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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:12 AM   #14161
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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
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: St George
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 163m
  • Floors: 52



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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:15 AM   #14162
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573332

Official website: N/A



Project facts
  • Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • Developer: Accor
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
  • Height: 124m
  • Floors: 39



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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:17 AM   #14163
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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
  • Borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Fraser Properties
  • Architect: Carey Jones Architects
  • Height: 120m
  • Floors: 35



Sky Gardens taking shape, photo by stevekeiretsu


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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:20 AM   #14164
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Dollar Bay | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=934424

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



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  • Address: 1-18 Dollar Bay Court, London, E14
  • Developer: Citystyle Homes and Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 109m
  • Floors: 32



The core is now at ground level

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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:24 AM   #14165
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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
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Sainsbury's and Barratt London
  • Architect: Rolfe Judd
  • Height: 120m | 90m | 63m
  • Homes: 737



Progress at Nine Elms point, which neighbours the Sky Gardens project above. Photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #14166
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Hate to say this but I'm a little disappointed with Crossrail Place, simply because I assumed from the render that the roof would be glass. I think the wooden frames make it look temporary and less futuristic than I was anticipating.

Apart from that, great developments here and it's truly astonishing how many skyscrapers are about to rise. The Aldgate development in particular looks very handsome indeed.

I could have sworn Dollar Bay was further into construction though.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:57 AM   #14167
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King's Cross Pond Club | King's Cross N1C

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

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/kings-cross-pond-club



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  • London borough: Camden
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Ooze
  • Length: 40m

The UK's first man-made freshwater bathing pond has opened at King's Cross:

- The Guardian: King's Cross Pond: a review

- Building: Argent unveils open-air King's Cross swimming pool

- The Telegraph: King's Cross bathing pond: London's coolest new attraction








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Old May 18th, 2015, 01:49 AM   #14168
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Are the wood wharf towers actually gonna be made out of wood? Because that don't sound like a great idea in my head.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #14169
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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.
Hey I am a lurker too! A lurker who up until recently did not have an account

Just my 5 cent's worth, I don't want to open up a debate about which city is better (personally I think they are the two greatest cities in the world and I'd say London is the outright best) but there is no doubt that Shard is fairly overrated. For me I prefer the 1WTC and you have to take into account the surroundings when you consider how appropriate the building is and how it enhances the current aesthetics. The Shard is a standalone and not in any coherent cluster, so it dominates everything around, and for me I just don't like that style. In contrast 1WTC is in a marvelous looking cluster where it peers over its counterparts rather than in the dominating fashion of the Shard. However it's all subjective of course.

I'd also like to say how nice I think 3 Pancras Square looks, subtle and fairly elegant with some masonry instead of glass, glass, glass!
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:44 AM   #14170
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Are the wood wharf towers actually gonna be made out of wood? Because that don't sound like a great idea in my head.
Yes, its a great idea. Just like the buildings and houses in Canada Water are made of water.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:13 AM   #14171
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Yes, its a great idea. Just like the buildings and houses in Canada Water are made of water.
hahahahahahaha that was hysterical
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Old May 18th, 2015, 02:53 PM   #14172
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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.
Agree 100%.

London needs a 2-3 iconic 500s and a smattering of supertalls / highrises to make it a coherent skyline.

As great the city is , its skylike is too diffuse and leaves a lot to be desired.

But to make matters worse we are giving planning permissions to really unique towers in outskirts of London.


This city needs a skyline Czar ASAP
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #14173
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Agree 100%.

London needs a 2-3 iconic 500s and a smattering of supertalls / highrises to make it a coherent skyline.

As great the city is , its skylike is too diffuse and leaves a lot to be desired.

But to make matters worse we are giving planning permissions to really unique towers in outskirts of London.


This city needs a skyline Czar ASAP
I dont think it needs them but they would certainly be nice to have
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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:06 PM   #14174
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Meridian Gate | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692078

Official website: http://meridiangate-redevelopment.co.uk/


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  • Address: 199-207 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Meridian Property Holdings and LBS Properties
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Height: 182m
  • Floors: 54

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Demolition of the existing building has commenced

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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #14175
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Westminster council have received new plans for a residential scheme in Soho. The office site on Great Marlborough Street, previously known as Fenton House was re-branded as ‘Soho Works, upon receiving planning permission in 2011 for an office led scheme with 6 residential units. The scheme was however never built out and the site was sold at the beginning of the year to luxury residential developer Amazon Property.
The planning application proposes for the existing building to be demolished and replaced with a new 7 storey residential building. The scheme will provide 27 private units for market sale as well as 1,128 sq m commercial space to be used for retail or restaurant space
London Forum Thread : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post124086383
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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #14176
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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



Progress as of Sunday

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Lincoln Plaza | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1505132

Official website: http://www.galliardhomes.com/galliar...=Lincoln-Plaza



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  • Address: 20 Millharbour, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Galliard Homes
  • Architect: Grid Architects
  • Height: 95m
  • Floors: 31



Progress as of Sunday

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Old May 18th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #14178
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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



Construction as of Sunday

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Old May 18th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #14179
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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/



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



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Old May 18th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #14180
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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: £5 billion ($7.5bn)
  • Homes: 12,678
  • Total floorspace: 1,477,311m²



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