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Old December 5th, 2013, 11:11 PM   #8841
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Is the helix tower the trafalgar way tower
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Old December 6th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #8842
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this design looks definitely much better and less brutal than it's current one, but those red and white stripes are just so hideous and eyesore.
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I concur, the new South Bank Centre redesign is a definate refinement of the first proposal, this project is shaping up.

In regard to the precast concrete railings, the red parts are assumed to be some form of temporary banners. Perhaps the railing design of the decks are too heavy and could be replaced with lighter/more open glazed railings, akin to the deck of the Royal Festival Hall, perhaps incorporating projecting seating pods. (I recall a shopping mall in Singapore with roofed pods projecting over the Singapore River which were very popular.)
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Old December 6th, 2013, 01:30 AM   #8843
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Poor thing is going to be ruined.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #8844
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Pinnacle tower to keep ‘helter skelter’ design after review
6 December 2013 | By Allister Hayman

The review of the stalled Pinnacle tower development in the City of London is near completion, with the “helter skelter” design set to be retained, Building has learned.



The main owners of the scheme, Sedco, a Saudi Arabian fund manager and Sharia-compliant investment fund Pramerica, placed the scheme under review in January, with contractor Brookfield Multiplex, architect Kohn Pederson Fox, and development manager Arab Investments seeking to value engineer the stalled project to make it viable.

That came after funding for the scheme, which if built would be the tallest tower in the City of London, dried up in late 2011, with work on the tower on hold since January 2012.

Building understands the review is now largely complete, with no significant changes to be made to the exterior of the tower and the “helter skelter” design retained.

However, changes have been proposed to floor plates, and retail space on the lower floors has been scaled back to increase commercial office space. There is also a larger atrium that could encompass two separate main entrances to accommodate two major corporate tenants.

It is understood the proposed changes to the retail element would require fresh planning permission from the City of London, although this has not yet been sought.

The review has also reduced the cost of the project, which was thought to be as high as £1bn.

Brookfield’s construction contract for the existing scheme is worth £593m.

Meanwhile, property firm CBRE, which was brought in earlier this year to source new funding for the project, is understood to have now drawn up a shortlist of investors in the scheme with movement expected in the new year.

All parties declined to comment.

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Old December 6th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #8845
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So nothing has changed. Still a massive pre-let requirement and no activity forecast.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #8846
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All in all... FANTASTIC NEWS
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Old December 6th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #8847
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The report does not confirm that when the construction will be resumed, right?
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Old December 6th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #8848
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I could not be happier. Loved the design, glad there's not significant changes. There is hope still yet.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #8849
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #8850
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Didn't they already value engineer this project, leading to the dumbed down, inferior exterior?

I presume that that is what we will still get. Shame it won't be the original but still great news.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #8851
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Hey Jim B could you please give us some images as to what your referring too with te dumbed down proposal. Some before and afters would be appreciated thanks.
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Old December 7th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #8852
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Old December 7th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #8853
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Westfield Croydon £1bn shopping mall | Croydon CR0

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=580546

Official website: http://thecroydonpartnership.com/



Plans for the Westfield Croydon shopping centre have been approved by Croydon Council:

- Evening Standard: Westfield/Hammerson's £1bn redevelopment of Croydon's Whitgift Centre approved by Croydon Council


Project facts
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Retail space: 200,000m²
  • Developers: Westfield and Hammerson

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Old December 7th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #8854
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Sorry SE9, I'll delete it.
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Old December 8th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #8855
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5 Broadgate | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1186395

Official website: http://www.5broadgate.com/



Project facts
  • Floors: 13
  • Floorspace: 111,000m²
  • Trading floors: 4 (each accommodate 750 traders)
  • New UBS London headquarters
  • Completion: 2016



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Old December 8th, 2013, 01:45 AM   #8856
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

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



Project facts
  • Floors: 48
  • Height: 225m
  • Floorspace: 84,424m²
  • New Aon headquarters
  • Completion: 2014

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Old December 8th, 2013, 01:57 AM   #8857
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Battersea Power Station redevelopment | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650929

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



Project facts
  • Cost: £8 billion ($13bn)
  • Area: 39 acres
  • Homes: 3,400
  • Masterplan architect: Rafael Vinoly
  • Development architects: Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Wilkinson Eyre




Groundworks ongoing:

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Watching sunrise construction work at battersea power station on my london hotel balcony by Reverend Sam, on Flickr
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25 Churchill Place | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1487252

Official website: http://www.canarywharf.com/workwithu...urchill-Place/



Project facts
  • Floors: 23
  • Height: 130m
  • Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
  • Completion: 2014


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Canary Wharf Station | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/canary-wharf/



Project facts
  • Cost: £500 million ($800m)
  • Architect: Norman Foster
  • Completion: 2018






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