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Old May 6th, 2014, 01:18 PM   #10341
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Stratford Plaza | Stratford E15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=332673

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Old May 6th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #10342
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3) Waterloo handles far more passsengers than St Pancras. You'd have to take King's Cross + St Pancras to weigh against Waterloo.
There's more than numbers. Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world, with Beijing Capital and Heathrow to follow. Yet, I would deem these two much more important, since their international share is much higher than Atlanta's, and they have much more weight from an international point of view.

To some million Brits Waterloo may be more important, but 500+ million people on the continent are much more likely to never use it.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #10343
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Waterloo is the busiest interchange in the worlds oldest railway network. It's a very important interchange and probably one of the most famous worldwide alongside Grand Central.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #10344
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Best to ignore. He stated his 'farewell' to this thread twice but continues to post, thus lets focus on projects and not give the negativity oxygen.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #10345
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Sunborn London | Royal Victoria E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1350521

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A first look inside the Sunborn yacht hotel at Royal Victoria Dock, which opens in a few weeks: Sunborn London: first look inside the superyacht hotel
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Old May 6th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #10346
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Shangri-La Hotel | The Shard

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=407549

Official website: http://www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/



The Shangri-La hotel at The Shard has opened today:

- C&IT: Venue of the Week: Shangri-La at The Shard, London

- Digital Journal: Europe's First Elevated Hotel Opens-The Shangri-La At The Shard

- Business Traveller: Shangri-La at the Shard opens its doors











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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #10347
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This is getting ridiculous. We need another section for project commentary, this should be only for posting news/projects/updates so that people who want to learn what's going on could come and do that without being harassed by trolls. Seriously, you're ruining it for everybody. This is a proposition to mods, discuss it intelligently.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #10348
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The decor in that Shangri-La suite might be a bit OTT (for my taste, at least).

But the view........

O.....M......G!

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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #10349
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Yeah the views will be really something special! Even from my own experience most of the rich people have no taste so I guess that just the fact of furniture being expensive is good enough for them
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Old May 7th, 2014, 12:15 AM   #10350
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To some million Brits Waterloo may be more important, but 500+ million people on the continent are much more likely to never use it.
I wasn't aware that all 500 million Continentals resided in Paris or Brussels!

Most Europeans arrive in London by plane.

In any case, Waterloo was home to Eurostar far longer than St Pancras, and has handled far more Continental passengers to date. Not that this is especially important. The Eurostar terminal was a mere adjunct to the main part of Waterloo, and its departure has barely registered, with total rail traffic hitting new records.

Waterloo is also the busiest Tube station.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #10351
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On the subject, today is exactly 20 years since Waterloo's Eurostar terminal opened.

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Old May 7th, 2014, 12:51 AM   #10352
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If that is what Stravinsky means by referring to a station as "busy",


Then may London Waterloo remain "irrelevant" forever!
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Old May 7th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #10353
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Look for Shinjuku or Shibuya. Tokyo takes urbanity to an insane level.

Anyway. St Pancras is a world-class railway station, and an excellent example of restoration. Something beautiful, finally.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #10354
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From what I've read stravinsky, you don't seem to like london or the majority projects currently being built or proposed. Why is this ?.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #10355
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Not true. For example, I am a great admirer of some urban regeneration projects, like Kings Cross, especially its mixed-use districts and vast public spaces (even though I'm not a fan of much of its architecture). I also like how they are demolishing decaying estates to replace them with new housing.

Also, I strongly support Crossrail (it was about time) and most of TfL's curreny projects. (On my last trip to London, a week ago, I was glad to see they don't use those awful trains on the Hammersmith & Shitty anymore, potentially leading up to calling it by its proper name.)
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Not true. For example, I am a great admirer of some urban regeneration projects, like Kings Cross, especially its mixed-use districts and vast public spaces (even though I'm not a fan of much of its architecture). I also like how they are demolishing decaying estates to replace them with new housing.

Also, I strongly support Crossrail (it was about time) and most of TfL's curreny projects. (On my last trip to London, a week ago, I was glad to see they don't use those awful trains on the Hammersmith & Shitty anymore, potentially leading up to calling it by its proper name.)
Sorry but i'm getting a more hate vibe than a love for London. Maybe this is why ppl are getting a bit tired of your negativety. Maybe go to city forum you love and therefore you can be positve and feel alot happier
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:43 AM   #10357
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Can we please take some of your developers to rebuild the crappy Corbusian housing towers all across the USA? Please.
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Look for Shinjuku or Shibuya. Tokyo takes urbanity to an insane level.

Anyway. St Pancras is a world-class railway station, and an excellent example of restoration. Something beautiful, finally.
And "beautiful" isn't something you could say about any of Tokyo's stations.

Whilst I don't doubt that Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc, are the world's busiest stations, I suspect they're counting rail and subway passengers combined. The stats we have for Waterloo are either for rail or Tube. We could add them together, but then we'd surely get a lot of double counting given that many passengers are transfering between suburban rail and Tube. However I suspect the figures for Japanese stations are inflated by this kind of double-counting.

It's also worth noting that stations like Shinjuku have around 200 exits sprawled across a wide area. It's akin to a vast interconnected station beneath the heart of the West End or City.
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St Pancras is one of Europe's finest railway stations. I absolutely adore it.

Some more.

St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel von Arpad Lukacs Photography auf Flickr


St Pancras railway station von The Wolf auf Flickr

That tower! The English sure know how to get Neogothic right.

London St Pancras von stevecadman auf Flickr


St Pancras London von elevationus auf Flickr
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The renovation isn't finished for too long, so this may still count as project updates.

St Pancras interiors:

King´s Cross - St Pancras station von José Rafael Aleixo auf Flickr


London St Pancras von stevecadman auf Flickr


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