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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #1261
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Thats such a stupid thing to write. You have to hear everyones opinions on this subject. Everyone's comments are based on what they think is best for London. I personally hate a lot of tall buildings that are beings proposed, think there are too many in the wrong location and that we need to be very selective. Not all tall buildings are good and most people on this forum would probably agree that its all about quality not quantity. This might be a skyscraper forum, but its not specifically a skyscraper lovers forum is it!!
thanks for that, exactly what i meant to say
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #1262
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No it isnt, you clearly stated 'there's no need for skyscrapers in London because we need more hospitals/roads' blah blah blah...

Where exactly do you get this stuff from? Yes, if we build no skyscrapers then roads will magically be paved and the developers will give all their money to the government because they felt nice, ummmm..

Oh and for your information, London does need skyscrapers to move confidently into the 21st century and to remain competitive with other world cities ( plus they look really cool )

I suggest you move to somewhere like, oh, say, Mars? I hear the roads there are very smooth, the horizon is free from any buildings and there's no air, therefore not much chance of disease and therefore no need for a hospital!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1263
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thanks for that, exactly what i meant to say
I think this is a more suitable site for your ideas....you will find plenty of NIMBY luddites here to keep you company.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #1264
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The Gherkin is not half empty. Far from it, in fact.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #1265
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Glenkerrin to build new London landmark

10:57 | 26.06.08

By Harriet Beckham, Harreit Beckham

Developer Glenkerrin is to reveal its plans for a new landmark building for Docklands, designed by Foster and Partners.

It is planned for the site of the City Pride Public House on Westferry Road.

The development plans include a 63 storey residential tower, above a 200 bedroom five star hotel.

Comprising of 410 residential units, it includes one, two and three bed apartments and 8 penthouses.

Ray Grehan, chief executive of the Glenkerrin Group, said: ‘Our plans aim to contribute to the future success of Docklands and London.’
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This will be taller than the HSBC or Citigroup towers at about 204m AGL, but will likely appear much taller as it will also be much more slender.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #1266
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Landmark is not the word...
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Old July 6th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #1267
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It could end up being better than anything else in the Wharf. It's proportions will make it the most slender tower in London.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #1268
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And because of that being unoticed in the wharf thus not becoming a landmark.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #1269
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Yes, maybe when Riverside South and the rest get built, but for now the only tall thing near it are the under construction Landmark Towers at 98m and 140m. It is going to stand out, very much so in fact.

I'd say this demonstrates it well.



In terms of the future skyline, it isn't that noticible.

In terms of the current skyline, it will be a landmark tower:



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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #1270
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I'm not denying that it will stand out, but only due to height.

The design could be far better.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1271
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Tower Hamlets Approves Twisting Docklands Tower!


149.90 metres tall


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Another addition in the skyline of London! .
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Old July 17th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #1272
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This will be taller than the HSBC or Citigroup towers at about 204m AGL, but will likely appear much taller as it will also be much more slender.
Long article: http://www.wharf.co.uk/2008/06/city-...ome-uks-t.html
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Old July 19th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #1273
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Yes, maybe when Riverside South and the rest get built, but for now the only tall thing near it are the under construction Landmark Towers at 98m and 140m. It is going to stand out, very much so in fact.

I'd say this demonstrates it well.



In terms of the future skyline, it isn't that noticible.

In terms of the current skyline, it will be a landmark tower:



Nice renders, makes everything seem so dense, canary wharf is rapidly developing
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Old July 20th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1274
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London transport is well developed however the quality of service leaves a lot to wish for....
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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:26 PM   #1275
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One Westminster Place.
London’s Southbank will feature a new landmark building following the approval of a planning application to redevelop York House. The 18 storey crystalline office block, designed by Sheppard Robson, commissioned by Delancey and situated on the River Thames, will be highly visible from Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge.













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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:48 PM   #1276
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The best building in London ever!!!!!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 01:32 PM   #1277
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The best building in London ever!!!!!
lol...i wouldnt go that far.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1278
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No I really mean it! I don't like the skyscrapers in London and this one is the best design of a medium highrise in London I've ever seen!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #1279
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So many proposed buildings for London, but is there anything actually under construction?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #1280
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Most of the Building are U/C or approved actually.Pinnacle-prep|Heron U/C|Leadenhall U/C.etc.etc Take a look in the Uk section.
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