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Old November 16th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #11881
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

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

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



Project facts
  • Address: Principal Place, Worship Street, London EC2
  • Developer: Brookfield and Concord Pacific
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m and 67m
  • Floors: 51 and 17



Progress today at the Principal Place site. Photos by stevekeiretsu:


Principal Place u/c by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr


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Old November 16th, 2014, 10:09 PM   #11882
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White Collar Factory | Old Street EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=361792

Official website: http://whitecollarfactory.com/



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  • Address: White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard, London EC1
  • Developer: Derwent London
  • Architect: AHMM
  • Floorspace: 27,220m²
  • Use: Office, Residential, Retail



Construction site of the White Collar Factory, photos by stevekeiretsu:


White Collar Factory u/c by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr


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Old November 16th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #11883
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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



Crane of 52 Lime Street. Demolition of the former building on site has opened up interesting viewing corridors until the new tower rises, as demonstrated below by DarJoLe:





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Willis Building revealed by Scalpel demolition by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr
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Old November 16th, 2014, 11:14 PM   #11884
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Wood Wharf | Tower Hamlets E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

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



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  • Cost: £2 billion ($3.2bn)
  • Homes: 3,100
  • Retail space: 2.57 million ft²
  • Public space: 8.9 acres





Preliminary works have commenced at Wood Wharf. Access to the park has been restricted, as demonstrated below by stim90:

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Old November 16th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #11885
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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



Progress at Baltimore Tower, photos by chest:



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Old November 16th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #11886
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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. Photos by Mr Cladding:


IMG_6662 by Rukuphotography, on Flickr


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Old November 16th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #11887
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33 Central | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1506957

Official website: http://33central.com/



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  • Address: 33 King William Street, London EC4
  • Developer: HB Reavis
  • Architect: John Robertson Architects
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 21,344 m²




Demolition progress today at 33 King William Street, making way for 33 Central. Photo by stevekeiretsu:


33 King William St demo by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr
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Old November 17th, 2014, 02:18 PM   #11888
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Marble Arch Tower | Marylebone W1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1674459

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



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  • Address: 5-9 Marble Arch, London W1
  • Developer: Almacantar
  • Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Cost: £520 million ($810m)
  • Homes: 49

Revised plans have been submitted for the Marble Arch Tower project:



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Old November 17th, 2014, 03:12 PM   #11889
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At the corner with Edgware Road?
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Old November 17th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #11890
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Old November 17th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #11891
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52 Lime Street, Wood Wharf, The Baltimore, Novotel CW... dayum
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Old November 17th, 2014, 06:31 PM   #11892
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Personally can't wait until they're in service, and the new destinations being offered.
Unfortunately new destinations (such as the much talked about Amsterdam) are looking further away than ever now due to a combination of different factors. The first is that due to the UKBA not wanting undertake passport checks on board or at St Pancras as well as them not out posting themselves at the other destinations because of their token services. So all trains have to be checked at Lille adding 40+ minutes into every journey. There's also the issue now that Eurostar have reduced the number of trains 'spare' from the existing three capitals services as they intend to scrap 14 of their 373s. I suspect that if we do see any more destinations they will be in France and Belgium (so not too far out meaning the adding time and fewer trains is not an issue as much).
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Old November 17th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #11893
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That comment was more with respect to the London-Lyon-Avignon-Marseille service commencing next year.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #11894
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Thank goodness it won't see the light of day.
It is unique though. And very high tech, which is what the area is supposed to be. The Old Street redevelopment looks bland, IMO.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:57 AM   #11895
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Wow is there a better city than London right now with all these new projects going up! So much stuff going on I can't keep track! I just love this town!

Long time lurker here.. Thought I would say hi and thanks to SE9 and every one else for the daily updates and pics.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #11896
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Hi and no problem!

A rundown of projects approved so far this month:
  • South Quay Plaza A | 215m
  • Arrowhead Quay A | 183m
  • New Covent Garden Market N8 | 177m
  • Arrowhead Quay B | 170m
  • New Bondway | 170m
  • New Covent Garden Market N10 | 151m
  • New Covent Garden Market N9 | 118m
  • South Quay Plaza B | 115m
  • 12-20 Wyvil Road | 114m
  • New Covent Garden Market N7 | 100m
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Old November 18th, 2014, 02:56 PM   #11897
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Wow is there a better city than London right now
In terms of pure investment dollars, no. Not by a long way. But now you're getting into questions of cost and inflated prices and total height etc etc. Plus the insidious currency holdings of the city. A lot of these projects are not needed, but ways to store money safely.

London's place is - I think - both deserved and undeserved. In that it has some of the world's best skyscrapers - finished or proposed - but is also catching up from being three decades behind where it should be.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #11898
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well, I couldn't be more excited about all these buildings u/c in London right now but I got a couple of questions: first of all, are victorian style (or any other London classic vintage style) buildings demolished in order for those building to be built? Because I love the architectural diversity in London and the way old is co existing with the modern and I don't want beautiful old buildings to be destroyed. Apart from that, when a project approval is posted, does it mean that construction work will begin immediately or that there are other stages too from which the project should go through?
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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:12 PM   #11899
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Hi and no problem!

A rundown of projects approved so far this month:
  • South Quay Plaza A | 215m
  • Arrowhead Quay A | 183m
  • New Covent Garden Market N8 | 177m
  • Arrowhead Quay B | 170m
  • New Bondway | 170m
  • New Covent Garden Market N10 | 151m
  • New Covent Garden Market N9 | 118m
  • South Quay Plaza B | 115m
  • 12-20 Wyvil Road | 114m
  • New Covent Garden Market N7 | 100m
Unbelievably good.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #11900
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well, I couldn't be more excited about all these buildings u/c in London right now but I got a couple of questions: first of all, are victorian style (or any other London classic vintage style) buildings demolished in order for those building to be built? Because I love the architectural diversity in London and the way old is co existing with the modern and I don't want beautiful old buildings to be destroyed. Apart from that, when a project approval is posted, does it mean that construction work will begin immediately or that there are other stages too from which the project should go through?
Welcome! I hope this answers some of your questions:

1) Classic architecture isn't demolished in order for these new projects to be built. The majority of high profile projects in London today are being built on what was disused or derelict sites. The Canary Wharf/Docklands area was a derelict, former port. Nine Elms was full of warehouses and a derelict power station. The Greenwich Peninsula was a derelict, former gasworks area. King's Cross Central was a derelict, post-industrial railway goods yard. The majority of buildings being demolished to make way for other new developments are postwar constructions.

2) Construction can commence following the confirmation of approval. Developers can decide to start construction straight away or hold back, depending on a range of factors such as real estate market conditions. In the event that a developer holds back for too long, they have to reapply for planning permission.
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