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Old December 1st, 2014, 11:30 PM   #12021
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It's definitely weird. But I like weird.
What do you find weird about it ?. Usually the most common complaint on here is that a project is boring and bland, which this project isn't.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:45 AM   #12022
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Maybe it's getting lost in translation somewhere. Weird denotes neither good nor bad. Just unusual and innovative and offbeat.

Plus, not everything that's weird is interesting or flavoursome. Some highly unusual projects are just as boring and bland as everything else, once you get past the initial shock.

What I'm saying is the juxtaposition of Battersea Power Station, with all its red brick dominance, and some Frank Gehry screwed-up-paper-bag high rises is a little... well, weird.

Then you have some MC Escher footpaths in the main square, which is itself at the end of a science fiction boulevard straight out of Logan's Run.

It's all pretty damn weird.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 03:27 PM   #12023
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So do you like it or not? . Lol
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 08:33 PM   #12024
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I like it a lot. Who doesn't? It's magnificent.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 12:02 AM   #12025
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I think it's one of those projects that everyone will find odd at first but will come to like it. Or at least appreciate it.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:15 AM   #12026
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The Garden Bridge | Temple-South Bank

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1544376

Official website: http://www.gardenbridgetrust.org/



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  • Developer: The Garden Bridge Trust
  • Architect: Thomas Heatherwick
  • Engineering and design consultants: Arup
  • Cost: £175m ($275m)

Plans for the Garden Bridge have been approved tonight by Westminster Council:

- Dezeen: Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge given green light

- BBC News: London's River Thames garden bridge backed by Westminster

- Arch Daily: Westminster Council Approves Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Plans








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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:23 AM   #12027
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66 Chiltern Street | Marylebone W1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1618322

Official website: http://www.66-chilternstreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 66 Chiltern Street, London W1
  • Developer: Ronson Capital Partners
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Floors: 15
  • Homes: 55





Demolition at the 66 Chiltern Street site is near complete, with construction of the development to follow. Photos by koolduct:



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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:24 AM   #12028
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the garden bridge fund needs £50 million to get the project started, now where's my piggy bank !!!!.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:27 AM   #12029
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100 Bishopsgate | City of 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



Today at the 100 Bishopsgate site, photos by chest:



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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:38 AM   #12030
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Embassy Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1738434

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



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  • Address: Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architects: Terry Farrell and Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, AHMM and FLACQ
  • Homes: 1,982
  • Site area: 15 acres







Progress at Embassy Gardens, photos courtesy of the Ballymore Group:


DSCF2921 by ballymore_group, on Flickr


DSCF2912 by ballymore_group, on Flickr


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DSCF2863 by ballymore_group, on Flickr
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:40 AM   #12031
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Isn't Malaysia Square the first Bjarke Ingels (BIG) project in London, let alone England.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 02:47 AM   #12032
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The Garden Bridge is going to show up on satellite images and make people think the resolution is too low.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 10:40 AM   #12033
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Isn't Malaysia Square the first Bjarke Ingels (BIG) project in London, let alone England.
Correct, it's BIG's first project in the UK.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 12:33 PM   #12034
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Elephant Park | Elephant & Castle SE17

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=113026237

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



Project facts
  • Address: Heygate Street, London SE17
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Main architect: Make Architects
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.3bn)
  • Homes: 5,300

Plans for phase 2 of Elephant Park have been approved by Southwark Council:





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Old December 3rd, 2014, 11:34 PM   #12036
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20 Fenchurch Street | City of London EC3

London thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409

Official website: http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Rafael Viñoly
  • Height: 160m
  • Floors: 36

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street has been unveiled, with booking commencing on the 8th December. Visuals by Bruce Gillingham Pollard:







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Old December 4th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #12037
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So disappointing that, after redesign, the Sky Gardens no longer have very much by way of.............well...........a garden.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #12038
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So disappointing that, after redesign, the Sky Gardens no longer have very much by way of.............well...........a garden.
Usual form, hyperbole, then compromise.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #12039
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To be fair, you're not going up there for the gardens. That's probably the best viewing platform in London. Wider than the Shard, more panoramic too.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 01:31 PM   #12040
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I'll certainly be up to check it out in the new year. I didn't think the sky garden in its proposed format would materialise, same feeling with Vauxhall Sky Gardens.
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