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Old July 29th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #14981
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I believe so. Especially when it comes to places like Woof Wharf and Nine Elms that are derelict. Happy your question has no negative connotations. Do you mind if I ask you to answer your question? Just to see what you think.
I personally feel that it would be a very tragic and saddening thing to happen.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #14982
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22 bishopsgate, reminds of similar already built buildings in chicago and new york. it's ok.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #14983
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22 Bishopsgate | City of London EC2



London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=375557



Official website: http://at22.co.uk/






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  • Address: 22-24 Bishopsgate, London EC2
  • Developer: Axa Real Estate and Lipton Rogers
  • Architect: PLP Architects
  • Height: 278m
  • Floors: 62



Plans for 22 Bishopsgate have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.








From the angle of the first picture it looks terrible, the second is ok but it still looks out of place next to the rest of the city. Although if the rumoured super tall on the Aviva building site gets built, then the we might finally have the city pinnacle we all wanted
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Old July 29th, 2015, 05:25 PM   #14984
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Can someone paintshop/edit a spire onto the current design please? I'd love to see what this would look like.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 06:52 PM   #14985
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From the angle of the first picture it looks terrible, the second is ok but it still looks out of place next to the rest of the city. Although if the rumoured super tall on the Aviva building site gets built, then the we might finally have the city pinnacle we all wanted
Good God, that's terrible - it looks like a bland, New York office building...circa 1985.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #14986
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Just like the new 2WTC, at worst you can say this is boring. It's not as awful as people say, and the cladding will make or break it. Maybe the City needs a bit of boring. We're getting cans of ham and walkie talkies. Bit of mass might look good.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #14987
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I will be happy to see this core rising, and look forward to the extra density it will give to the city cluster, along with the other u/c/prep/approved towers.

I really do hope that it's a good addition, because with its height it really needs to be a good addition.
Whatever I think of the design, it's a city of London Tower so it will certainly be of a high quality and good materials.

The worst outcome would be that the design is so disliked that it turns Londoners against skyscrapers, and undoes all the good work done by the gherkin, shard, 122 Leadenhall, that seemed to help make towers more popular amoungst Londoners and brits in general.

I think London might be past that stage now and even a shocker of a skyscraper won't negatively affect the way londoners think about skyscrapers, I hope not anyway.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 04:32 AM   #14988
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Just like the new 2WTC, at worst you can say this is boring. It's not as awful as people say, and the cladding will make or break it. Maybe the City needs a bit of boring. We're getting cans of ham and walkie talkies. Bit of mass might look good.

Oh god the new 2WTC. They had such a beautiful design from Foster & Partners, but oh no! Instead they let Bjarke Ingels vomit on yet another city with his s**t. I mean seriously, he thinks it's a good idea to have giant vandagraph generators on the top of Battersea power station, cause obviously there's no risk to pedestrians there. Sure they may be a bit singed, but at least they can cook their breakfast: eggs cooked by the walkie-talkie, bacon zapped by Battersea power station. Hell they might have a full English in a few years!

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Old July 30th, 2015, 06:12 AM   #14989
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London is magnificent
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Old July 30th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #14990
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I still think it's a 1970-1980s' design... so sad that the previous one was canceled
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Old July 30th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #14991
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Hard to come up with a fancy nickname for this one...
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Old July 30th, 2015, 03:25 PM   #14992
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Hard to come up with a fancy nickname for this one...
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Old July 30th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #14993
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I was fearful of calling 22bishopsgate anything negative because of backlash, now that I know that I am on common grounds, may I just say what an absolute piece of sh!t, seriously, the 'windy scorchie' and now the 'alterofdoom' well I guess now you can say it aptly fits the name of it's address 'bishops'gate. last thought: horrendous.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 06:04 PM   #14994
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Can someone paintshop/edit a spire onto the current design please? I'd love to see what this would look like.
Someone did in the London forum thread, I think it's back a few pages.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #14995
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McAslan consults on plan to make Millbank Tower taller
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John McAslan & Partners is preparing to submit plans to extend Millbank Tower by three storeys and entirely re-glaze the grade II-listed London landmark.

The project would convert the 1963 riverside office building, which has been home to both the Labour and Conservative parties and the UN, into flats with the new floors earmarked for penthouses. The northern podium - known as the Y building - would also gain an extra three storeys.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #14996
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It's definitely looking its age now:
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Old July 30th, 2015, 09:09 PM   #14997
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Bartlett to open research facilities in former Olympic press centre
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Hawkins\Brown appointed to design UCL’s Here East outpost

The Bartlett is moving into Here East, the former Olympic press and broadcast centre at Stratford, early next year.

Hawkins\Brown has been appointed to design 3,000sq m of 10m-high studio space which will be used by UCL’s architecture, sustainable heritage and environmental design & engineering departments for research, structure-testing and digital fabrication.

The architect is also responsible for the overall design of Here East as well as for the £23 million reconstruction of the Bartlett’s 1975 Bloomsbury building, Wates House, which is due to complete next summer.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 11:24 PM   #14998
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Construction workloads in London on the increase
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The rise has been attributed to the contribution of more private housing and office developments across the capital

Construction workloads in London rose significantly between April and June of this year, according to the RICS UK Construction Market Survey Q2 2015.

In the second quarter of 2015 50% more respondents reported higher activity levels (up from 35% on the previous quarter), driven by office development and private house building.

There were also 82% more respondents in London who expect to see their workloads rise over the next 12 months and respondents, on average, forecast growth in the same period of 3.8%.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #14999
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RCKa wins planning for Pocket warehouse conversion
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30 July 2015


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Architect wins planning consent for £4m scheme to convert warehouse into flats

RCKa has won planning for a £4 million scheme to convert an industrial warehouse in south-east London into flats.

The project for affordable housing developer Pocket will convert an existing 1920s warehouse in New Cross into 44 apartments largely consisting of compact one-bed apartments for first-time buyers.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #15000
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TfL mulls plans for east London cycle bridge
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Cycling charity Sustrans drawing up feasibility study

Cycling and walking charity Sustrans is set to complete a feasibility study into a new cycle bridge at Canary Wharf.

Transport for London and local businesses have provided £200,000 to look into the possibility of a crossing linking the Isle of Dogs with Rotherhithe which would create a new route into Canary Wharf.

The east London bridge would be 400m long and would open in the middle to allow ships to pass. Campaigners believe it could halve journey times by bike into the area.

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