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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #1281
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One Westminster Place.



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A really nice aerial picture of London! Love it!
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Old July 26th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #1282
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Please dont copy them all. Take one pic that you like to commend one.


The first phase of Norman Foster's designs for Bishop's Place were deferred at a meeting of Hackney Council's planning committee last night.

The Northgate site stands to the immediate north of the Broadgate Tower and partly covers a railway line, a problem that has been approached with a unique solution.

Shaped like an inverted L, Building 1 will have its structure cantilevered over the railway tracks it partly stands over and should have approximately 76,500 square metres of offices making it around 35 storeys high and roughly 126 metres tall. Providing additional offices is Building 2 that contians 19,900 square metres of space rising to 11 storeys tall and 42 metres tall.




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London-based, internationally renowned architects, Foster + Partners, has been developing the proposals in consultation with Hackney Council and the local community for over three years. A planning application was submitted in August 2007.

The site has been identified as suitable for development by the London Borough of Hackney and was recommended for approval by its Planning Department.

Lets see that it will be built.

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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #1283
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122m 32 storey mixed use scheme by Patel Taylor for the Greenwich Peninsula west of the 02.

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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:07 PM   #1284
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Planning application made to demolish St Paul's

1 August, 2008

By Kate Ahira

Charity makes application in protest at UK firm's plan to mine Indian sacred mountain

An aid agency has applied for planning permission to demolish St Paul's Cathedral in protest at a British firm's mining plans at a sacred mountain in India.

ActionAid aims to show that opencast mining on Niyamgiri mountain in Orissa would be equivalent to demolishing St Paul's, as the mountain is sacred to the 8,000-strong Kondh tribe.

It also warned that Vedanta Resources' planned opencast bauxite mine would cause deforestation, destroying local eco-systems, and threaten water sources.

Campaigner Brendan O'Donnell told the BBC: “Just as Londoners wouldn't tolerate the demolition of their cathedral to make a quick buck, so the Kondh people won't allow their treasured mountain and forests to be destroyed.”

However, Vedanta representative Dr Mukesh Kumar countered, to the BBC: “I don't think any plant can have better environmental standards than we have.”

The protest planning application to the City of London has been timed to coincide with the mining firm's meeting with its shareholders.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 07:46 AM   #1285
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Hehe - those Indians play hardball, don't they ?
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:06 PM   #1286
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Here's a rendering. lol.


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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:14 PM   #1287
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A good idea, especially as St Pauls blocks important views of St Pauls.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:04 PM   #1288
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If I were to stand in front of St Paul's for a lengthy amount of time, would I be demolished?
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Old August 8th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1289
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Proposed development of one of the island sites along Houndsditch.

Developers are Targetfollow & Architects are Foggo associates.

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Old August 8th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #1291
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Final decision for Croydon development

Foster + Partners wins a competition for Croydon development.







The land on which the development will sit has been derelict for 30 years and is seen as key to the regeneration of Croydon which is in talks to be recognised as 'London's third city'. Fosters' Gateway development will be known as Ruskin Square and will consist of 500 new homes, 1million sq ft of office space, new health facilities, a 200-seat community theatre, cafes and restaurants, all encircling a 4.5 acre public park.

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Old August 8th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #1292
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Proposed development of one of the island sites along Houndsditch.

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Old August 8th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #1293
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It looks like that robot on robot wars that had a curved back so it could always roll over again when it was pushed over... but when it was pushed it just stayed on it's back.

Is that the same cladding as 20FC? It's gherkin's ugly sister.
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Stunning aerial video of the London 2012 skyline:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/britainfromabov...odelling.shtml

Includes LBT, Pinnacle, Heron, Leadenhall, Beetham, etc...
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Old August 9th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1295
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Proposed development of one of the island sites along Houndsditch.

Its looks like a ship from Dr Who! I expect the Cyber Men will walk out of it at any moment!
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Proposed development of one of the island sites along Houndsditch.

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Leadenhall delayed: UK construction in crisis?

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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1298
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In the Times of London:
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle4535256.ece
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Slowdown brings City developers down to earth

The Times
August 15, 2008


Bishopsgate Tower, status: maybe; Leadenhall Tower, status: delayed; Minerva Tower, status: scaled down

Plans for more than eight million sq ft of speculative office buildings, including a clutch of skyscrapers, could be shelved as the financial sector retrenches and cuts its demand for space in the City of London.

The impact of the credit crunch on financial institutions, the City’s biggest employers, is blamed for the sudden drop in demand and developers are reigning-in plans for space equivalent to more than a hundred football pitches after four years of increasingly ambitious construction.

British Land confirmed yesterday that it would delay the so-called Cheesegrater, a 225 m (740 ft) high tower on Leadenhall Street, in the hope that its completion would coincide with the peak of the next commercial property cycle. Other developers are expected to delay projects scheduled to start in the next 18 months at least until they have found prelet tenants.

Hammerson said that it would not start any big developments before next summer. Last month, it lost JPMorgan as a tenant for St Alphage House, on Fore Street, its proposed 900,000 sq ft development, after fierce competition from Canary Wharf to house the bank. Hammerson also has proposed developments totalling more than one million sq ft near Shoreditch High Street, to the north of the City, which now look doubtful.

Land Securities may also postpone its so-called Walkie-Talkie Tower at 20 Fenchurch Street, due to be completed in the autumn of 2011.

According to City analysts, as much as 8.4 million sq ft of planned speculative office development could now be shelved or at least postponed and 3.5 million sq ft has a question mark over it. The downturn in the financial sector has coincided with more speculative space than ever coming on to the City office market. About 3.26 million sq ft of new unlet space is due to be completed this year, while several hundred thousand square feet of “grey space” - let, but still empty - is expected to be put back on the market.

British Land said that it intends to complete the Richard Rogers-designed Cheesegrater in 2012, a year later than originally planned. Work on the foundations will continue, but the company will delay finding a construction contractor in the hope that it can take advantage of an anticipated fall in commodity prices and hammer out a tough deal. Stephen Hester, chief executive, said: “Steel futures and energy prices are coming down from their peak and if we deliver the building later we hope it will be launched into the peak of the next upturn for City rents.”

Mr Hester said that property values were likely to continue to fall for at least the rest of this year and that rents would deteriorate further. But he insisted that British Land’s assets were resilient and would “see out many economic cycles with a dependability few businesses can match”.

British Land, the owner of Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, reported a 5 per cent fall in the value of its property portfolio in the three months to the end of June.

Net assets fell to £6.3 billion and the net asset value per share dropped by 10 per cent to £12.12 in the quarter. Shares in the company ended the day unchanged at 722p as analysts noted the solid operational performance with like-for-like rental growth of 6.3 per cent, compared with an industry average of 3.3 per cent.

The biggest fall in value came in the office sector, down 10 per cent, but retail properties fell by only 3.8 per cent. Rental growth was achieved in the retail sector, but not for offices.

British Land described investment markets as “thin, nervous and negative in tone”. It said that substantial capital was waiting on the sidelines but it would be spent only when investors perceived “cheap” opportunities.

With a rise in underlying pretax profit of 23 per cent to £74 million, the dividend was lifted 7 per cent to 9.375p.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1299
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I find it quite remarkeble, if not suprising, to see that one of the leading economic and financial centers in the world is experiencing a lot of difficulties when it comes to realizing many tall projects, while many other cities in the world could experience a much larger and an almost endless construction boom in the same period.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #1300
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I have no idea how any of it works but I find it confusing myself. Why can they not just ride it out, by the time it's built the market will be stable again surely? I don't have a clue really.
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