daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 26th, 2015, 05:18 AM   #13641
hugh
Registered User
 
hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,731
Likes (Received): 1227

Quote:
Originally Posted by london lad View Post
Lol- Surely mention or pictures of Richmond Riverside is SSC very own Godwin's Law

Seriously London is not going to disappear tomorrow. This circular argument has been done to death here many many times so let’s just leave it there with umpteenth posing of the glorious Richmond Riverside and move on.
I was reading erbse's post, plodding through it, feeling vaguely simpatico, a subliminal sense of bonhomie - then there it was - my bete noire, Terry and the proverbial Richmond Riverside. My feeling of affability suddenly vanquished.
__________________
In art we trust.

Last edited by hugh; March 26th, 2015 at 11:22 AM. Reason: typo
hugh no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 26th, 2015, 11:22 AM   #13642
SE9
South East Nine
 
SE9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nairobi
Posts: 33,923
Likes (Received): 60729

One Nine Elms | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1549489

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



Project facts
  • Address: 1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Dalian Wanda
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 200m and 161m
  • Floors: 58 and 43



Demolition of Market Towers close to completion, with construction of One Nine Elms to follow. Photos by chest:





__________________
-
SE9 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 12:55 PM   #13643
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,944
Likes (Received): 7192

__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..

JustWatch liked this post
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #13644
poinc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Trieste
Posts: 69
Likes (Received): 18

OMG

London is booming!
__________________
DISCOVER ITALY

JimB liked this post
poinc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #13645
erbse
LIBERTINED
 
erbse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: McLenBurg
Posts: 43,310
Likes (Received): 58027

Quote:
Originally Posted by hugh View Post
I was reading erbse's post, plodding through it, feeling vaguely simpatico, a subliminal sense of bonhomie - then there it was - my bete noire, Terry and the proverbial Richmond Riverside. My feeling of affability suddenly vanquished.
Next time I may take your deep emotions about all this more into account, hugh.

Though, tell me, don't you like Richmond Riverside? I don't know if it's stressed so much, I only brought it up for the second time in such a discussion on this forum. But I think as an ensemble of New Classical it's the best London got so far, while there are various great single buildings of course.

There's quite a row of talented London Metro based New Classical architects btw, check this selection (not all included of course): http://www.traditionalarchitecture.co.uk/gallery.html
__________________
GET FREE!
D W F


🔥 Tradition doesn't mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive! 🔥
erbse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 04:08 PM   #13646
Bligh
Registered User
 
Bligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: London
Posts: 1,440
Likes (Received): 796

I'm so happy that there's going to be a few amazing towers going up in Nine Elms all at once!
__________________
~
"when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson
~

L O N D O N
~

instagram//photography: @leaf.it.out.luke
Bligh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #13647
hugh
Registered User
 
hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,731
Likes (Received): 1227

Quote:
Originally Posted by erbse View Post
Next time I may take your deep emotions about all this more into account, hugh.

Though, tell me, don't you like Richmond Riverside? I don't know if it's stressed so much, I only brought it up for the second time in such a discussion on this forum. But I think as an ensemble of New Classical it's the best London got so far, while there are various great single buildings of course.

There's quite a row of talented London Metro based New Classical architects btw, check this selection (not all included of course): http://www.traditionalarchitecture.co.uk/gallery.html
Cheers for considering my feelings ... I won't get into it here ... the Terry/new classicists vs the 'modernists' has already been done to death - at least in some other threads.
__________________
In art we trust.
hugh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #13648
erbse
LIBERTINED
 
erbse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: McLenBurg
Posts: 43,310
Likes (Received): 58027

I just wanna say I don't think it should be a 'versus', but rather a 'ceno'.
Classical and other styles can coexist peacefully and in harmony all over the city.
What really matters is urban texture, attention to material and detail, livability and an overall harmonious composition.
__________________
GET FREE!
D W F


🔥 Tradition doesn't mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive! 🔥
erbse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2015, 10:32 PM   #13649
Xvioxify
Registered User
 
Xvioxify's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 72
Likes (Received): 72

Quote:
Originally Posted by poinc
OMG, London is booming!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blingh
I'm so happy that there's going to be a few amazing towers going up in Nine Elms all at once!


Nine Elms is turning out to be such a brilliant development for London that will be massively beneficial to the capital, so much so that I'm starting to wonder if it will become the new main cluster for London, similar to what Canary Wharf did in the 1990s. The area has so much potential for massive new development on top of what is already being built and has little of the restrictions imposed on Canary Wharf and the City allowing for almost limitless development. In 20 years who knows, Nine elms could be a massive area with dozens of skyscrapers. All I think it needs now though is a 300m+ tall skyscraper to really draw attention to the area.
__________________

Last edited by Xvioxify; March 26th, 2015 at 10:42 PM.
Xvioxify no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 12:15 AM   #13650
SomeKindOfBug
Registered User
 
SomeKindOfBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,043
Likes (Received): 1035

You would expect Nine Elms to draw a few more embassies to cluster around the American one. A sort of diplomatic quarter, if you will.

I don't see it becoming bigger than Canary Wharf anytime soon, though. London's weird, it doesn't really have a focal point, just a bunch of clusters spread out over a large area.
SomeKindOfBug no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #13651
london lad
Registered User
 
london lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: London
Posts: 10,334
Likes (Received): 2259

The whole Vauxhall nine elms cluster won't get much bigger as almost all the plots have approved plans with the amount of major schemes here either starting or u/c this year will almost be in double figures.

The few potential plots left could bring a few more towers but nothing particularly tall. One nine elms is about as tall as it'll get round here.
london lad no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 01:05 AM   #13652
Xvioxify
Registered User
 
Xvioxify's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 72
Likes (Received): 72

Quote:
Originally Posted by london lad View Post
The whole Vauxhall nine elms cluster won't get much bigger as almost all the plots have approved plans with the amount of major schemes here either starting or u/c this year will almost be in double figures.

The few potential plots left could bring a few more towers but nothing particularly tall. One nine elms is about as tall as it'll get round here.
Could it not surely expand backwards around Vauxhall park and that area as a way of expanding further. But even if what I said earlier does not come to fruition what we will still end up with is a three cluster London: one for major business and insurance companies (the City), one for major financial companies (Canary Wharf), and Nine Elms as a residential and diplomatic cluster.
Xvioxify no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 02:26 AM   #13653
Pennypacker
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 752
Likes (Received): 135

Quote:
Originally Posted by LDN N7 View Post
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!"
Erm, that's 17th Century London...
__________________

Infinite Jest, storms991, Mr Bricks liked this post
Pennypacker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 05:09 AM   #13654
stevekeiretsu
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bristol
Posts: 4,558
Likes (Received): 11734

Miners complete tunnel which will keep London's lights on for next 120 years

Quote:



Miners digging 200 feet beneath London have completed a tunnel that will keep the capital’s lights on for the next 120 years.

National Grid announced the breakthrough in its four-year, £1 billion London Power Tunnels project, and released a picture of the boring machine appearing at Kensal Green, above.

Two tunnels, each three metres wide, have now been excavated and stretch for 20 miles.

article continues
__________________

My London development & construction photos: • by area/projectby year
My Urban Showcase threads: • VallettaLjubljanaFunchalOrkneyBristolLisbonLondon
stevekeiretsu no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #13655
SE9
South East Nine
 
SE9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nairobi
Posts: 33,923
Likes (Received): 60729

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xvioxify View Post
Could it not surely expand backwards around Vauxhall park and that area as a way of expanding further. But even if what I said earlier does not come to fruition what we will still end up with is a three cluster London: one for major business and insurance companies (the City), one for major financial companies (Canary Wharf), and Nine Elms as a residential and diplomatic cluster.
The eastern cluster (Canary Wharf/IoD/Blackwall/Greenwich Peninsula) will be residential as well as financial in nature.
__________________
-
SE9 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 06:02 PM   #13656
Union Man
Interstellar
 
Union Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Norwich
Posts: 1,050
Likes (Received): 3663

What is everyone's opinion on the rejection of planning for expansion at London City airport?

Could this eventually lead to its closure in the future?
Union Man no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #13657
SE9
South East Nine
 
SE9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nairobi
Posts: 33,923
Likes (Received): 60729

Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395444

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



Project facts
  • Address: Providence Tower, Fairmont Avenue, London E14
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: SOM
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



Providence Tower viewed from Royal Victoria Dock, in series of promotional photos this week by Jaguar:


All-New Jaguar XF Revealed in Dramatic ‘High-Wire’ Journey by jaguarmena, on Flickr


All-New Jaguar XF Revealed in Dramatic ‘High-Wire’ Journey by jaguarmena, on Flickr


All-New Jaguar XF Revealed in Dramatic ‘High-Wire’ Journey by jaguarmena, on Flickr
__________________
-

JimB, JustWatch, stinkysteel, Quicksilver, t.b and 2 others liked this post
SE9 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #13658
hugh
Registered User
 
hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,731
Likes (Received): 1227

Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeKindOfBug View Post
You would expect Nine Elms to draw a few more embassies to cluster around the American one. A sort of diplomatic quarter, if you will.

I don't see it becoming bigger than Canary Wharf anytime soon, though. London's weird, it doesn't really have a focal point, just a bunch of clusters spread out over a large area.
Tokyo's certainly like that - par excellence - Ueno, Tokyo/Marunouchi, Ginza, Shinagawa, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya ...
__________________
In art we trust.
hugh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2015, 02:04 AM   #13659
SE9
South East Nine
 
SE9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nairobi
Posts: 33,923
Likes (Received): 60729



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

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



Project facts
  • Cost: £15 billion ($23bn)
  • Stations: 40
  • Standard Gauge
  • Route length: 136km

The last section of tunneling for Crossrail has been launched by the mayor. 0.75km of tunneling to go:

- ITV News: Crossrail tunnel nearing completion

- The Construction Index: Boris boards Crossrail TBMs

- Crossrail: Mayor of London launches final tunnelling push








__________________
-

JustWatch, stevekeiretsu, Union Man liked this post
SE9 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2015, 04:46 AM   #13660
stevekeiretsu
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: bristol
Posts: 4,558
Likes (Received): 11734

Less than 1km to go! So close!

But nearly 4 years til full service. So frustratingly far away!
__________________

My London development & construction photos: • by area/projectby year
My Urban Showcase threads: • VallettaLjubljanaFunchalOrkneyBristolLisbonLondon

SE9 liked this post
stevekeiretsu no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
development, england, london, united kingdom

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu