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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:46 PM   #14621
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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
  • London borough: Islington
  • Developer: Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 115m
  • Floors: 35



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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:48 PM   #14622
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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
  • London borough: Islington
  • Developer: Groveworld
  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 190



Cladding progress at the neighbouring Canaletto, photos by SE9:


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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:59 PM   #14623
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250 City Road | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=834722

Official website: http://www.250cityroad.co.uk/



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  • Address: 250 City Road, London EC1
  • London borough: Islington
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 155m | 137m
  • Floors: 41 | 36



Two piling rigs and one crane on site, photos by SE9:


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Old July 2nd, 2015, 04:05 PM   #14624
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King's Cross Central | King's Cross N1C

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

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



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  • New mixed-use district on formerly disused industrial land
  • London borough: Camden
  • Cost: £2.3 billion ($3.6bn)
  • Homes: 2,000
  • Commercial space: 743,000m²
  • Site area: 54 hectares



Yesterday at the ongoing regeneration of King's Cross, from derelict land to a new district. Photos by SE9:


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Old July 2nd, 2015, 06:16 PM   #14625
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12-14 Lombard Road | Battersea SW11

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1783615

Official website: http://lombardroad.com/



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  • Address: 12-14 Lombard Road, London SW11
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Barratt London
  • Architect: Patel Taylor
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 135



Site preparation under way at Lombard Road, photo by DarJoLe:

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 07:09 PM   #14626
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Interesting tower and beautiful too
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 07:30 PM   #14627
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It's looking very nice in person.
Indeed. I go to Old Street three or four times a week and it's been interesting watching its progress over the past year or so (the building having remained a concrete shell for the previous three years or so).

I know it's not a competition but I much prefer the Eagle to its near neighbour, the Montcalm.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 07:42 PM   #14628
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A few brief observations about SE9's continued, superb updates just above:

- Comparing renders and reality, Lexicon does exactly what it says on the tin; Canaletto doesn't.

- Those responsible really have done / are doing a superb job at Kings Cross. The whole area seems to have a great feel to it.

- I like the look of 12-14 Lombard Road. If the cladding is of a good quality, it'll be a fantastic addition to the burgeoning southern bank skyline.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 10:36 PM   #14629
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Chelsea Waterfront | Chelsea SW10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=313119

Official website: http://www.chelsea-waterfront.co.uk/



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  • Address: Chelsea Waterfront, Lots Road, London SW10
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Developer: Hutchison Whampoa
  • Architect: Terry Farrell and Partners
  • Height: 122m | 85m
  • Floors: 37 | 25
  • Homes: 706



Progress at Chelsea Waterfront, the Chelsea Creek Tower also visible to the left. Photo by DarJoLe:

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 10:49 PM   #14630
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I heard boris johnson wants to cancel heatrow expansion
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 10:52 PM   #14631
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^ Yes, there's opposition. But if Boris and his cronies succeed in blocking Heathrow, Gatwick will expand instead.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 12:19 AM   #14632
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A few brief observations about SE9's continued, superb updates just above:

- Comparing renders and reality, Lexicon does exactly what it says on the tin; Canaletto doesn't.

- Those responsible really have done / are doing a superb job at Kings Cross. The whole area seems to have a great feel to it.

- I like the look of 12-14 Lombard Road. If the cladding is of a good quality, it'll be a fantastic addition to the burgeoning southern bank skyline.
- I think Lexicon reality might actually be better than the renders! It's all too rare to say that...

- Indeed

- It's pretty far from anything else, not even really near the Nine Elms / BPS southern bank stuff let alone the South Bank southern bank stuff. But yeah, in itself I like the look of it. Definite upgrade on its riverside neighbours down that stretch of the river...
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 06:38 AM   #14633
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Uh dem balconies on that 12-14 Lombard Road!
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 11:25 AM   #14634
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I heard boris johnson wants to cancel heatrow expansion
Here's a set of people that have outwardly expressed support for Heathrow expansion over the alternatives. Not a complete list, but it gives you an idea of what the opposition (Boris Johnson, Zac Goldsmith etc) are up against:


Aviation
  • Aberdeen International Airport
  • All Nippon Airways
  • BAA Limited
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • easyjet
  • Flying Matters
  • Glasgow Airport
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Newcastle International Airport
  • Newquay Airport
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic


Business and trade
  • British International Freight Association
  • Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP)
  • The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and local chambers of commerce, including London and West London
  • The EEF
  • The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • The Freight Transport Association
  • The Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • SEGRO


Politics and unions
  • George Osborne (Chancellor)
  • Patrick McLoughlin (Transport Secretary)
  • Sajid Javid (Business Secretary)
  • Harriet Harman (London area MP, acting leader of the Labour Party)
  • Tessa Jowell (London area MP, Labour)
  • David Lammy (London area MP, Labour)
  • Nick Herbert (Gatwick area MP, Conservative)
  • Nus Ghani (Gatwick area MP, Conservative)
  • The Highland Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Slough Borough Council
  • The GMB Union
  • Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Unite the Union


And so on.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 11:28 AM   #14635
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That Lombard Rd. Tower is sex
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 02:48 PM   #14636
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Here's a set of people that have outwardly expressed support for Heathrow expansion over the alternatives. Not a complete list, but it gives you an idea of what the opposition (Boris Johnson, Zac Goldsmith etc) are up against:


Aviation
  • Aberdeen International Airport
  • All Nippon Airways
  • BAA Limited
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • easyjet
  • Flying Matters
  • Glasgow Airport
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Newcastle International Airport
  • Newquay Airport
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic


Business and trade
  • British International Freight Association
  • Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP)
  • The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and local chambers of commerce, including London and West London
  • The EEF
  • The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • The Freight Transport Association
  • The Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • SEGRO


Politics and unions
  • George Osborne (Chancellor)
  • Patrick McLoughlin (Transport Secretary)
  • Sajid Javid (Business Secretary)
  • Harriet Harman (London area MP, acting leader of the Labour Party)
  • Tessa Jowell (London area MP, Labour)
  • David Lammy (London area MP, Labour)
  • Nick Herbert (Gatwick area MP, Conservative)
  • Nus Ghani (Gatwick area MP, Conservative)
  • The Highland Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Slough Borough Council
  • The GMB Union
  • Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Unite the Union


And so on.
Here's a list of people against the expansion of Heathrow:

  • Everyone else in the country

Boris is a lot of things, but the one this he definitely is is a shrewd politician. He's an elected official, and trade unions and county councils and international flight conglomerates - while certainly influential - don't vote.

People vote, and they vote strongly against exactly the kind of corporate scum you've just listed as being in support of the runway. Boris is smart. He knows he's going to need to cross the aisle to win in 2020. Look at Cameron's current majority. He's got another six months of power before he's going to be facing endless rebellions. Boris want's to be Cameron's successor, he can't attach himself to such a toxic scheme as this.

Besides, it's clear from what he said that he's made a calculated decision. He didn't say he hated the runway, he didn't say it would be morally wrong (though he did offer his services as a bulldozer-blocker should the need arise). He said it wasn't deliverable. And he's probably right. Does anybody here actually think a third runway is going to be built? Not that it should, or could, but that it actually will? The commission report was nowhere near as conclusive as it needed to be for them to go ahead with their expansion plans. It felt like a cop-out, simultaneously supporting the idea while also placing insurmountable conditions down upon it.

Nobody is talking about the third runway as being imminent in the same way they talk about HS2 as being imminent. In fact, we're still debating whether to build the runway evenafter the report that was supposed to decide for us.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 03:27 PM   #14637
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Here's a list of people against the expansion of Heathrow:

  • Everyone else in the country
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 04:14 PM   #14638
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Indeed

Supporters of Heathrow expansion are a diverse bunch. From the representatives of UK business and industry to the UK trade unions. Most MP's and most residents in Heathrow's vicinity welcome Heathrow's expansion.

As for this 'shrewd Boris' gushing, here's what the actual body of Members of Parliament think with respect to Heathrow expansion and its deliverability. A poll of MPs by IPSOS/MORI, before the final Airports Commission assessment:

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Q: Of these options, which ONE do you think is the BEST option for solving the issue of hub airport capacity in the UK?
  • Third runway at Heathrow: 58%
  • A new Thames Estuary Airport: 7% (Boris's favourite)
  • A second runway at Gatwick: 14%
  • Lengthening an existing Heathrow runway: 4%
  • Do nothing: 13%
  • Don't know: 4%
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Q: In your opinion, how likely or unlikely would a third runway at Heathrow get parliamentary approval?
  • Likely: 91%
  • Unlikely: 9%

As you can see, the body of parliament itself are overwhelmingly of the opinion that Heathrow should be expanded, and that it will receive parliamentary approval. Those saying that Heathrow shouldn't be expanded and won't receive parliamentary approval are firmly in the minority. Trying to assert that the expansion is 'undeliverable' is their argument of last resort.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 04:58 PM   #14639
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With regards to the airport expansion, the one that wins, will be the one that's best for business. Plus the general economy, which imo, has to be Heathrow.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 05:06 PM   #14640
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