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Old March 31st, 2015, 02:02 PM   #13681
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Is there a render of all of the approved CW (including WW etc) towers going up in the next few years?
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Old March 31st, 2015, 03:00 PM   #13682
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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 31st, 2015, 03:17 PM   #13683
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Architects are working on a skyscraper next to the millennium dome that has a 60% reduced shadow. It works by building two skyscrapers and having one reflect sunlight onto the shadow of the other one.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/31/eu...don/index.html
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Old March 31st, 2015, 03:38 PM   #13684
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Architects are working on a skyscraper next to the millennium dome that has a 60% reduced shadow. It works by building two skyscrapers and having one reflect sunlight onto the shadow of the other one.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/31/eu...don/index.html
Its just a bit of PR for the architects firm .

Never going to happen as for one thing there are already buildings Under construction on the site.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 04:05 PM   #13685
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Also, the critical flaw in their design is the assumption that there will be sunlight in London, which we all know is a complete myth told to frighten children.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 04:54 PM   #13686
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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.
The Airports Commission ruled out the London Britannia Airport (Boris Island) fantasy quickly, there's absolutely no possibility of that happening.

They subsequently did the same to Foster's more credible Thames Hub Airport proposal. Boris supported both visions wholeheartedly, thus rejecting the expansion of City Airport wasn't to bolster his 'environmental credentials'.

The Conservative Party and Labour are pro-Heathrow expansion. As is the CBI, British Chambers of Commerce, London Chamber of Commerce and West London Business. As are the major trade unions (Unite, the GMB and the TUC), local councils (Slough, Spelthorne etc) and so on. The Airports Commission will likely decide on Heathrow this year. He didn't take the Uxbridge seat to piss against the wind in this respect.

He wouldn't aid his Prime Ministerial aspirations by going against his party and business groups, let alone the plethora of other LHR backers.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 05:11 PM   #13687
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Every time,when i check this thread i think,that modern London architecture looks so great! Adorable!
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:01 PM   #13688
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:02 PM   #13689
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The Airports Commission ruled out the London Britannia Airport (Boris Island) fantasy quickly, there's absolutely no possibility of that happening.

They subsequently did the same to Foster's more credible Thames Hub Airport proposal. Boris supported both visions wholeheartedly, thus rejecting the expansion of City Airport wasn't to bolster his 'environmental credentials'.

The Conservative Party and Labour are pro-Heathrow expansion. As is the CBI, British Chambers of Commerce, London Chamber of Commerce and West London Business. As are the major trade unions (Unite, the GMB and the TUC), local councils (Slough, Spelthorne etc) and so on. The Airports Commission will likely decide on Heathrow this year. He didn't take the Uxbridge seat to piss against the wind in this respect.

He wouldn't aid his Prime Ministerial aspirations by going against his party and business groups, let alone the plethora of other LHR backers.
Johnson has gone against the Tories often throughout his political career. But even so, no-one is suggesting he's going to rebel on this issue. Or that a third runway isn't going to go ahead. Rather, he's positioned himself to conveniently have it both ways. If a third runway gets built (which it will), then it's his constituency that benefits most, giving him a stellar jobs and investment record to take into 2020 or 25. If it doesn't, he can still come out on top by saying he has a history of protecting London's environment. I mean, he's literally won international awards for protecting London's air quality.

He's also demonstrably run several elections on an environmental platform. Many of his big ticket policies as mayor were green policies, and one of his most chastening censures by the commons was over environmental issues (or to be specific, his failure to act on them).

Of course he's not going to block a third runway. And of course stopping LCY from expanding is going to have next to no effect on those plans anyway. But you're insane if you don't think this was a political maneuver. Especially as he stepped in personally, overriding his own office and recommendations. And a big giant election which he is running in is only four weeks away. It's 100% political.
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 01:05 AM   #13690
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This looks insanely good!
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 03:09 AM   #13691
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Novotel Canary Wharf
40 Marsh Wall, London E14

Height: 124m | Floors: 39 | Architect: BUJ Architects | Developer: Accor

Planning application: Tower Hamlets PA/10/01049

Links: London forum thread


  • Current status: Under Construction



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Old April 3rd, 2015, 03:13 AM   #13692
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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

Cladding progress at the neighbouring Lexicon and Canaletto towers,
Canaletto balconies are being installed, photo by potto:



Canaletto & Lexicon as seen from Barbican, by me:


Lexicon and Canaletto u/c from Barbican by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 03:16 AM   #13693
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Principal Tower
Principal Tower, Worship Street, London EC2

Height: 163m | Floors: 51 | Architect: Foster + Partners | Developer: Hammerson

Planning application: Hackney 2011/0698

Links: London forum thread | Official website


  • 245 residential units
  • Current status: Under Construction

Progress at the Principal Place site, photo by potto:

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Old April 3rd, 2015, 03:22 AM   #13694
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Glasshouse Gardens
Stratford
E20


Official website: http://ghgstratford.com/

Planning application: London Legacy Development Corporation 13/00409/REM



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Developer: Lend Lease and LCR

Architect: Allies and Morrison

Height: 95m and 76m

Floors: 30 and 17

Homes: 333





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The Peninsula Tower | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

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



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  • Address: The Peninsula Tower, Tunnel Avenue, London SE10
  • Developer: Grove Developments
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100


The Peninsula Tower and Intercontinental Hotel approaching external completion, photo by MPEARCE14:

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Battersea Power Station
Nine Elms SW8

Project cost: £8 billion

Links: London forum thread | Official website
  • 39 acres
  • 3,400 new homes
  • 330,000m² commercial space
  • Current status: Under Construction



Progress at the first phase of the Battersea Power Station development, photos by Mr Cladding:



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Cheers, stevekeiretsu, for stepping into the breach while SE9 is obviously absent. Much appreciated. This thread has been a ghost town for most of the past few days!
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Old April 4th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #13698
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No worries, I can only assume he's busy, whereas I, on the other hand, happen to be the complete opposite of busy

I'm that bored, never mind crossposting some London updates, I could almost carry on to doing Tbilisi, Bucaramanga and Sekondi-Takoradi while I'm at it...
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Nine Elms Point
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SW8


Official website: http://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-ho...ne-Elms-Point/

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692688




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Developer: Sainsbury’s

Architect: Rolfe Judd

Homes: 737 units

Commercial space: 1,580m²

Public open space: 7,300m²

Tower heights: 126m | 90m | 63m









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Seen from the train, photo by me:


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Bonus photo of Embassy Gardens and the US Embassy rising behind the railway behind this site, by Mr Cladding:


Nine Elms Point (U/C) by Rukuphotos, on Flickr
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Vauxhall SkyGardens
143-161 Wandsworth Road, London SW8

Height: 120m | Floors: 35 | Architect: Amin Taha Architects

Planning application: Lambeth 09/04322/FUL

Links: London forum thread | Official website


  • 239 residential units
  • Current status: Under Construction

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