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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:25 AM   #9821
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All people don't want to travel underground and underwater ... Sometimes, we ODDLY use an invention called a CAR.
underwater ? like fish ? You're funny ...
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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:29 AM   #9822
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At least, London is not the capital of bridges. (SO123)
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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:36 AM   #9823
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In the southern of France, its regional capital is Toulouse,which is also the capital of aeronautic in Europe ...

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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:42 AM   #9824
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Explains a lot, bonjour lol.
We say: Bonsoir (for evening and night).
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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:43 AM   #9825
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At least, London is not the capital of bridges. (SO123)
There is a road tunnel either side of the peninsular, Rotherhithe and Blackwall.

Rotherhithe opened 1906



Blackwall opened 1897 (Northbound)



The second Blackwall tunnel opened in 1967 (Southbound)

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Old April 5th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #9826
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How is beautiful this cute business district of Canary Wharf.

Ouhla, there is no bridge on the river for a very long distance.
I suggest, instead of many skyscrapers, to build at first more bridges.


There are about 5 tunnels under the water at that point of the river, Tube and road. There is a free ferry service and the Emirates airline.

Don't worry about us. You focus on the badly designed La Canopee with its leaking waterfall roof costing a billion of tax payers money.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 12:58 PM   #9827
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We say: Bonsoir (for evening and night).
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Old April 5th, 2014, 01:05 PM   #9828
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Not quite so random.
Concerning the sightlines, yes. Regarding its immediate built environment, no.
I'm not saying the "Scalpel"/52 Lime Street is bad architecture (imho it's just uninteresting/bland), but it's disrespecting its direct surroundings.

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that's why london is also known as the city of contrast (old and new)
Virtually any city on Earth older than a hundred years seems to claim to be "the city of contrasts" - heck, even Dubai does. Of course London's history stretches further back, but frankly, you'll find contrasts between historical/classical and modernist architecture virtually everywhere. International style, hooray.

This has a freakshow appeal:

http://im.ft-static.com/content/imag...a4643d07e5.img


http://pgp.us.com/52_lime/index.php


I'm especially bothered by disproportionate 20 Fenchurch / Mr. WalkieTalkie.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:31 PM   #9829
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I don't see how the city's skyline could be viewed as freakshow-ish or ugly, it's one of the most modern, futuristic and architectural diverse skylines on earth! And at the same time the one who most resembles the way we used to build cities before mordernism, with a large number of intresting designs and shapes put togheter making a truly diverse cityscape!

We wouldn't get anywhere if we thought to much about how everything fitted togheter, based on scales, shapes and architecture. We would just get a boring and rather bland city with no new landmarks, or architectural highpoints!
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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:57 PM   #9830
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How is beautiful this cute business district of Canary Wharf.

Ouhla, there is no bridge on the river for a very long distance.
I suggest, instead of many skyscrapers, to build at first more bridges.
how old is this picture? im sure there are no Pan Peninsular or Landmark towers??
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Old April 5th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #9831
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St Paul's has loads of space around it where tall buildings are banned. St Paul's also has lots of protected viewing sightlines from every compass direction, that tall buildings cannot infringe upon. Skyscrapers can only be built in the eastern half of the City, which is only about one tenth of central London, and right on the very edge.It's the most exhilerating cityscape in the world imo. I love that you can walk from a magnificent baroque cathedral (St Paul's), and a few hundred metres away gaze up at Lloyds or 122 Leadenhall, or look across the river from an 11th century castle (Tower of London) to a 21st supertall (Shard). I love how the medieval St Helen Bishopsgate nestles at the foot of the Gherkin. I love how you can walk through richly ornamented C19th streets in the City, and see the Shard's elegent spire floating above the roofline. You never get that kind of enjoyment in bleak windswept La Defense or Canary Wharf, which are utterly dull by comparison.

London is a repository of centuries of ambitious architecture, piled up layer upon layer, representing a millennia of continuous urban civilization. There's nowhere else like it on earth. It's the new Rome.
Fantastic post. I love it.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #9832
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how old is this picture? im sure there are no Pan Peninsular or Landmark towers??
The photo is around 7 years old.

In the foreground of that photo, it's worth noting that there's 2 metro train tunnels between Rotherhithe peninsula and the Isle of Dogs, 2 metro train tunnels between the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich Peninsula, 2 metro train tunnels between Greenwich Peninsula and Canning Town, 2 light rail tunnels between Greenwich and Island Gardens, 1 pedestrian tunnel between Greenwich and Island Gardens, 1 road tunnel between Rotherhithe and Limehouse, and 2 road tunnels between Greenwich Peninsula and Blackwall.

Nevertheless I digress. Enough of this sideshow nonsense and back to London projects.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 03:31 PM   #9833
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20 Fenchurch Street | City of London EC3

London thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409

Official website: http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/



Progress at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street:



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Old April 5th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #9834
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Westfield London | Shepherd's Bush W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1490127

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


Project facts
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Homes: 1,522
  • Office space: 2,065m²
  • Retail space: 205,000m²
  • Restaurant/cafe space: 8,170m²

Expansion of the Westfield London shopping centre has been approved by Hammersmith and Fulham council:

- Construction Enquirer: Green light for £1bn Westfield London expansion

- Get West London: Westfield London's £1billion extension plans approved

- Construction News: Westfield gets green light for £1bn expansion








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Old April 5th, 2014, 04:07 PM   #9835
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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: £8 billion ($12.5bn)
  • Homes: 7,500
  • Development floorspace: 938,000m²

Phase one of Earls Court has been approved by Hammersmith and Fulham council:

- Architects Journal: Detailed designs of Farrells Earl’s Court masterplan approved

- Construction Enquirer: 1,300-home Earls Court village plan approved

- Building: New Earls Court Village gets go-ahead
























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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1536978

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



The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened to the public this weekend:

- The Guardian: London's £12bn Olympic park opens up to the public

- BBC News: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens to the public

- The Times: Prince Harry takes a swing through ‘fantastic’ £300m Olympic Park




















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^ Do you know whether the Art Deco entrance to Earls Court is being kept as part of the redevelopment? I thought they were demolishing it completely, but it looks as if it is remaining in the first render above, you can make out the shape to the right hand side??
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Old April 5th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #9838
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The Olympic Park turned out brilliant.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #9839
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Do you know whether the Art Deco entrance to Earls Court is being kept as part of the redevelopment? I thought they were demolishing it completely, but it looks as if it is remaining in the first render above, you can make out the shape to the right hand side??
It should all be coming down.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #9840
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It should all be coming down.
I just hope it will look as good as it does in the renders.
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