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Old September 20th, 2014, 05:26 PM   #11381
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Old September 20th, 2014, 05:39 PM   #11382
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Principal Tower | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=431133

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



Project facts
  • Address: Principal Tower, Worship Street, London EC2
  • Developer: Brookfield and Concord Pacific
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m
  • Floors: 51

Larger versions of the newly released Principal Tower renders:





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Old September 20th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #11383
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

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



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  • Address: 122 Leadenhall Street, London EC3
  • Developer: British Land
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Height: 225m
  • Floors: 48



High up in the Leadenhall Building:


Silhouettes on Cheesegrater by Matt From London, on Flickr


Looking over the edge by Matt From London, on Flickr


Thames from on high by Matt From London, on Flickr


City of London and Thames by Matt From London, on Flickr


Cheesegrater floorplate by Matt From London, on Flickr


Cheesegrater floor by Matt From London, on Flickr


Cheesegrater columns by Matt From London, on Flickr


Cheesegrater lobby by Matt From London, on Flickr
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Old September 21st, 2014, 04:41 PM   #11384
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Old September 21st, 2014, 10:01 PM   #11385
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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/



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  • Address: Canary Wharf Station, Upper Bank Street, London E14
  • Line: Crossrail
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Cost: £500 million ($815m)





At Canary Wharf earlier, during the Sunday Open House tour


Under Construction by Occlude, on Flickr


Canary Wharf Crossrail Roof Garden (4) by Eugene Regis, on Flickr


Canary Wharf Crossrail Roof Garden (3) by Eugene Regis, on Flickr


Canary Wharf Crossrail View of Barclays & Marriott by Eugene Regis, on Flickr


Under Construction by Occlude, on Flickr


Canary Wharf Crossrail Ticket Hall (2) by Eugene Regis, on Flickr


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Canary Wharf Crossrail Walk to Roof Garden by Eugene Regis, on Flickr


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Canary Wharf Crossrail View of Walkway (1) by Eugene Regis, on Flickr
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Old September 21st, 2014, 10:21 PM   #11386
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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/



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



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Old September 22nd, 2014, 09:49 AM   #11387
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SE9, as always, cheers for the updates.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 04:06 PM   #11388
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Oh wow... so many amazing updates. Thank you very much SE9.

Especially good news for the Trocadero! I hate to see it wasted
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 06:27 PM   #11389
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Busy times indeed. The Trocadero news is very welcome.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 06:47 PM   #11390
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King's Cross Central | King's Cross N1C

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

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



Project facts
  • New mixed-use district on formerly disused industrial land, to be complete by 2020
  • Cost: £2.3 billion ($3.8bn)
  • Homes: 2,000
  • Commercial space: 743,000m²
  • Site area: 54 hectares



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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:26 PM   #11391
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Midland Goods Shed | King's Cross N1C

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

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/heritage-midland-goods-shed



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  • Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
  • 3,000m² Guardian events and educational venue
  • 2,700m² Waitrose 'concept' supermarket
  • 220m² cookery school



Construction progress at the Midland Goods Shed:

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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:43 PM   #11392
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That's a pity about the Trocadero turning into a cinema. The end of the only video game arcade in London.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 11:38 PM   #11393
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There's others if you know where to look. The Las Vegas Arcade in Soho is a short walk away.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 02:30 AM   #11394
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Hello. What's this all about?

City set for trio of new towers

Planning applications for three new skyscrapers in the City of London are being worked up, with two likely to be submitted before Christmas, BD has been told.

The towers are planned for sites close to the stump of the Pinnacle, “deep in the eastern cluster” of tall buildings around Bishopsgate.

Senior City planner Gwyn Williams said he was in discussions over three towers whose planning applications were imminent.

As the corporation’s newly promoted head of design, he will be “solely responsible” for ensuring their design quality meets the City’s expectations.

“One in particular is a very considered response from an architect I have the utmost respect for,” he said, declining to name the practice.

“I have worked very closely with him and there’s a mutual respect. It’s a good example of cooperation between architect and planner to come up with a building that hopefully the public will see the value in.”

Richards told BD in an interview earlier this summer that he thinks planners are in a strong position to push for design quality because they are independent in a way that architects, with their clients, cannot be.

The news comes as the Cheesegrater threw open its doors to the public for the first time during Open House weekend. Ken Shuttleworth, co-creator of the Gherkin which is obscured from some angles by the Cheesegrater, has argued for new viewing corridors to be introduced to protect contemporary buildings as well as St Paul’s Cathedral.

But Richards told BD: “I am not of the view that the Gherkin should be protected. It’s part of the eastern cluster.”

All the new schemes are likely to have public viewing areas or roof gardens. Richards has said that one of his priorities is making the City more “inclusive” of ordinary people.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/city-...071020.article
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:44 AM   #11395
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So we have a couple of Christmas presents to look forward to. One project may likely be on the site of the Banque Belge building to the south side of the Pinnacle site, and could we see a tower to be proposed for the Can of Spam site?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #11396
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Amazing news with regards to the 3 new proposals... it would be great to see more density and high class design in the The Square Mile. London is building at an unbelievable rate... I feel like we are truly in a Skyscraper boom.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:36 PM   #11397
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London Overtakes Hong Kong as Worlds Most Expensive City
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...expensive-city
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London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro.

The estate agent Savills said the combined typical cost of renting somewhere to live and leasing an office to work for a year in London had risen to almost £74,000 per employee. That puts the UK capital well ahead of other global hubs such as New York, Paris and Tokyo.

London’s rise to first place in the rankings was blamed on big increases in office rents, plus the pound’s strength against the dollar, prompting Savills to warn that it risks becoming less competitive as a result.

By contrast, falling residential rents and a weakening currency contributed to Hong Kong, which had previously topped the ranking five years running, dropping to second place.

The annual cost per employee in London was put at $120,568 (£73,800), with Hong Kong close behind at $115,717. New York and Paris were in third and fourth place, at $107,782 and $105,550 respectively. Sydney came eighth at $63,630, Shanghai tenth at $43,171 and Rio eleventh at $32,179. Mumbai was bottom of the table at $29,742.
While I'm happy to see London succeeding it's important to remember that while the UK contains the worlds most expensive city it also has some of the poorest regions of Northern Europe and only better illustrates the growing inequality that exists within this country. I only hope that London's success can spread to other cities so we can see things like trios of towers built in Manchester for example. Hopefully as the UK de-centralises power from London the regions can grow too.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 09:31 PM   #11398
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There's parts of London as poor as the poorest parts of northern England. Meanwhile, London contributes far more to the UK treasury per head than it takes out.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:33 PM   #11399
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Good news about another three towers for the city but are they really needed, after all, the pinnacle and 100 bishopsgate can't seem to get any pre-lets ?.
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The Pinnacle isn't on the market. There's a constant stream of news concerning companies taking up space in and around the City. Take Amazon and Principal Place.
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