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Old June 3rd, 2014, 04:46 PM   #10641
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Ealing Broadway Station | Ealing W5

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/sur...oadway-station



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  • Architect: Bennetts Associates
  • Line: Crossrail, London Underground and Mainline services
  • Completion: 2019

Revised plans for Ealing Broadway Station in west London have been unveiled:

- Building: Crossrail unveils revised Ealing Broadway design

- Get West London: 'Improved' Ealing Broadway Crossrail station designs revealed

- Architects Journal: Bennetts reveals ‘hugely improved’ designs for Ealing Broadway station





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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #10642
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New US Embassy | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=728176

Official website: http://london.usembassy.gov/new_embassy.html



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  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Architect: Kieran Timberlake
  • Completion: 2017



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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:32 PM   #10643
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Stratford Central | Stratford E15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1720080

Official website: http://www.stratford-central.co.uk/



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  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: Suttonca
  • Height: 103m
  • Floors: 33

Plans for Stratford Central have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation:

- Building Design: Suttonca wins planning for £90m tower near Olympic Park

- Construction Enquirer: Telford Homes to start 33-storey Stratford resi tower



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Old June 3rd, 2014, 06:16 PM   #10644
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It's being sold as a 'leisure' and 'commuter' bridge, but its credentials as a commuting option are minimal.
At least it'll be more commuter than the cable car is!!
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 08:15 PM   #10645
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It's beautiful, and if it gets built, who cares about its role for commuters? It will be used a lot as public space, I think.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:44 PM   #10646
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$1bn US Embassy looks very nice and i heard that it is designed to resist the nuclear attacks.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:50 PM   #10647
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Somehow I doubt that building could resist a nuclear bomb, haha. I suppose you mean there is going to be a nuclear bunker built underneath, like there is already at Grosvenor Square.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:51 PM   #10648
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I also heard the building will host some aliens from the Roswell incident.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:29 PM   #10649
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Somehow I doubt that building could resist a nuclear bomb, haha. I suppose you mean there is going to be a nuclear bunker built underneath, like there is already at Grosvenor Square.
Yes. That's what i meant. It is being built based on similar nuclear-proof design as it's former embassy. It will have more advanced multiple layers of protection against earthquake, nuclear, chemical and other missile attacks.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:59 PM   #10650
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It can still be easily destroyed by the Death Star, though.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 12:38 PM   #10651
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Terminal 2 | London Heathrow Airport

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697

Official website: http://www.heathrowairport.com/about...new-terminal-2



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  • Architect: Luis Vidal + Architects
  • Airlines: Star Alliance members
  • Cost: £2.5 billion ($4bn)
  • Passengers: 30 million per year




Terminal 2 has opened to the public this morning:

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Heathrow's new Terminal 2 has welcomed its first passengers, with the airport insisting it has learned lessons from the opening of Terminal 5.

The first flight, a United Airlines from Chicago, arrived at 05:49 BST.

Passengers on the first of 34 United flights scheduled for Wednesday were greeted by staff in Beefeater costumes.

The airport will open in stages to avoid the chaos in 2008 when Terminal 5 opened and staff struggled to cope with the computer and baggage systems.

The new terminal will operate at 10% of capacity on the first day and it will be some months before the other 25 airlines using Terminal 5 join United Airlines at the new building.













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Old June 4th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #10652
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T2 looks great
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Old June 4th, 2014, 07:48 PM   #10653
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West End Project | Camden WC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1731321

Official website: http://www.camden.gov.uk/westendproject



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  • Architect: DSDHA Architects
  • Cost: £26 million ($44m)
  • Completion: 2018

Camden Council have unveiled plans to change the traffic system and redevelop the public realm in the Tottenham Court Road area, including pedestrianising some streets:

- Camden Council: Camden to transform Tottenham Court Road area

- Evening Standard: Cars and lorries 'to be banned from Tottenham Court Road' in £25million revamp

- Fitzrovia News: Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street could return to two-way traffic





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Old June 4th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #10654
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Excellent improvement! I always hated the traffic in Tottenham Ct Rd and that I had to take bus from different places for different directions.

What I don't like: the "segregated" cycle lanes appear to be not really physically segregated from the road. Even though vehicles will go slower in a two-way Gower Street, that kind of barrier does not offer enough protection, in my opinion.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #10655
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Yes. That's what i meant. It is being built based on similar nuclear-proof design as it's former embassy. It will have more advanced multiple layers of protection against earthquake, nuclear, chemical and other missile attacks.
Someone should tell the Americans that we don't have an earthquake problem.

Actually, what am I saying? We should tell them we have a huge earthquake problem so they spend more money on this insane project.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #10656
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Old June 5th, 2014, 12:05 PM   #10657
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Let's hope they wack a few london planes along those pedestrianised streets. That view with Heals on the left just shows how important a few trees are to a street.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 12:10 PM   #10658
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Tree planting will definitely be on the agenda in the project, not sure if it'll include that section of TCR.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #10659
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Fire at The Shard?

http://metro.co.uk/2014/06/05/shard-...raper-4751055/
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