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Old January 6th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #12381
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The best view in London was my mate's old flat which backed onto an all women's dance school's large-windowed practice hall.

But this is certainly the best view of the London skyline.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #12382
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The skygarden is simply outstanding.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #12383
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The skygarden is simply outstanding.
Correction - the space and the view is outstanding. The garden itself is rather sad and underwhelming!
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #12384
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Give it time and it will grow!
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Old January 6th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #12385
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Give it time and it will grow!
I'm not talking about the immaturity of the plants! I'm talking about the rather pathetic amount of space allocated to the gardens - little more than a couple of strips - by comparison to the original plans.

To call it a "sky gardens" now is inaccurate. It's a sky restaurant and bar with a a few pot plants alongside (hyperbole, of course).
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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:01 PM   #12386
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wow!!! it is all I can say haha
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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:08 PM   #12387
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I'm not talking about the immaturity of the plants! I'm talking about the rather pathetic amount of space allocated to the gardens - little more than a couple of strips - by comparison to the original plans.

To call it a "sky gardens" now is inaccurate. It's a sky restaurant and bar with a a few pot plants alongside (hyperbole, of course).

I think you've nailed the root of the problem!
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #12388
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I think you've nailed the root of the problem!
Has he finally twigged then?
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:50 AM   #12389
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Sky gardens or sky deck, I'm very pleased with it.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #12390
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I'm not talking about the immaturity of the plants! I'm talking about the rather pathetic amount of space allocated to the gardens - little more than a couple of strips - by comparison to the original plans.

To call it a "sky gardens" now is inaccurate. It's a sky restaurant and bar with a a few pot plants alongside (hyperbole, of course).
At least it can continue to be promoted as one of Europe' highest public spaces then!

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Has he finally twigged then?
If I hear mulch more of these rotten plant puns and I might just snap
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Old January 7th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #12391
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Has he finally twigged then?
Your puns willow make me laugh soon!
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Old January 7th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #12392
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Correction - the space and the view is outstanding. The garden itself is rather sad and underwhelming!
You're right.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #12393
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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/horizons/



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  • Address: Horizons, Yabsley Street, London E14
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: RMA Architects
  • Floors: 26
  • Homes: 190



Horizons viewed from Greenwich Peninsula. Photos by Core Rising:


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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #12394
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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



Providence Tower from Greenwich Peninsula. Photos by Core Rising:


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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #12395
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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: 30 Limeharbour, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



The core of Baltimore Tower from Greenwich Peninsula. Photos by Core Rising:


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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #12396
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The Peninsula Tower | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

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

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



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  • Address: The Peninsula Tower, Tunnel Avenue, London SE10
  • Developer: Grove Developments
  • Architect: RTKL Associates
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100



The Peninsula Tower and Intercontinental Hotel, photos by Core Rising:


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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #12397
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Not sure if serious but I'll play it with a straight bat anyway....

Extremely poor road design?

Or just extremely poor driving and parking?

My money's on the latter.
No, in fact an extremely poor design of the whole development not just the road. New roads should have provision for people to park on them without having to park with wheels up on the public footway. Firstly it is illegal to do that and secondly the vast majority of footways are not built out of materials capable of taking the weight of vehicles, which means they become damaged and cost money from the local authoroties to be repaired as well as becoming dangerous for pedestrians. Also if a normal sized car cannot be parked in a driveway without overhanging the footway then it is far to short - as it is illegal for vehicles to overhang the footway. Most council's will not build a lowered kerb for vehicle access unless there is a minimumof 4.5m depth on the drive.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #12398
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The beasts are growing up well.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #12399
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No, in fact an extremely poor design of the whole development not just the road. New roads should have provision for people to park on them without having to park with wheels up on the public footway. Firstly it is illegal to do that and secondly the vast majority of footways are not built out of materials capable of taking the weight of vehicles, which means they become damaged and cost money from the local authoroties to be repaired as well as becoming dangerous for pedestrians. Also if a normal sized car cannot be parked in a driveway without overhanging the footway then it is far to short - as it is illegal for vehicles to overhang the footway. Most council's will not build a lowered kerb for vehicle access unless there is a minimumof 4.5m depth on the drive.
The new roads of Kidbrooke Village do have provision to park without having to park with wheels up on the public footway.

Example below, parking bays for pick-up and drop-off to the apartment building:


Meridian Gate - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Meridian Gate - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9 London, on Flickr
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Old January 7th, 2015, 11:47 PM   #12400
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The beasts are growing up well.
Indeed, much changing in this area.
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