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Old May 31st, 2014, 06:36 PM   #10621
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Not quite sure about the Garden Bridge. My worry is that it might mess up skyline views from Waterloo Bridge. I guess it all depends on how tall it is compared to WB. That thinning of vegetation in the middle section is perhaps intended to address the issue.
It will only look good if the vegetation is going to be well looked after at all times. Otherwise yes, it'll be a mess.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 08:12 PM   #10622
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The vegetation on the High Line looks great -- I think it was designed to be very low maintenance and to have a natural look. Considering the High Line is several kilometres long, and this bridge is only a few hundred metres long, I don't imagine maintaining it will be a problem.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 10:10 PM   #10623
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Westfield London will become the largest mall in Europe by gross leasable area.

Mediterranean Cosmos (Thessaloniki) is listed as the largest mall in Europe in that link, but it only has a retail area of around 46,000m²
Is Westfield (Stratford City, London) currently the largest urban shopping centre in Europe? It cost nearly $3bn and receives 47m visitors a year.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 04:32 PM   #10624
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The Garden Bridge looks great. It will improve views of the skyline as you will be able to stand on the bridge and frame the skyline between trees. Hope it gets built
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:41 PM   #10625
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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:39 PM   #10626
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Is Westfield (Stratford City, London) currently the largest urban shopping centre in Europe? It cost nearly $3bn and receives 47m visitors a year.
Research it!
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Old June 1st, 2014, 10:26 PM   #10627
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A bit sad to see the Nine Elms building go. Interesting article on Vauxhall here which also references the old cold storage building. Anyone remember that?

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Old June 2nd, 2014, 04:01 AM   #10628
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^ actually i remember the old cold storage building well. when we were kids we used to explore it. it was full of graffiti, vast dark and scary. The building was immense, and literally a death trap, u could fall through the floors into bottomless pits at any point, very very dangerous place for young teenagers to be. we use to like going up onto the roof to see the view from there. this was around the mid 90's just before it was demolished.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 03:54 PM   #10629
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I really think that the Garden Bridge could be a true landmark...

I'd like to see more renders.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 04:33 PM   #10630
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I would just like to see being built :-)
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 09:55 PM   #10631
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Plans have surfaced for Millharbour South at Canary Wharf.

Millharbour South Block D = 166.42m AGL (166m)

Millharbour South Block C = 121.92m AGL (122m)

Millharbour South Block A = 90.12m AGL (90m)

Millharbour South Block B2 = 86.52m AGL (87m)

There will be also be plans for Millharbour East and Millharbour West, which are similar sites owned by the same developer. I would expect more of the same in due course.

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Planning application has been submitted for a residential-led development at 2 Millharbour, the site adjacent to Lincoln Plaza. It consists of 5 buildings. Max height is 169,30m AOD and 50 storeys.
hamlets.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do;jsessionid=9050EA5792E02CD5426D568B22736A3A?action=show&appType=Planning&appNumber=PA/14/01246

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Old June 2nd, 2014, 10:01 PM   #10632
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This diagram shows the scale of the developers plans for all three sites, Millharbour South, West and East. Millharbour South which you can see in my previous post would be the buildings closest to the bottom right hand corner. (Next to Lincoln Plaza, the white development on the right).

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And the scale of the buildings:

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This should help people get their bearings on the massing diagram above. Remember we only have the South site proposals so far.

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:20 AM   #10633
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The vegetation on the High Line looks great -- I think it was designed to be very low maintenance and to have a natural look. Considering the High Line is several kilometres long, and this bridge is only a few hundred metres long, I don't imagine maintaining it will be a problem.
Forgive me, I have difficulty with London's street system, but what roads would be at either end of this bridge?

Also, from the renderings, it doesn't seem like there will be much space for bike paths. It could just be renders, but I think that will be vital for the link, no? It seems like they're trying to establish a shorter path for people traveling across the Thames to whatever station is on the other side (again, sorry, I can't recall just what station that is ).
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:33 AM   #10634
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Forgive me, I have difficulty with London's street system, but what roads would be at either end of this bridge?

Also, from the renderings, it doesn't seem like there will be much space for bike paths. It could just be renders, but I think that will be vital for the link, no? It seems like they're trying to establish a shorter path for people traveling across the Thames to whatever station is on the other side (again, sorry, I can't recall just what station that is ).
On the southern end, it'll connect to the South Bank (pedestrian promenade). On the northern end, it'll connect on land between Victoria Embankment and Temple Place.

It's being sold as a 'leisure' and 'commuter' bridge, but its credentials as a commuting option are minimal.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 12:28 PM   #10635
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Crane waiting times hit six months as London market booms

Contractors are being asked to wait for six months for deliveries of tower cranes in London as construction in the capital continues to heat up.

Keltbray managing director of demolition and civil engineering Paul Deacy said he had been quoted a 26-week wait for a tower crane for a London job this week.

He said that while there had been a slight lull in tenders in Q2 2014, the specialist expected a significant increase in jobs going to tender in the second half of this year.

Mr Deacy said Keltbray was encouraging clients to place orders earlier to ensure timely delivery of work and that although the firm did not need tower cranes on every job, it highlighted the pressures firms were facing in the London market.

The Deloitte London Office Crane Survey this week forecast a rise in demolition work across London that will result in a construction boom over the next few years.

Deloitte said there was around 4.5m sq ft of demolition or major strip-out works taking place in central London.

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 03:29 PM   #10636
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If millhabour gets built along with the other proposed and approved towers, the docklands could have a skyline like north amercian major cities. Tower Hamlets council, you know what you need to do lol.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 03:38 PM   #10637
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If millhabour gets built along with the other proposed and approved towers, the docklands could have a skyline like north amercian major cities. Tower Hamlets council, you know what you need to do lol.
haha agreed.

Once Millhabour is built - assuming it's approved - taking a trip on the DLR will be an amazing experience on it's own.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 03:39 PM   #10638
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Meridian Gate | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692078

Official website: http://meridiangate-redevelopment.co.uk/


Project facts
  • Developer: LBS Properties
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Height: 180m
  • Floors: 50

New proposal for the Canary Wharf area:

Great skyline. In my opinion, Canary Wharf is the only European skyline that looks similar to North American ones (especially Brookfield Place, New York).
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 04:16 PM   #10639
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