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Old March 28th, 2015, 09:43 AM   #13661
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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!"
I understand the point you're making, and I don't mean to be a pedant, but that second image is clearly centuries before the Victorians. You can see Old St Paul's (sadly no longer with spire), which immediately dates it before the Great Fire of 1666. A bit of digging, and it's an extract from the Visscher Panorama, depicting London ~1600.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #13662
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London is booming!
Nice change from London is burning.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 07:52 PM   #13663
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Nice change from London is burning.
And that is a nice change from London is being bombed, filled with plague, under Norman invasion or ruled with an iron fist by Oliver Cromwell. Lol London hasn't had a very good time throughout history.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 09:35 PM   #13664
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And that is a nice change from London is being bombed, filled with plague, under Norman invasion or ruled with an iron fist by Oliver Cromwell. Lol London hasn't had a very good time throughout history.
London has had it pretty easy compared to most cities with a long history.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #13665
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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/horizons/



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  • Address: Horizons, Yabsley Street, London E14
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: RMA Architects
  • Floors: 26
  • Homes: 190



Horizons viewed across the Blackwall Basin, photos by chest:



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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #13666
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26-48 Oxford Street | Fitzrovia W1

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Official website: http://www.34-48oxfordstreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 26-48 Oxford Street & 55 Hanway Street, London W1
  • Developer: Oriana GP
  • Architect: Capita Symonds
  • Retail space: 7,110m²
  • Homes: 18









Construction progress at 26-48 Oxford Street, photos by Chris White:


hanway st march 2015 by meophamman, on Flickr


hanway st redevelopement by meophamman, on Flickr
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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:37 AM   #13667
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weird how the developer missed an opportunity to build up for once, and keep level with the rest of the street frontage.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #13668
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More chaos to squeeze the last breath out of London
There is plenty of scope to densify in London.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:56 AM   #13669
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Wood Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

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



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  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Cost: £2 billion ($3bn)
  • Homes: 3,610
  • Office space: 175,000m²
  • Retail space: 35,000m²
  • Public space: 8.9 acres





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Old March 29th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #13670
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weird how the developer missed an opportunity to build up for once, and keep level with the rest of the street frontage.
I think it would of looked a million times better if they were all the same height.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 03:40 PM   #13671
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More chaos to squeeze the last breath out of London
Hardly. Building 18 homes in the heart of one of the worlds greatest cities.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #13672
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Actually I'm glad to see some rather human-scale urban development in London (as at 26-48 Oxford Street), it's way more charming than huge blocks popping up anywhere. Though I agree the new buildings would profit from a more harmonious design oriented towards their neighbours - Quinlan Terry, where art thou?
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Old March 30th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #13673
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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?
On the one hand, it could be Boris laying the foundations for its closure in the future. He's been many things for the city, but he's always supported skyscraper development which LCY is severely holding back.

On the other, there's an election looming and nobody is ever going to win votes by building a runway in the middle of one of the world's biggest cities. Though he himself is not an MP, he's been flagged as a potential successor to Cameron and would certainly not want to be too overtly pro-city bankers.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:02 AM   #13674
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The Conservaties don't win seats in this part of town, Boris wasn't thinking about his Prime Ministerial aspirations.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:29 AM   #13675
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London high-rise construction sites soar 56%
March 2015

The number of high-rise buildings under construction in the capital has rocketed from 45 to 70 projects in a year as developers seek to cash in on housing demand.

And the latest study of building plans over 20 storeys high shows 117 projects are in the pipeline with approval but have not started on site yet.

New London Architecture and GL Hearn have released the results of their annual London Tall Buildings Survey, which shows around 14,800 flats are presently under construction.

Presently 263 tall buildings are proposed, approved or under construction within Greater London, compared to 236 a year ago.

Of these 80% have a primary residential use, a number of which are likely to have ground floor commercial use.

In the last 12 months, 72 towers over 20-storeys have been submitted for planning approval, 64 of which are residential. Of these, 27 (37%) have been granted planning permission, 4 (6%) have been refused, and 41 (57%) remain undecided.
Continued: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...sites-soar-56/
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:30 AM   #13676
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HCA stumps up £200m for Canary Wharf extension
March 2015

The government has agreed to lend £200m to Canary Wharf Group to kick-start its Wood Wharf extension.

Canary Wharf is planning to extend its Isle of Dogs office district in east London by building more tower blocks to hold 3,500 apartments.

Under the terms of the deal, Canary Wharf Group will receive a £200m loan to provide the infrastructure needed to unlock the site to the east of the existing Canary Wharf estate, including the relocation and upgrading of utilities for the site.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:31 AM   #13677
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Hertsmere House | West India Quay E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=270065

Official website: http://greenlandhouse.org.uk/



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  • Address: 2 Hertsmere Road, London E14
  • Developer: Greenland Group
  • Height: 237m
  • Floors: 67
  • Homes: 900

The design for Hertsmere House has been unveiled by the Greenland Group. A planning application will be submitted later this year:





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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:37 AM   #13678
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Canary wharf is going to be a big construction site for the next couple of years
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:51 AM   #13679
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Wow. I've lost count of all the great CW projects. It's going to be the best skyline in Europe for sure.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:55 AM   #13680
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The Conservaties don't win seats in this part of town, Boris wasn't thinking about his Prime Ministerial aspirations.
Boris is always thinking about his Prime Ministerial aspirations. He's a senior Tory figurehead who the PM himself just announced as a potential successor. Everything he does, including becoming London Mayor in the first place, has been in service to that end.

Even so, it's not about local seats. It's about his record as mayor, which will be under intense scrutiny when he becomes an MP again in a couple of weeks.

He's already campaigned on an environmental platform in 2001 and 2005. A new runway on his watch is going to tarnish that significantly, no matter what constituency you live in. And while he is standing in a safe seat (one of the safest in the land), he still doesn't need eco-protesters on his doorstep mere days before the election campaign gets underway. Nor does he want to undermine his Boris Island plans which require no runway expansions elsewhere.

I mean, he's running in Uxbridge and South Ruislip just so that he can put direct pressure on Heathrow not to expand. He's put a lot of political cachet into a new hub airport. It could be one of his big legacy projects were he to become PM in 2020. He'll almost certainly run for the leadership either directly after this election (should Cameron lose), or in 2018/19 when Cameron has announced he'll resign. So Boris has a lot of chips in play and another runway is a slight hindrance.
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