly architecture?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #826
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The roof of the new St. Pancras Eurostar terminal. It is one of the largest single span roofs in the world I think. It will be operational in under a year:

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wow!! nice!! very modern.. i just wondered how will it fits St. Pancras architecture.. i had no idea why do the terminal for Eurostar is moved to St. Pancras..
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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #827
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Ah yes it is! By late this year, all Eurostar operations to London Waterloo Station will be terminated. Eurostar will then operate from London St. Pancras then to Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International before going on to France or Belgium.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #828
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wow!! nice!! very modern.. i just wondered how will it fits St. Pancras architecture.. i had no idea why do the terminal for Eurostar is moved to St. Pancras..
Apart from the odd glass balustrade hear and there that view is essentially the same as when it opened in the mid 19th century - just got a recent good clean!

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Old April 20th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #829
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St Pancras looks very similar to the Antwerp Central Station!
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:43 PM   #830
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The catastrophic damage done to St Paul's by the recent Unilver House extension (pics by DarJoLe) -


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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:03 PM   #831
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Where were English Heritgae on this one?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:05 PM   #832
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Too busy opposing the Shard, Bishopsgate Tower, et al...
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I am so angry on this. I am going to write them a letter to ask them what they were doing?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:17 PM   #834
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I know that Gothicform is planning to write an article - what he's calling "a hatchet job" on EH....
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:08 PM   #835
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I personally wouldn't write to EH, but rather to the Mayors office/ the GLA, London Planning & Development Forum, the City of London etc.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:29 PM   #836
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Too busy opposing the Shard, Bishopsgate Tower, et al...
I agree this building is

You can easy build Shard, Bishopsgate Tower.. these towers cannot be worse than this.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #837
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Where were English Heritgae on this one?
We actually got a real reply on this when someone emailed them, they said they had no issues with the scheme because it was within the height limit for the area and did not affect the Grade 2 listed facade.

However, they are opposed to a tower on the other side of the City cluster, one that does not touch the cathedral in any of its protected views, nor detract the attention of the eye as much as that brutal extension does. They've got their priorities completely wrong.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #838
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they are idiots
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #839
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Part of the problem, I think, is that there are few sites left in the City where large-scale development is possible. Thanks to all the interfering from UNESCO and English Heritage.












These buildings are going to be demolished? No skyscraper is worth that.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #840
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^ We dont know yet.Its all in early pre-planning phase.
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