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Old July 26th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #941
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I like the Stratford Eye

New Tower is being planned for Canary Wharf, 51 Floors, 150m+:

Posted by Pag Williams:

"Hi All - Looked in East End Life, the Tower Hamlets free paper yesterday - they have a planning section in there.

There was mention of an application for 'scoping opinion' for a site on Admirals way on the Isle of dogs - This site is currently built on, with some low-rises and a BT office. It sits between Discovery Dock West/Hilton Hotel, and the Arrowhead Quay site.

It said the scoping opinion was for a 51 story tower - hotel and residential, with retail and a winter garden.

I've looked on the tower hamlets website and they don't have reference to this - but they're always a couple of weeks behind.

It's a prime site - as it's at the end of the bridge from the west winter garden at the wharf - so literally 3 minutes walk from the tube."


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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #942
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On the back of yet another proposal for the Wharf, I came up with this list:

Riverside South Tower 1- 236m
One Canada Square- 235m
North Quay Tower 1- 216m
Heron Quays West Tower 1- 214m
North Quay Tower 3- 203m

HSBC HQ- 200m
Citigroup HQ- 200m
Riverside South Tower 2- 189m
1 Churchill Place-156m
Heron Quays West Tower 2- 155m
40 Bank Street- 153m
25 Bank Street- 153m
10 Upper Bank Street- 151m
Admiral’s Way Tower- 150m+
Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
Wood Wharf 1- 140m
Wood Wharf 2- 140m

22 Marshwall Block 2- 140m
New Providence Wharf Building C- 136m
Baltimore Wharf Tower- 131m
Pan Peninsula Tower 2- 122m

North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Arrowhead Quay- 113m
1 West India Quay- 111m
33 Canada Square- 105m
Ontario Tower- 104m
South Quay Square Phase 2- 100m


Green: Construction
Red: Planned
Black: Built


27 buildings over 100m... London's biggest cluster... Canary Wharf will more than double in size...

And those 27 towers are in no way an indication of the true number of towers 100m+ planned for London...
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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #943
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Old July 28th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #944
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Don't panic ... it's only the latest disaster movie

Last updated at 10:12am on 27th July 2007

The Houses of Parliament lie half submerged after the Thames breaks its banks.

Where once were London's streets and parks, now there is just one vast waterway.

London after the latest rain? Relax - it's only a movie, and this is an image from new film, Flood, about what happens when a colossal tidal surge overwhelms the Thames Barrier.

Starring Robert Carlyle, Tom Courtenay and David Suchet, the film is based on a novel by Richard Doyle. The book imagines how events might unfold when a raging storm coincides with heavy seas.

Torrents of water pour into the city and the lives of millions of Londoners are put at risk.

Carlyle plays a marine engineer, Rob, who with his ex-wife Sam (Jessalyn Gilsig) and father Leonard (Courtenay) has only hours to save the city. The book - published in 2003 - describes how thousands die and millions are left homeless.

According to Mr Doyle, it is not a question of whether such a disaster could befall the city, but when. He believes that the Thames Barrier is obsolete and should be replaced by a larger one at Tilbury. However, the

Environment Agency dismissed it as nonsense, saying: "It may make for a good read but it is not good science."

The film's producers, Justin Bodle and Peter McAleese, said they had tried to beat the big Hollywood disaster movies at their own game - but with a distinctly British approach.


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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #945
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movie website -

http://www.flood-london.com/

i wonder if this will be any good? hope so. even if its not, it will still be worth watching for the scenes.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #946
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In the trailer, it shows a hurricane-esque storm emerging from what looks like the Arctic Circile travelling southwards down the North Sea.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't weather systems affecting the UK generally travel from West to East from the Atlantic (excluding El Nino years where it's East to West or is that wrong?)?

Additionally, hurricanes form in tropical waters as it is the heat from these waters that is a vital cog to their formation and strength. I can not see how Arctic waters can spawn a hurricane with the strength to create the surge the movie depicts (even if it conveniently happens at high tide).

Have to say tough, the Thames Barrier does look rather flimsy IRL, and the scenes look very well done. Should be a curious film.

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While I'm at it, I love 'the Pinnacle'. Gorgeous tower

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The Thames being the only river there, and take a look at Germany..

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Old July 28th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #947
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Looks like Bucharest after a light rain.

Some great projects in London. Beetham Tower reminds me of Phare Tower (300 m), to be built in La Défense by 2012.


Oh, and congrats to wjfox2002 for that superb rendering!

Winterstar, I think it's all about the climateric changes that might take places, and so a hurricane would be able to form near the Arctic Circle. And if it gets to the North Sea, the sea and the Thames will act as a funnel, so that's not farfetch.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #948
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The Broadgate tower now at full height with the cladding now showing on the skyline from the South Bank



and the twin Pan Peninsula towers - stil several more floors to go on the taller tower

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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #949
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I say what a cute pair of glass & concrete buttocks.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #950
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Old July 29th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #951
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The point of the film is that this has happened before in the 50s when a storm combined with extremely high tides funnelled down the north sea and into the thames estuary.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #952
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Wapping Wall.Planning.







Southwark Child Development Centre.U/C.



Tooley Street.U/C.



Blackwall Yard.Mixed Use Tower.Planning consent: 03.2005.



Kensington Odeon.Cinema&Apartments.Planning consent anticipated: 2007.



St Katharine Dock Restaurant.Designed: 2006.



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Old July 30th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #953
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Tidal Basin.Canning Town.Height: 82m.Completion date is 2011.











Royal Pavilion.North Woolwich.17 floors.Due for completion 2010.

Principal features of Royal Pavilion include:
  • Main entrance reception
  • Lift lobby to all apartments
  • Private gymnasium
  • Underground parking
  • Riverside gardens
  • Water feature
  • Landscaped piazza
  • Exclusive 16th floor level communal rooftop garden terrace
  • Café / restaurant



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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #954
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ODA gives Stratford City the given green



7 August, 2007
By Vikki Miller
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Newham Council and the Olympic Delivery Authority have approved Westfield's development next to the London 2012 site

Stratford City, one of the largest regeneration projects in London, has been given the go ahead by the Olympic Delivery Authority and Newham Council.

The retail-led development, for client Westfield, is adjacent to the London 2012 Olympic site. The scheme, which will also have a residential element, does not include the Olympic Village. This part of the scheme was sold off by Westfield to the ODA last year.

The development, which covers Stratford Town centre, will include 175,000 sq m of retail and leisure space, 106,000 sq m of office space, 34,800 sq m of hotel space as well as 1,224 residential apartments.

Westfield said carbon emissions on the scheme would be initially reduced by 25% against current benchmarks, moving to 50% by 2020 and up to 80% by 2050. The scheme hit the headlines in January after Building revealed that the homes on the scheme would not meet government targets for zero carbon homes by 2016.

John Burton, development director at Westfield, said: “We now move to the next stage of the planning process with planners and stakeholders about the detailed design of all of the proposed buildings for Zone 1.”

Work is expected to start on the scheme next year. It is expected to be open by 2011.

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Old August 8th, 2007, 09:56 AM   #955
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that looks suspiciously like a mall in that sketch! Westfield will be flanking either side of the city with 2 huge malls.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #956
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Awesome tread. I see there are many 150+ Towers
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Old August 9th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #957
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Big Ben's 'bongs' to be silenced

Big Ben's "bongs" will ring out for the last time on Saturday morning before they fall silent for a month.

Maintenance work will mean the hourly chimes and quarter bells will cease to ring from 0800 BST until September.

The clock itself will stop for a few hours as an alternative system is installed to keep it working while the work to the bells is carried out.

The maintenance is the second and final phase of a programme of works prior to the clock's 150th anniversary in 2009.

The work will include the replacement of the bearings on the strike train which operates the hour bell and the going train which controls the clock itself.

At 0900 BST on Saturday, a team of specialist "industrial rope access technicians" will abseil down the south clock face to start a day of cleaning and repair.

This work takes place every five years.

Radio 4's PM show, which uses Big Ben's bongs, is asking listeners to suggest alternative songs or tunes it can use while the bells are silenced.


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Central London office investment hits record levels

16:57 | 09.08.07

Investment in Central London offices reached record levels in the second quarter of 2007, new research released today shows.

According to figures from Knight Frank, investment turnover was £5.8bn during the period, the highest quarterly total ever. Of this figure, £3.4bn was transacted in the City, an increase of 17% from the first quarter.

Overall availability continued to fall, and now stands at 12m sq ft, reflecting a vacancy rate of 5.4%, with grade A space having a vacancy rate of 1.5%. Speculative development currently stands at 7m sq ft.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #959
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That is good news, time to construct the big ones!
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Lloyd's of London building up for sale soon-report

LONDON (Reuters) – The Lloyd’s of London building, a landmark in the capital’s financial district, is to be put up for sale in the autumn for 320 million pounds ($647.2 million) by owners CommerzLeasing und Immobilien AG (CLI), a report said on Friday.

At that price, the futuristic 310,000 square feet (28,800 sq metres) home of Lloyd’s [LOL.UL], the world’s oldest and biggest insurance market, would have a rental yield of around 5 percent, the report in trade magazine Property Week said.

CommerzLeasing und Immobilien AG, a subsidiary of German Bank Commerzbank (CBKG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research), could not be reached for comment.

Property services firm Savills (SVS.L: Quote, Profile, Research), which the report said was advising the vendor, declined to comment.


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