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Old February 9th, 2015, 01:59 AM   #12921
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Lexicon | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=449694

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



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  • Address: 261 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 115m
  • Floors: 35



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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #12922
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One The Elephant | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105441658

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



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  • Address: One The Elephant, Churchyard Row, London SE1
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Height: 123m
  • Floors: 37



One The Elephant viewed today from Walworth Road. Photo by prescriptiondog:

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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:09 AM   #12923
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Haven't been in this thread for a few months (maybe years!) and i see London is still booming. Building over 100m going up everywhere!
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #12924
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Busier times ahead too, with a host of projects moving forward in E14.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #12925
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Canary Wharf Station | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/canary-wharf/



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  • Address: Canary Wharf Station, Upper Bank Street, London E14
  • Line: Crossrail
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Cost: £500 million ($815m)





Canary Wharf Station, first phase opening this May. Photos by George Rex:


Canary Wharf Station / Jan 2015 by Images George Rex, on Flickr


Canary Wharf Station / Jan 2015, II by Images George Rex, on Flickr
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:29 AM   #12926
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Tate Modern extension | Bankside SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=377117

Official website: http://www.tate.org.uk/about/project...modern-project



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  • Extension to the world's most visited gallery of modern art
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #12927
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Lexicon is exactly like the render.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #12928
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I am new to the Forum but not to London. I was born in the city in 1939, went to school and college there, was married and first employed there, have had a passion for, as well as a professional engagement with, the city ever since. I was evacuated to the country as a baby during the blitz, remember London in the 1950s as dark, foggy, smelly and dirty with large areas around the City and the docks still derelict. The brighter colours of the 1960s were localized surface glitter and belied the near collapse of the economy under decentralization and a misguided slum clearance policy. Economic revival in the 1980s did not extend much beyond the city and the old docks and the governance of London remained a shambles as it had been for centuries until the abolition of the GLC in 1986.

I joined the Forum mainly to thank SE9 and his co-members for helping to keep those like me who have had to leave and now seldom visit the city in touch with its astonishing physical transformations. I do not want to deny, list or discuss London's many problems, which is in any case not the purpose of this Forum, just to celebrate its resurgence as a World City, its brighter architecture, its cleaner streets and fresher parks, its endless cultural and physical innovations and surprises, its belated discovery of large parts of itself, particularly east of Tower Bridge, its youth , its energy, its enthusiasm and despite the bombs, riots, political inertia and squalor of past decades, its apparently complete lack of fear and foreboding for the future.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #12929
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Vieil Flaneur,

Welcome and thank you very much for your insight. It must be truly remarkable to experience first-hand all these changes and transformations this city has gone through over the decades and still be excited and hungry for more. You Sir, are a true reflection of Samuel Johnson's famous quote "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". Very inspiring indeed!

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Old February 9th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #12930
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How does london compare to other European cities like Paris in terms of building work and investment?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 06:32 PM   #12931
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The next major project id love to see in London would be to see the Tube have a real network in the south of London, i know there is soil issues but surely in todays world they can be overcome?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #12932
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The next major project id love to see in London would be to see the Tube have a real network in the south of London, i know there is soil issues but surely in todays world they can be overcome?
in today's world tube-sized tunnels and trains are deemed not worth building -- future underground rail will be mainline / Crossrail-sized.

Crossrail 2 is pencilled in for hypothetical early 2030s completion (although in my personal opinion doesn't do a particularly great job for networking south london)
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #12933
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in today's world tube-sized tunnels and trains are deemed not worth building -- future underground rail will be mainline / Crossrail-sized.

Crossrail 2 is pencilled in for hypothetical early 2030s completion (although in my personal opinion doesn't do a particularly great job for networking south london)
Ok when i mentioned tube it ad nothing to do with the size of the tunnels. And is crossrail 2 going to Kingston? not heard much news on CR2
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #12934
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Ok when i mentioned tube it ad nothing to do with the size of the tunnels.
ah, ok. I was sort of wrong anyway, I forgot about the Bakerloo extension

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tub...rloo-extension

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And is crossrail 2 going to Kingston? not heard much news on CR2
Kingston is on the list of likely options but the route is not finalised yet

http://crossrail2.co.uk/the-route/

Kingston wouldn't be a new tunnel though, I believe the tunnel section commences at Wimbledon, south of which CR2 would be sharing or taking over the existing lines

the latest news IIRC was a public consultation on preferred route options and TfL putting out a tender for consultants to draw up more detailed route propositions based on that
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Boris reveals plans for more London road tunnels

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed five locations for planned major road tunnels under the capital.

Johnson confirmed the schemes during a visit to Boston to examine the city’s network of underground roads.

The Mayor and Transport for London have considered more than 70 locations across the capital where the introduction of tunnels, fly-unders and decking could deliver benefits.

The five locations which have subsequently been identified as being suitable for further feasibility work by TfL are:

• A mini tunnel at the A13 in Barking Riverside – By creating a new tunnel for the A13, a huge amount of land could potentially be opened up for future development whilst reconnecting the Borough of Barking with the new Barking Riverside development, which is the location for just under 11,000 new homes

• Decking of the A3 in Tolworth – By decking over the A3, severance would be reduced and the area adjacent to the proposed Crossrail 2 station would be connected with the rest of the Borough, providing additional land for new homes

A fly-under at the A316 at Chalkers Corner – A small flyunder would reduce severance and radically improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and remove a major pinch point for traffic along the A316

• A fly-under at the A4 in Hammersmith – By replacing the existing viaduct with a new tunnel, the town centre would be reconnected with the River Thames, creating new opportunities for development and open space

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Old February 9th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #12936
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How does london compare to other European cities like Paris in terms of building work and investment?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 11:10 PM   #12937
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Thanks for that! London really is an impressive beast !
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Old February 10th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #12938
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Vieil Flaneur, at 60, I'm a relative junior, but I remember London from the 60s on. Absolutely concur, the city's never looked better than now.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 02:02 AM   #12939
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Thanks for that! London really is an impressive beast !
No problem.

The CTBUH database is useful for comparing different cities, with respect to highrises: http://skyscrapercenter.com/interactive-data
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