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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #10521
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This looks just odd and totally out of touch with its built environment. Not an inspiring contrast, but a discomforting clash. Repeating the same old failures of the 1970s.
In some modernist development area this could have looked apt, but there...
I strongly suspect that you haven't seen in it in situ.

It works very well, as it happens. No clash.

And a vast improvement on what preceded it.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:26 PM   #10522
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Quay House | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1702929

Official website: http://www.investinplc.com/developme...oon-quay-house



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  • Height: 233m
  • Floors: 67
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Developer: Investin

Plans for Quay House have been submitted to Tower Hamlets for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.

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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:26 PM   #10523
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I think many of the disagreements about the merits of new London architecture stem from varying levels of knowledge as to what went before.

Prior to the latest boom London was littered with hideous concrete slabs thrown up after the Blitz, or housing hastily erected on bomb sites. Vast areas of the city, thanks to de industrialisation and depopulation were simply wasteland.

Therefore those of us who are Londoners are perhaps more welcoming of development - any development - as we know it is an improvement (on the whole!).

Non Londoners will only see the new buildings without that historical context, so they will be naturally more skeptical and critical. But criticism is good. Keeps London on its toes.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #10524
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London Gateway Port | Essex

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1145485

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



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  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.5bn)
  • Operator: DP World
  • Container port: 3.5 million TEU
  • Logistics Park floorspace: 829,000m²

A second berth has opened at London Gateway:

- SHD Logistics: Second berth opens at London Gateway

- Echo News: London Gateway opens its second berth

- Construction News: Buckingham lands £26m London Gateway deal




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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #10525
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If all these towers get built at the docklands, there gonna be over 40 towers above 100m :-)
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #10526
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If all these towers get built at the docklands, there gonna be over 40 towers above 100m :-)
Which is exciting - but I worry that Docklands will lack that central tower, the apex to which other, lower towers pay aesthetic obeisance. At the moment that is 1 Canada Sq - the cluster rises naturally like church spires around the central cathedral.

If there is a just a bunch of similarly sized towers then you risk a Shenzen.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #10527
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Which is exciting - but I worry that Docklands will lack that central tower, the apex to which other, lower towers pay aesthetic obeisance. At the moment that is 1 Canada Sq - the cluster rises naturally like church spires around the central cathedral.

If there is a just a bunch of similarly sized towers then you risk a Shenzen.
So you'd prefer any tower that's above 1csq to be scaled back ?
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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:07 PM   #10528
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Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5 | London Heathrow Airport

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=251780

Official website: http://www.heathrowairport.com/heath...ide/terminal-5



Heathrow's Terminal 5 has been briefly rebranded "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" by Samsung, in an advertising campaign for their new smartphone. Every advertising space and screen in the terminal will carry Samsung Galaxy S5 advertisements, as well as smartphone stations across the terminal:

- TIME: Heathrow Airport Getting a ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5′

- Wall Street Journal: Samsung to Blanket Heathrow’s Terminal 5 With Galaxy S5 Ads

- The Times of India: Samsung takes over Heathrow terminal to promote Galaxy S5



Heathrow's Terminal 5 handles 30 million passengers per year, and has been voted the world's best terminal for the past 3 years in a row. Samsung decline to reveal how much this advertising campaign has cost them:





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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #10529
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Eileen House | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103511326

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




Demolition of the old Eileen House is near complete. The tower will rise following the end of demolition work:


Eileen House demo by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #10530
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

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









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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:39 PM   #10531
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I'm curious to know how much Samsung paid for the ads...
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:29 AM   #10532
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Is the leadenhall building complete ? And when will its occupents move in ?.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:50 AM   #10533
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I'm curious to know how much Samsung paid for the ads...
Same every advertising space in T5 used by Samsung must've been a pretty big amount
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:08 AM   #10534
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Quay House | Canary Wharf E14

Another proposal? Do we know how soon they intend to start this one if they get approval?
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Old May 21st, 2014, 02:10 AM   #10535
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Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5 | London Heathrow Airport

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=251780

Official website: http://www.heathrowairport.com/heath...ide/terminal-5



Heathrow's Terminal 5 has been briefly rebranded "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" by Samsung, in an advertising campaign for their new smartphone. Every advertising space and screen in the terminal will carry Samsung Galaxy S5 advertisements, as well as smartphone stations across the terminal:

- TIME: Heathrow Airport Getting a ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5′

- Wall Street Journal: Samsung to Blanket Heathrow’s Terminal 5 With Galaxy S5 Ads

- The Times of India: Samsung takes over Heathrow terminal to promote Galaxy S5



Heathrow's Terminal 5 handles 30 million passengers per year, and has been voted the world's best terminal for the past 3 years in a row. Samsung decline to reveal how much this advertising campaign has cost them:






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Old May 21st, 2014, 03:30 AM   #10536
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^ Inno, how do you feel about Park Won-Soon?
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:00 PM   #10537
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So many sleek and elegant projects. Keep it up, London!
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:30 PM   #10538
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London ranked as the most attractive city in the world according to French news.

http://www.challenges.fr/economie/20...ement-pwc.html
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:32 PM   #10539
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Arrowhead Quay will be two towers of 183m and 170m, located in Canary Wharf.
Thank you for the answer. They are taller than i expected. Do you have more pictures of them with other existing buildings?
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:10 PM   #10540
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So you'd prefer any tower that's above 1csq to be scaled back ?
No, I'd like 1 Canada Sq to be made taller; or I'd like an alternative, taller central spire, to be built in the middle of the Canary Wharf cluster. However I know there are issues with airplanes and City airport etc

Unrelatedly: the Cheesegrater looks fab in those photos. The City is becoming beautiful. It's odd how the new grouping of skyscrapers makes Tower 42 look acceptable; when it was on its own it was dull and ugly. An unexpected effect.

We still need to demolish the Hilton and Guy's Hospital, though. Nothing will ever redeem them.
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