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Old April 1st, 2014, 04:58 PM   #9701
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News on The Pinnacle.

This appears to be the new redesign just released. A new more angular look to the tower facade can be seen to reduce cladding cost.


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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:19 PM   #9702
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Hope they didn't mess with the best part of it, the base.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:46 PM   #9703
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Not sure, that is the only image so far released of it.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 06:23 PM   #9704
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Cheers all.

That Pinnacle image is lifted off KPF's website. It was posted to the Pinnacle thread last month: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post112140115
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Old April 1st, 2014, 06:35 PM   #9705
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City Forum | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=834722

Official website: http://www.250cityroad.co.uk/



City Forum has been approved by the Mayor of London:

- Building: Boris gives go-ahead to two Foster towers

- Construction News: Boris approves Berkeley Homes towers in Islington



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Old April 1st, 2014, 06:38 PM   #9706
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Convoys Wharf | Deptford SE8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=857712

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



Project facts
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Area: 16.6 hectares
  • Homes: 3,500


Convoys Wharf has been approved by the Mayor of London:

- Building Design: Mayor approves £1bn Convoys Wharf scheme in face of opposition

- Construction Enquirer: £1bn London Convoys Wharf scheme approved





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Old April 1st, 2014, 07:50 PM   #9707
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City Forum | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=834722

Official website: http://www.250cityroad.co.uk/



City Forum has been approved by the Mayor of London:
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Old April 1st, 2014, 09:16 PM   #9708
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McLaren to start on luxury London resi job

McLaren Construction has won a £9.8m contract to convert a six-storey office block in west London into 22 luxury apartments.

The scheme for clients Wrenbridge and Legal & General JV is on Tufton Street in the heart of Westminster. Refurbishment work will start on site this month and is due for completion in April 2015.

The work comprises demolition of the existing mansard roof structure and southwest corner, together with internal structural modifications on all floors.

Other elements include rebuilding of the southwest corner with an enlarged floor-plate, a new steel-framed two-storey mansard roof, replacement windows and full internal fit-out.

The mansard roof will accommodate three spacious duplex penthouses with bespoke feature staircases.

Wrenbridge Managing Director Peter Jarman said: “We are very excited to be starting on site with this high quality development and looking forward to delivering a successful project with McLaren as our construction partner.”

Phil Pringle, Managing Director, McLaren Construction added: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this project which increases our profile in the high end residential sector in London Zone 1.

“We look forward to working closely with both Wrenbridge and Legal & General to deliver this scheme in line with their expectations and to reinforce the confidence they have shown by awarding McLaren the contract.”
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...ndon-resi-job/
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Old April 1st, 2014, 10:22 PM   #9709
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What's the word on North Quay? Is it still waiting for the Crossrail station or has it been scrapped?

Also, Riverside South. Are they even remotely close to starting that or is that also gone?
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Old April 1st, 2014, 11:23 PM   #9710
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Also, Riverside South. Are they even remotely close to starting that or is that also gone?
They built it to ground level. Don't know anything else about it.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 11:50 AM   #9711
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JP Morgan are holding the plot to ransom.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:45 PM   #9712
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JP Morgan are holding the plot to ransom.
JP Morgan own the plot.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:46 PM   #9713
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And are doing nothing with it.

Sell it or build on it.

Don't hold it to ransom when another company would very quickly snap it up.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:48 PM   #9714
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Nice shot of Leadenhall Building.



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Another great shot from Jason Hawkes.

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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:51 PM   #9715
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Some great interactive images of London's skyscraper boom and how they will look on the skyline.


How is London's skyline going to change? An interactive guide.

London's skyline is set to get a lot more crowded over the coming years as recent additions such as the Gherkin and Shard are joined by more than 200 tall towers proposed, approved or already under construction

• Tap or click on an image to reveal the proposed new skyline. You can drag or swipe to control the speed of the transformation



http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...ures?CMP=fb_gu


The view south from Waterloo Bridge
1)DoonStreet; 2)One The Elephant; 3)360 london; 4)Elizabeth House; 5-6-7-8)ShellCentre; 9)Market Towers.



The view east from Waterloo Bridge
1)Doon Street; 2)20 Blackfriars; 3)Kings Reach; 4)One Blackfriars; 5)Ludgate & Sampson House; 6)40 Leadenhall; 7)52 Lime Street; 8)Pinnacle; 9)100 Bishopsgate; 10)The Hotel at Heron Tower; 11)One Crown Place.



The view of Vauxhall
1)Vauxhall Island Towers; 2)New Bondway; 3)Sainsbury’s Nine Elms; 4)Market Towers; 5)New Covent Garden Market Northern Site; 6)Vauxhall Square; 7)New Covent Garden Apex Site; 8)Embassy Gardens; 9)US Embassy.



The view south from Blackfriars Bridge
1)Tate 2; 2-3-4-5)Ludgate & Sampson House; 6)One Blackfriars; 7)20 Blackfriars; 8)Kings Reach; 9)Shell Centre; 10)Doon Street.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 03:44 PM   #9716
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^ Brilliant pictures. Great to see the future skyline of our City.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:35 PM   #9717
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Yes, all of these towers are approved too… going to be amazing!
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 05:21 PM   #9718
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Nice shot of Leadenhall Building.

This turned out exactly like it was supposed to.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 05:58 PM   #9720
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News on The Pinnacle.

This appears to be the new redesign just released. A new more angular look to the tower facade can be seen to reduce cladding cost.


Well spotted LondonFox, thanks. Perhaps the term "faceted" may be the correct term to use rather than angled, but it does look as if the tower sides, formerly a continuous curve, may now become a series of flat vertical sections, with presumably a more traditional type of glazing system than the snake skin type cladding previously proposed.

Certainly this type of modification is less expensive, though is a loss of design quality and will displease many. However, if this is what it takes to make the numbers work, i.e. feasible, to finance and build the tower, like it or not, this type of value-engineering has been needed to make this project happen, otherwise no tower (or a wait of a decade or two for another tower project on this site) and perhaps a lower stumpy replacement.

In the Autumn, it was said that a decision to build the tower should be coming around the end of March, i.e. now. The good news is that the project has not been abandoned, and clearly the designers are still working on the project to make the project feasible. Hopefully there will be some good news soon. Presumably all depends on whether new parties have agreed to partner to fund the project.
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