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Old July 8th, 2015, 11:34 PM   #14721
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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 ($330m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



Cladding installation ongoing at the Tate Modern:



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Old July 8th, 2015, 11:40 PM   #14722
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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



Progress at the One Blackfriars site:



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Old July 8th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #14723
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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



Cladding progress at the South Bank Tower:



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Old July 9th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #14724
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Northumberland Development Project | Tottenham N17

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=447082

Official website: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new-scheme/



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  • New London home for THFC and the NFL
  • London borough: Haringey
  • Developer: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Architect: Populous
  • Stadium capacity: 61,000
  • Homes: 579

Final plans for Tottenham's new football stadium have been unveiled today:

- BBC Sport: Tottenham Hotspur will host NFL matches at new stadium

- The Guardian: Tottenham announce 10-year deal to host NFL games in new stadium

- The Washington Post: NFL to expand London series to Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium








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Old July 9th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #14725
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Thought I'd add this render to the pile, SE9. Mainly because it more clearly shows the residential and hotel developments at the southern end of the site. As you can see, the proposed buildings tower over their surroundings. I think the tallest might be over 30 floors.

Allies & Morrison are the architects but I don't know whether or not these are final designs:

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Old July 9th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #14726
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Battersea Exchange | Battersea SW8



This image is revealing in the context of comments about London's history being destroyed for these developments. The huge swathe of land visible here has basically been little more than industrial wasteland for nigh on 50 years. This, in a location walking distance from central parts of Westminster. Development of this area will do nothing to detract from the beautiful areas of Pimlico and Chelsea in the background of the photo, on the other side of the river, or of the more pleasant streets of Battersea surrounding the park on the bottom left.

That's not to be complacent, as there are some howlers in this thread. UK architectural offices are incredibly experimental and creative right now, but that means that will be some failed experiments, and sadly there are too many cheap copies. Also, despite not really losing anything, the redevelopment of Battersea up to 9 Elms as a whole still feels like a lost opportunity to me, mainly in it's wider inconsistency and failure to achieve any distinctive placemaking. But, there are also some real gems of redevelopment in London right now. What's happening at Kings Cross is nothing less than one of the best pieces of urban regeneration in decades, again on largely derelict land. The best of the old industrial buildings are being retained and incorporated into the scheme giving it a real quality and character. I haven't found a single person that sees the remodelling of the two station termini at Kings Cross and St Pancras as anything other than hugely successful. Similarly what's happening at Kidbrooke is simply excellent. I am optimistic that Wandsworth brewery and even the Bishopsgate Goodsyard are adopting some of this approach too, if begrudgingly, so there are reasons to be cheerful - it's not all just a rush for profit.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #14727
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Thought I'd add this render to the pile, SE9. Mainly because it more clearly shows the residential and hotel developments at the southern end of the site. As you can see, the proposed buildings tower over their surroundings. I think the tallest might be over 30 floors.

Allies & Morrison are the architects but I don't know whether or not these are final designs:

According to the BBC, these are the final design.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 01:57 PM   #14728
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I shudder to think what your reaction would have been when the Victorians demolished swathes for Aldwych and Kingsway.
The real problem will be when Aldwych and Kingsway will be demolished to make space for luxury flats.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 03:13 PM   #14729
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The real problem will be when Aldwych and Kingsway will be demolished to make space for luxury flats.
This statement implies that Aldwych and Kingsway will cease being a prime office location.

Buildings there have already undergone extensive redevelopment, with retained faÁades. 1 Kingsway being an example.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #14730
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I have a request, create a list of approved projects, and proposed and on hold (similar to prep, and U/C).
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Old July 9th, 2015, 05:41 PM   #14731
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The real problem will be when Aldwych and Kingsway will be demolished to make space for luxury flats.
Seriously why bother coming onto the London threads as all you do is sprout ignorance and sneer??

Of course if you knew what you were talking about you would know full well that other than the high end hotels at 1 Aldwych and the Waldorf arenít going anywhere and the ME melia hotel (which replaced a 1950ís building by the way) opened to critical acclaim. Then thereís Bush house were close to £100m spent refurbishing all the office buildings there and on the other end of Aldwych fancy flats are being built ( but replacing dire post war buildings). So maybe you were sincerely lamenting the loss of crap post war blocks for luxury housing in which case you have more commiserations.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #14732
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I have a request, create a list of approved projects, and proposed and on hold (similar to prep, and U/C).
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1790096

SE9 has already created a comprehensive list on the London forum
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Old July 9th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #14733
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Seriously why bother coming onto the London threads as all you do is sprout ignorance and sneer??
The politeness/ego size ratio for Londoners has really dropped below the level of New Yorkers and Parisians.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 12:55 AM   #14734
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The politeness/ego size ratio for Londoners has really dropped below the level of New Yorkers and Parisians.
The tone of his comment was about correct with respect to the absurdity of yours.

No time for the random city v city character generalisations here, cheers.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #14735
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Class, style and depth eh? Working class towers in Canary Wharf?
Soho and the East End filled with millionaires.... Ever thought of getting a job at the Daily Mail?

Time and time again you comment on London when it's clear your views are based on nothing more than hyperbole and generalisation.
Why don't you go and tell that to all the Londoners whose views are far more 'extreme' than mine. I was highlighting two sides of a global problem, something you clearly fail to see (can you read?). This has nothing to do with being a Londoner or not, but understanding the world of politics and economics.

Sorry to say you serve as an excellent example of what I was pointing to.
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Why don't you go and tell that to all the Londoners whose views are far more 'extreme' than mine. I was highlighting two sides of a global problem, something you clearly fail to see (can you read?). This has nothing to do with being a Londoner or not, but understanding the world of politics and economics.

Sorry to say you serve as an excellent example of what I was pointing to.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...eril-or-clover
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Old July 10th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #14737
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That really dumb article from typically The Guardian mentions Earl’s Court which I happen think is a great project and an improvement over the building to be knocked down.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #14738
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Still luxury flats over culture.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:37 PM   #14739
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London isn't some giant museum for tourist, people have to live there. The more homes they are the more affordable they become, even with luxury flats.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #14740
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Still luxury flats over culture.
Can you call an exhibition centre culture??

I suppose the brand new design museum being built not that far away nor the extensions to the V&A could be considered culture but then they donít fit your narrow sneery attitude to London. Although they are building luxury flats as part of the design museum so you sort of half right in your slavish copy of yet another piece from the guardian how London is ruined and a rich manís playthings to try and prove your weak point.

I could mention the vastly superior exhibition and events arenas at Greenwich and Royal docks that have been built in the last decade that had really shown the out of date facilities up at Earls Court (which I might add have also been trumped by the nearby Olympia exhibition centre which has also had a lot of money spent on it in recent years) or the massive plans for cultural facilities at Stratford but that wouldnít fit your narrow narrative now would it
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