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Old November 10th, 2014, 10:02 AM   #11821
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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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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



Demolition complete at 52 Lime Street, with construction of the tower to follow. Photos by The Shard Baby:



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Old November 10th, 2014, 10:06 AM   #11822
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One Nine Elms | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1549489

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



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  • Address: 1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Dalian Wanda
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 200m and 161m
  • Floors: 58 and 43



Demolition progress at Market Towers, making way for One Nine Elms. Photo by The Shard Baby:

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Old November 10th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #11823
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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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  • Address: Providence Tower, Fairmont Avenue, London E14
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: SOM
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



Progress at Providence Tower, photo by chest:

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Old November 10th, 2014, 12:12 PM   #11824
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I am SO excited about 52 Lime Street! I'm so happy that you can see construction at ground level now.

In regards to the height barrier... I can see it being lifted when (or if) London City Airport closes - which is the most likely. I would imagine that we'd see some supertalls rising in the Docklands. But a supertall in Central London would be difficult... even with a raised height limit. It would be great to the new Pinnacle Design be taller than The Shard, but the likelyhood of this happening is not realistic looking at the previous application.

There's always hope..
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Old November 10th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #11825
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Peninsula Central East | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

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



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  • Developer: Knight Dragon Development
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Homes: 990
  • Retail space: 2,100m²

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Old November 10th, 2014, 03:36 PM   #11826
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Gherkin Skyscraper to Be Purchased by Safra Group:


Link: http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...by-safra-group


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The London tower known as the Gherkin is being bought by the Safra Group, the banking empire controlled by billionaire Joseph Safra. The price is about 726 million pounds ($1.2 billion), a person with knowledge of the deal said.
The Safra Group agreed to acquire the 180-meter (590-foot) building, the second-tallest in the City of London financial district, from receiver Deloitte LLP, according to a statement today. The price is equivalent to a yield of about 3.8 percent, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
The tower at 30 St. Mary Axe has become one of London’s best-known landmarks since it opened a decade ago. Deloitte was hired by the building’s lenders to sell the property in July to end years of defaults. The largest tenants include reinsurer Swiss Re Ltd. and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a U.S. law firm, according to the statement.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 04:28 PM   #11827
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I've never landed from that direction either, but I've only used LCY once. Must be quite a feeling.

This video starts by flying past the Shard, demonstrating why there's a 1,000ft ceiling for buildings in central London:

I did, and it's rather cool.

A westbound takeoff was not that pleasant, on the other hand.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 05:33 PM   #11828
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Gherkin sale: London's iconic skyline 'worth £7.2bn'

London's Gherkin skyscraper has been sold to investment giant the Safra Group in a deal reportedly worth £726m. BBC News spoke to a consultancy firm ahead of the sale to gauge how much the capital's iconic skyline might now be worth.

It is estimated that 10 of the buildings that make up the city's world-renowned skyline could be worth more than £7.2bn ($9.86bn).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29574946


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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #11829
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Interesting that CWG value One Canada Square at £679 million, considering that the QIA agreed to buy 8 Canada Square for over £1.1 billion earlier this year.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #11830
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I hope they've got plans for those tunnels!! Look so messy. The towers themself and the area is becoming very North American though.

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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #11831
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Tower Bridge Glass Floor | Tower Bridge SE1

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Official website: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/tower-bridge-glass-floor/



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  • Cost: £1 million
  • Height from river: 49m
  • Length: 11m
  • Width: 1.8m

The first of two glass floor platforms has been unveiled at Tower Bridge:

- The Telegraph: Tower Bridge unveils its new glass floor

- The Independent: Tower Bridge unveils glass floor walkways over the Thames

- The Guardian: Tower Bridge opens glass-floored walkway 42 metres above river Thames










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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #11832
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The plane flies very close to London skyscraper.

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Old November 10th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #11833
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These cows are small, those cows are far away.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 08:56 PM   #11834
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I'm sure there's got to be a joke about Japanese tourists and their cameras here somewhere..
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Old November 10th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #11835
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Gherkin sale: London's iconic skyline 'worth £7.2bn'

London's Gherkin skyscraper has been sold to investment giant the Safra Group in a deal reportedly worth £726m. BBC News spoke to a consultancy firm ahead of the sale to gauge how much the capital's iconic skyline might now be worth.

It is estimated that 10 of the buildings that make up the city's world-renowned skyline could be worth more than £7.2bn ($9.86bn).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29574946


Seems a bit silly giving a value to Parliament and St Pauls, considering both are the very definition of priceless architecture and would never be sold ever.

In fact, considering the Palace of Westminster is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it might even be a breach of the Geneva Convention to sell the building, if the government received the profits.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 02:14 PM   #11836
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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red | Tower of London EC3

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Official website: http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/



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  • Artist: Peter Cummins
  • Stage designer: Tom Piper
  • Ceramic poppies: 888,246
  • Installation: 5 August to 11 November 2014 (Armistice Day)

The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red art installation at the Tower of London has completed today. The installation features 888,246 poppies at the Tower's moat, one for each British soldier killed in the First World War:




London Trip Waterloo to the Tower by Wayne Cappleman (Haywain), on Flickr


London Trip Waterloo to the Tower by Wayne Cappleman (Haywain), on Flickr
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Old November 11th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #11837
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Hopefully this becomes a permanent monument.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #11838
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Dismantling of the poppies will begin tomorrow. The transient nature of the installation is meant to be a solemn reminder of the abruptness of the soldiers' lives.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #11839
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Hopefully this becomes a permanent monument.
I know what you mean.

But, if it makes you feel any better about the fact that it will be dismantled, the plan is to sell as many of the 888,246 poppies as possible, for £25 each, and thereby raise many millions in aid of various charities for injured soldiers and their families.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #11840
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They all sold out rather quickly.
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