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Old April 22nd, 2015, 01:55 PM   #13881
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The Silvertown | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1637869

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



Project facts
  • Address: Silvertown Quays, London E16
  • Developer: The Silvertown Partnership
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest
  • Cost: £3.5 billion ($5.3bn)
  • Homes: 2,500
  • Retail space: 278,700m²
  • Commercial space: 185,800m²

Plans for The Silvertown have been approved by Newham Council:

- Property Week: Silvertown given green light by planners

- Construction News: Newham Council gives Silvertown the green light

- Architects Journal: Thumbs up for giant £3.5bn Silvertown Quays scheme






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Old April 22nd, 2015, 01:58 PM   #13882
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Lexicon | Islington EC1

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

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



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  • Address: 261 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 115m
  • Floors: 35



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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:00 PM   #13883
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Canaletto | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=101348567

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



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  • Address: 259 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Groveworld
  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 190



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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:10 PM   #13884
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Royal Arsenal Riverside | Woolwich SE18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1618803

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...enal-riverside



Project facts
  • Address: Royal Arsenal, London SE18
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.3bn)
  • Site area: 88 acres
  • Homes: 3,700



Construction progress at the Royal Arsenal development, photos by SE9:


Royal Arsenal Riverside - Woolwich, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside - Woolwich, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:18 PM   #13885
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Royal Wharf | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1669965

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



Project facts
  • Address: Minoco Wharf, London E16
  • Developer: Ballymore Group and Oxley Holdings
  • Cost: £3.5 billion ($5.3bn)
  • Site area: 40 acres
  • Homes: 3,400



Cranes and cores at the Royal Wharf site, photos by SE9:


Royal Wharf - Silvertown London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:34 PM   #13886
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Hoola | Royal Victoria E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=951574

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



Project facts
  • Address: 26-34 Tidal Basin Road, London E16
  • Developer: HUB Residential
  • Architect: CZWG Architects
  • Floors: 24 and 23
  • Homes: 360



Hoola starting to rise at Royal Victoria Dock. Photos by SE9:


Hoola - Royal Victoria, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:22 PM   #13887
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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



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  • Address: 30 Limeharbour, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



Baltimore Tower viewed from its north-west, photos by potto:



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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:35 PM   #13888
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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/



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



Horizons viewed from the junction of Yabsley Street and Preston's Road, photo by SE9:


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:39 PM   #13889
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One The Elephant | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105441658

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



Project facts
  • Address: One The Elephant, Churchyard Row, London SE1
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Height: 123m
  • Floors: 37



The southern face of One The Elephant, photo by SE9:


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:46 PM   #13890
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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/



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



The South Bank Tower viewed from its west. Photos by potto and SE9:




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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:55 PM   #13891
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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/



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



The One Blackfriars site and surroundings, photos by SE9:


One Blackfriars - Blackfriars, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:11 PM   #13892
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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



Project facts
  • Extension to the world's most visited gallery of modern art
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



This morning at the Tate Modern Project, photo courtesy of the Tate:

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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:51 PM   #13893
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I'm so excited to see the brickwork going up at the Tate... it's going to look positively delicious
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 06:04 PM   #13894
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Agree about New York! I still think it is arguably the greatest city in the world. London is a very close second, but it has some catching up to do. As someone mentioned a few posts ago, New York has been attracting far more interesting architects for its big-ticket developments. Why isn't Zaha Hadid doing any luxury residential in London, for example? Her offices are here, she is here, so are the Middle Eastern clientele who could be a captive market, and yet there's nothing. Also, many of the great Japanese archiets like Tadao Ando have numerous NYC commissions and none, none, in London. Japan has some of the world's greatest architects in the world and not a single project in London.

I think there is a certain truth the complaint that London's construction boom is a little lacklustre in terms of quality, if not in quantity and financial value. There are some fantastic lower-rise projects, and lots of great "New London Vernacular" residential popping up all over, but very little in terms of landmark buildings.

The Gehry/Foster buildings at Battersea Power Station are a notable exception, and Herzog & de Meuron tower at Wood Wharf. There are some other Foster and RSH+P developments across the city, of course, but not much in the way of landmarks.

Actually, the tiny city of Oxford has one Zaha building and one Herzog & de Meuron going up at the moment, and recently completed a Viñoly building, as well as some great projects by lesser known British Architects. In a way, it is putting London to shame architecturally, and that's without any of the big bucks provided by luxury residential which are being showered on London.
Not sure if I agree with this, Jester. Since the start of the century, London has built far more starchitect buildings than New York. Foster and Rogers account for the majority of these, with dozens apiece. Others are by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Rafael Vinoly, and soon Frank Gehry. (All bar Vinoly have won the Pritzker Prize.) Hopkins, Grimshaw, and Chipperfield have designed some wonderful buildings too.

Of course not all buildings by great architects have landmark status. Koolhaas's Rothschild HQ and Nouvel's One New Change, are not quite landmarks. However the Olympic Aquatic Centre is one of Hadid's best works anywhere. And when you think of the impact and quality of projects like the London Eye, O2 Dome, Shard, Gherkin, 122 Leadenhall, Wembley Stadium, Lords Media Centre, Heathrow T5, Canary Wharf Tube, British Museum Great Court, Tate Modern, etc, London has surely added more new landmarks than New York -and also more varied- since the turn of the Millennium.

I also find some of the landmark and/or starchitect buildings in New York to be disappointing. Who rates 1 World Trade Centre? I know I don't! I also dislike Foster's Hearst Tower, Gehry's Beekman Tower, and Portzamparc's horrid One57. Rogers's 3 World Trade Centre will still be nice, but the original design has been compromised by value engineering. I do envy the Tower Verre though. That'll be superb. If I could steal any New York project for London, I'd steal that.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 08:48 PM   #13895
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Let us petition to rename the 'LEXICON' into the 'SEXICON' or SEXicon

If one blackfairs facade turns out to be anything like the Lexicons, than let me tell you, it will be up there as one of my favorite buildings. Jut the amount of impeccable and immaculate amount materials used in the construction of many of London's skyscraper propel it to a new heights. (no pun intended)

For the density and height London lacks, it makes up for in quality.

Outstanding, bravo London. I have yet to visit on a sunny day, but I will make sure I do!
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Can someone provide a more detailed view of the fresh bricks at Tate Modern's extension? Would be very appreciated.
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If one blackfairs facade turns out to be anything like the Lexicons, than let me tell you, it will be up there as one of my favorite buildings.
Agreed.

One Blackfriars is the project that I most look forward to watching as construction progresses. I know there were lot of people who were very disappointed when a huge chunk was lopped off its proposed height (as a consequence of planning difficulties). But, with hindsight, I actually think that its proportions are now far better. It really is beautiful (in the renders, at least).

As you suggest, the quality of the cladding will make or break it.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 01:01 PM   #13898
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Not sure if I agree with this, Jester. Since the start of the century, London has built far more starchitect buildings than New York. Foster and Rogers account for the majority of these, with dozens apiece. Others are by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Rafael Vinoly, and soon Frank Gehry. (All bar Vinoly have won the Pritzker Prize.) Hopkins, Grimshaw, and Chipperfield have designed some wonderful buildings too.

Of course not all buildings by great architects have landmark status. Koolhaas's Rothschild HQ and Nouvel's One New Change, are not quite landmarks. However the Olympic Aquatic Centre is one of Hadid's best works anywhere. And when you think of the impact and quality of projects like the London Eye, O2 Dome, Shard, Gherkin, 122 Leadenhall, Wembley Stadium, Lords Media Centre, Heathrow T5, Canary Wharf Tube, British Museum Great Court, Tate Modern, etc, London has surely added more new landmarks than New York -and also more varied- since the turn of the Millennium.

I also find some of the landmark and/or starchitect buildings in New York to be disappointing. Who rates 1 World Trade Centre? I know I don't! I also dislike Foster's Hearst Tower, Gehry's Beekman Tower, and Portzamparc's horrid One57. Rogers's 3 World Trade Centre will still be nice, but the original design has been compromised by value engineering. I do envy the Tower Verre though. That'll be superb. If I could steal any New York project for London, I'd steal that.
That was the perfect response.
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Agreed.

One Blackfriars is the project that I most look forward to watching as construction progresses. I know there were lot of people who were very disappointed when a huge chunk was lopped off its proposed height (as a consequence of planning difficulties). But, with hindsight, I actually think that its proportions are now far better. It really is beautiful (in the renders, at least).

As you suggest, the quality of the cladding will make or break it.
I'd say the exact same in regards to the Lime Street Tower cladding. I'm hoping it will look as good as it does in the renders... but you never know.

Like you said, it will make it or break it.
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Can someone provide a more detailed view of the fresh bricks at Tate Modern's extension? Would be very appreciated.
Will do next time I'm around Bankside with a camera
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