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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #10021
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Is there any map showing the clusters of towers that are being built in London right now?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:35 PM   #10022
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Is there any map showing the clusters of towers that are being built in London right now?
Tower locations on Google Maps
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #10023
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While i like the Battersea development, i cant help but wonder at the renders. The roof garden shows someone walking kids next to what is obviously a significant drop with not much in between (kids like to climb), and the dancing house style apartments are as if someone had a couple of trees left over and went mad by placing them on the buildings (one here..one there...oh there's a space..one everywhere!). Just found it a bit humorous, though the roof garden might concern some families.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #10024
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #10025
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Old April 14th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #10026
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Skyline committee - no thanks.
Agreed. I seriously dislike the idea! Such poltics should stay within the London Authorities (32 Boroughs, etc) and not a seperate Committee full of pro-English Heritage people. I cannot help but think that such a Committee would slow all sort of construction down in the City and clog projects up.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #10027
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Agreed. I seriously dislike the idea! Such poltics should stay within the London Authorities (32 Boroughs, etc) and not a seperate Committee full of pro-English Heritage people. I cannot help but think that such a Committee would slow all sort of construction down in the City and clog projects up.
Unless it's loaded with progressives, which is entirely possible.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #10028
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@SE9 You know the green (ecological) point of the Battersea project? I really would like to know.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #10029
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Yes indeed. Let's keep this thread for project and construction updates and related news.

For general discussion pertaining to London's architecture, please do so in the architecture forum. Likewise for business and politics in their relevant sections.

If you don't like the level of development in London, then this definitely isn't the thread for you.
I was correcting the false statement posted by AB58 but Italiano95 anticipated me.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #10030
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You were correcting nothing, just deal with the facts not your reluctance to asborb them. The UK the fastest growing major economy in the west.
See? Now you're right.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #10031
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What is holding the top part of Manhattan Loft Gardens up?

From the render it looks like just two thin sides..
That's just a partially exposed level for the residents' recreational use. There's two such levels in the tower:



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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #10032
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I thought you'd realise that 'major economy' was intrinsically part of my statement or that you didn't read the article I posted, as others did.
I'm very strict.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:58 PM   #10033
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You were correcting nothing, just deal with the facts not your reluctance to asborb them. The UK the fastest growing major economy in the west.
Is that really true? That can't be true.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #10034
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That's seriously like out of a sci-fi movie. It's basically Mass Effect or something. Jesus. Very modern.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:37 PM   #10035
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I believe that the development will be powered by a central energy centre.
Thanks for the answer man.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:57 PM   #10036
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Yes its true check my link a few pages back. GB is the fastest growing major economy in the west.
Fueled by rocketing property prices and consumer spending.

'Fastest growing' is all smoke and mirrors.

Remember our trade deficit is currently the largest its ever been.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #10037
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Thanks for the answer man.
No problem, thanks for keeping it on-topic.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:40 AM   #10038
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That's just a partially exposed level for the residents' recreational use. There's two such levels in the tower:



Loooooook at the exterior on that thing.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #10039
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That must be why new airports on reclaimed land never happen anywhere in the world then. Oh... Wait...
It's not that airports on reclaimed land do not work per se; it's just in London's case the geography and existing airport facilities mean three things:

1) The estuary airport can only work if Heathrow closes. How much will it cost just to match Heathrow's capacity, let alone increase it? All this at a time when HS2 is being funded as well!
2) The sites being considered are considerably East of London and the South East's population and economic activity. It's not the feasibility of creating transport links, it's the cost and viability of such links that is the issue. A simple spur from HS1 will not suffice because countless companies along the M1, M4 and M3 corridors will be significantly disadvantaged.
3) All of the above will take how long to construct? 10 years, 15 years, 20 years (including legal challenges and environmental reports)? In the mean time UK plc loses out and CDG, FRA and AMS take more of the business!

On second thoughts, Boris may not be bonkers after all. It's not as if we've considered the estuary idea before. Oh... Wait...
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Old April 15th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #10040
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