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Old July 13th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #10941
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London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

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



Project facts
  • Cost: £15 billion ($25bn)
  • Stations: 34
  • Route length: 136km



Construction of new Crossrail stations has passed the halfway stage. The stations will commence operation in 2018:

- Crossrail: Construction of new Crossrail stations hits halfway mark

- City A.M: Stations along Crossrail built

- Construction Enquirer: Crossrail station build passes halfway milestone




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Old July 13th, 2014, 07:33 PM   #10942
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London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=440547

Official website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/buses



TfL Bus Network
  • Routes: 673
  • Fleet: 8,000
  • Stops: 19,000
  • Daily ridership: 6 million

Buses in London have gone cashless, no longer accepting cash fares. All fares are paid by Oyster Card, contactless bank card or prepaid ticket:

- The Guardian: London buses go cashless

- The Independent: London buses go cash-free

- BBC News: Transport for London makes capital's buses cash-free






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Old July 13th, 2014, 07:48 PM   #10943
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New Ludgate | City of London EC4

London forum thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1427840

Official website: http://newludgate.com/



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  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Cost: £260 million ($435m)
  • Total floorspace: 35,000m²



Cladding installation ongoing at New Ludgate. Photos by Chikupakas:



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Old July 13th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #10944
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Nova Victoria | Victoria SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=430049

Official website: http://www.novasw1.com/



Project facts
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Cost: £2.2 billion ($3.6bn)
  • Floorspace: 1,057,000 ft²





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Old July 13th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #10945
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World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre | Bloomsbury WC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=840186

Official website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_...ew_centre.aspx



Project facts
  • Developer: The British Museum
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Cost: £135 million ($230m)
  • Floorspace: 18,000m²

The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre of the British Museum is complete:

- NDTV: British Museum Unveils World Conservation Centre

- Shanghai Daily: British Museum unveils World Conservation and Exhibition Centre

- The Guardian: British Museum's £135m extension for care and collection of world treasures




















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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #10946
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Baltimore Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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



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  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old July 14th, 2014, 07:38 AM   #10947
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have Battersea project started ?.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #10948
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have Battersea project started ?.
Yes, last year.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 10:41 AM   #10949
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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395444

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



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  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



Cladding has commenced at Providence Tower. Photos by chest:





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Old July 14th, 2014, 10:48 AM   #10950
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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/horizons/



Project facts
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: RMA Architects
  • Floors: 26
  • Homes: 190



Core now rising at Horizons. Photo by chest:

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Old July 14th, 2014, 03:34 PM   #10951
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Providence Tower looks really good.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #10952
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WOW! I'm really impressed by the speed that the Providence Tower is going up by... Looks awesome!
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Old July 16th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #10953
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Canary Wharf Station | Canary Wharf E14

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

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/canary-wharf/



Project facts
  • Cost: £500 million ($800m)
  • Architect: Norman Foster
  • Line: Crossrail
  • Completion: 2018





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Old July 16th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #10954
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Will the eagle on the current US Embassy be incorporated into the new US Embassy? or will they keep that there and do a new one? I haven't seen the plans so thought i'd just hrow this out there..?
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Old July 16th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #10955
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Stratford Plaza | Stratford E15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=332673

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/stratfordplaza/



Project facts
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Floors: 26
  • Homes: 198



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Old July 16th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #10956
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52 Lime Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://52limestreet.co.uk/



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  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



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Stratford Plaza actually looks like the renders, inch by inch. Amazing.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #10958
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Heron Tower to be renamed "Salesforce Tower"?

Link: http://www.newstatesman.com/jonn-ell...lesforce-tower

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London landmarks are named after many things. Battles; people; long dead villages; large, grey land mammals with elongated noses.
There's no obvious reason, therefore, why we shouldn't name a skyscraper after one of the world's leading cloud-based customer relationship management systems. And yet, would you believe it, there are those who object?
At the moment, the 46-storey skyscraper at 110 Bishopsgate is known as the Heron Tower. But the aforementioned Salesforce.com is its major occupier, and – in recognition of the momentousness of the firm’s arrival – it was agreed as part of its leasing agreement that the tower would revel in the new name of the Salesforce Tower London. The tower's owners have thus applied to the City Corporation to rename it; the decision will be name on Thursday.
Not everyone is that keen on this idea, however, and on Monday opponents launched a campaign against the move, thundering that the change of name was being “driven by purely commercial interests". What's more, they added, it'll "set a dangerous precedent, opening the floodgates to other buildings being re-badged with ridiculous names". This in contrast to other, entirely un-ridiculous names for skyscrapers, such as “Gherkin”, “Walkie-Talkie” and “Lady Shave”.
Naming a landmark building after a sales administration system is, certainly, a bit on the icky side – but it's not quite the departure from current practice that the petitioners might have you believe. The tower now known as the Gherkin was originally named the Swiss Re building, after an insurance firm; Tower 42 was once the NatWest Tower, after a bank. Further west you'll find the BT Tower; that previously revelled in the name of the Post Office Tower, which was more public sector, but no less corporate. Further East, you’ll find skyscrapers labelled Barclays and HSBC. The idea of naming buildings, even landmark ones, after commercial interests is old hat.
There’s another reason for renaming the Heron Tower: the name isn't unique. There's a Heron Plaza next door; up the road, near the Barbican, there’s residential development called the Heron, too. The reason they all share this name is that they're all named after the same property development firm, Heron International.
In other words, the real problem isn't that the renaming is being "driven by commercial interests" at all: the existing name was driven by commercial interests, too. The real problem is that the name those interests are driving us to is so ugly.
That, though, is a very difficult case to make. So, it seems likely, London will be blessed with its own Salesforce Tower very soon. It might at least boost our KPIs, I suppose. Always be closing, that's our motto.


Personally... I am not so sure on this. I'd understand if it was in the Docklands, but in the City I am not so sure.

What do you guy's think?
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When is 52 lime street expected to start construction ?
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Old July 16th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #10960
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That was announced a while ago and my response was 'meh'.

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When is 52 lime street expected to start construction ?
Construction of the superstructure will commence this coming winter.
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