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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #10221
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^ What an amazing idea. Would love to see this brought into being. Babylon all the way.


Bligh: You could have PMed that just as well. I appreciate SE9's work and he's received my gratitude for it. But it's not like we "owe" something to contributing users. I'm myself contributing a lot to various threads across SSC and have done my duty moderating for years, yet I don't expect anyone to be grateful.

I'm not telling anyone what to think of his city. I'm telling what I and various urbanists/theorists think suits a city. Naturally, people will agree or disagree, at best they'll contemplate and rethink some of their ideas. If someone's encouraged in his view, that was worth it as well.
We all need to stand up more for our points and not get browbeaten by people acting annoyed by opinions.

Putting it to rest now.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #10222
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New London Bridge Station | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=320395

Official website: http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk...bridge-station



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  • Cost: £500 million ($840m)
  • Architect: Grimshaw Architects
  • Capacity: 75m passengers per year
  • Lines: Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink





Construction work ongoing at London Bridge Station:





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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #10223
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Had almost forgotten about this one and it's such an important project. London Bridge is the busiest train station in London, right?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #10224
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London Waterloo is the busiest station in London it has 20 platforms.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #10225
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Had almost forgotten about this one and it's such an important project. London Bridge is the busiest train station in London, right?
Not quite. Most passengers (excluding interchanging passengers):

  • Waterloo Station: 184.1 million
    Railway station: 95.9m
    Underground station: 88.2m
  • Victoria Station: 160.3 million
    Railway station: 77.3m
    Underground station: 83.0m
  • King's Cross St Pancras: 133.8 million
    Railway station: 28.5m and 24.3m
    Underground station: 81.0m
  • Liverpool Street: 122.6 million
    Railway station: 58.4m
    Underground station: 64.2m
  • London Bridge Station: 120.6 million
    Railway station: 53.4m
    Underground station: 67.2m
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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #10226
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Vista | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1723971

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...chelsea-bridge



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  • Architect: Scott Brownrigg
  • Developer: Berkeley Group





The current building on site, Marco Polo House, is now under demolition:



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Old April 29th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #10227
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London Waterloo is the busiest station in London it has 20 platforms.
19 in full use with platform 20 entering full use in May, that's what's been reported on most sites. Supposed to coincide with the beginning of 10 car Windsor services (obviously that's been delayed due to the delays to the 485/5 conversion and the issues with the ASDO system). 10 cars will be out though with the introduction of refurbished 456s

While London Bridge looks busy due to the constant flow of trains to the Thameslink core, charring cross and cannon street however it's certainly not the busiest in terms of passenger numbers. Remember Waterloo serves the entire South Western region whereas London bridge does have such a focused belt of traffic since many will be have already boarded at Cannon Street for example
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Old April 30th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #10228
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Had almost forgotten about this one and it's such an important project. London Bridge is the busiest train station in London, right?
Waterloo is the busiest train station in London (and the UK) with more than 90 million passengers per year, which double if also considering the Tube station.

Waterloo is also the 15th busiest in Europe and the 91th busiest in the world, so it's a pretty irrelevant station, from either a European and global point of view.

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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:03 AM   #10229
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Porto Nuts is right, London Bridge is a very important station.

It also has relevance for people outside London visiting the city, considering its important links to London Gatwick Airport. That alone makes it more 'relevant' to foreigners than busier stations that don't serve such a function.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #10230
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Waterloo is the busiest train station in London (and the UK) with more than 90 million passengers per year, which double if also considering the Tube station.

It is also the 15th busiest in Europe and the 91th busiest in the world, so it's a pretty irrelevant station, from either a European and global point of view.
Typical provocative nonsense from Starvinsky, you just cant help yourself!

Waterloo is irrelevant from a European and global point of view is it?

Ok, it must be if you say so!

Full marks... good effort old boy!
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #10231
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Typical provocative nonsense from Starvinsky, you just cant help yourself!

Waterloo is irrelevant from a European and global point of view is it?

Ok, it must be if you say so!

Full marks... good effort old boy!
Pardon? I included a link with relevant data. Only a handful of European stations can be described as really busy, from a worldwide point of view.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:08 AM   #10232
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Typical provocative nonsense from Starvinsky, you just cant help yourself!

Waterloo is irrelevant from a European and global point of view is it?

Ok, it must be if you say so!

Full marks... good effort old boy!
Better to brush off those kinds of unnecessary remarks on here.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #10233
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Baltimore Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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




The core is up to level 14, and starting to appear above the rooftops from further away. Photos by chest:



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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:29 AM   #10234
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Better to brush off those kinds of unnecessary remarks on here.
Are you not tempted to bite? Ive noticed you do on occasion, but very rarely!

Sometimes, i just feel compelled, especially when certain individuals (usually our continental neighbours) pop up with a subtle yet completely intentional effort at provocation. They have mastered a dark art and I admit probably best to ignore, but from time to time it feels good to throw your pennies worth in!

PS. Apologies SE9, keep up your updates, the main reason to come to this thread, other than the amazing lectures on classical architecture of course (poor subtle dark art attempt)
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #10235
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Oh indeed the temptation is there, only human after all
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #10236
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Nova Victoria | Victoria SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=430049

Official website: http://www.novasw1.com/



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  • Cost: £2.2 billion ($3.6bn)
  • Total floorspace: 1,057,000 ft²
  • Office floorspace: 604,000 ft²
  • Residential floorspace: 201,000 ft²





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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #10237
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Heathrow Terminal 2 review – more boring than soaring
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...boring-soaring

"Sadly, the new Terminal 2, which will handle 20 million of Heathrow's 70 million passengers per year, is not this wondrous airport. It is rather an iteration of what, since Stansted was built a quarter-century ago, has become the generic type – expansive oversailing roof, lots of steel and glass, big windows with views of tarmac and aeroplanes, floors in granite or terrazzo, lots of shops. As in Terminal 5 and many other places, the new building has two main levels, with departures placed above arrivals. This type is a significant improvement on the drab sheds that were often built before (see, for example, Heathrow's Terminal 4), but when Vidal stands on the balcony overlooking his would-be Covent Garden and announces that this is a wholly new type of airport, the only possible response is: no it's not."

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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #10238
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^ I made quite a substantial and informative recent post regarding Terminal 2, see below.

Predictable choice to solely post a negative story regarding the terminal, particularly considering that the vast majority I've read have been positive. Nevertheless, a welcome addition to London's aviation infrastructure.

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Terminal 2 | London Heathrow Airport

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697

Official website: http://www.heathrowairport.com/about...new-terminal-2



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  • Cost: £2.5 billion ($4bn)
  • Airlines: Star Alliance members
  • Passengers: 30 million per year


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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #10239
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Heathrow Terminal 2 review – more boring than soaring
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...boring-soaring

"Sadly, the new Terminal 2, which will handle 20 million of Heathrow's 70 million passengers per year, is not this wondrous airport. It is rather an iteration of what, since Stansted was built a quarter-century ago, has become the generic type – expansive oversailing roof, lots of steel and glass, big windows with views of tarmac and aeroplanes, floors in granite or terrazzo, lots of shops. As in Terminal 5 and many other places, the new building has two main levels, with departures placed above arrivals. This type is a significant improvement on the drab sheds that were often built before (see, for example, Heathrow's Terminal 4), but when Vidal stands on the balcony overlooking his would-be Covent Garden and announces that this is a wholly new type of airport, the only possible response is: no it's not."

Starvinsky - genius! You have gone from subtle to outright blatant!

SE9 - over to you!
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #10240
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That terminal is gorgeous
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