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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #1461
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A new Public art installation started in Trafalgar Square on Monday... it is a representation of everything and everyone in Britain, it really is fabulous and the piece of modern art installation London has seen for years.. it envoles anyone of the general public becoming a piece of modern art on a plinth in Trafalgar square and it is excellent, I cannot wait to go up in August! Watch live 24/7 on the following address....

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Old July 21st, 2009, 11:35 PM   #1462
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New tower proposal for 40Marsh Wall near Canary Wharf .
Architects are BUJ.
It is a boutique hotel that comprises of 305 hotel suites/ rooms.
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The two curvy towers on Cuba street are indicative and based on the scoping opinion on the site.


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Old July 21st, 2009, 11:48 PM   #1463
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Whats being built and what not.I don't get it.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 05:25 PM   #1464
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New 194m tower, the first for Woodwharf:



Quite a dissapointment IMO. By Pelli Clarke Pelli. You can also see a new KPF tower standing to the left, coming in at 134m.

Edit: Another picture, this one of the 134m KPF building:

Eek, the whole of Canary Wharf is looking the same, and worse is getting dated considerably, especially with what's going up in the rest of London (and the world). _ and don't count on the apologist greenery ever making it up to that roof either, the past 3 attempts to do such things in CW have never materialised.

I really don't get why Cesar Pelli is held so high, all he ever churns out are conservative glass blocks, the same formula from his 1970s days ad nauseum till today. Even his one straying from that format - the Petronas Towers - weren't even designed by him - the brief to create an 'Islamic' reference point was only met with design after design of the same boxy shape, until exasperated, the country's President (yes, President), utterly tired of vetoing each attempt, sketched in the Islamic tessalation spires himself and sent it to Pelli's offices.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1465
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I didn't mind the boxiness of many of the towers in Canary Wharf for a while, but now it is just getting too much. So I agree here. That area needs some alternative designs to give it some life.

I do think though that some of the details in the existing buildings from ground level are pretty impressive. But from a distance they do seem overall too boxy.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:29 PM   #1466
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the main problem with Canary Wharf is that its based on a sort of early 80's US city blue print, yet was mostly built in the past 10 years - the new towers are based on the same sort of principle so the skyline isn't evolving like other cities, its in a strange time warp bubble of its own - the only saving grace is that the Riverside South development - which I think look very modern - and will block out views of the worst of Canary Wharf - the Bank street towers.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #1467
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Other projects than the superstar skyscrapers, transport and office blocks (see page 1 for those)
These don't get so much coverage, but form a large chunk of the construction-
residentials, public buildings and leisure:



Currently there are alot of education and youth focused schemes in the works:


Student Accommodation, Commercial Rd


www.photobucket.com


Student Accomodation Great Suffolk Street

[img]http://i41.************/hvntrt.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i44.************/2ylmxk8.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.************/2j367bc.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i41.************/142eh77.jpg[/img]


and again in London Bridge - proposal

[img]http://i40.************/33wwi8o.jpg[/img]


nihil dicit, www.photobucket,com


O'Donnell and Twomey winning design for the Student Centre at the London School of Economics




Lewisham College Campus

[img]http://i42.************/9fm791.jpg[/img]


New Central School of Ballet, Southwark

[img]http://i43.************/2dsw1u.jpg[/img] [img]http://i40.************/w1g2lg.jpg[/img]
www.************

Europe's largest cantilevered building, Phoenix High School, Shepherd's Bush







Southern Arches scheme, a new Youth Centre with 9 arches to be converted under the Harrow Manor Way flyover in Thamesmead


www.architectsjournal.co.uk


www.architectsjournal.co.uk



Ravensbourne College, North Greenwich



www.bdonline.co.uk, http://rave.ac.uk
[img]http://*************************/london/jpgs/ravensbourne_college_foa270209_1.jpg[/img]
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Clapham Manor Primary School extension







Bridge Academy, winner of this year's ACE Engineering Excellence Awards




100 Middlesex Street Student accommodation



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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #1468
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Alot of large regeneration schemes at the moment for some of the most deprived or ugly areas of town:


Slough new centre, the $800 million Heart of Slough project:


www.bdonline.co.uk


Gravesends new 'Heritage Quarter' (yeah right)


http://g-h-q.co.uk


Harlow Town Centre, 1.3 million sq. feet


www.building.co.uk



Tottenham Hale, 1250 homes and offices, schools, hotels and retail


www.bdp.com
[img]http://i43.************/smd9gg.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************





Kidbrooke Estate, $1.8 billion redevelopment of one of the most notorious housing projects in the city

[img]http://i40.************/35ap4jo.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************
[img]http://i40.************/rb9toj.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************
[img]http://i44.************/3xah0.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************



Elephant & Castle $3 billion masterplan, once the 'Piccadilly Circus of the south', it was bombed flat and is now
one of the ugliest corners of London.

what is looks like now:


www.movingspace.com


with the worst flats in London


http://riqo.free.fr


The new plan:

[img]http://i43.************/jggr5v.jpg[/img]
www.elephantandcastle.org.uk

Fitz44, www.photobucket.com
[img]http://i40.************/5v4tcn.jpg[/img]
www.bdonline.co.uk




Oakmayne Plaza area, Elephant & Castle


www.london-se1.co.uk, Fitz44, www.photobucket.com

and nearby the old petrol station site, Walworth Rd

[img]http://i42.************/2rmbfxs.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************
[img]http://i44.************/2mepmw3.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.************


and Strata, Elephant & Castle


Fitx44.www.photobucket.com

nihil dicit, www.photobucket.com


Quebec and Ontario Towers complex, Canary Wharf

thanx to Henry
[img]http://i16.************/3yzinpc.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i11.************/4ddu4ip.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i16.************/4g8lx4y.jpg[/img]

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr




Canada Water new library and towers


SELondoner, www.photobucket.com

SELondoner, www.photobucket.com, www.24dash.com

Fitz44

Surrey Quays Leisure Park


www.surreyquaysleisure.com


Dalston Square, 500 new homes, schools and library


Fitz44

...and a local interpretation

image hosted on flickr

Darrell Berry on Flickr


789 new homes for the Thames Barrier Park area


www.photobucket.com

www.photobucket.com

www.photobucket.com



667 apartments plus offices , and a 100 bed hotel for Greenwich Reach

[img]http://i44.************/2i857l.jpg[/img] [img]http://i43.************/14n0fex.jpg[/img]


www.galliard-homes.co.uk

www.galliard-homes.co.uk

www.galliard-homes.co.uk
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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #1469
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some smaller schemes, a whole rash of new proposals recently for small to medium builds.
these are the buildings that are really changing the face of London:



9 storey neo-brutalist residential in Finchley Rd


Fitz44.www.photobucket.com

Fitz44.www.photobucket.com

Fitz44.www.photobucket.com

6 Bevis Marks, not far from the Gherkin


[img]http://i30.************/ka1x8p.jpg[/img]
Fitz44.www.photobucket.com


Fitz44.www.photobucket.com

119 Bishopsgate

[img]http://i44.************/2wqhjlc.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.************/6f9zd2.jpg[/img]





National Maritime Museum extension, Sammy Ofer Wing, Greenwich










Reclad of the Biological and Chemical Sciences Building in Queen Mary College







New Hoxton Square Gallery, now competing with the White Cube on the same strip


El Greco, www.photobucket.com



Some from the shortlist for the Housing Design Award - Proposed/ U/C


Ashburnham 3


Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com, www.propertyweek.com


Digby Rd, E9


Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com


Brandon Street SE17


Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com


Tria, E2


Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com


Kickstart, N2


Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com


These are not shortlisted, but nice anyway

100 Violet Rd by Stock Woolencroft



Octavia House

[img]http://i44.************/9k1pw2.jpg[/img]

Grove Market, Eltham


www.thegroveeltham.com

www.thegroveeltham.com


Kinetica, Hackney



Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com

thanx Fitz 44, www.photobucket.com
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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #1470
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Barrett Development, Camden



GazKinz, www.photobucket.com


North Greenwich TFL HQ


Fitz44, www.photobucket.com

Fitz44, www.photobucket.com


Indescon Court


Fitz44, www.photobucket.com

Fitz44, www.photobucket.com


Fitz44, www.photobucket.com

area

http://homepage.mac.com


all following thanx to Fitx44



Park Plaza Hotel, Waterloo







Durston Street, Hackney




Queensbridge Rd, Hackney






Kings Place, Kings Cross


image hosted on flickr

Henry, www.flickr.com
image hosted on flickr

Henry, www.flickr.com
image hosted on flickr


Brewery Square

[img]http://i42.************/348keuh.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.flickr.com
[img]http://i41.************/14kfe3s.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.flickr.com
[img]http://i43.************/10r7gau.jpg[/img] [img]http://i42.************/oqixlj.jpg[/img]
Henry, www.flickr.com


Arsenal Stadium residentials



www.czwg.com
image hosted on flickr

Manuel, www.flickr.com
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Manuel, www.flickr.com
image hosted on flickr

Manuel, www.flickr.com
image hosted on flickr

Manuel, www.flickr.com
image hosted on flickr

Manuel, www.flickr.com


and old stadium conversion into apartments


www.thestadium-highbury.com, www.czwg.com
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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #1471
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Nice to see my town get a little mention
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #1472
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Alot of large regeneration schemes at the moment for some of the most deprived or ugly areas of town:

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That's being scaled down, unfortunately, due to the new sightlines. Don't expect anything taller than 100m.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #1473
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WOW, this last list is fantastic!

I didn't know many of the smaller and less well known projects. In a decade or two London will have multiple modern, vibrant and dynamic areas.

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WOW, this last list is fantastic!

I didn't know many of the smaller and less well known projects. In a decade or two London will have multiple modern, vibrant and dynamic areas.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...498&highlight=

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Old July 27th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #1475
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Three years to go - London races to golden Olympics

Matthew Beard, Sports News Correspondent
27.07.09

Lonon today began the three-year countdown to the Olympics with promises that the capital will stage the most memorable in history.

The Games will begin at precisely 20:12 on 27 July 2012 and organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe said London was ready to do Britain proud.

Boris Johnson called for 12,000 extra volunteers to help stage "the greatest show on earth".

An Evening Standard poll has found that Londoners are resoundingly behind the Games, despite fears that the recession would dampen the sense of optimism.

A total of 64 per cent continue to support London hosting the Olympics and 58 per cent believe they will deliver lasting regeneration of east London. One in five say they want to volunteer to be part of the Games.

Lord Coe and Mr Johnson this morning boarded the first Olympic Javelin train from King's Cross, being whisked to Stratford in seven minutes with passengers including new world diving champion Tom Daley and Olympics minister Tessa Jowell.

Lord Coe said: "In exactly three years, London and the whole of the UK will be getting ready to stage the greatest event on earth and we will not disappoint. There is a tangible sense of excitement building and a genuine sense of belief that the Games will not only be a source of intense national pride, but that the benefits will be felt for generations to come."

Construction work on the 80,000-seat stadium is three to four months ahead of schedule, while work is progressing on the velodrome and on placing the roof on the aquatics centre.

The entire construction project remains within its enlarged £9.3billion budget, while a further £530million in private sponsorship has been raised by Lord Coe's organisation to cover the cost of staging the Games.

"We are a little bit further ahead of bang on target," said Lord Coe. "We have raised more money than any other host city and we are further down the road with our construction and detailed planning."

He added: "I broke 13 world records during my career, and I don't intend to break a fourteenth by being the chairman of an organisation that doesn't deliver the Games on time.

"Our athletes in Beijing last year gave us even more to believe in with some astonishing performances. Who can help but be excited by the thought of what they might achieve on home soil?"

The Mayor today called for 12,000 volunteers, in addition to the 70,000 needed to help at the Games, to provide a friendly welcome to visitors and help them get around the capital.

Mr Johnson said: "This role is vital, because these volunteers will be London's front line ambassadors."

Olympics chiefs will be buoyed by levels of support found in a national poll of 2,000 adults by ukNOW! for the Standard. It provides solid endorsement of the 2012 Games and is consistent with the last Standard poll in 2006.

A total of 51 per cent say the Games will provide a boost to the capital and only 38 per cent per cent believed it would be a burden to the economy.



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Time to lobby non - labour MP`s on a total rethink on whether we, the people want to subsidise Coe`s gravy train.
If we spent a tenth of the money lavished on the olympics and it’s parasitic entourage for health and exercise in schools (the only arena where kids can’t opt out), then we might see some improvement in the future.
The con that is the idea that olympics = more enthusiasm for fitness is not proven - most will sit cheering in front of a screen, mouths crammed full of fast food!
And incidentally - don’t advertise medal winners as "Olympians" - Olympians were Greek gods who resided on mount Olympus, so speaking as an atheist, God knows what Zeus would have made of it all!

- Darius Midwinter, London UK


I'll make sure to note the date in my electronic diary, so that when the time comes, I can book a long hoiday abroad and avoid this meaningless circus as much as possible.

- Cally G, Essex, UK


"An Evening Standard poll has found that Londoners are resoundingly behind the Games"
Really? When you say Londoner's do you mean actual Londoners or do you mean Tessa Jowell?

- Bob, Cheam


Is Stratford really the best place to show off London during the Games? The place is a crime riddled dump and I have no idea why they chose that place to build the stadium.

- Tim, London


Can I have my money back?

You wait until a year to go; costs will spiral even further as the builders start a go slow in an attempt to obtain lucrative overtime rates.

The people in charge haven't got a clue.

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Thank you very much!

I like most of them and even if some are not so good, as a whole they'll make a fabulous mixture.
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These towers have finally got planning permission at the third time of asking. The site is just to the NE of Canary Wharf.
Probably wont start for a couple of years though.

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Elephant & Castle $3 billion masterplan, once the 'Piccadilly Circus of the south', it was bombed flat and is now
one of the ugliest corners of London.

what is looks like now:

Yay! That's my building bottom left hand corner
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These towers have finally got planning permission at the third time of asking. The site is just to the NE of Canary Wharf.
Probably wont start for a couple of years though.

Great!

I find the architecture rather daring, especially with those bridge style links between the towers. How tall will they be?
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Mhm, not so sure if I like most of the projects but in most cases it's an improvement of what was before.
Some projects look really good like the pic in the post above me but I don't really like the majority that much. Most of them remind me a bit of all those strange-style-looking-towers in Rotterdam. They try _too_ much to make it look good but they don't really appeal to me.

Anyway, good to see lot's of things happening in london.
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