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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:14 PM   #13621
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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



Site preparation works ongoing at Manhattan Loft Gardens. Photos by Mr Cladding:


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


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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #13622
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Chelsea Creek | Fulham SW6

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=981984

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



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  • Address: 9 Park Street, London SW6
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Homes: 475
  • Site area: 7.5 acres



The rising Chelsea Creek tower viewed from Victoria. Photo by Core Rising:


IMG_6762.jpg by corerising, on Flickr
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #13623
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It is all about the times and peoples views.

Here's Roman London.



If they saw what the Victorians turned London into…




I'd imagine they'd probably say - "What the hell is this? You've ruined Londinium!"
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:26 PM   #13624
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Nova Victoria | Victoria SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=430049

Official website: http://www.novasw1.com/



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  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Cost: Ģ2.2 billion ($3.4bn)
  • Homes: 170
  • Office space: 56,000mē
  • Retail space: 8,000mē





Progress at Nova Victoria, photos by Core Rising:


IMG_6768.jpg by corerising, on Flickr


IMG_6774.jpg by corerising, on Flickr


IMG_6772.jpg by corerising, on Flickr


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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:30 PM   #13625
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LDN N7: Places that have preserved some ancient Roman heritage are really interesting though, aren't they.

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The sensationalist argument from preservationists that London is being 'ruined' (and other like terms) is similarly illegitimate.
Both sides tend to exaggerate sometimes, I agree. Though I'm on neither side. I want both London to proceed like ever and to see it become more cautious of its globally unique heritage. It's a constant balancing act and always will be, but I feel it could do better here and there. But overall London is on the better-doing end of the scale when it comes to preservation, if you compare to what e.g. Chinese cities have done esp. in the late 20th century...

Anyway, your updates are great and we all love them, but I (among others) am a little annoyed that a handful of people in here try to turn down any kind of discussion. I observed that with several topics, not only preservation/heritage. A forum is for discussion, period. If we want a mere project news ticker, we go to a project news ticker site. SSC has specific subforums for architectural discussion, but we related it closely to specific projects here, which is absolutely to be welcomed. The thread profits from discussions and you shouldn't feel attacked by it, nor should others (like London Lad). Participate or ignore it, but don't insult or chase away users who actually want to discuss constructively here. Thank you!
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:32 PM   #13626
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Chelsea Barracks | Westminster SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577494

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



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  • Address: Chelsea Barracks, Chelsea Bridge Road, London SW1
  • Developer: Qatari Diar
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Cost: Ģ3 billion ($4.5bn)
  • Homes: 448



Yesterday at the Chelsea Barracks site, photo by Core Rising:


IMG_6778.jpg by corerising, on Flickr
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:40 PM   #13627
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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



Steelwork rising at the US Embassy site, two floors to go. Photo by Core Rising:


IMG_6814.jpg by corerising, on Flickr
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:45 PM   #13628
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Embassy Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1738434

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



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  • Address: Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architects: Terry Farrell and Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, AHMM and FLACQ
  • Homes: 1,982
  • Site area: 15 acres



Yesterday at Embassy Gardens, photo by Core Rising:


IMG_6811.jpg by corerising, on Flickr
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #13629
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I agree, now let us finish this pointless, racist, and nationalist argument and move on back to what this thread is about, great new london architecture and developments. Anyway who really cares about an old building that gets demolished, since that building replaced another old building that got demolished and that building also replaced another old building that got demolished etc. Buildings go in and out of fashion and eventually all things need to be replaced. I personally think London get the perfect balance of keeping historic old buildings that are still in fashion while demolishing those that are not. Anyway that is why London is such a diverse and cultural city with such a great mix of old and new. Now let's move on.
If we keep the best that every generation builds and lose only the worst, then generation after generation we build a better, higher quality city. If we demolish and rebuild indiscriminately we get any Chinese city - and you get a population that feels disconnected with its surroundings and psychologically scarred by the impermanence of the surroundings that they have developed a connection with. This is especially important for people who've lived ina city for a LONG time. Young people love change and don't have any connection yet to the things that have become part of their identity as a resident of that city. London is pretty good at keeping the best of the past but we often let someone with money get away with wrecking a treasure. Obviously I don't want to live in a boring museum city, but again, heritage is a finite resource. Yes, we make new heritage every generation - but once one generation's influence is lost, its lost for good.

And you don't get the last word on this before we move on - you only get to do that when you've come up with a balanced conclusion.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #13630
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Vista | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1723971

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...chelsea-bridge



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  • Address: Vista, Chelsea Bridge, Queenstown Road, London SW8
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Scott Brownrigg
  • Homes: 457
  • Commercial space: 1,257mē



Second crane up at the Vista site, which is beginning to rise above the site hoardings. Photo by Core Rising:


IMG_6787.jpg by corerising, on Flickr
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #13631
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Everytime SE9 posts some new images, I think to myself... I should open a crane hire business.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:57 PM   #13632
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There's something Art Deco about Vista.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:03 PM   #13633
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Riverlight | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1577224

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...all/riverlight



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  • Address: Riverlight, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
  • Homes: 811
  • Site area: 5 acres



Riverlight from Nine Elms Lane, photos by Core Rising:


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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #13634
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There's something Art Deco about Vista.
Streamline Moderne I'd say. London has a good stock of such buildings, though having three (or more?) equally sized almost identical ones next to each other... They should try some different materials/pale colors on each one, it could turn out fantastic then.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #13635
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Streamline Moderne I'd say. London has a good stock of such buildings, though having three (or more?) equally sized almost identical ones next to each other... They should try some different materials/pale colors on each one, it could turn out fantastic then.
I agree Pondon has an almost perfect mix of different types of architecture and I think this is why London is such a great and cultural city. On another note the BBC have just committed suicide having fired Clarkson (losing 300million and 50 million a year) viewers Now commence the bidding war by other broadcasters for the show. BBC SCREW YOU! I now call on all worldwide viewers of Topgear to veto the BBC. LET US BRING DOWN THIS CORRUPT, ARCHAEC, POORLY MANAGED MONEYHOLE OF A CORPORATION AND MAKE THEM PAY.

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Old March 25th, 2015, 07:45 PM   #13636
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Now that Sky Gardens and Capital Towers both have a core above ground, the number of +100m buildings U/C in London with a visible core showing is 11, this is not including the many towers undergoing site prep etc. The growth in high-rise buildings in London is extraordinary considering it is perceived as a city with no skyline.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #13637
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With all due respect, I don't think anyone who doesn't live in London has the right to demand anything of the city.

The city will do what it needs to, to survive and stay at the forefront of its competition.

New York is a prime example.
Replacing or "refurbishing" decent buildings, both pre and post-war, with inferior looking ones or appearances doesn't help with staying competitive. The municipal government shouldn't blindly approve every cheap and nasty project, and instead reward solid or innovative architectural design, while also considering what's already there, again concerning both pre and post-war buildings. As a result, we'll have a city which is far more competitive and aesthetically pleasing.

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Sky Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724626

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



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  • Address: Sky Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Fraser Properties
  • Architect: Carey Jones Architects
  • Height: 120m
  • Floors: 35



The Sky Gardens core, now above site hoarding level. Photo by Core Rising:


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South Bank Tower | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=429988

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



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  • Address: South Bank Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1
  • Developer: CIT
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 151m
  • Floors: 41



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Lexicon and Canaletto | Islington EC1

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

Official website: http://www.lexiconlondon.co.uk/ | http://www.canalettolondon.com/



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  • Address: 259-261 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Mount Anvil | Groveworld
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill | UN Studio
  • Floors: 35 | 28
  • Homes: 307 | 190

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