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Old July 26th, 2015, 10:17 AM   #14941
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201-207 Shoreditch High Street | Shoreditch E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1813375

Official website: http://201-207shoreditchhighst.co.uk/



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  • Address: 201-207 Shoreditch High Street, London E1
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Developer: HG Europe and Folgate Estates
  • Architect: Gensler
  • Height: 107m
  • Floors: 30

Plans for 201-207 Shoreditch High Street have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.



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Old July 26th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #14942
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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



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Old July 26th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #14943
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Nearly 40% of London is park/green space.
That's Greater London, I was referring to inner London.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #14944
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That's Greater London, I was referring to inner London.

Inner London is still 20% green space , or specifically 10,394 acres of green space held within the square mile and inner London by the city of London corporation. This is the 2nd highest amount of green space in an inner city, second only to Singapore.

Source: Green Spaces report by the City of London Corporation
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Old July 26th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #14945
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•Green Spaces in London:
Greater London-38.7% Green Space,
Inner London-19.98% Green Space,

•2nd highest amount of green space in a city, second only to Singapore, I have to question how this is a lack of green space?!?!?
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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:51 PM   #14946
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That's Greater London, I was referring to inner London.
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You clearly don't know what you are talking about

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Old July 27th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #14947
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I apologise if some of my posts have caused offense, it was not intentional. I also accept that many others on here don't share my views, which I guess is understandable.

But I simply struggle to see why Battersea Power Station, a pinnacle of English Art Deco architecture, needs to have a collection of multi-story, glass flats built right alongside it; with seemingly total disregard for the heritage and historic-value of the building. Why not just restore the exterior and re-construct the roof instead? Make it into a museum? Make it into a building of some sort of public-use? There is so little park/green space within London, perhaps it's surrounding grounds could have been turned into something like that? I just don't feel that building a load of flats around and inside it is exactly the right answer.

And, to Xvioxfy - I find it a challenge to say something nice about London when it is being turned into a replica of Dubai before my eyes. It just seems that virtually nothing is being done to preserve London's image. And not just in architectural terms, but in political and social terms too (but that isn't relevant to a skyscraper forum).

Again, I apologise if my comments have been interpreted as 'infantile' or 'ignorant' - and I can see why you may feel that way, but as I said earlier, that was not my intention.
Thank you for this more reasoned criticism. Much appreciated.

I have to say, though, that I still disagree with what you have to say. With respect, it seems to me that your views are more than a little idealistic. They fail to allow for the financial reality of development generally, and this development in particular.

I'm sure that you know that there have been numerous attempted and failed proposals for Battersea Power station over more than three decades. Yes.........three decades. None of them came to fruition - largely because the figures didn't add up. And over the years that the building lay empty and open to the elements, it deteriorated dramatically, thereby making its restoration ever more expensive. Had the building of residential units around the power station been prohibited, as you suggest, then the cycle of failed proposals would have continued. Nothing would have been done. And it is quite likely that, within a decade, the condition of the power station would have passed a point of no return and the building would have been lost to London altogether.

Even if you hate the idea of Battersea Power Station juxtaposed with modern, glass clad residential blocks, isn't it better than having no Battersea Power Station at all?
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Old July 27th, 2015, 05:13 AM   #14948
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The power station was only meant to have a finite working life span. It was never built as a monument or anything other than a practical means of producing power. It just evolved into this iconic building thanks to its vastness and of course the genius of the architect giles gilbert Scott. What we've got now is something to be grateful for, the power station preserved and set in a contemporary and sympathetic landscape amongst some hopefully and judging by the renders excellent contemporary architecture. Win win in my opinion!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 06:36 AM   #14949
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The power station was only meant to have a finite working life span. It was never built as a monument or anything other than a practical means of producing power. It just evolved into this iconic building thanks to its vastness and of course the genius of the architect giles gilbert Scott. What we've got now is something to be grateful for, the power station preserved and set in a contemporary and sympathetic landscape amongst some hopefully and judging by the renders excellent contemporary architecture. Win win in my opinion!
It arguably became iconic in large part due to Pink Floyd (featuring on the cover of the album Animals).
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Old July 28th, 2015, 01:42 PM   #14950
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It arguably became iconic in large part due to Pink Floyd (featuring on the cover of the album Animals).
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Old July 28th, 2015, 02:26 PM   #14951
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One Wood Wharf | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

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



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  • Address: 1 Wood Wharf, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Herzon & de Meuron
  • Height: 205m
  • Floors: 57

Detailed plans for One Wood Wharf have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council:

- Property Week: Canary Wharf wins planning for 57-storey residential tower

- Architects Journal: Herzog & de Meuron's Canary Wharf skyscraper approved

- Canary Wharf Group: Canary Wharf Group Receives Detailed Planning Approval for Herzog & de Meuron Residential Tower








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Old July 28th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #14952
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As always SE9, you're the guvnor. Cheers for the updates.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #14953
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Wood Wharf looks awesome. It will be like visiting a different city compared to the typical old london streets of terraced houses that most of us are more used to!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #14954
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Is there anywhere still like that in London?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #14955
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•Green Spaces in London:
Greater London-38.7% Green Space,
Inner London-19.98% Green Space,

•2nd highest amount of green space in a city, second only to Singapore, I have to question how this is a lack of green space?!?!?
Okay, perhaps I got the facts wrong, but a little more wouldn't hurt, would it?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #14956
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Is there anywhere still like that in London?

Look we've already told you off for being so negative and ignorant, every time you make some ridiculous statement you get easily corrected by everyone, and yet you persist?!?!!? For once say something positive about London, or at least make an informed, backed up argument, rather than backing yours up with ridiculous claims!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #14957
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It was a genuine question.
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Most of London is like that... you clearly don't know the city.
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That genuinely ridiculous question along with your other statements betrays your lack of knowledge about the city.

If you looked through the photo gallery thread (as you claimed you have), you'd have answered your own question.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #14960
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Alright. I guess that answers my question.
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