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Old April 1st, 2008, 11:36 PM   #1161
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I made a video of the various construction sites in the City, which can be downloaded here:

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscr...1march2008.wmv

It's about 8 minutes long (89mb file size).

Alternatively, you can watch this on YouTube. However, the quality is much lower -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqUt7uVPZNQ

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:37 AM   #1162
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I made a video of the various construction sites in the City, which can be downloaded here:

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscr...1march2008.wmv

It's about 8 minutes long (89mb file size).

Alternatively, you can watch this on YouTube. However, the quality is much lower -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqUt7uVPZNQ

Great work! London is prepared for the future!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #1163
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A new 37 floor hotel and resi tower for Canary Wharf has been proposed, found by Jef originally, then found by London Lad. Should be around 110-120m:

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Jeff noticed this Planning application.

Very interesting- Its the site of a car park presently Just of the roundabout opposite RS.


Full Planning Permission

Development: Erection of a 37 storey building comprising a 150 bedroom hotel (Class C1) and 78 serviced apartments (Sui Generis), together with ancillary restaurant facilities and servicing and parking areas including a drop off facility; provision of a retail unit (C

Location: Newfoundland, Canary Wharf, (Land bounded by Park Place, Westferry Road & Heron Quays Road)

Application No: PA/08/00598

That link isn't working LL. Link
This comes just days after the bigger, better Baltimore Wharf Tower was announced for the Wharf. Maybe Canary Wharf should have it's own summary thread lol.


Riverside South Tower 1- 236m
1 Canada Square- 235m
North Quay Tower 1- 216m
Wood Wharf Tower 1- 206m
North Quay Tower 3- 203m
8 Canada Square- 200m
25 Canada Square- 200m
Heron Quays West Tower 1- 198m
Wood Wharf Tower 2- 190m
Wood Wharf Tower 3- 190m
Riverside South Tower 2- 189m
1 Park Place 180m?
1 Churchill Place- 156m
25 Bank Street- 153m
40 bank Street- 153m
10 Upper Bank Street- 151m
City Pride Tower- 150m?
225 Marshwall-150m?
30 Marshwall- 150m?
Admiral's Way- 150m?

Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
Heron Quays West Tower 2- 147m
The Landmark East Tower- 140m
Quebec Tower- 136m
Wood Wharf Tower 4- 135m?
Baltimore Wharf- 131m
Trafalgar Way Tower 1- 124m
Pan Peninsula West Tower- 122m
40 Marshwall- 122m?
North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Park Place Hotel- 115m?
Arrowhead Quay- 113m
No.1 West India Quay- 111m
33 Canada Square- 105m
Ontario Tower- 104m
Trafalgar Way Tower 2- 104m
South Quay Square Phase 2- 100m
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #1164
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[QUOTE=Newcastle Guy;19409174]A new 37 floor hotel and resi tower for Canary Wharf has been proposed, found by Jef originally, then found by London Lad. Should be around 110-120m:

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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #1165
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Completely wrong place.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #1166
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Completely wrong place.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #1167
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New 100 West Cromwell Road Plans Floated.

The replacement scheme for Tesco and Multiplex Living's plans on West Cromwell Street in London has finally been proposed, this time rising to a height of 81.9 metres.

Standing over spare land Tesco own next to one of their London supermarkets, it contains 367 apartments in a 24 storey tower and associated lower level attached housing blocks that together form an E shape when viewed from above.

116 of these will be affordable units and there will also be a new 1,401 square metre gym and swimming pool and a 436 square metre crèche.

Unusually for a site in London there will be an increase in the number of parking spaces on offer with 610 rather than the current 373.

Incredibly, and despite the close proximity the scheme has to excellent public transport including the London Underground, 275 of these will be for the residents of the proposed 100 West Cromwell Road with the rest allocated to Tesco shoppers.

Coming from the pens of Bolles + Wilson, the scheme features a slimmer chamfered tower than the previous project, particularly when the eastern elevation is viewed. The tower clever fools the viewer into appearing like it is twisting gradually when seen from West Cromwell Road thanks to a taper that runs along the eastern side.

Adding additional detail is the inclusion of south facing private wintergardens running narrowly up the side of the of the tower in vertical strips plus yellow photovoltaic solar panels giving a distinctive dash of colour.

At ground level will be the not very glamourously named Tesco Plaza, a new landscaped space that integrates the bottom of the development with the Tesco store it stands next to and adds continued access to the existing underground car park it will stand above.

After a stream of tall building proposals dating all the way back to 1996, Multiplex and their partner Tesco will hope that they can finally realize a tower on this site by satisfying the notoriously hard-to-please Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.



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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #1168
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JP Morgan Show Off Initial Tower Plans!

JP Morgan's exhibition of their new headquarters on London Wall near the Barbican designed by KPF that finished last Friday has given little idea of what will be going on the site in the place of St Alphage House.

With architecture the devil is always in the detail, but unfortunately there was not a single actual computer generated image of the detailed design giving an idea of what the building looks like because according to the architect the scheme is still "a work in progress." This has made it rather hard to get a proper idea of what the effect will be of the building beyond the basics.

Despite the lack of material showing a clear image of the scheme, models were on hand that showed the 90,000 square metre building off but these were basic massing ones.

Showing a building reported to be 131 metres in height, the designed consisted of a squat tower rising from a huge monolithic podium presumably so large because of the massive trading floors JP Morgan wish to accommodate within their new building.

Early indications are the scheme is less about building a distinctive landmark building and more about squashing into the plot, every square metre of office space that JP Morgan need.

The sheer bulk of the proposals are bound to raise the ire of residents living nearby in the Barbican who jealously guard the views from their flats and worry about being overshadowed.

As the majority of people in the City of London live in one place, the Barbican, this is bound to become a major issue for the Corporation of London who will have to square off complaints from potentially the majority of their residents, against the prestigious need the City has in retaining JP Morgan who could potentially defect to Canary Wharf if they are not kept happy.

Address 2 Fore Street, London Wall, London. EC2
Council City of London
Country United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status Pre Planning
Proposal date 2008

Roof Height (AGL) 131.00

Total Floors (O.G) 21
Market Data
Primary Use Office

Floorspace (sq m) 90,000.00

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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #1169
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JP Morgan To Erect New European Headquarters in London

By SEBASTIAN BOYD
Bloomberg News
May 3, 2007

JP Morgan Chase & Co., the third-largest American bank, is in talks to build a new 1 million square foot European headquarters in London's City financial district.

The proposed building would have four trading floors, JP Morgan said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. At 72,000 square feet each, they would be the largest in London.

JP Morgan entered exclusive talks with the City of London municipality and real estate developer Hammerson Plc. The three parties have 90 days to agree on terms, the statement said.

Property Week reported in February that the JP Morgan might move its new headquarters to Canary Wharf because of the need for space. JP Morgan's London operations are currently based in several buildings. The proposed new headquarters, to be built between

London Wall and Fore Street, would house JP Morgan's London investment banking business. The asset management and treasury and securities units would remain nearby, the New York-based bank said.

[JP Morgan is said to be in negotiations with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new headquarters in New York City across the street from the former World Trade Center site. An official from the Port Authority to The New York Sun that he was unaware of any connection between the London deal and the New York plans.]

Kohn Pedersen Fox architects, designer of the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo's Roppongi Hills tower, and KKS Strategy drew up a preliminary design based on JP Morgan's specifications, Hammerson said on the Regulatory News Service. Hammerson said it expects work to start on the site next year.

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Old April 5th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #1170
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Well if you now better, my best.

Its the car park site with the tress on in the middle of the pic.
The big site to the left of the roundabout is the site Riverside South.
The small buildings in the shadows to the North of the car park is the site of the 1 Park place tower.
The area to the East of the roundabout up to the DLR tracks is the site of Heron Quays West.
Finally the building to the south of the roundabout just past the trees is where a 50 storey Fosters tower is apparently being worked up (beyond that is 22 Marsh wall U/C 40+ floors).


http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...7144&ay=180295

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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:50 PM   #1171
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Its the car park site with the tress on in the middle of the pic.
The big site to the right of the roundabout is the site Riverside South.
The small buildings in the shadows to the North of the car park is the site of the 1 Park place tower.
The area to the East of the roundabout up to the DLR tracks is the site of Heron Quays West.
Finally the building to the south of the roundabout just past the trees is where a 50 storey Fosters tower is apparently being worked up (beyond that is 22 Marsh wall U/C 40+ floors).


http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...7144&ay=180295
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #1172
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whoops got my left & rights mixed up. I meant RS was to the left not right of roundabout. What you have circled is the RS site.

The site of the proposed apartment/hotel tower it to the right of what you have highlighted just above the small roundabout.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #1173
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Lots of towers proposed for Croydon...

Pre-planning
Proposed
Approved
Under Construction

Built

Whitgift Tower | 200m+
Hamilton Lunar and Apollo Redevelopment 1 | 160m
Cherry Orchard Road 3 | 160m
Croydon Gateway Tower | 155m
Dingwall Road Tower | 145m
Wellesley Square | 134m

Hamilton Lunar and Apollo Redevelopment 2 | 120m?
Cherry Orchard Road 1 | 92m
Croydon College Vocational Tower | 88m
Cherry Orchard Road 2 | 85m
Altitude 25 | 82m
NLA Tower | 82m
Hamilton Lunar and Apollo Redevelopment 3 | 80m?
St Georges House | 79m
Taberner House | 77m
Centre Tower | 77m
Leon House | 71.3m
4-20 Edridge Road | 70m
13-16 Dingwall Road | 67m

100 George St | 67m
IYLO | 66m
Cherry Orchard Road 4 | 66m




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Old April 8th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1174
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Lots of towers proposed for Croydon...
It's amazing that so much stuff is happening in Croydon, I'm hoping these projects move forward, it could have a really good skyline capable of taking on lots of other European skylines.

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A new 37 floor hotel and resi tower for Canary Wharf has been proposed, found by Jef originally, then found by London Lad. Should be around 110-120m:
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Planning Docs.

Platel Taylor are the architects.

http://194.201.98.213/WAM/showCaseFi...mber=PA/08/598

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Gonna get a little dense around here eventualy (1Park place will crowd the area even more)
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it is 150m AOD to the tip of the screen, so about 145m above ground level. It is dwarfed by the other towers close by though, the 200m tall 1 Park Place is going to be right next door.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #1175
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Gosh that last one is such a tiddler in comparison to the Riverside South Towers, and it's almost the same height as the V-Building in Birmingham, our future tallest building.

Plus Croydon's skyline is really rocketing and with all the proposals and looksa future Frankfurt/Moscow/La Defense. Is there a height limit in Croydon?
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I don't believe there is a height limit in Croydon, I have heard people here say developers could go to atleast supertall height.
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The main thing that will hold Croydon back is NIMBYism - still, i'm looking forward to seeing what gets built there in the future, it has a lot of potential.

I can't believe how small that 150m building in Canary Wharf looks - anywhere else and it would be a major tower and it wouldnt be out of the ordinary for it to be called in for a PI.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #1178
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Very tall building has been proposed for Croydon.

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I don't believe there is a height limit in Croydon, I have heard people here say developers could go to atleast supertall height.



Whitgift Centre Set For Rebuild
Published on 07-04-2008 by Skyscrapernews


Not content with currently building what will be the tallest tower in the London Borough of Croydon, Altitude 25, developer Howard Holdings are now looking to new heights with a possible skyscraper on the Whitgift Centre in a joint venture with Anglo Irish Bank.

Already home to three office towers, the plans will see two of them removed and the shopping centre completely refurbished starting with the northern end of the centre.

Howard Holdings are looking at taking advantage of their opportunities whilst they can and constructing bigger replacements for the existing towers, one of which could be as tall as 60 storeys.

Amongst the firms working on the proposals are Geddes Architects who specialise in large retail developments and have specifically had a long history with Howard Holdings whom they worked on the Whitgift Centre with between 1989 and 2004.

Included in their proposals a 50 floor lipstick shaped tower flanked by several shorter ones all lining the western side of Wellesley Road.

This isn't the first time a very tall building has been proposed for Croydon - those with long memories may remember plans for a trio of towers at Fairfields Hall, the tallest of which would have had 64 floors.

They never made it as far as the planning system but with Howard Holdings actually having a successful development record, perhaps they will have more luck this time round. Plans are expected to be officially revealed soon.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #1179
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The main thing that will hold Croydon back is NIMBYism - still, i'm looking forward to seeing what gets built there in the future, it has a lot of potential.
Perhaps. I just hope that all these developments will have adequate parking facilities. The reason why these big developers are attracted to Croydon is that it's like an American CBD with lots of development potential, a major transport artery through the centre, as well as lots of parking spaces. There are, after all, going to be three major shopping centres in Croydon alone (Centrale, Park Place, Whitgift) and maybe a fourth with the Croydon Gateway. Removing adequate parking and car facilities will remove the attraction for offices to relocate to Croydon. Hopefully this will mean we'll see American-style buildings (e.g. like the Trump Tower) with carparks added to the base of the skyscrapers. The worst thing they can do is get rid of provisions for cars and attempt to create some contrived European pedestrianised city for nothing more than vanity and some misguided attempt to appear 'green'.
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