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Old August 16th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #15141
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^certainly so, let's see if there are some perch willing to bite his lure

(*the perch is the proverbial gullible fish where I come from)
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Old August 16th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #15142
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I don't think you should demolish those last remains of old London. I even love the contrasts you can have in the City with smaller buildings or an old little church next to a modern giant.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #15143
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^certainly so, let's see if there are some perch willing to bite his lure

(*the perch is the proverbial gullible fish where I come from)
It looks big yin, a janVL, I believe lol.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #15144
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These small buildings in the foreground are out of place in the CBD, should be pulled down, and replaced with skyscrapers.
Well isn't it a good thing it's not in the city of London and in Shoreditch. Your superior knowledge of London shining through again 😉
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Old August 16th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #15145
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These small buildings in the foreground are out of place in the CBD, should be pulled down, and replaced with skyscrapers.
Now that is what would turn London into Dubai... thankfully it isn't happening!
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Old August 16th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #15146
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Gasholders London | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

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



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  • Address: Gas Holder Triplets, York Way, London N1C
  • London borough: Camden
  • Developer: Argent
  • Architect: Wilkinson Eyre
  • Floors: 12 | 9 | 8
  • Homes: 144



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Old August 16th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #15147
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Three Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/three-pancras-square



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  • Address: 3 Pancras Square, London N1C
  • London borough: Camden
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Porphyrios Associates
  • Floors: 10
  • Floorspace: 16,000m²



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Old August 16th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #15148
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The Lighthouse | King's Cross N1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 283-297 Pentonville Road and 370-380 Grays Inn Road, London N1
  • Developer: UK Real Estate
  • Architect: Latitude Architects
  • Floorspace: 2,000m²
  • Floors: 5



Scaffolding now being disassembled at The Lighthouse, slowly revealing its completed refurbishment:



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Old August 16th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #15149
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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 cleared at the Atlas Building site following the demolition of Crown House, photos by David Holt:


London August 2015 013 Atlas 145 City Road, Hackney London N1 6AZ by David Holt, on Flickr


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Old August 16th, 2015, 11:24 PM   #15150
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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 ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



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Old August 16th, 2015, 11:26 PM   #15151
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Opulentus - what exactly do you see in London that makes you so negative? even if we disregard the obvious elephant in the room - which is this a web forum for skyscrapers, which you disagree with in your perception of how London should be, why on earth do you check this thread near-on daily to complain about the development of skyscrapers in London? seems as if you are a glutton for punishment or a troll.

London is filled with architecture through the ages, from the Romans that founded Lobndinium 2000 years ago, through medieval, edwardian, victorian, the industrial revolution, brutalism, 80's pomo, and modernity as we know it now. ALL of this coexists in a city that is dynamic despite the fact it is a 2000 year old settlement that constantly reinvents itself. It retains the old and lets the new live shoulder to shoulder. Historic buildings and those of architectural importance are preserved.

If you want zoning of historic buildings with rules preventing anything new then please go to the Paris thread. I respect the French oversight of keeping things as they are and the modern developments out of the city centre, but that is not how London does things. London is chaos and beauty and will never be a museum to a different time - in fact it is better than that - it a museum of the old and a laboratory of the new - and that makes it a strikingly amazing city to behold - it is not afraid to progress, and for that reason will always help it retain it's position as a global capital
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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:16 AM   #15152
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If you want zoning of historic buildings with rules preventing anything new then please go to the Paris thread. I respect the French oversight of keeping things as they are and the modern developments out of the city centre
Ouf.

It's hard to build new stuff when you have the densest city in the Western world and you didn't pull down half of your buildings after the war because you grew fond of brutalism and anonymous office blocks.

This is as central as Trafalgar Square anyway:

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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #15153
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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 August 17th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #15154
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London City Island | Leamouth Peninsula E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=390192

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


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  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: Glenn Howells Architects, John Pardey Architects and Jestico+Whiles
  • Cost: £2 billion ($3.2bn)
  • Homes: 1,700

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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:03 AM   #15155
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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/horizons/


Project facts
  • Address: Horizons, Yabsley Street, London E14
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: RMA Architects
  • Floors: 26
  • Homes: 190



Horizons , nearing completion

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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:05 AM   #15156
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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14[/SIZE]

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395444

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


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  • Address: Providence Tower, Fairmont Avenue, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: SOM
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #15157
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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


Project facts
  • Address: 30 Limeharbour, London E14
  • Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #15158
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Lincoln Plaza | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1505132

Official website: http://www.galliardhomes.com/galliar...=Lincoln-Plaza


Project facts
  • Address: 20 Millharbour, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Galliard Homes
  • Architect: Grid Architects
  • Height: 95m
  • Floors: 31



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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:19 AM   #15159
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Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/


Project facts
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Cost: £5 billion ($7.5bn)
  • Homes: 12,678
  • Total floorspace: 1,477,311m²



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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:26 AM   #15160
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It's hard to build new stuff when you have the densest city in the Western world and you didn't pull down half of your buildings after the war because you grew fond of brutalism and anonymous office blocks.
Well, that's the thing with wars, you see. They tend to decimate the building stock of cities which find themselves at the thick end, as London did from September 1940 to May 1941. During the Blitz, more than one million buildings were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. The V1 and V2 rocket attacks between June 1944 and March 1945 caused further destruction or extensive damage to tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) more buildings.

Paris, too, suffered some bomb damage (though nothing like as much as London). But it was mostly in the industrial suburbs. And I think you'll find that, in those areas, Paris was rebuilt with plenty of modern monstrosities of its own. It's just that hardly anyone, other than those who live in those areas, ever gets to see those buildings because most people are, understandably, only interested in the beautiful (and beautifully preserved and non bomb damaged) centre of Paris.
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