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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #11581
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They made an effort at Kings X.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:01 PM   #11582
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They made an effort at Kings X.
There is no comparison between the two projects.

A number of older buildings within the Kings Cross development have been preserved and restored because there were a number of older buildings on it to be preserved and restored.

By contrast, there is little to be preserved and restored on the Battersea Power Station site beyond the power station itself.

And that IS being preserved and restored.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #11583
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There is no comparison between the two projects.

A number of older buildings within the Kings Cross development have been preserved and restored because there were a number of older buildings on it to be preserved and restored.

By contrast, there is little to be preserved and restored on the Battersea Power Station site beyond the power station itself.

And that IS being preserved and restored.
Exactly! Most of the area around Battersea was just like a huge empty carpark lol.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #11584
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A new render of Croydon, a suburb of London, in 2020.

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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:15 PM   #11585
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Borough Triangle is a sit in Southwark owned by social house-builder, Peabody Estates, that has been mooted for redevelopment, including a couple of new towers.

The site sits to the immediate west of Newington Causeway, and is triangular shaped, hence its name. There's been a long history of proposals for tall buildings on this site, including a tower for the Department of the Environment designed in 1972 that never went ahead, but despite this it's always been the bridesmaid and never the bride when it comes to tall buildings in Elephant and Castle.

The proposals include a possible inclusion of the Minister of Sound on the north eastern corner of the site located below ground to help reduce the noise complaints, a collection of low rise blocks along Newington Causeway itself, sited there partly to give protection to the public space that will sit in the middle of the site, with the two towers on the western part of the plot giving the landscaped area further shelter from the nearby railway viaduct. Adjacent to the viaduct will be a footpath running from north to south to improve permeability on the site. In total 44% of the site, or 1 acre, will be landscaped public space.

Peabody intends for the scheme to provide approximately 170 new affordable apartments of a mixture of tenures ranging from affordable rented apartments to shared ownership aimed at those already living in the area. In all there will be over new apartments.

Dominating the scheme visually are two towers which are presently expected to be 30 and 38 floors, the tallest of which could be about 115 metres in height making it over 30 metres shorter than the pinnacle of the cluster, Strata.

The scheme is presently undergoing consultation, and the next step will be a further consultation should the Ministry of Sound plump for a home on the site.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #11586
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Exactly! Most of the area around Battersea was just like a huge empty carpark lol.
Were they talking about this?

They are tearing down so many good 40-50 year old buildings left and right without a second thought, and someone pines for preserving this shack.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 12:51 PM   #11587
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I agree with you here ThatOneGuy, as much as I like to see pre-war buildings preserved, this could only serve as a brick pit for homebuilders anymore. Goodbye, little fella.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #11588
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Don't like it, looks awful.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #11589
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Considering it's an all social/ affordable housing scheme, I'd say it looks pretty good for it's type. Those are double height windows by the way, so it is much taller than it looks in the render.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #11590
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Considering it's an all social/ affordable housing scheme, I'd say it looks pretty good for it's type. Those are double height windows by the way, so it is much taller than it looks in the render.
The lower building looks OK but the towers are terrible.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 01:17 AM   #11591
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Late news concerning this project. Unveiled over a month ago:

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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/



Project facts
  • 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 October 18th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #11592
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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



Progress at Baltimore Tower, photos by chest:



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Old October 18th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #11593
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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



Progress at Baltimore Tower, photos by chest:



Excellent pics, thanks for posting - I'm sure this question has been asked before so apologies for any redundancy, but I've noticed on many UK/London projects that the concrete core for high rise buildings seems to rise far more quickly than the rear of the floor plate, why is that?
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Old October 18th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #11594
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Excellent pics, thanks for posting - I'm sure this question has been asked before so apologies for any redundancy, but I've noticed on many UK/London projects that the concrete core for high rise buildings seems to rise far more quickly than the rear of the floor plate, why is that?
It varies by project. Their relative speeds are often tied to the difference in complexity of the core and floorplate, or whether components of the floorplate are significant load-bearing members of the tower.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #11595
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Dollar Bay | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=934424&page=7

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



Project facts
  • Address: 1-18 Dollar Bay Court, London, E14
  • Developer: Citystyle Homes and Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 109m
  • Floors: 32



Two piling rigs now on site. Photo by chest:

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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #11596
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Old October 19th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #11597
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London's red phone boxes are going green
CNN | October 2014

Terrible idea, who the hell is going to use these?

You need to convert them into something modern which people actually use, such as vending machines or cash machines.

I think I might have to jump off a bridge if all of the red boxes go that garish green.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #11598
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Baltimore Tower is turning out as good as I expected.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #11599
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Four new London river crossings needed for growth, Adonis urges

A new report has called for four new river crossings to be built in East London to unlock economic development and new homes.

The report from the Commission on East Thames Crossings, chaired by Lord Adonis, calls for river crossings to be built on the East Thames at Silvertown, Gallions Reach, Belvedere and near to the existing Dartford Crossing.

Ambitions for 200,000 new homes and 350,000 jobs to be created in the Thames Gateway have been held back by a lack of cross-river connectivity, it says.

Linking London: A new generation of river crossings to revitalise the East Thames was published as Transport for London launched a public consultation on plans for a Silvertown tunnel that would connect the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks.

It has been designated a nationally significant infrastructure project and, if approved, could start in 2017 and take four years to complete at an estimated cost of £750m.

The Mayor of London and TfL are also planning new road crossings to the east of Silvertown, with a recent consultation suggesting public support for crossings at Gallions Reach and Belvedere.

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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/



Project facts
  • Address: Providence Tower, Fairmont Avenue, London E14
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: SOM
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



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