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Old January 21st, 2014, 10:28 PM   #9221
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The scheme will have 410 residential units, with 73mē cafe/retail space and 1,781mē office space on the lower floors.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 11:19 PM   #9222
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It's not a myth. Nowhere in central Paris is seeing the number of ambitious new buildings one finds in the City. Venice has not been constantly reinventing itself since its glory days as the trading hub of the Med. Architecturally at least, the Venice you see today has changed little in centuries. Even Moscow and Istanbul, which are historic cities expanding and changing on a significant scale, are largely building their new districts far from the historical centre. London is unique in Europe, and the world, in having so much old architecture cheek by jowel with such ambitious projects from our own times.
Those four cities do not equal Europe. But even so what you are saying simply isn't true. Istanbul has a vast layer of history in its building stock which in terms of age puts Londonsīto shame. The Haussmannian redevelopment of Paris is a far greater change than any London has ever experienced. Moscow has seen destruction and rebuilding on a grand scale in recent history, but I agree that Venice is very stuck in time.

And please consider the smaller European cities as well. Heck, my home town has changed more during the past two centuries than London has.

It is always The City that is brought up as an "example" of the architectural diversity of London. While this area is quite remarkable in terms of architecture it makes up just one square mile of an enormous city. London definitely is more chaotic and mixed than many other cities of its size in the world, however, there is no need to overemphasize this as something wholly unique.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 12:42 AM   #9223
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The scheme will have 410 residential units, with 73mē cafe/retail space and 1,781mē office space on the lower floors.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 12:53 AM   #9224
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Those four cities do not equal Europe. But even so what you are saying simply isn't true. Istanbul has a vast layer of history in its building stock which in terms of age puts Londonsīto shame. The Haussmannian redevelopment of Paris is a far greater change than any London has ever experienced. Moscow has seen destruction and rebuilding on a grand scale in recent history, but I agree that Venice is very stuck in time.

And please consider the smaller European cities as well. Heck, my home town has changed more during the past two centuries than London has.

It is always The City that is brought up as an "example" of the architectural diversity of London. While this area is quite remarkable in terms of architecture it makes up just one square mile of an enormous city. London definitely is more chaotic and mixed than many other cities of its size in the world, however, there is no need to overemphasize this as something wholly unique.
I think he was trying to point out that London is experiencing major construction right at its heart because it's got the space for it. As Paris did with the Pompidou and is now doing at Les Halles.

But it's true that most cities with a somewhat preserved historic centre tend to build in periurban areas due to this lack of space.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 01:25 AM   #9225
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:37 AM   #9226
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I don't know how, but London consistently delivers the classiest towers on the planet.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:52 AM   #9227
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I don't know how, but London consistently delivers the classiest towers on the planet.
Whether one agrees with the above or not - and I think you may be right (with caveats) - the fact that such a suggestion might pass muster, is testimony to how much things have changed in a few short years.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:50 AM   #9228
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Edwardian and Odeon West End | Leicester Square WC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236014

Planning application: http://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/onl...=MQQYHARPZ5000



Westminster Council have last night approved plans for a 360 room Edwardian hotel and two screen Odeon cinema at Leicester Square:





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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:55 AM   #9229
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V&A Museum extension | South Kensington SW7

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1334539

Official website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/futureplan/



Wates Group have been appointed to construct the Ģ43m extension to the V&A Museum:

- Building: Contractor picked for Ģ42m V&A gallery

- Construction Enquirer: Wates wins Ģ43m London V&A gallery job







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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:07 AM   #9230
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Merano Residences | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1664926

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...ano-residences



A new promotional video has been released for Merano Residences:




Merano Residences is an exclusive residential tower designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Site demolition is currently under way:

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:15 PM   #9231
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ANOTHER development for Nine Elms area... this district is going to be brilliant to look at.

Especially from Westminster Bridge.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:01 PM   #9232
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The Left Bank arrondissements (ie 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 15th) cover a total area of more than 30 km2, which is more than 10x larger than the City's 2.9 km2, yet no part of the Left Bank rivals the City for concentrated architectural diversity.
http://www.parisrivegauche.com/ not the whole of the Left Bank
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:07 PM   #9233
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Centre Pompidou is 103,305 m2, which is not larger than buildings by the same architects in central London (eg Piano's 110,000 m2 Shard, or Rogers's 84,424 m2 122 Leadenhall, with his 47,770 m2 Lloyds of London immediately opposite). London is by far the finest showcase for Foster and Rogers, with dozens of major projects each, and arguably for Piano as well, with three large Piano buildings in central London.
I'm speaking of footprint relative to the size of the historic core.

Just compare medieval Paris, roughly of the same size of the City of London, with the base footprint of these two develoments I'm speaking of.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:25 PM   #9234
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Earls Court Project | Earls Court SW5

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1323805

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



Project facts
  • Cost: Ģ8 billion ($12.5bn)
  • Homes: 7,500
  • Development floorspace: 938,000mē


Design and Access statements for the first phase of Earls Court have been posted on the H&F and K&C planning portals:


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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:33 PM   #9235
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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/



The visually complete western face of the Leadenhall Building, photo by forumer potto:

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:37 PM   #9236
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Amazing how things are changing in London. I visited the city in August 2013 and this July there will be so many new things to see

Thanks for keeping this thread so well updated!
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:45 PM   #9237
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No problem, I'm glad you enjoy the updates.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:58 PM   #9238
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Commercial Real Estate Investment | Jones Lang LaSalle

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1690622&page=2

Press release: http://www.us.jll.com/united-states/...n-city-success



Research released yesterday indicates that London is on course to eclipse its post-recession record for commercial real estate investment in a calendar year:



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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:13 PM   #9239
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Blackfriars Solar Bridge | Blackfriars EC2/SE1

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=759502

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  • The world's longest solar bridge
  • Solar panels: 4,400
  • System size: 1.1 MWp
  • Annual generation: 900,000 kWh
  • Annual CO₂ savings: 513,000 kg


Blackfriars Solar Bridge was officially inaugurated today:

- BBC News: Solar bridge unveiled at Blackfriars station

- The Guardian: World's largest solar-powered bridge opens in London


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Old January 23rd, 2014, 01:36 AM   #9240
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I've said it before, I cannot believe how amazing Earls Court Project is, looks absolutely fantastic!
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