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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #10901
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I think the picture for the Paramount project is just a vision and not what the final park will actually look like. Considering that picture doesn't show the improved infrastructure etc.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #10902
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Correct, the London Paramount render is only indicative. We'll see concrete plans and renders closer to the submission of the planning application next year.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:26 PM   #10903
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Positive news for the London office market, with implications for the property and construction industries. Statistics from New York based Real Capital Analytics (RCA), reported by Savills, show a high level of inward office investment in London for the first half of 2014:


The dynamics of a global city
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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:31 PM   #10904
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Positive news too for the London travel and tourism industry today, with the respected Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index showing a jump in tourist numbers for the city. This news will feed into the heated debate concerning air capacity expansion for London, and the proposed expansion of Heathrow or Gatwick:


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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #10905
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East London River Crossings

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1735830

Official website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/river-crossings



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  • Ferry at Woolwich
  • Ferry at Gallions Reach
  • Bridge at Gallions Reach
  • Bridge at Belvedere

Public consultations have commenced concerning new river crossings between east and south east London. The four options listed above are on the table:

- The Wharf: TfL to consult on east London bridge proposal

- Transport Briefing: East London road bridge ideas put before public

- Newham Recorder: TfL launch consultation on East London river crossings




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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #10906
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Smithfield Market redevelopment | Farringdon EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=474214

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



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  • Developer: Henderson Global
  • Architect: John McAslan & Partners
  • Cost: £160 million ($275m)

The communities secretary has rejected redevelopment plans for Smithfield Market citing heritage concerns:

- City A.M: £160m plans to redevelop Smithfield Market turned down

- Financial Times: Smithfield market saved from partial demolition

- The Guardian: Eric Pickles rejects £160m Smithfield market redevelopment plan


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Old July 9th, 2014, 03:07 PM   #10907
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ok thanks for letting me know where that island city is.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 03:52 PM   #10908
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Putney Plaza | Putney SW15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=113704152

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



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  • Developer: Art Estates
  • Architect: Chester Hall
  • Homes: 148



Progress at Putney Plaza, photo by stevekeiretsu:

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Old July 9th, 2014, 03:53 PM   #10909
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Smithfield Market redevelopment[/B] | Farringdon EC1
Wow, that glassy porch roof is a total abomination to the lovely classical building!

Why oh why? Style, where art thou...
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Old July 9th, 2014, 04:46 PM   #10910
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The communities secretary has rejected redevelopment plans for Smithfield Market citing heritage concerns
Excellent news. Not just a rejection but an emphatic rejection which seems to leave HGI with nowhere else to go. Now let's hope that they can be persuaded to sell up (or to implement SAVE's alternative plan) rather than to carry out their threat to let the buildings decay ever further.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #10911
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Wow, that glassy porch roof is a total abomination to the lovely classical building!

Why oh why? Style, where art thou...
It's the replacement of a far worse canopy that existed pre-1994.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #10912
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 | Hyde Park W2

Official website: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/e...-smiljan-radic


This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Smiljan Radic:

- BBC News: Press views: Serpentine Pavilion 2014

- New York Times: Space Pod Alights at the Serpentine Gallery

- The Guardian: This summer's Serpentine pavilion is the weirdest ever






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Old July 9th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #10913
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Does anyone know what's happening with the Crystal Palace reconstruction?
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Old July 9th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #10914
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price of West London compared to the rest. 10-amazing-houses-that-cost-the-same-as-a-garage-in-London:

http://www.lbc.co.uk/10-amazing-hous...don/2233#31605
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Old July 10th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #10915
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With regard to the East London river crossings. The situation is so bad at the moment that they should be building the Silvertown tunnel, Gallions Reach bridge, and the Belvedere bridge. We'll probably only get the Silvertown tunnel and that'll take a decade to come. The situation is beyond a joke for East London residents.

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Old July 10th, 2014, 03:52 AM   #10916
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With regard to the East London river crossings. The situation is so bad at the moment that they should be building the Silvertown tunnel, Gallions Reach bridge, and the Belvedere bridge. We'll probably only get the Silvertown tunnel and that'll take a decade to come. The situation is beyond a joke for East London residents.
I could be wrong but I get the sense from your final sentence that you are nursing something of a grievance about east London being treated unfairly by comparison to west London?

If so, you ought to be aware that the main reason for the lack of crossings over the Thames, east of Tower Bridge isn't because of any bias in favour of the west. It's simply because there is a major port (once the largest and busiest in the world) on the Thames, east of Tower Bridge. And even Tower Bridge was designed as a bascule bridge in order to allow the passage of bigger ships to and from London's original port - the Pool of London.
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I could be wrong but I get the sense from your final sentence that you are nursing something of a grievance about east London being treated unfairly by comparison to west London?

If so, you ought to be aware that the main reason for the lack of crossings over the Thames, east of Tower Bridge isn't because of any bias in favour of the west. It's simply because there is a major port (once the largest and busiest in the world) on the Thames, east of Tower Bridge. And even Tower Bridge was designed as a bascule bridge in order to allow the passage of bigger ships to and from London's original port - the Pool of London.
Not really. I grew up in West London so I don't resent it. I have simply spent many, many hours stuck in traffic at the Blackwall Tunnel and I'm fed up with it. The solution is simple but nobody wants to do anything about it. The bridges can easily be built high enough to allow ships to pass under.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 05:39 PM   #10918
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King's Cross Tunnel Lightwall | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

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



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  • Architect: Allies & Morrisson
  • Technical delivery: The Light Lab
  • Length: 90m

The new LED lightwall tunnel at King's Cross, linking One Pancras Square with King's Cross St Pancras Underground Station:









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Old July 10th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #10919
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Wow, that Tunnell is lovely! How pleasant...

Reminds me a little bit of a Tunnell/Room in Milan Malpensa Airport.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #10920
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Very nice
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