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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #9121
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Can't be long till we see 300m towers being proposed!
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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #9122
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London indeed needs a mega tall
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Old January 10th, 2014, 12:21 AM   #9123
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Can't be long till we see 300m towers being proposed!
Would love to see that too, but where would that be possible?
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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:11 AM   #9124
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Great job SE9.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Hope all these projects get built
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #9125
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SE9 - Fantastic update my friend. SO many brilliant towers! SO many fantastic developments. It's brilliant.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #9126
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Would love to see that too, but where would that be possible?
Most like Southbank... where the Shard already is. Do not be surprised if more proposals come along there.

Realistically, a well positioned 300+ could be built in CW/Docklands.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #9127
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Most like Southbank... where the Shard already is. Do not be surprised if more proposals come along there.

Realistically, a well positioned 300+ could be built in CW/Docklands.
I'm not sure I'd like the idea of the second supertall of London being right next to the Shard. Unless the area becomes another cluster, which I don't know how possible would be due to the sightlines(?).

CW is where I'd like to see one get built. Unfortunately, with city airport, there's no chance! They don't even allow anything 10m taller than 1CS, let alone 65m!

Also, what's the maximum height that the pinnacle site could have? It'd be quite interesting there too, given that the city is pretty much done constructing skyscrapers after all the proposed ones get built.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:52 AM   #9128
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Thanks a lot for the very comprehensive compilation, SE9.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:48 AM   #9129
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Also, what's the maximum height that the pinnacle site could have? It'd be quite interesting there too, given that the city is pretty much done constructing skyscrapers after all the proposed ones get built.
The CAA height limit is 305m (1,000ft) AOD. For further reading:

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CAA guidelines prohibited the original version, as the cranes would have exceeded the height limit for that area.

The Shard is built on slightly lower ground, so the structure itself could afford to be taller without violating the restrictions.
SE9 is right... Following the original planning application, and the planning application for the Shard, the CAA implemented legislation to restrict heights of buildings in London... This has to do with one of the approach paths to City Airport (or of a plane needs to be diverted from landing during congestion times)... The path along the Thames between the two buildings. The legislation covers the eastern half of the City and restricts development height to 305m AOD (1000ft)... There is a 1000ft safety margin above that to get to the 2000ft flight path. There was a risk assessment done in the original design, but the client decided to reduce the height to avoid a long public inquiry which would have delayed the project for another few years. So the original height reduction was not to cut costs down
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:39 AM   #9130
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I like those highrise developments in London, it's skyline is growing indeed .
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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:11 PM   #9131
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Jimi Hendrix's London flat to become permanent museum
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Rooms in 23 Brook Street – next door to where George Frideric Handel lived – will be restored to appearance in 1968

A permanent museum is to be created in a bland office space in a London attic. They are rooms that rock music pilgrims have been pleading to get into for decades – the rooms rented in the late 1960s by Jimi Hendrix, poignantly described by him as "the only home I ever had".

The Heritage Lottery Fund will soon announce a £1.2m grant to restore the rooms to their appearance during 1968, when Hendrix paid £30 a week to share the flat with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham. The rooms will hold displays on his life, work and musical legacy.

A unique pair of blue plaques on the outside wall of the 18th-century listed building celebrates the two musical giants whose time there was separated by centuries: Hendrix lived at No 23 Brook Street, and George Frideric Handel at No 25. The Mayfair properties, separate houses when constructed in 1721, are now linked as the Handel House Museum.

Hendrix, born in Seattle, and regularly voted the greatest guitarist of all time, was almost unknown when he first came to London in 1966. Word soon spread in the music community of his extraordinary talent. On one night his audience included John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Mick Jagger. The following year his debut album, Are You Experienced, with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which included the tracks Purple Haze and Foxy Lady, made him an international star.

Although most of Hendrix's last years were spent touring he returned to make London his base in 1968, and the Brook Street house is his only surviving home.

Although many have assumed Hendrix knew nothing of the Handel coincidence, he was fascinated to learn of his distinguished predecessor, and headed off to One Stop Records in nearby South Molton Street to buy music that Handel wrote while living there, including the Water Music and the Messiah.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #9132
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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #9133
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One The Elephant | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105441658

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




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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:31 PM   #9134
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London Dock | Wapping E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1538312

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



The London Dock project has been approved by Tower Hamlets council:

- Financial Times: Berkeley wins planning permission for ‘Fortress Wapping’ site

- Out Law: 1,800-home London Dock scheme granted approval



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  • Site area: 15 acres
  • Homes: 1,800
  • Commercial space: 20,000m²



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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:37 PM   #9135
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London City Airport Expansion | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1660768

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First Bloomberg Hub to be built at London City Airport
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The first Bloomburg Hub to enhance connectivity for business travellers will be built at London City Airport (LCY).

A three-year agreement has been signed between the airport and business and financial news provider, to install the hub sometime this Spring.

The hub will deliver news, data and travel information and it will also see digital touch points situated around the airport.

Nearly two thirds of LCY’s 3.4 million passengers it handled during 2013 were travelling for business purposes.

Matthew Hall, chief commercial officer at LCY, says: "Time is money, and staying productive while in transit is of paramount importance to today’s business traveller.

“The Bloomberg Hub adds an innovative extra dimension to the airport’s core propositions of location, convenience and speed of transit, which are what makes LCY London’s business airport of choice.”

Maureen McGuire, chief marketing officer of Bloomberg, says the hub will bring to life the brand inside the airport.

“This is Bloomberg’s biggest brand initiative worldwide and reinforces our continued investment in London as a leading global financial centre,” McGuire says.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 12:47 PM   #9136
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The Edridge | Croydon CR9

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1691102

Official website: http://www.sloane-edridge.com/



New proposal at 4-20 Edridge Road, Croydon, London:


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  • Floors: 23
  • Homes: 133
  • Commercial space: 20,000ft²

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Old January 11th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #9137
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120 Fenchurch Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=590728

Official website: http://www.greycoat.co.uk/development-120-Fenchurch-St



A 300,000ft² deal has been struck for 120 Fenchurch Street, which paves the way for its construction: M&G Investments lines up for 300,000 sq ft City pre-let




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Old January 11th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #9138
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Fantastic news. Great progress on One The Elephant as well.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:35 PM   #9139
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The bottom part looks nice, but the whacky top part really bothers me.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #9140
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My usual running tab on thanks to SE9.
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