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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:12 PM   #14581
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I'd really prefer for the Battersea Power station to get demolished its a horrible building Its a Power station for gods sake!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:18 PM   #14582
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I'd really prefer for the Battersea Power station to get demolished its a horrible building Its a Power station for gods sake!


Well..................................each to their own, I suppose.

But I don't see what being a Power Station has to do with it. Iconic buildings are iconic buildings, whatever their purpose.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:50 PM   #14583
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=335477

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



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



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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #14584
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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 June 30th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #14585
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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
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 48



The Merano Residences rising at Albert Embankment, photo by opayek:


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Old June 30th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #14586
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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
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 27 | 24
  • Homes: 253



Core rising at the Corniche site, with the redevelopment of Riverbank Park Plaza ongoing nearby. Photo by opayek:


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Old June 30th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #14587
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Kidbrooke Village | Kidbrooke SE3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=670786

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...brooke-village



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  • Address: The Ferrier Estate and Harrow Meadow, London SE3
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands | CZWG | Scott Brownrigg | Studio Egret West
  • Cost: £1.1 billion ($1.7bn)
  • Homes: 4,763



Construction progress at the Kidbrooke Village regeneration project.
The scheme involves the redevelopment of the now-demolished Ferrier Estate, one of the largest and most notorious public housing estates in the UK. Photos by SE9:


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Meridian Gate - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9, on Flickr


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Meridian Gate - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9, on Flickr


Meridian Gate - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9, on Flickr


Blackheath Quarter - Kidbrooke Village, London by SE9, on Flickr


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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #14588
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How much does a one bedroom flat cost in a place like in the picture above?
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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #14589
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The cost varies between phases and sections. The starting price at the first phase was £207,500.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:28 PM   #14590
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The Wharves Deptford | Deptford SE8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1828646

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



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  • Address: Land bounded by Oxestalls Road, Grove Street, Dragoon Road and Evelyn Street, London SE8
  • London borough: Lewisham
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Architect: Hawkins\Brown | HOK
  • Homes: 1,132

Plans for The Wharves Deptford have been submitted for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.







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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #14591
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Well..................................each to their own, I suppose.

But I don't see what being a Power Station has to do with it. Iconic buildings are iconic buildings, whatever their purpose.
Well I think the whole development is ''bonkers'' anyway putting nice new builds with such a grotesque looking building along the riverside is a crime to Human (and non Human) eyes.

Think about the future in the next 50 years the power station would be insanely old. Its not worth saving unlike say; Houses of Parliament or St Paul's cathedral.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:57 PM   #14592
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Well I think the whole development is ''bonkers'' anyway putting nice new builds with such a grotesque looking building along the riverside is a crime to Human (and non Human) eyes.

Think about the future in the next 50 years the power station would be insanely old. Its not worth saving unlike say; Houses of Parliament or St Paul's cathedral.
The Power Station would be "insanely old"? Despite the fact that it dates back, variously, only to the 1930's and 1950's? Besides, what's wrong with old? The thoughtful juxtaposition of old and new can be among the most gloriously happy and fruitful possibilities for architecture.

By the way, you ought to know (and probably do) that your dismissal of Battersea Power Station as "grotesque" puts you in a very small minority of people. For most, it is among London's most cherished and instantly recognisable buildings.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #14593
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Re Kidbrooke Village, I have to say that the planners and developers look to have done a fine job there. What a transformation for the better!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #14594
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Wardian London | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=324062

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



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  • Address: Arrowhead Quay, Marsh Wall, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Ballymore
  • Architect: Glen Howells Architects
  • Height: 183m | 170m
  • Floors: 55 | 50



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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #14595
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The Power Station would be "insanely old"? Despite the fact that it dates back, variously, only to the 1930's and 1950's? Besides, what's wrong with old? The thoughtful juxtaposition of old and new can be among the most gloriously happy and fruitful possibilities for architecture.

By the way, you ought to know (and probably do) that your dismissal of Battersea Power Station as "grotesque" puts you in a very small minority of people. For most, it is among London's most cherished and instantly recognisable buildings.
Biggest single downfall of the BPS IMO was glass clad buildings next to a massive brick structure. If they were instead clad in brick , similar to what is being proposed at the Goodsyard than it would of complemented the existing structure much better.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:47 PM   #14596
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The Power Station would be "insanely old"? Despite the fact that it dates back, variously, only to the 1930's and 1950's? Besides, what's wrong with old? The thoughtful juxtaposition of old and new can be among the most gloriously happy and fruitful possibilities for architecture.

By the way, you ought to know (and probably do) that your dismissal of Battersea Power Station as "grotesque" puts you in a very small minority of people. For most, it is among London's most cherished and instantly recognisable buildings.
There's nothing wrong with old buildings as I think most older buildings have a sense of ''class'' about them but some old buildings should be knocked down without a second thought. The power station had its day I did use to think the building was somewhat iconic but its not iconic enough to save.

Its like saving a bit of a 1960 housing estate....
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #14597
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Biggest single downfall of the BPS IMO was glass clad buildings next to a massive brick structure. If they were instead clad in brick , similar to what is being proposed at the Goodsyard than it would of complemented the existing structure much better.
I have to disagree with that.

It's important that the Power Station remains the focus of the development and instantly distinguishable. Of course, with its giant chimneys, it will be so. But the effect would have been greatly diluted had the surrounding buildings all been designed to be clad in a similar material. There would have been a metaphorical blurring of the edges.

In this instance, the look and design of the Foster / Gehry surrounding development is the counterpoint that enhances rather than diminishes the Power Station.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #14598
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There's nothing wrong with old buildings as I think most older buildings have a sense of ''class'' about them but some old buildings should be knocked down without a second thought. The power station had its day I did use to think the building was somewhat iconic but its not iconic enough to save.

Its like saving a bit of a 1960 housing estate....
Well, we'll have to agree to disagree. As I said, each to their own. And you are in a small minority.

So I'm happy to say that, in this instance, you will be disappointed. The Power Station lives on!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #14599
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Every new page someone keeps posting that Baltimore Tower. Really there is nothing to see until a few more months! Only now is it worth some pics as it is getting some more interesting stuff on it.
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Well, we'll have to agree to disagree. As I said, each to their own. And you are in a small minority.

So I'm happy to say that, in this instance, you will be disappointed. The Power Station lives on!
Some people just don't know what's good for their eyes.
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