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Old November 25th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #1061
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Exactly. The scary thing is, he may be mayor next year...

The man is an absolute loon. I wouldn't put it past him to put London back a good 20 to 30 years if he came into power. And no, I'm not just talking in terms of skyscrapers.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #1062
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Exactly. The scary thing is, he may be mayor next year...
I hope that it will not.
How are this changes to be mayor ?
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Old November 25th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #1063
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I'm not too sure, best ask some London forumers. As far as I know he is the only 'serious' competition to Ken Livingstone.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 12:07 AM   #1064
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Heron Quays West | Canary Wharf | 198m/147m/95m | 33/21/12 fl

3 new towers proposed for Canary Wharf. The architect is Rogers.









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Old December 3rd, 2007, 12:30 AM   #1065
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Cool. 197m will have a large impact.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 12:32 AM   #1066
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I like em, but I hope that the connecting bits don't make it look too much like one big block. If they do it right, it should look great. I hope the Canary Wharf cross bracing is as impressive as the Broadgate Tower cross bracing.

Either way, great to have two new 'scrapers for the wharf so quick after the Wood Wharf plans came out. Hope to get some proper renders of HQW soon.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 01:36 PM   #1067
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Thanks for the drawings wjfox2002, Roger's previous proposal had two skyscrapers, West 1 (214m) and 2 (155m)

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Huge New Rogers Skyscraper Proposed
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Located on the Heron Quays West site that stands immediately between Heron Quays and Riverside South, the scheme is a massive stepped office building that reaches 197.9 metres above ground or 204.9 metres AOD to its structural tip. Once built it will be the seventh tallest building on the estate and their eleventh proper skyscraper, that is by definition buildings above 150 metres.

Seeing the previous Rogers twin tower solution for the abandoned, the design now features three steps, similar in basic form to Rogers defunct plans for the Grand Union Building in Paddington but on a taller scale.

With three linked main sections standing at 198m, 147m and 95m, each with a central atrium. There is an outer frame of structural aluminium cross-bracing running up the middle of each of the three main elements with clear glass cladding behind it.

The dimensions of the building are huge with it running 163 metres long along an east to west axis and 65 metres wide and containing 195,629 square metres of internal space. This means it will offer floor-plates from 2,278 to an enormous 7,962 square metres of net lettable space that is more than suitable for a record breaking financial trading floors.

Putting this in perspective it will comfortably be the largest trading floor in Europe - the current record holder is Merrell Lynch who have 6,673 square metre floors at Newgate Street in the City of London.

Outside of the main office building will be a four floor pavilion designed for leisure uses such as restaurants, cafes, and bars to breathe some life into the area around ground level.

There is no actual development timetable for the scheme yet, not least because such a thing is likely to depend on market conditions. Canary Wharf has however been progressing with the preparatory work for Riverside South and with North Quays development dependent on Crossrail being built under it first, they may well sandwich Heron Quays West into their pipeline between the two.

In the meantime, Tower Hamlets will consider the planning application and decide on the scheme early next year.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #1068
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It looks like Centre Pompidou in an upright position

Great Rogers! Great!
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #1069
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"Londoners would rather live in Victorian terraces than phallocratic towers"

That's why developments of this nature almost always sell out in weeks then!
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #1070
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"Londoners would rather live in Victorian terraces than phallocratic towers"

That's why developments of this nature almost always sell out in weeks then!
Im sure londoners would rather have the choice between the two rather than being dictated to by a man with a wistful desire in his heart for a bygone era.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #1071
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http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3101911&c=1

It’s official: London is most expensive place on Earth to build
6 December, 2007

Rider Levett Bucknall report says that tender prices in capital will rise by 6-8% this year

London had the highest tender prices in the world last year, according to a report by Rider Levett Bucknall.

The QS’ international construction cost commentary showed that the capital had a higher tender price index than other busy construction hubs, such as New York and Dubai.

It predicts that tender prices in London will rise by 6-8% this year, adding more £1.5bn to the value of the market. The report attributes the figure to a surge in the commercial office market and the housing sector. Work on the Olympics is also cited as an inflationary factor.

The report also noted that “it is increasingly difficult to procure tenders for more difficult, complex projects”, as contractors face a capacity crunch at the same time as clients struggle with the credit crunch.

It also notes that firms will face demands for increased salaries as the pressure intensifies to attract and retain staff.

Globally the report found the construction market was expanding rapidly, as were international tender prices.

In Dubai, for instance, building costs have risen more than 50% over the past three years and are forecast to go up by an additional 15% this year.

The report is the first in a series of six monthly international cost commentaries by Rider Levett Bucknall.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #1072
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And it is the most expensive place on Earth to live(among big cities)
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #1073
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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.[/QUOTE]

The render is so good...
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #1074
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"Londoners would rather live in Victorian terraces than phallocratic towers"

That's why developments of this nature almost always sell out in weeks then!
Dude misery Guts just cracks me up
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #1075
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Construction has started on 100 Middlesex Street, another midrise for the City.

Height will be 34 floors / 112m.



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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #1076
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Electric Razor Construction Buzzes To Life
Published on 2007-12-27 by Skyscrapernews.com


Another tall building that is set to help define London's future skyline has started construction.

Called Strata, the 147 metre tall residential tower will occupy the former Castle House site in Elephant and Castle SE1. The distinctive design by Hamiltons features three wind turbines at the top of it which when combined with the sloping upper floors help give the scheme the look of a Phillishave, hence the nickname - the Electric Razor.

The presence of these 9 metre diameter wind turbines that will stand so noticeably on the London cityscape will be one of the most visible examples of green technology yet employed in housing. Combined with other measures such as water collection and energy efficiency used throughout the building the end result will be energy bills perhaps 40% less than the UK average for occupants.

Within will be a total of 399 new apartments in the tower over 43 storeys with 98 of these on the lower floors for social housing. From floors 11 to 42 there will be 301 private apartments including the penthouses.

It's already proven a success for developer Multiplex Living, with buyers having almost sold out completely off-plan on a matter of weeks after apartments were first released to the market showing that the attraction of high-rise living is not just limited to Canary Wharf.

source: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1280
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #1077
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And the developers of the town centre are planning around another 4 towers.[/QUOTE]

The render is so good...[/QUOTE]



Another tall building that is set to help define London's future skyline has started construction.

Called Strata, the 147 metre tall residential tower will occupy the former Castle House site in Elephant and Castle SE1. The distinctive design by Hamiltons features three wind turbines at the top of it which when combined with the sloping upper floors help give the scheme the look of a Phillishave, hence the nickname - the Electric Razor.

The presence of these 9 metre diameter wind turbines that will stand so noticeably on the London cityscape will be one of the most visible examples of green technology yet employed in housing. Combined with other measures such as water collection and energy efficiency used throughout the building the end result will be energy bills perhaps 40% less than the UK average for occupants.

Within will be a total of 399 new apartments in the tower over 43 storeys with 98 of these on the lower floors for social housing. From floors 11 to 42 there will be 301 private apartments including the penthouses.

It's already proven a success for developer Multiplex Living, with buyers having almost sold out completely off-plan on a matter of weeks after apartments were first released to the market showing that the attraction of high-rise living is not just limited to Canary Wharf.

Link/source: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1280

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Hamiltons has won a competition to design a new residential tower in Hale Village in northern London.

Source: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1274
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Old December 30th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #1078
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It seems a new tower has to take many hurdles to actually get built in London
I really hope most of these towers will be ready for the Olympics.

Great work on the pano with all clusters btw
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:55 PM   #1079
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The British are doing nice works there.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 10:31 PM   #1080
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stunning building!!!!
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