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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:10 AM   #13501
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Nothing inconsiderate about my post.

The irrationality was displayed by the forumer criticising a proposed development with sweeping, factless statements. The same cut & paste arguments used against proposed developments here, wherever they occur.

For instance, why criticise the proposal for being 'disproportionate' when it's noticeably smaller than the neighbouring block. It's like the opponents to the Blossom Street scheme complaining that it's 'out of scale' for the area, wilfully ignoring the neighbouring tower/tower sites.
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I agree with you when it comes to arguments about the block being "disproportionate".

You're missing my point however. In stating that there's an "anti-development lobby" you're being inconsiderate, that's what I'm saying. There's no such thing from all I can say after following both the London forums and this thread for a long time.
The building itself is disproportionate on the grounds that there's no golden ratio, eurythmics, etc. Even Frank Gehry's buildings have well-defined logic. Furthermore, it doesn't coordinate at all with the surrounding buildings, while the current post war ones are quite ubiquitous.

I am hardly anti-development, rather I'm for appropriate review and consideration of the city's aesthetics. London, and to some extent NYC, have failed to fulfill said obligations within the past several years, and instead allow a bastard generation of architects to sodomize the greatest cities on Earth.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:17 AM   #13502
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52 Lime Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://52limestreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



Today at the 52 Lime Street site, photos by stevekeiretsu:


52 Lime Street u/c by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr
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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:19 AM   #13503
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100 Bishopsgate | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=354677

Official website: http://www.100bishopsgate.com/



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  • Address: 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2
  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: Allies and Morisson
  • Height: 172m
  • Floors: 40



Groundworks ongoing at 100 Bishopsgate, photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:30 AM   #13504
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US Embassy | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=728176

Official website: http://london.usembassy.gov/new_embassy.html



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  • Address: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Federal Government of the United States
  • Architect: Kieran Timberlake
  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Floors: 11



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20 March 2015 by usembassylondon, on Flickr
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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:38 AM   #13505
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Hayes & Harlington Station | Hayes UB3

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

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/arti...yes-harlington



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  • Address: Hayes & Harlington Station, Station Road, Hayes UB3
  • Architect: Bennetts Associates
  • Services: Crossrail, First Great Western and Heathrow Connect

Plans for Hayes & Harlington Station have been approved by Hillingdon Council:

- Bdaily: Crossrail submits plans for Hayes & Harlington station

- Get West London: Work on new Hayes and Harlington station to begin in spring

- Hillingdon Times: Go-ahead for new glass-and-steel Hayes & Harlington station as part of Crossrail work


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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:53 AM   #13506
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Little China rising in the east: London's new docklands business district to become Asian hub
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First, there was the City. Then, Canary Wharf. Now a third business district is planned for the UK's capital, this time at the Royal Docks, east London.

Once its waterfronts landed goods from across the world but when the sun set on the British Empire's great trading history, the quays and the cranes were abandoned. But now the wasteland is set to be reborn, looking across the oceans once again and seeking investment from the Far East.

Chinese company ABP (Asian Business Port) won the contract to redevelop the area in 2013. Work will begin later in 2015, developing the 4.7 million sq ft site over the next decade. The plan is to give Asian companies a foothold in London in order to reach new markets across Europe.

"We've all seen what's happened in Asia with how the economies have grown tremendously over the past 30 years. Now many of the companies behind that are now at the stage where they need to reach new markets, they need to be able to export and sell their goods and services outside of Asia. And this is the ideal place for them to come and do that," Neil Robinson, global marketing & communications director for ABP London, says.

"We're creating something unique. We're creating a business district for companies coming from Asia to set up in Europe, or for European companies that want to trade with them. So this will be a centre for Asian business looking for new markets," he adds.

ABP claims its £1bn (€1.38bn, $1.47bn) investment to create the Asian Business District at Royal Albert Dock will result in up to 20,000 jobs and generate £6bn to Britain's economy.

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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:44 AM   #13507
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Serious question: what is their precise definition of 'asia'.

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are we going to get some ruffled feathers over a Taiwanese company?
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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:49 AM   #13508
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I am hardly anti-development, rather I'm for appropriate review and consideration of the city's aesthetics. London, and to some extent NYC, have failed to fulfill said obligations within the past several years, and instead allow a bastard generation of architects to sodomize the greatest cities on Earth.
Within the statement lies the answer. Dramatic exaggeration - and one that many would disagree with.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:53 AM   #13509
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Serious question: what is their precise definition of 'asia'.

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are we going to get some ruffled feathers over a Taiwanese company?
ABP London is China-oriented. It's being developed by a Chinese organisation (ABP) and the main investor is China's largest private investment fund, to the tune of £1 billion.

It's a private development so no feathers will be ruffled.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:53 AM   #13510
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The model displayed at the London exhibition area of MIPIM 2015, Cannes. It's the largest scale model of the city ever produced:















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Old March 21st, 2015, 03:51 AM   #13511
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Whoah, the model is fantastic.

And a question: is that a stadium in the still frame of the youtube video about the docks? If yes, which one? Cheers
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Old March 21st, 2015, 04:04 AM   #13512
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It's certainly not often that Castlenau gets represented on those models!

alexandru - it's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExCeL_London
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Old March 21st, 2015, 08:02 AM   #13513
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That station looks sleek.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:06 PM   #13514
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No doubt SE9 will give everyone a proper update on the new Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan in due course. But I thought I would share this image of the new Masterplan here now. Every one of these towers is a new proposal. 36 towers in total at least 80m tall, and plenty more mid-rises.

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Old March 21st, 2015, 11:31 PM   #13515
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That's alot of towers! Combined with woodwharf and other nearby projects i wonder if this abundance of new builds will have any effect to make housing in london more affordable? Probably not, in any case this area of london is going to look very international!
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 12:23 AM   #13516
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Very impressive in scale. I'll post more info on the next page.

The greatest effect that all the nearby projects will have is to shift the 'centre of gravity' of London more eastward than it's ever been.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 12:39 AM   #13517
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Very impressive in scale. I'll post more info on the next page.

The greatest effect that all the nearby projects will have is to shift the 'centre of gravity' of London more eastward than it's ever been.
There is a lot of development ongoing and proposed for west of central London too.

Off the top of my head, there's Nine Elms (though it's only just west of central!); Old Oak Common; Wembley area; Shepherds Bush / White City; Paddington basin; A4 corridor.

I wouldn't be surprised to see major development in and around Park Royal eventually too.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:11 AM   #13518
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Hello, i am just a fan of Skyscrapercity, not an arcihtect and i dont know photoshop, auto cad and so on. I made this with paint for London for fun. Greetings from Turkey

It would be great!
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:50 AM   #13519
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That's alot of towers! Combined with woodwharf and other nearby projects i wonder if this abundance of new builds will have any effect to make housing in london more affordable? Probably not, in any case this area of london is going to look very international!
Its certainly a large amount of residential development that must surely contribute towards supplying housing to the London market, which in turn must help lower prices or mitigate price rises. However, London needs a number of areas in the inner and outer suburbs to be developed to this degree of density to make a significant difference.

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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:15 AM   #13520
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Have follwed this thread for a very long time, very good job by the users. London has everything, thats why i rank it as the best city in the world.
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