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Old April 23rd, 2015, 01:42 PM   #13901
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High-tech interactive model of London launches
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 01:50 PM   #13902
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Sky Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724626

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



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  • Address: Sky Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Fraser Properties
  • Architect: Carey Jones Architects
  • Height: 120m
  • Floors: 35



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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:06 PM   #13903
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Nine Elms Point | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105526071

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



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  • Address: 62 Wandsworth Road, London SW8
  • Developer: Sainsbury's and Barratt London
  • Architect: Rolfe Judd
  • Cost: £450 million ($675m)
  • Homes: 737



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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:15 PM   #13904
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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.
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Having posted the above, I thought I'd take a look at the official One Blackfriars site and, if my eyes don't deceive me, the renders there seem to be a little different to the render you posted on the previous page. I have to say that they don't look as good. A little too chunky for my liking. Not as elegant.

So has there been another redesign? Is the render you posted on the previous page now out of date? Perhaps the renders on the official site are out of date?

Or is it just my imagination that there is any difference at all?!!
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:22 PM   #13905
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There's no difference, it's the same design.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:23 PM   #13906
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Manhattan Loft Gardens | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1211899

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



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  • Address: Plot N24, Zone 3, Stratford City, London E20
  • Developer: Manhattan Loft Corporation
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 143m
  • Floors: 42



This week at the Manhattan Loft Gardens site, photos by SE9:


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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:35 PM   #13907
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There's no difference, it's the same design.
Ah.

I guess it must just be the angle of the render that you've posted, then. It makes One Blackfriars look a lot sleeker than it does from other angles.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:43 PM   #13908
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M by Montcalm | City Road EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=445920

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



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  • Address: 151-157 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Endora
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Floors: 24
  • Hotel rooms: 300

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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:45 PM   #13909
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The Corniche | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=497918

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...t/the-corniche



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  • Address: 20 Albert Embankment, London SE1
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 27 and 24
  • Homes: 253



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Old April 23rd, 2015, 02:47 PM   #13910
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Merano Residences | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1664926

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...ano-residences



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  • Address: 30 Albert Embankment, London SE1
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 48



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Old April 23rd, 2015, 08:06 PM   #13911
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is that the 'Giant's Causeway' building behind in the render? Whatever happened to that?
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 09:13 PM   #13912
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That's now The Corniche.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 09:58 PM   #13913
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Ah.

I guess it must just be the angle of the render that you've posted, then. It makes One Blackfriars look a lot sleeker than it does from other angles.
From many angles it makes 20 fenchurch street look like an epitome of slim and sexy.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 11:46 PM   #13914
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Chelsea Waterfront

Borough : Kensington & Chelsea
Developer : Hutchinson Whampoa
Status : U/C

A selection of photos from last weekend

Lots Road (u/c) by Mr Cladding, on Flickr

Chelsea Waterfront (u/c) by Mr Cladding, on Flickr

Chelsea Waterfront (u/c) by Mr Cladding, on Flickr

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Old April 23rd, 2015, 11:53 PM   #13915
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BBC Television Center , White City refurb

Borough : Hammersmith and Fulham
Status : U/C

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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:00 AM   #13916
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From many angles it makes 20 fenchurch street look like an epitome of slim and sexy.
Ha! That might be taking it a bit far!

But I have to confess that, having now seen renders from multiple angles, I'm not half as keen on the reduced height One Blackfriars as I was. Strange that it looks so good from just that one angle.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #13917
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Looking at those pictures of Chelsea Waterfront above, I have to say that Lots Road Power Station really is an unheralded gem. Lacks the sheer size and visual impact of its big brother at Battersea, of course, but it's a fine building nevertheless. Much looking forward to seeing it restored.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #13918
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Looking at those pictures of Chelsea Waterfront above, I have to say that Lots Road Power Station really is an unheralded gem. Lacks the sheer size and visual impact of its big brother at Battersea, of course, but it's a fine building nevertheless. Much looking forward to seeing it restored.


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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #13919
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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.
Well you're a minority because while it's extremely overrated, 1 World Trade Center beats every London skyscraper.

Want to trade the Gherkin for 425 Park Avenue, and 20 Fenchurch Street for 432 Park Avenue? I dislike them all, but they would look better switched around.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 02:20 AM   #13920
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27 Commercial Road | Aldgate | 67m | 21 fl | Approved

27 Commercial Road
27 Commercial Road and 29-37 Whitechurch Lane

Height: 67m AGL | Floors: 21 | Architect: Stock Woolstencroft | Developer: Reef Estates Hotel Occupier: Motel One UK Ltd

Planning application: Tower Hamlets
http://planreg.towerhamlets.gov.uk/W...er=PA/13/02338


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