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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #14141
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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
  • Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #14142
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St James's Market | St James's SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1368959

Official website: http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/urba...s/development/



Project facts
  • Address: 14-20 Regent Street and 52-56 Haymarket, London SW1
  • London borough: Westminster
  • Developer: The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Cost: £320 million ($500m)
  • Floorspace: 31,500m²



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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #14143
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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
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #14144
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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/



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



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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:40 PM   #14145
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Three Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/three-pancras-square



Project facts
  • Address: 3 Pancras Square, London N1C
  • London borough: Camden
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Porphyrios Associates
  • Floorspace: 16,000m²
  • Floors: 10



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Old May 16th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #14146
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The Plimsoll Building | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/plimsoll



Project facts
  • Address: The Plimsoll Building, Stable Street, London N1C
  • London borough: Camden
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: David Morley Architects
  • Floors: 13



The Plimsoll Building nearing completion:



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Old May 17th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #14147
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Except for Baltimore Tower, there's a lot of banal/unattractive architecture on this page. The Tate extension is so much worse than the original design that H & D came up with.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 04:46 AM   #14148
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Except for Baltimore Tower, there's a lot of banal/unattractive architecture on this page. The Tate extension is so much worse than the original design that H & D came up with.
I think this page shows what a diverse and exceptional city london is. Its all about personal preference I suppose.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 05:28 AM   #14149
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #14150
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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
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Barratt London and British Land
  • Architect: Allies & Morrison
  • Floors: 26 | 25 | 22 | 10
  • Homes: 463



Progress at Aldgate Place, photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old May 17th, 2015, 11:00 AM   #14151
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Goodman's Fields | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=499272

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



Project facts
  • Address: Goodman's Fields, Leman Street, London E1
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Homes: 824



Construction at the latest phase of Goodman's Fields, photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old May 17th, 2015, 04:53 PM   #14152
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The transformation of Aldgate is just beautiful to witness!
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Old May 17th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #14153
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Old May 17th, 2015, 06:38 PM   #14154
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Just wish they went a bit taller. So many mid-rises. Density is pretty good.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 09:15 PM   #14155
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I'm generally a lurker - I love the site (thanks SE9) - but barely have time to comment.

However I followed the NYC v London debate with interest. I think NYC does do these supertall towers (especially residential) better than London, and they are to be envied (though of course NYC does not suffer the sightline/heritage/airport problems of London that generally prevent the British capital going HIGH).

That said, 1 World Trade Centre is one of the most mediocre skyscrapers of the 21st century, and the Shard is arguably the best (certainly the most iconic), so let's put that debate to bed.

And where London wins, and what makes it incomparable, is the extroardinary combination of history AND modernity.

Stand in the middle of Tower Bridge and you are a short stroll from the the Roman Wall, a Norman fortress-Tower and its exquisite chapel, a medieval cathedral (Southwark), endless medieval churches, Tudor survivals, Wren classicism, Victorian bombast, industrial revolution warehouses, 20th century modernism, the Gherkin, the Lloyds Building, the Shard and and the Cheesegrater, and maybe the most dynamic financial district on earth. The sensation is, for any sentient being, utterly exhilarating.

No other city can do this. New York City will certainly never do this, can never do this, for all its kinetic excitement.

That, I believe, is what makes London the greatest city on the planet, for now. But all things must pass...

Incidentally the new building next to my flat in Camden has turned out quite nice. 86 Delancey Street. Used to be a hideous tyre garage.

http://www.nickbakerarchitects.co.uk...lancey-street/
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:59 PM   #14156
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Agreed London is by far the best city on Earth and has been since Britain's rise as the global superpower in the 1800s and most likely will be for the next few hundred years. The history is incomparable.

However as I have said before, London could really do with a building of 500m or so that is really beautiful and iconic to give London the full whammy of history, diversity, attractions and tall buildings.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 11:34 PM   #14158
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Crossrail Place | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://canarywharf.com/arts-events/e...ossrail-place/



Project facts
  • Address: Canary Wharf Station, Upper Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Line: Crossrail
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Cost: £500 million ($755m)



Yet more pictures of Crossrail Place

IMG_4834.jpg by Luke, on Flickr

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IMG_4837.jpg by Luke, on Flickr

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Old May 17th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #14159
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1 Bank Street | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692912

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 147m
  • Floors: 28



IMG_4844.jpg by Luke, on Flickr

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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #14160
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I'm generally a lurker - I love the site (thanks SE9) - but barely have time to comment.
Cheers, and thanks for the observations!


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Just wish they went a bit taller. So many mid-rises. Density is pretty good.
Those pesky sightlines prevent projects in Aldgate going any higher.
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