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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:22 AM   #13841
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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

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

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



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



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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:27 AM   #13842
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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



Today at Horizons, viewed across the Poplar Marina. Photos by SE9:


Poplar Dock Marina, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #13843
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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: Ģ2 billion ($3bn)
  • Homes: 3,610
  • Office space: 175,000mē
  • Retail space: 35,000mē
  • Public space: 8.9 acres



The Wood Wharf site viewed from the eastern end of Canary Wharf. Photos by SE9:


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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:34 AM   #13844
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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: RTKL Associates
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100



Not long to go for the Peninsula Tower and InterContinental hotel, viewed from Blackwall. Photo by SE9:


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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:39 AM   #13845
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Greenwich Peninsula SE10

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

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



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  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Cost: Ģ5 billion ($7.5bn)
  • Homes: 12,678
  • Total floorspace: 1,477,311mē



Today at the northern end of the Greenwich Peninsula masterplan area. New landscaped park space to be opened to the public shortly. Photos by SE9:


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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #13846
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Aldgate Place | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1646861

Official website: http://www.aldgate-place.com/



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  • Address: 35 Whitechapel High Street, London E1
  • Developer: Barratt London and British Land
  • Architect: Allies & Morrison
  • Floors: 26 | 25 | 22 | 10
  • Homes: 463



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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #13847
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White Collar Factory | Old Street EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=361792

Official website: http://whitecollarfactory.com/



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  • Address: White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard, London EC1
  • Developer: Derwent London
  • Architect: AHMM
  • Floorspace: 27,220mē



The White Collar Factory rising at Silicon Roundabout, photos by chest:



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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:51 AM   #13848
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I liked the photos on the previous page but they were a bit on the large side.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #13849
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One Blackfriars | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=400279

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



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  • Address: 1 Blackfriars Road, London SE1
  • Developer: St George
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 163m
  • Floors: 52



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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #13850
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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
  • Homes: 170
  • Office space: 56,000mē
  • Retail space: 8,000mē



The first row of red-tinted glazing panels has been installed at Nova Victoria. Photo by DarJoLe:

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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #13851
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Tate Modern Project | Bankside SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=377117

Official website: http://www.tate.org.uk/about/project...modern-project



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  • Extension to the world's most visited gallery of modern art
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: Ģ215 million ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



The Tate Modern Project viewed from the North Bank, photo by potto:

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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #13852
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Lot's going on out west.

I'll restore normality on the following page.
You've seen nothing yet
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Old April 20th, 2015, 10:51 AM   #13853
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60 Commercial Road | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1634624

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 60 Commercial Road, London E1
  • Developer: Carlyle Group
  • Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman
  • Floors: 19
  • Student units: 417



Cladding installation ongoing at 60 Commercial Road. Photo by chest:

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Old April 20th, 2015, 11:02 AM   #13854
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A bit of cool neo retro 60s grooviness there.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 12:47 PM   #13855
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One Tower Bridge | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=212552

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...e-tower-bridge



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  • Address: 1 Tower Bridge, London SE1
  • Developer: Berkeley Homes
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Homes: 396



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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #13856
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In regards to the NYC Vs London new architecture - someone was saying that more landmark structures were being constructed in NYC.

I just got back from NYC and I've been tracking for NYC thread for some time. The only noticeable modern landmark that day-to-day people recognize is 'The Freedom Tower'. A landmark has to be a building that even children remotely recognize or name.

In my personal taste, I'd say that London's architecture is more ranged and is currently building higher quality developments. It's not to say that NYC is still a leading City in architecture because it is.


In regards to reference to Starchitects - this is irrelevant. It is about the structures quality, not the name behind it. The name should come second to the structure.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #13857
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In regards to the NYC Vs London new architecture - someone was saying that more landmark structures were being constructed in NYC.

I just got back from NYC and I've been tracking for NYC thread for some time. The only noticeable modern landmark that day-to-day people recognize is 'The Freedom Tower'. A landmark has to be a building that even children remotely recognize or name.

In my personal taste, I'd say that London's architecture is more ranged and is currently building higher quality developments. It's not to say that NYC is still a leading City in architecture because it is.


In regards to reference to Starchitects - this is irrelevant. It is about the structures quality, not the name behind it. The name should come second to the structure.
To be fair, it's somewhat more difficult for new buildings to stand out in Manhattan than in London.

Until recently, London had very few skyscrapers and comparatively few mid / low rise modern buildings of real quality. So the results of this current building boom are highly visible. In Manhattan, by contrast, there is already a veritable forest of skyscrapers and quality modern architecture. So anything new, other than the giant 1 World Trade Centre, is far less likely to stand out.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #13858
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By landmark, I meant landmarks of architecture according the architectural profession, rather than landmarks in the sense of what Joe Average recognises in the street (which would be a measure of absolutely nothing significant at all.)

Take a look at this list:
42 Star Projects Transforming Architecture in New York City.

You may not like all of the designs (I certainly don't), but you can't deny that London simply doesn't compare when it comes to that level of architecture.

As for starchitects, I don't know why several people now have bothered to mention something as banal as "famous doesn't mean good". Of course not. But starchitects have access to bigger budgets, better materials, fully-bespoke components, and other perks which result in buildings that are genuinely unique in the world, rather than run-of-the-mill (which makes up 99% of architecture).

That's what distinguishes contemporary architecture in NYC. London is a close second, but it has catching up to do.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 07:21 PM   #13859
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Could we STOP derailing this thread with pointless city vs city discussion.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #13860
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You may not like all of the designs (I certainly don't), but you can't deny that London simply doesn't compare when it comes to that level of architecture.
By what standard does London not compare with NYC (in relation to those designs)? I ask from genuine interest, not pedantry, because I don't see significant differences between those projects and ones that are occurring in London. Of those the only ones that really stand out to me are 625 West 57th Street (the pyramid) and the Culture Shed.

EDIT: reading your post again, is the starchitect quality the distinguishing factor?
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