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Old November 28th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #8761
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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395444

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Old November 28th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #8762
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Yeah I believe thats "Gotham City", it's formal name being "40 Leadenhall Street".

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Beautiful tower. Reminds me a little of the Rockefella Center in NYC



Yes that's the one!

Is this a certain build?
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Old November 28th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #8763
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I'm quite sceptical of the Scalpel from renderings produced thus far. Hope I turn out to be wrong but it looks like a bit of an undignified mess.
I know what you mean, but I think it will turn out to be one of those towers that are far superior in reality, can't wait for it!!
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Old November 28th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #8764
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I kind of feel the Gotham City proposal is really important for the cluster now, in that it helps tone down the quirkiness of it. It will certainly complement the Scalpel well. I'm still hoping that Spam building (or whatever it is called) isn't built. It's terrible and it'll have a negative impact on St Mary's Axe for sure.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #8765
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Yes that's the one!

Is this a certain build?
Well I believe Henderson Global Investors are leading the project... in all honesty I think this will get approved in no time.

20 FS and the Leadenhall are being built at the same time. I believe that The Scalpel (which is undergoing demolition on site), 40 Leadenhall (the beast we are talking about), and 100 Bishopsgate..... aaaaand maybe the redesigned Pinnacle.

The London Skyscraper boom is by no means over.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #8766
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Old December 1st, 2013, 04:56 PM   #8767
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Fulham Reach

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:59 AM   #8768
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The Reach has come along well!
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:59 AM   #8769
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Campaign launched to save Stirling-shortlisted eco-supermarket
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Architect of Sainsbury’s millennium store in Greenwich slams decision to knock it down

The architect behind a pioneering eco-supermarket built for Sainsbury’s in the late 1990s has launched a campaign to block its demolition.

Paul Hinkin, now managing director at Black Architecture, led a team at Chetwoods Associates to design the Stirling Prize-nominated store that opened in Greenwich in 1999.

Sainsbury’s announced last year that it would be leaving the store in favour of a new larger supermarket nearby designed by Unit Architects.

It has now emerged that the old store, which won several green awards, is set to be demolished to make way for an IKEA outlet.

Writing in BD, Hinkin said the decision made him “mad as hell” and questioned the sustainability of knocking down a building after just 14 years.

Sainsbury’s is understood to have sold the site on the basis that it cannot be let to another food retailer, reducing the likelihood of finding another tenant.

Building performance consultant Doug King was lead engineer on the project. He said the decision to knock it down “defies belief” and is a “tremendous shame”.

“IKEA has described this as a sustainable development but it involves knocking down a building built to minimise the impact of retail operations,” he said.

“These property owners make headline claims about sustainability but this demonstrates that they really don’t get what sustainability is.

“This really exposes the ‘emperor’s clothes’ of the sustainable property sector.”

The store was beaten to the 2000 Stirling Prize by Alsop & Stormer’s Peckham Library.

Sainsbury’s was not available to comment.
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London garden bridge poised for £30m funding from Treasury
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George Osborne has hinted that the Treasury could contribute about £30m towards building a £150m garden bridge in London, seen by many as the capital’s answer to New York’s much-praised High Line.

The chancellor is said to be “a big fan” of the bridge’s designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who wants to create a green meeting space spanning the Thames between Temple and London’s South Bank.

Mr Osborne discussed the bridge with Mr Heatherwick on a recent visit to China and is said by figures close to the project to have suggested a Treasury contribution of about £30m, roughly equivalent to the amount of value added tax that would be paid on its construction.

An announcement could come as early as this week’s Autumn Statement when Mr Osborne and Danny Alexander, his Liberal Democrat deputy, will set out updated plans for modernising infrastructure. The Treasury said it would not comment on “speculation”.

Mervyn Davies, former chairman of Standard Chartered bank and chairman of trustees of the project, has written to the chancellor for support saying that “it would be extraordinarily helpful if the government did chip in a bit of money”.

Lord Davies said the primary source of funding for the bridge would have to come from private donations. The trustees have rejected the idea of selling the naming rights to a corporate sponsor.

“We want it to be called the Garden Bridge 100 years from now,” he said. “It’s primarily going to be funded by private sources, but we have been asked to submit a proposal to the Treasury, which we have done.”

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I kind of feel the Gotham City proposal is really important for the cluster now, in that it helps tone down the quirkiness of it. It will certainly complement the Scalpel well. I'm still hoping that Spam building (or whatever it is called) isn't built. It's terrible and it'll have a negative impact on St Mary's Axe for sure.
I believe it unlikely that the Can of Ham will be built in its consented form.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:28 AM   #8772
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I'm quite sceptical of the Scalpel from renderings produced thus far. Hope I turn out to be wrong but it looks like a bit of an undignified mess.
It's just about unanimously liked on the London forum:

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:30 AM   #8773
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The London Octopus | Chiswick W4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1026217

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



A new promotional video has been released for the London Octopus, a consented project in west London:




Project facts
  • Floorspace: 4,000m²
  • LED screen: 2,600m²
  • Floors: 10

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New Design Museum | Kensington W8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=860864

Official website: http://designmuseum.org/about-us/new-design-museum



A September 2013 timelapse of construction was uploaded last week by the Design Museum:




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  • Completion: 2014



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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:43 AM   #8775
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The Filaments | Wandsworth SW18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=95970465

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



Cladding progress at The Filaments, in south west London. Photos taken yesterday by forumer stevekeiretsu:

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:01 PM   #8776
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It's just about unanimously liked on the London forum:

I think it's a stunning structure and proposal. It compliments its environment very well. I think a structure like this is truly needed in The City.

The winning attribute to this tower would be a very high standard of cladding. I could imagine a similar cladding used on the new 1 WTC Tower being used on this and looking really good.
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London is quickly becoming one of the best cities in the world for modern architecture

BTW SE9, your work in this thread is greatly appreciated.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 10:46 PM   #8778
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London is quickly becoming one of the best cities in the world for modern architecture

BTW SE9, your work in this thread is greatly appreciated.
It's got to the point where you could argue it - a sea change from only a few years ago.

Re SE9, on board with the rest here, thanks!
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 11:23 PM   #8779
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London is quickly becoming one of the best cities in the world for modern architecture

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'Becoming one of the best cities in the world for modern architecture'?....I would say right now it's hard to think of any other city in the world that can match London for quality and diversity of Architecture, for the high standard of construction and finishes, and certainly for the number of projects in hand, and planned.

And yes SE9 your amazing efforts are appreciated by one and all, well done.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 02:54 PM   #8780
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'Becoming one of the best cities in the world for modern architecture'?....I would say right now it's hard to think of any other city in the world that can match London for quality and diversity of Architecture, for the high standard of construction and finishes, and certainly for the number of projects in hand, and planned.

And yes SE9 your amazing efforts are appreciated by one and all, well done.
Indeed, for diversity London certainly does win it.

I was driving through the City the other day and I saw the Tower of London (nearly 1000 years old) and behind it rises the tallest building in the E.U. - The Shard. It's beautiful. Everywhere you go in Central London and other parts of the City you can find architectual gems.
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