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Old May 14th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #10441
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Principle Place will certainly help stretch the skyline a bit. Looks great.
I think it will be a real gem. You can tell the material quality will be top notch. Foster + Partners have become real masters of skyscraper design: they break up the mass using strong verticals to divide their towers into several thin slivers. It really makes them delicate, slender, and elegant, and it makes them soar just like the early skyscrapers in NYC.

We are lucky enough to have at least 3 F+P skyscrapers in the pipeline in London -- hopefully we'll get even more.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #10442
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I think it will be a real gem. You can tell the material quality will be top notch. Foster + Partners have become real masters of skyscraper design: they break up the mass using strong verticals to divide their towers into several thin slivers. It really makes them delicate, slender, and elegant, and it makes them soar just like the early skyscrapers in NYC.

We are lucky enough to have at least 3 F+P skyscrapers in the pipeline in London -- hopefully we'll get even more.
I completely agree! The designs are outstanding and will make London into a high standard skyline.

I'm really please that it's expanding the City Skyline somewhat.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #10443
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From its official website, it says it is just a 15-storey, 600,000 sq ft office building ??
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I completely agree! The designs are outstanding and will make London into a high standard skyline.

I'm really please that it's expanding the City Skyline somewhat.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 08:15 PM   #10444
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I take it principle place is preparing for construction ?.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 10:25 PM   #10445
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From its official website, it says it is just a 15-storey, 600,000 sq ft office building ??
The project consists of a low-rise and a high-rise building
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Old May 15th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #10446
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Aldgate Tower | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=327538

Official website: http://www.aldgatetower.net/



Aldgate Tower nearing completion. Photos by chest:



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Old May 15th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #10447
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Other large cities like NYC and Tokyo have multiple large airports and yet could still do with more capacity. As for closure Id say Luton and Southend would be the most likely to face the axe. I too don't like Luton as an airport and only used it a couple of times in my life.
Just days ago, Luton received consent to expand from 10 million per year to 18 million per year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...herts-27234097
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Old May 15th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #10448
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Does anyone know if there are plans to clean the BOE ?, as I walked passed it this morning and dirt on it was incredible and the same could be said about the MOD's building in Whitehall.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #10449
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Principal Place looks so good.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #10450
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Mayor sets out plan for 22-mile ring-road tunnel under London

Plans to transform central London with a 22-mile-long underground ring road can be revealed today.

Costing £30 billion to construct, it would remove tens of thousands of cars from the crowded streets above.

The Inner Orbital Tunnel would be one of the most ambitious infrastructure schemes ever seen in the city, with subterranean dual carriageways linking key routes, from the A40 Westway to the A12 in the east, and the A1 route north to the A2 running south.

It would mean quieter neighbourhoods and cleaner air for millions of families living in the centre and along overcrowded arteries like the South Circular.

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Transport for London is working on the concept, which could avert traffic gridlock. It forecasts a 60 per cent surge in congestion in the central zone by 2031 if nothing is done, while outer areas would suffer increases in congestion of 15 to 25 per cent.

Read more: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...n-9354896.html


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Old May 16th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #10451
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Old May 16th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #10452
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I've been thinking about something like this for a while now, and I'm in two minds.

On the one had, London does need extra road capacity as the city's population ascends rapidly towards 10m. And we also want to narrow roads to create cycle lanes and wider pavements, as well as continue to pedestrianise certain roads around important public spaces and shopping areas -- all of which will reduce road capacity.
-> So an underground tunnel like this makes sense.

On the other hand, I dislike the idea of scarring our city with 10 cavernous entrances/exits to such an underground tunnel. I think Paris has been blighted a bit by it's ugly underground roads and car parks.

Plus, £30bn is a hell of a lot of money. You could build Crossrail 3 in addition to a new outer Circle Line with that kind of money.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #10453
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Exactly, with £30bn many new metro lines could be built, and they would reduce road transport demand. The Grand Paris Express project has a similar budget but it's much more effective, I think.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 08:25 PM   #10454
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Exactly, with £30bn many new metro lines could be built, and they would reduce road transport demand. The Grand Paris Express project has a similar budget but it's much more effective, I think.
We know for you all what happen in Paris it is better than in London
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Old May 16th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #10455
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We know for you all what happen in Paris it is better than in London
you never stop trolling
To be fair he has a point, the money could be spent elsewhere, I think I would prefer an expansion of the rail network.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #10456
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I guess you guys have a huge inferiority complex.

Working in the public transport field, I always prefer a £30bn public transport system (be it S-Bahn or RER, it's no differnece) to a £30bn motorway.

Had this project been Crossrail 3, I would have greatly appreciated it, not less than I appreciate the under construction Crossrail.

But a tunnel won't solve any of London's congestion problems (which are indeed quite serious in the centre). Anyone with a little background in transport studies can tell you that.

The point is that London for a long time has built its transport system around buses, with the Underground mainly used for longer commutes. TfL statistics clearly show that most Londoners have bus passes, rather than bus&tube passes. I hope that Crossrail will help in this process, but the future MUST be built around better rail services for a city of 10+ million people.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #10457
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I guess you guys have a huge inferiority complex.
Oh do pipe down, you tedious troll.

It hadn't occurred to you that his response was a consequence of your gratuitous crowbarring of Paris into the discussion?
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Old May 17th, 2014, 10:33 AM   #10458
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I guess you guys have a huge inferiority complex.
Pretty much the whole world now regard London as Europe's true capital. Inferiority complex? I think not!
Your ridiculous comments make you look stupid.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #10459
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Yesterday, when I saw that Stravinsky was the last to post, I guessed the tone would be negative.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #10460
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Hello everyone.

I've been following this site, and especially this thread, for a couple of years. And I've finally decided to delurk. I'm a writer and travel journalist with a layman's interest in architecture; I live in London (of course).

First, thanks to SE9 and others for their assiduous work.

Second, if I may be mildly contentious in my first post, I think we should be allowed to criticise London projects as well as praise them, or simply showcase them - though I hope people continue to do that, too.

By this I don't mean city-versus-city trolling, I mean serious discussion about the merits of new projects, towers, developments, etc. This is potentially the best forum on the Net for having these debates; it would be a shame to waste it

This debate is especially important right now as London is going through the most extraordinary, booming regeneration, probably in its history; no other city in the western world is experiencing this kind of architectural rebirth. We need to get it right.

Finally, here's my first opinion. The Shard is the greatest skyscraper of the 21st century. The Walkie-Talkie looks like a menacing bouncer, ejecting chavs from the City. That new thing in Croydon is nuts.
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