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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #11961
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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



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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:07 PM   #11962
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100 Bishopsgate | London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=354677

Official website: http://www.100bishopsgate.com/



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  • Address: 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2
  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: Allies and Morisson
  • Height: 172m
  • Floors: 40



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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #11963
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After seeing the render of One Park Place several times, I'm still struck with how deceptive (due to the floor sizes) it is height wise.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:22 PM   #11964
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Olympic Stadium | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=694556

Official website: http://www.olympicstadium.whufc.com/



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  • Home ground: West Ham United
  • Capacity: 54,000
  • UEFA category: 4



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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #11965
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surely in 1939 though the population was far far denser?
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:48 PM   #11966
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This might be a bit of a silly question but what does earth work entail? .
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #11967
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This might be a bit of a silly question but what does earth work entail? .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthwo...engineering%29
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Old November 28th, 2014, 11:09 PM   #11968
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surely in 1939 though the population was far far denser?
If ρ = population/kmē then the density of the area that currently constitutes London will be the same in 2015 as it was in 1939.

If you're talking about at ward level, people did live cheek by jowl in parts of London in 1939. However they didn't have the residential midrises or highrises present today.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 11:37 PM   #11969
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Reasons? Immigration? Boundary changes?

I was under the impression that pretty much everywhere in the world, cities are losing population to their metropolitan areas.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 12:10 AM   #11970
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Reasons? Immigration? Boundary changes?

I was under the impression that pretty much everywhere in the world, cities are losing population to their metropolitan areas.
London's historic population is measured at the current city boundary.

Birthrates and inward migration are the main drivers of London's population growth. Other cities are growing (quickly in developing nations) but amongst developed countries, London is growing fast.

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Old November 29th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #11971
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After seeing the render of One Park Place several times, I'm still struck with how deceptive (due to the floor sizes) it is height wise.
Don't forget that the windows are double height - one window per 2 floors. Designed this way to make it appear shorter.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 12:34 PM   #11972
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Don't forget that the windows are double height - one window per 2 floors. Designed this way to make it appear shorter.
Not forgotten, it's precisely because of that that the building looks shorter than 162 metres.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #11973
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Indeed. Rather absurd given how tall all its surrounding neighbors will be. Pretty stupid and pointless reasoning in my opinion.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #11974
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London's historic population is measured at the current city boundary.

Birthrates and inward migration are the main drivers of London's population growth. Other cities are growing (quickly in developing nations) but amongst developed countries, London is growing fast.

Do we have any concept of what is driving this immigration? I mean, besides some kind of generic 'economic reasons'.

Is an increase in housing capacity allowing the growth, ie, was growth previously stunted by a lack of new building?

I don't want to go off on a big tangent, there's probably a billion reasons for the change. But as someone who just moved out of the city, I didn't get the impression it was - on average - doing the opposite. A lot of my colleagues and friends also moved away, so I'm curious who moved in, and why.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #11975
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Do we have any concept of what is driving this immigration? I mean, besides some kind of generic 'economic reasons'.

Is an increase in housing capacity allowing the growth, ie, was growth previously stunted by a lack of new building?

I don't want to go off on a big tangent, there's probably a billion reasons for the change. But as someone who just moved out of the city, I didn't get the impression it was - on average - doing the opposite. A lot of my colleagues and friends also moved away, so I'm curious who moved in, and why.
Decentralization hasn't happened, there is opportunity for it too, and if it does it can benefit other major cities across the UK, untill than people will keep pouring in. That is all I can think off, D̶a̶v̶i̶d̶ ̶C̶a̶m̶e̶r̶o̶n̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶w̶i̶s̶e̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶l̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶i̶m̶m̶i̶g̶r̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶.̶ ̶(̶W̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶)̶ ̶I̶M̶O̶ ̶E̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶m̶a̶j̶o̶r̶ ̶c̶i̶t̶y̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶e̶c̶e̶n̶t̶r̶a̶l̶i̶z̶e̶.

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Old November 29th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #11976
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Do we have any concept of what is driving this immigration? I mean, besides some kind of generic 'economic reasons'.

Is an increase in housing capacity allowing the growth, ie, was growth previously stunted by a lack of new building?

I don't want to go off on a big tangent, there's probably a billion reasons for the change. But as someone who just moved out of the city, I didn't get the impression it was - on average - doing the opposite. A lot of my colleagues and friends also moved away, so I'm curious who moved in, and why.
The opportunities present in London. I know many that have moved here in relatively recent times, from elsewhere in the UK, the EU and wider world.

Net flow of people between London and other parts of England and Wales, Centre for Cities (released 2014):



Attractiveness of London internationally as a place to emigrate, Boston Consulting Group (released 2014):

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Old November 29th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #11977
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as a prospective UK student there is a question I want to ask: how is the UK economy doing in real world terms? I mean yeah London is doing really good but could the whole UK reach Germany's pace of economic development?
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Old November 29th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #11978
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to ask: how is the UK economy doing in real world terms?
This thread is not suitable to discus this kind of topic, but UK economy is growing not only faster than any other country in G7, but it is the fastest growing major advanced economy in the whole world at the moment. It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in EU, but a lot of works still need to be done....
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Old November 29th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #11979
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Do we have any concept of what is driving this immigration? I mean, besides some kind of generic 'economic reasons'.
The emergence and consolidation of London (and of the UK in general) as the capital of the world's lingua franca, I gather. Two decades ago I would have pointed towards American cities for this status, but not anymore.
When we emigrated we didn't even discuss about where to, the destination was obviously the UK, and it was only a minor admin issue that made it so that we eventually ended in France.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 08:38 PM   #11980
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573332

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  • Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • Developer: Accor
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
  • Height: 124m
  • Floors: 39



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