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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:38 PM   #12801
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Parry tipped for tallest tower in City
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Eric Parry is behind proposals for a new mega-skyscraper which is set to become the tallest in the City of London, the AJ has learned

According to sources, the tower at No 1 Undershaft, on the neighbouring site next to Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners’ recently completed Cheesegrater building could top 70 storeys.

If built to that height the scheme would be taller than KPF’s long-awaited but now stalled Helter Skelter scheme – aka The Pinnacle - which was planned to reach 63 floors before work halted in 2012 with its core just several storeys up.

It is understood Eric Parry Architects saw off PLP and David Walker Architects to land the tower project – a huge scheme with an estimated budget of nearly half a billion pounds which is rumoured to be backed by an unknown Singapore-based company.

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:38 PM   #12802
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London has almost the exact same population as New York, but is almost exactly twice the size in land area. London could absorb another 10 million people before things got really dicey. It has a lot of capacity for population density. This isn't Lahore. Or Karachi. Infrastructure is something the UK does extremely well and London is a fine example.

At no point in London do you ever feel the same kind of sardine-can mentality that you do in, say, Seoul or Tokyo. It's relatively spacious, and certainly not buckling under the pressure of an extra few million people. There's a whole lot of sky to expand into.

Population growth is always used to scaremonger, because the implicit fear is that population growth comes solely from immigration. So saying London is expected to grow by two or three or however many million people, it's just a way to imply there will be millions more immigrants coming to the city. Why that's a bad thing? I don't know. I can only imagine the people who are afraid of immigrants simply don't live in London in the first place. You can't swing a cat in London without hitting another culture. It's one of the best reasons to live there.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:41 PM   #12803
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1 Bank Street | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692912

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  • Address: 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 147m
  • Floors: 28

Plans for 1 Bank Street have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council.

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:42 PM   #12804
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Parry tipped for tallest tower in City
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The interesting part of this project is that were it to get the go ahead, the Aviva Tower would then become the tallest building to ever be demolished in London. That's no small milestone. Especially for a building that's only forty six years old. That says a lot about the potential for construction in the future.

I mean, it's not a small building. This wouldn't be like the Southwark Tower either. It's a serious part of the London skyline.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 02:28 PM   #12805
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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.


This is the UK… people like to moan.. about everything.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 03:27 PM   #12806
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This is the UK… people like to moan.. about everything.
..include their moans.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 03:31 PM   #12807
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..include their moans.
what?
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:23 PM   #12808
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Is 10 bank street been approved or still in planning? .
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:55 PM   #12809
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So could this be a super tall or is it just the tallest until the pinnacle?
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #12810
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So could this be a super tall or is it just the tallest until the pinnacle?
It'll be taller than The Pinnacle (taller than 288m), all we know at present.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #12811
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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



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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:43 AM   #12812
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London City Airport Expansion | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1660768

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


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  • Developer: GIP
  • Architect: Pascall + Watson
  • Cost: £200 million ($300m)
  • Passengers: 6 million
  • Flight movements: 120,000

Plans for the expansion of London City Airport have been approved by Newham Council.

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Old February 4th, 2015, 02:03 AM   #12813
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This is the UK… people like to moan.. about everything.
Hey a post moaning about people moaning about London! You must be from the UK too!
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Old February 4th, 2015, 02:22 AM   #12814
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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.
The officials figures of our population are already well off and the Government knows that. One way of knowing an approx population, believe it or not, is through the amount of sewage we produce. The eastimation was around 70 million and that was two years ago. That shows how many people we have here illegally. Anyone who has lived in London for over 20 years could have told you that anyway. It feels twice as crowded as it did 20-25 years ago. I'm not saying we can't or even shouldn't introduce more numbers, but the infrastructure isn't in place to absorb many more right now. We're not Japan, India or the like where they expect such crammed conditions, we are Europeans who are used and expect a modicum of space.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 08:07 AM   #12815
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Is that another census methodology? Overcrowd by ugly polluting cars maybe but to see actual crowds of people you have to sit in the economic and cultural centres where most people don't actually live. Areas where more street space could easily be given back to pedestrians with the right management.

The general experience of seeing other people about is a healthy situation, vast swathes of London is pretty provincial where the only crowd experience is road traffic. There are plenty of European cities far more densely populated than that situation and with larger living space too. Tokyo only has small living spaces due to an overtly capitalist economy coupled with a lack of legislation.

And the point about infrastructure is bizarre; a growing city builds the infrastructure why would a declining city do that? Any lag is just political inability which is soon overcome by necessity. Crossrail 1 is a good example. Clue when was that proposed and then finally built?
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:17 PM   #12816
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Hey a post moaning about people moaning about London! You must be from the UK too!

I am from London yes… but it was a statement, not a moan.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:19 PM   #12817
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London City Airport Expansion | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1660768

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


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  • Developer: GIP
  • Architect: Pascall + Watson
  • Cost: £200 million ($300m)
  • Passengers: 6 million
  • Flight movements: 120,000

Plans for the expansion of London City Airport have been approved by Newham Council.


Interesting.. I thought that City airport wouldn't last with the expansions of the major airports on the outskirts of the city, HS2 etc..
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Old February 4th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #12818
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Interesting.. I thought that City airport wouldn't last with the expansions of the major airports on the outskirts of the city, HS2 etc..
I've been thinking the same thing in all honesty... I thought City Airport was on the way down not up. Evidently not...?
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Old February 4th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #12819
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Interesting.. I thought that City airport wouldn't last with the expansions of the major airports on the outskirts of the city, HS2 etc..
City airport is mostly used for business flights thats where it generates most of its income
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