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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #8601
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Yes, it does, but those are older. For a London project to call itself 'Tribeca' - in the early 21st century - smacks of looking over your shoulder (forget the fact that much of the architecture in Tribeca is from the 19th century). It's naff.
No it doesn't. It's simply a name
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #8602
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Tribeca is a naff name, but then cities often reference others. Near me there are streets called Moscow Road and St Petersburg Place, perhaps because the Russian Embassy is close by? In Paris there's a cluster of streets named after foreign cities, and also a rather grand Hotel le Bristol. In London we have Cafe de Paris, Canada Square, and a developer called the Manhattan Loft Corporation. Holborn is known in property circles as "Midtown". I think Londoners get prickly when it's New York because it implies that we're provincials, apeing our glamorous rival across the pond. (Presumably as New York was when it long ago named Greenwich, Chelsea, Soho/SoHo, Brighton, and of course New York itself, after originals in the mother country.) However it's understandable why a high-rise building might channel Manhattan, especially with this kind of brick facade that's so common there. (Or at least brick-coloured.)
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #8603
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All things considered, it's a fairly minor project that the developers wished to tag with a catchy name, nothing more.

One Canada Square, Baltimore Tower, Providence Tower, Manhattan Loft Gardens (etc), it's nothing new or particularly noteworthy.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 01:00 AM   #8604
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This occurs across the world. Article earlier this year in Canada's The Globe and Mail: Using London to sell a Toronto condo - itís a stretch

Pretty amusing reference to London being London and Toronto and Toledo OH.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #8605
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Foreign embassies say goodbye to London's chicest districts
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Old November 16th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #8606
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Construction work at London Bridge station.

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Old November 16th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #8607
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All things considered, it's a fairly minor project that the developers wished to tag with a catchy name, nothing more.

One Canada Square, Baltimore Tower, Providence Tower, Manhattan Loft Gardens (etc), it's nothing new or particularly noteworthy.
Those developments were all named after the land/plots they stood on. Which were so named due to the shipping links with those cities/countries. Little bit different to appropriating the name of a trendy district of another city apropos of nothing.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 02:00 AM   #8608
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Hertsmere Tower

Not sure if this is one of the already proposed towers, or a new one.





Proposed height to be 7m taller than One Canada Square.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=108853693

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...tower-tom-ryan

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...roperty-market
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Old November 16th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #8609
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Those developments were all named after the land/plots they stood on. Which were so named due to the shipping links with those cities/countries. Little bit different to appropriating the name of a trendy district of another city apropos of nothing.
True.

But a private property company naming an unimportant building after an area of another city, purely for marketing purposes, is still a trifling matter.

If we were talking about London itself naming a substantial area after Tribeca then, yes, that would have been "naff".
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Old November 16th, 2013, 03:11 AM   #8610
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Not sure if this is one of the already proposed towers, or a new one.

This is what the Columbus Tower is now? Boooooo!!
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Old November 16th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #8611
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How is the historic preservation situation in London? Does the city have landmarked districts?
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #8612
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How is the historic preservation situation in London? Does the city have landmarked districts?
There are pretty stringent rules, criteria, re new construction in London, though those have become more relaxed in recent years.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #8613
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Hertsmere Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=108843482

Official website: http://hertsmerehouse.co.uk/



Plans have been announced to build Europe's tallest residential tower:

- Financial Times: Canary Wharf to see Europeís tallest residential tower

- Bloomberg: Londonís Canary Wharf to Get U.K.ís Tallest Residential Tower

- The Guardian: New Canary Wharf tower signals shift in London property market

- Construction Enquirer: Race gathers pace to build first Canary Wharf resi tower



Project facts
  • Height: 237m
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Apartments: 714
  • Developer: Ryan Corporation


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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #8614
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Those developments were all named after the land/plots they stood on. Which were so named due to the shipping links with those cities/countries. Little bit different to appropriating the name of a trendy district of another city apropos of nothing.
No they weren't; Manhattan Loft Gardens have no relation to Manhattan, named so because of the developer. Canada Square was named so because of the developer. Baltimore Wharf has no relation to Baltimore and the name was picked by the developer.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #8615
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How is the historic preservation situation in London? Does the city have landmarked districts?
London has layers of regulations that safeguard historic districts, noteworthy buildings and various noteworthy views.

For example, the City of Westminster has 56 conservation areas: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/servic.../areaprofiles/
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #8616
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Construction work at London Bridge station.
Cannot wait until London Bridge station and the associated Thameslink works are complete, being from this side of the city.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #8617
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Ditto, means the station is out of use for me for a year or so, but looking forward to the improvements.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #8618
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I'm guessing you're on the North Kent Line? That'll be a nuisance in the coming years.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #8619
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Lexicon | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=449694

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





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Canaletto | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=101348567

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