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Old February 2nd, 2015, 04:56 PM   #12781
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Yes, I was too bias when I said Canary Wharf is much better.

Skyscraper fan could identify the Leadenhall, the Can of Ham, and they say "Too bad, what a pity, poor Londoners!"
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 05:49 PM   #12782
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I'm not going to argue on the can of ham. I hate it.

But I'll defend Leadenhall to the ends of the earth. It's absolutely beautiful and immediately iconic.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 05:56 PM   #12783
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Yes, I was too bias when I said Canary Wharf is much better.

Skyscraper fan could identify the Leadenhall, the Can of Ham, and they say "Too bad, what a pity, poor Londoners!"
haha pardon? Since when do people say that?

I know The Leadenhall isn't to everyone's taste but generally people internationally do like it.

It has had incredibly successful feedback.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:16 PM   #12784
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I've always been fond of the Can of Ham. I find it a very elegant building, not overbearing at all.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:22 PM   #12785
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Manhattan Loft Gardens | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1211899

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



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  • Address: Plot N24, Zone 3, Stratford City, London E20
  • Developer: Manhattan Loft Corporation
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 143m
  • Floors: 42



Piling rig now on-site at Manhattan Loft Gardens. Photos by Mr Cladding:


Manhattan Loft Gardens (Site prep) by Rukuphotos, on Flickr


IMG_2777.jpg by Rukuphotos, on Flickr
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:38 PM   #12786
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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



Floorplates up to level 19 at Baltimore Tower. Photos by chest:



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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:51 PM   #12787
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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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  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Cost: £2 billion ($3bn)
  • Homes: 3,100
  • Retail space: 2.57 million ft²
  • Public space: 8.9 acres



Early stage site preparation at phase one of Wood Wharf. Photos by Mr Cladding:


Canary Wharf Towers &amp; Wood Wharf prep by Rukuphotos, on Flickr


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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:57 PM   #12788
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how can anyone not like the 'Can of Ham' such an amazing and unique building
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 12:11 AM   #12789
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

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

Official website: N/A



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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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Old February 3rd, 2015, 12:13 AM   #12790
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Helix London | Poplar E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=548133

Official website: http://www.essentialliving.uk.com/developments/helix/



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  • Address: 2 Trafalgar Way, London E14
  • Developer: Essential Living
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Height: 127m and 108m
  • Floors: 35 and 29



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Old February 3rd, 2015, 12:47 AM   #12791
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London's population hits 8.6m record high
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London's population has topped 8.6m, the highest since its 1939 peak, the Greater London Authority has revealed.

The figures show Hillingdon has had the greatest growth in population, while 44% of the city's people are now of black or ethnic minority origins.

Mayor Boris Johnson said the figure was predicted to reach 11m by 2050.

He added the capital was the "best big city on the planet" but said more financial control was needed to fund key infrastructure, like housing.

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:00 AM   #12792
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the government needs to get this unsustainable population growth under control. It's hard enough to find a home, which is affordable. Even on a middle class salary.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:31 AM   #12793
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Population growth itself isn't the problem.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:36 AM   #12794
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Population growth itself isn't the problem.
I agree, You lower property costs buy increasing supply and thus negate the increase in population.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 03:03 AM   #12795
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I agree, You lower property costs buy increasing supply and thus negate the increase in population.
But the problem is that we'll never keep up with demand, think about it this way the population is nearly the same size as Scotland and Wales put together.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 11:21 AM   #12796
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The scary thing is if the UK population is due to grow by 15 million people, I can't see London area only taking 15%. More likely 20%-25% which is another 500k to a million people. I think it's a conservative estimate.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 11:45 AM   #12797
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The London area can absorb it, so long as the necessary provisions are put in place.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 11:47 AM   #12798
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I can't believe how quick The Novotel CW Tower is rising... it's crazy. Great updates SE9.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:02 PM   #12799
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The London area can absorb it, so long as the necessary provisions are put in place.
I don't get why people are so melodramatic about the reported population increase.
  • This is the same level of population as in 1939, London has been handling population growth for the past 2000 years give or take a few sudden population drops which were quickly recovered. Nothing new here.
  • In 1900 London was one of the two largest cities in the world, now it barely registers in the top 20
  • 20% of the UK population lived in it at the beginning of the century, now 10%.
  • Many celebrated quality of life European cities have greater densities than London as well as much larger cities like Tokyo which have been growing at a far higher rate during past 40 years and have generated an admirable economy, culture and quality of life.

There is plenty of real world evidence to show that a significant population increase can be handled and especially at the relatively slow rate that this one is happening.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:21 PM   #12800
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I don't get why people are so melodramatic about the reported population increase.
  • This is the same level of population as in 1939, London has been handling population growth for the past 2000 years give or take a few sudden population drops which were quickly recovered. Nothing new here.
  • In 1900 London was one of the two largest cities in the world, now it barely registers in the top 20
  • 20% of the UK population lived in it at the beginning of the century, now 10%.
  • Many celebrated quality of life European cities have greater densities than London as well as much larger cities like Tokyo which have been growing at a far higher rate during past 40 years and have generated an admirable economy, culture and quality of life.
There is plenty of real world evidence to show that a significant population increase can be handled and especially at the relatively slow rate that this one is happening.
I completely agree. I think people are just over reacting a wee bit. History shows it's normal and that London should be able to cope. This is especially true when Greater London geographically expands... what are they calling this now..? 'The Thames City' or something.
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