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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #1041
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Some pics of the Fosters designed Bishops Quarter scheme for a site next to the U/C 201Broadgate tower

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Proposed Tower heights:

Resi Tower: 179m AOD

Office Tower: 141m AOD

Broadgate Tower: 178m AOD

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Old October 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #1042
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Great stuff!

London continues to re-invent itself. No fear in this city of mixing the old and new which is great as long as it is done right (and London seems to be doing it right).
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Old October 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #1043
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Great stuff!

London continues to re-invent itself. No fear in this city of mixing the old and new which is great as long as it is done right (and London seems to be doing it right).
Well, I wouldn't say that... There are certain groups who would stop at nothing to ensure some of these fantastic schemes are never built. Luckily, there is very little they can do now. 122 Leadenhall should be starting construction work this week or next, the tallest of the two buildings on the Heron Tower site is now gone, The Pinnacle site is due to be cleared in Feb 08 and it looks to be all guns blazing, and we should know soon whether or not The Shard is a go too

And those are just the city biggies
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 12:26 AM   #1044
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2 possible towers for Wandsworth in south-west London. The tallest would be 39-storeys.

Full story here - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=498957


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Old November 2nd, 2007, 01:14 AM   #1045
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Should be around 95m and 130m. Very nice, slender resi towers
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 02:17 AM   #1046
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Some other news -

Quebec Tower in Canary Wharf has started construction. Height will be 136m/44 storeys.





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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:52 AM   #1047
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wow nice design
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:10 PM   #1048
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Bit premature with the Quebec tower. It doesn't even have planning permission yet.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #1049
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Some new CW that have appeared. Well, they are new plans for old projects.

Heron Quays West, two towers and a smaller building together (Should know more about this soon):

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Wood Wharf massing, should know more about this next week. Massive expansion of Canary Wharf, looks to have atleast 4 100m+ towers in one development:



Thanks to MR.-JosE and London Lad respectively.

Canary Wharf is going to be a massive cluster by European standards.

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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:22 AM   #1050
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That last bit looks taller than One Canada Square.

Although I thought I'd read that there is a height cap in the Tower Hamlets area.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:53 PM   #1051
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Don't know if this has been posted before, stumbled across it while I was googling "Heron Tower" (original context). What is the orange cluster in the middle?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:57 PM   #1052
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I think it could be Elephant & Castle - probably something to do with the regeneration plans for the area
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #1053
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 06:49 PM   #1054
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Looks nice and a great name.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:17 PM   #1055
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Posted by El_Greco -



Make Architects' striking new Monument offices granted consent

A stunning new addition to the City of London’s office market is set for development, with the granting of planning consent for a new, 90,000 sq ft building at Monument. The City of London granted consent today for the striking, 10-storey building. Designed by architects Make, the development will be taken forward by a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Bellhouse Joseph. Suitable as a prestigious HQ address, or for multiple-occupancy, the crystalline structure will be based in the square in which Monument stands.



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Old November 23rd, 2007, 01:19 PM   #1056
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:30 PM   #1057
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They have already started..

Both these sites are being demolished right now & are due to start construction early next year.


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And the developers of the town centre are planning around another 4 towers.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #1058
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Speculation of real High-rise buildings in Londen.

Boris Johnson has upped his assault on London mayor Ken Livingstone’s plans for high density residential towers.

London mayoral hopeful Boris Johnson has attacked the capital’s suburban high-rise homes approach, claiming Londoners would rather live in Victorian terraces than “phallocratic towers”.

Speaking on Wednesday at the annual National Housebuilding Council lunch, the Tory candidate condemned modern tower proposals as “drab and featureless”.

“When I look at some of the plans for the 27 phallocratic towers that Ken [Livingstone] wants to erect in the suburbs, I wonder whether we have learned anything from the experience of the last 50 years,” he said.

But director of the London Festival of Architecture Peter Murray dismissed Johnson’s argument.

“He’s totally out of touch,” Murray said. “The whole idea of a compact city is a positive one – to create higher density around transport hubs and leave the terraces.”

Johnson, who earlier this year claimed the mayor was “wrecking” London’s skyline (Boris blasts Ken’s high rise housing), said village houses, bungalows and Victorian terraces were still the most popular housing types.

“We seem to be in the grip of barbarians who are determined to knock down venerable buildings… when people's instinct is to preserve and restore,” he said.

“And even when the case for demolition is irresistible we seem too often to put drab and featureless blocks in their place.

“The instinct for differentiation is deep in the human soul and explains why so many council house dwellers used to invest in gnomes.”

Johnson also criticised Livingstone’s 50% affordable housing target, claiming this was holding up development, and called for the capital to be “re-zoned” so commercial property could be re-used for housing.

“We need to undo the mistakes of the 1960s, not make them again,” he concluded.

But Murray accused Johnson of misrepresenting the GLA’s current policy.

“Actually, the intention in the suburbs is not to demolish Victorian or Edwardian terraces but to build towers in areas of opportunities and intensification, and that seems a very sensible thing to do,” he said.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #1059
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Idiot. He doesn't know what the heck he is talking about.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #1060
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Boris Johnson has upped his assault on London mayor Ken Livingstone’s plans for high density residential towers.

“We need to undo the mistakes of the 1960s, not make them again,” he concluded.

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They say exactly the same in Paris. Damn conservators if they want live in a little house and dislike the big cities, they can live in rural area.
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