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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #14801
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The Atlas Building | Old Street EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1526548

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



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  • Address: 145 City Road, London EC1
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Developer: Rocket Investments
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Height: 134m
  • Floors: 39



Site excavation under way following the demolition of Crown House, photo by David Holt:


London July 2015 Atlas 145 City Road, Hackney London N1 6AZ by David Holt, on Flickr
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #14802
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #14803
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I see he declined my invitation to view the LONDON: A World Capital gallery
Assuming that you're referring to me, I did in fact have a quick glance; and when shown in that perspective it is rather pleasant. But I also took note that many posts from within that thread featured buildings which were more 'traditional' rather than 'modern', in a sense. And unfortunately, we may not be able to enjoy such sights in the near-future due to the kind of stuff being posted in this thread. London's heritage and culture are at stake - architects and developers are demolishing the buildings what make London, and are instead replacing them with bland, utilitarian variations of the box. Give it 10 or so years, and that unique London charm will have all but disappeared. And in the meantime, we are all just sitting here letting it happen.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:49 AM   #14804
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As a side note , De botton is Swiss born and raised and subsequently moved to the UK. Last time I checked Switzerland doesn't have an high propensity for highrises.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #14805
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Assuming that you're referring to me, I did in fact have a quick glance; and when shown in that perspective it is rather pleasant. But I also took note that many posts from within that thread featured buildings which were more 'traditional' rather than 'modern', in a sense. And unfortunately, we may not be able to enjoy such sights in the near-future due to the kind of stuff being posted in this thread. London's heritage and culture are at stake - architects and developers are demolishing the buildings what make London, and are instead replacing them with bland, utilitarian variations of the box. Give it 10 or so years, and that unique London charm will have all but disappeared. And in the meantime, we are all just sitting here letting it happen.
Far from it. The vast majority of buildings being demolished to make way for new developments are postwar constructions. Furthermore, the majority of high profile projects in London today are being built on what was disused or derelict sites:
  • the Docklands area (Canary Wharf, Blackwall, Royal Docks etc) was a derelict, former port.
  • Nine Elms was full of warehouses and a derelict power station.
  • Greenwich Peninsula was a derelict, former gasworks.
  • King's Cross Central was a derelict railway lands.
  • Stratford City was a derelict wasteland.
  • Old Oak Common is semi-derelict, industrial land.
  • The Goodsyard London is a derelict goods yard.
  • Blossom Street is a collection of mostly derelict buildings.

The list goes on. Forgive us for welcoming the rejuvenation of derelict, abandoned and in some cases contaminated land in London. The city's vast collection of traditional architecture isn't under threat, despite what the best scaremongers or the serially uninformed perpetuate.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 01:02 AM   #14806
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196-222 King's Road | Chelsea SW3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1839136

Official website: http://www.196-222kr.com/



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  • Address: 196-222 King's Road, London SW3
  • London borough: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Developer: The Cadogan Estate
  • Architect: PDP London
  • Homes: 47
  • Floorspace: 20,161m²

Plans for the redevelopment of 196-222 King's Road have been submitted for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.







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Old July 17th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #14807
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1 Bank Street | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692912

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  • Address: 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 147m
  • Floors: 28



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Old July 17th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #14808
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As a side note , De botton is Swiss born and raised and subsequently moved to the UK. Last time I checked Switzerland doesn't have an high propensity for highrises.
Not true. I give you:



Scandalous that it ever came into being. Completely disproportionate to everything around it. Ridiculous shape. Replaced a perfectly good, nicely rounded hill.

Ruins the earth's crust skyline, I tell you. Completely ruins it. Damn those (archi)tectonic plates and their meddling.

And to top it all off, they only had to go and give it one of those silly nicknames like Matterhorn or something.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #14809
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Assuming that you're referring to me, I did in fact have a quick glance; and when shown in that perspective it is rather pleasant. But I also took note that many posts from within that thread featured buildings which were more 'traditional' rather than 'modern', in a sense. And unfortunately, we may not be able to enjoy such sights in the near-future due to the kind of stuff being posted in this thread. London's heritage and culture are at stake - architects and developers are demolishing the buildings what make London, and are instead replacing them with bland, utilitarian variations of the box. Give it 10 or so years, and that unique London charm will have all but disappeared. And in the meantime, we are all just sitting here letting it happen.
Well I don't think they're just demolishing building just for no apparent reason. Some buildings can't be replaced after many years. I think London is turning out to be a world star due to its up and coming skyline. London will turn out great and will grab more attention to it. I ❤ London.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 06:09 AM   #14810
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Just saw De bottons reactionary and manipulative video, what nonsense! This sort of psuedo humanist philosophical rubbish is particularly offensive as he sells this simplistic nonsense so he can afford to live in a nice georgian terrace. Growing up in london through the 70s and 80s would give you a true perspective on the vast improvement that has and is taking place.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:52 PM   #14811
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The total traffic through London's six international airports is now 150 million passengers pa, by far the most of any city in the world, and 10 million more than its previous peak before the financial crisis:
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...=11&fld=201505

73,749,469 = Heathrow
38,859,489 = Gatwick
21,294,176 = Stansted
11,024,049 = Luton
3,998,791 = City
1,030,896 = Southend

149,956,870 = London Total
London's total now surges past the 150 million mark to 150.6 million (compared to just shy of 140 million before crisis):
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...=11&fld=201506
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Old July 17th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #14812
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London's total now surges past the 150 million mark to 150.6 million (compared to just shy of 140 million before crisis):
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...=11&fld=201506
Heathrow's numbers up 1.4% on the previous year.

The trend looks set to continue, passenger numbers in the first half of 2015 are 1.3% up on last year.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 02:29 PM   #14813
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Not true. I give you:

Scandalous that it ever came into being. Completely disproportionate to everything around it. Ridiculous shape. Replaced a perfectly good, nicely rounded hill.

Ruins the earth's crust skyline, I tell you. Completely ruins it. Damn those (archi)tectonic plates and their meddling.

And to top it all off, they only had to go and give it one of those silly nicknames like Matterhorn or something.
Pahahahahahahaha this made me burst out laughing in my office
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Maine Tower - Queue's to Buy Flats

I found this interesting article on my lunchies today:

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/201...een-built-yet/

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Old July 17th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #14815
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This article to me reads like a big bubble burst coming soon.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...se-months.html
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Old July 17th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #14816
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I found this interesting article on my lunchies today:

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/201...een-built-yet/

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=14788
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Old July 17th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #14817
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Please keep up the witty humor, it makes this thread worth visiting x100. Also may I just add the most recent developments in London are astonishing from the new housing developments to the skyscraper developments. Bravo!
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Old July 17th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #14818
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planning application has been submitted for 22 Bishopsgate



Give it a few days before the planning documents are made publically available , you know what to do SE9 !
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Earls Court Regeneration | Earls Court SW5

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1323805

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



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  • Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Developer: Capital and Counties
  • Masterplan architect: Terry Farrell and Partners
  • Cost: £8 billion ($12.bn)
  • Homes: 7,500
  • Floorspace: 938,000m²



demo on the Earl's Court exhibition centers continues





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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #14820
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Give it a few days before the planning documents are made publically available , you know what to do SE9 !
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