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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #11241
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Three Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

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

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/three-pancras-square



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  • Address: 3 Pancras Square, London N1C
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Porphyrios Associates
  • Floors: 10
  • Floorspace: 16,000m²

Revised plans for Three Pancras Square have been approved by Camden Council, with BAM secured as main contractor:

- Building Design: Revised Porphyrios office scheme OK'd

- Construction News: BAM to build £50m King’s Cross office block

- Construction Enquirer: Argent chooses Bam for office designed by Porphyrios Associates




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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:34 AM   #11242
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

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

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



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  • Address: Baltimore Tower, Baltimore Wharf, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old August 28th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #11243
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That's exactly the kind of logic that was used to justify most of the most harmful destructions of heritage, especially those of the 20th century. It doesn't stand on its own. A lot of what was considered worthy replacements became dated in only a few decades. We need a better conceptual framework. Let's start for example with my point above that if both needs can be satisfied (practical upgrades and heritage preservation), then why not.

We can't really start a discussion on that particular building until we'd know it from official sources how detrimental was the preservation of the building to the realisation of the infrastructure project to any satisfying level. My suspicion is that they could coexist but it's based only on experience with such projects.
Oh I agree with what you're saying. I'm just pointing out that in this specific case, the demolition was at least justified, if not necessary. It would have been a lot harder to argue if the new station wasn't a: a huge improvement in a pragmatic sense (it's needed an upgrade for ages and is vital to the city), and b: actually a good, modern, sleek design that improves the area. Those benefits go some way to justifying the loss, despite the fact that a plan that kept both would have, obviously been better.

I don't think old buildings should be cast aside by default. Or that new buildings are inherently better just by being new. I'm saying that a difficult judgment needs to be made and there are many factors in that decision.

Really, it's a case of 'it could have been way, way worse'. So it's not really worth the huge outcry. There are more worthwhile buildings to save.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 03:51 PM   #11244
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

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

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


Project facts
  • Address: Baltimore Tower, Baltimore Wharf, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44
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Wow.... it's interesting to see how this is developing. It seriously reminds me of The Shanghai Tower - just smaller!!! Cannot wait to see this rise further and see the shell of the tower.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #11245
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Canaletto | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=101348567

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



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  • Address: 259 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Groveworld
  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Floors: 28



Canaletto nearing full height, photos by chest:



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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #11246
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Lexicon | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=449694

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



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  • Address: 261 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Floors: 35



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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #11247
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Man, the first thing I thought about that tower was "good luck getting glass that looks as pretty". Guess they surpassed the renderings actually
I assume that it's the Canaletto reflecting in it?
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Old August 29th, 2014, 04:31 PM   #11248
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Indeed the cladding is remarkably similar to the one in the render.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #11249
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The Goodsyard London | Shoreditch E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=430856

Official website: http://thegoodsyardlondon.co.uk/



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  • Address: Bishopsgate Goods Yard, Shoreditch High Street, London E1
  • Developer: Hammerson and Ballymore
  • Architect: Terry Farrell and Partners
  • Cost: £800 million ($1.3bn)
  • Homes: 1,400
  • Office space: 46,450m²
  • Retail space: 16,720m²

Renders of The Goodsyard London project. Larger versions posted in the London forum:



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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:17 PM   #11250
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Old September 1st, 2014, 10:33 AM   #11251
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well balanced cluster. elegant placement. However for the architecture of the taller structures is more possible
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Old September 1st, 2014, 01:58 PM   #11252
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Imperial West | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1534686

Official website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/imperialwest



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  • New campus for Imperial College London
  • Developer: Voreda and Imperial College London
  • Cost: £3 billion ($5bn)
  • Site area: 25 acres

Plans for the £3bn Imperial West campus have been unveiled by Imperial College London:

- Team White City: Imperial West campus plan revealed

- Financial Times: Imperial unveils details of £3bn campus extension

- Imperial College London: Research and Translation Hub construction to begin at Imperial West














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Old September 1st, 2014, 02:36 PM   #11253
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Borough Triangle | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1748454

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



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  • Address: Site bounded by Newington Causeway and Borough Road, London SE1
  • Developer: Peabody
  • Architect: Stephen Marshall Architects
  • Floors: 38 and 30
  • Homes: 170

Plans have been unveiled for affordable homes at the Borough Triangle site in Elephant & Castle:





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Old September 1st, 2014, 02:42 PM   #11254
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London has the best looking towers planned in the world.
I agree, the towers appeared fabulous to me. Also the sort of beauty that these huge towers give to any city is just inexplicable.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:38 PM   #11255
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Wow, the Goodsyard looks like a massive project! I'd like to see more close up renders and how it will effect the Shoreditch area in general..
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:39 PM   #11256
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Also, Lexicon's cladding........ woah... beautiful.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:56 PM   #11257
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Can someone do a quick outline of exactly which buildings are renders, just to differentiate. That's a decent render and the project is so expansive. The Shoreditch one, I mean.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 07:57 PM   #11258
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well balanced cluster. elegant placement. However for the architecture of the taller structures is more possible
No chance of anything taller. If anything they will have heights cut if the very vocal local nimbys get their way.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 06:08 AM   #11259
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Also, Lexicon's cladding........ woah... beautiful.
That curve is just pure class.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 10:11 AM   #11260
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