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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:41 AM   #15221
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Old August 20th, 2015, 03:06 AM   #15222
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The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

The 2015 edition of the Startup Genome Project from Compass provides a new ranking for the world’s leading startup cities. The report is based on data from 11,000 global startup companies, interviews with more than 200 entrepreneurs worldwide, and data from Crunchbase and other sources. Its ranking gauges the world’s leading startup ecosystems—the broad infrastructure of talent, knowledge, entrepreneurs, venture capital, and companies that make up a startup community. The report measures these ecosystems based on their quality of talent, pool of venture capital resources, experience and mentorship provided by startup founders, market reach of their companies, and the ultimate performance and exit value of their companies.

The graph below shows the top 20 global startup ecosystems in the world, according to the study:



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http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/07/...cities/399623/
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #15223
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Wow, so the USA is pretty much dominating the internet market
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #15224
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Wow, so the USA is pretty much dominating the internet market
I think that report is more on startups than the actual "tech scene" (i.e. not just internet companies).
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #15225
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Yes but America has basically monopolised the internet... Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Wikipedia, Linkedin, Ebay, Bing, Instagram... all American. Europe needs to get its act together, and hopefully London can lead the way.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 01:51 AM   #15226
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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


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Old August 21st, 2015, 01:55 AM   #15227
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Glasshouse Gardens | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=332673

Official website: http://ghgstratford.com/


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  • Address: Glasshouse Gardens, Anthem Way, London E20
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Architect: Allies and Morrison
  • Floors: 30 | 17
  • Homes: 330

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Glasshouse Gardens by corerising, on Flickr

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Glasshouse Gardens - Construction update (20.08.2015)
by The Shard Baby 2006-2015, on Flickr
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Merano Residences | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1664926

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...ano-residences



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  • Address: 30 Albert Embankment, London SE1
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
  • Floors: 28
  • Homes: 48


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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:10 AM   #15229
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Sky Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724626

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


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  • Address: Sky Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Fraser Properties
  • Architect: Carey Jones Architects
  • Height: 120m
  • Floors: 35


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Old August 21st, 2015, 01:54 PM   #15230
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Do you have a map of London? I'm having a hard time imagining where all these projects fit
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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:23 PM   #15231
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Well there are too many projects to sensibly put on a map. Too many to fit on a static image and a task too big for me to make an interactive / db-driven version.

Here's a crappy little sketch showing just a few of the main 'action areas' with bigger/taller developments, most frequently covered



for any particular project, they will usually have something like "Lambeth SE1" in SE9's heading/intro, the SE1 is half a postcode, which you can plug into google maps and it'll outline the relevant area
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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:26 PM   #15232
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Well there are too many projects to sensibly put on a map. Too many to fit on a static image and a task too big for me to make an interactive / db-driven version.

Here's a crappy little sketch showing just a few of the main 'action areas' with bigger/taller developments, most frequently covered

for any particular project, they will usually have something like "Lambeth SE1" in SE9's heading/intro, the SE1 is half a postcode, which you can plug into google maps and it'll outline the relevant area
Thanks for both bits of information...I never knew about the post code
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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:44 PM   #15233
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Yes but America has basically monopolised the internet... Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Wikipedia, Linkedin, Ebay, Bing, Instagram... all American. Europe needs to get its act together, and hopefully London can lead the way.

Considering the World Wide Web Consortium is led by the Brit that invented the world wide web .. Sir Tim Berners-Lee.. we could be doing a lot more in the UK.

Online shopping (also a product of a Brit - Michael Aldrich) is huge business now and the UK is the worlds largest Online Retail consumer, ahead of the US, Germany, France, Japan and so on and also the worlds second largest online market, behind just the US.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 03:51 PM   #15234
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Considering the World Wide Web Consortium is led by the Brit that invented the world wide web .. Sir Tim Berners-Lee.. we could be doing a lot more in the UK.

Online shopping (also a product of a Brit - Michael Aldrich) is huge business now and the UK is the worlds largest Online Retail consumer, ahead of the US, Germany, France, Japan and so on and also the worlds second largest online market, behind just the US.
Third. China's ecommerce sector is about the size of the US one.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 03:57 PM   #15235
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Third. China's ecommerce sector is about the size of the US one.

Ah yes, I was looking at the developed world.

Largest consumer, third largest market. Not bad for a nation with a population a fraction of the size.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 05:33 PM   #15236
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And especially for our more hysterical members, I did a new version where I shaded in light blue any areas which are still 90%+ low rise, traditional housing - terraces and semis with gardens etc, and no plans to bulldoze and replace these vast swathes with grotesque globalised towering glass and steel monstrosities that look like they belong in dubai, etc, etc



so next time you see people throwing around hyperbole about London's traditional urban character "vanishing", "the entirety of London at threat" and so on, you can think of this for a dose of perspective :P

(I originally wrote "reality" instead of "perspective" there, but I shouldn't be outright misleading, this map is somewhat a joke, as there are lots of smaller pockets of dense/tall/urban areas within the blue bit, and there are also "blue bits" within the central bit I left unshaded. nevertheless, I hope it illustrates the sheer scale of traditional suburbia which remains in comparison to the more heavily (re)developing parts this thread inevitably focuses on)
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Old August 21st, 2015, 07:54 PM   #15237
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Thanks for both bits of information...I never knew about the post code
The other thing I should have mentioned about the postcodes is that they give you a pretty good rough idea where things are without even needing to google, because they're roughly decipherable as such: N/E/S/W = North / East / South / West, with EC and WC in the middle (east central and west central), and a lower number being nearer the middle of london.

So if a development is in N1 you can guess it's a bit to the north of central london, neither particularly northwest nor northeast, just north, and not very far north. And you'd be right. It's the Islington area (roughly where my orange scribble is).

Similarly if something is in SW20 you can guess it's to the southwest, somewhat further from the centre, and you'd be right again (it's Wimbledon).

Of course there are exceptions, like there is N and NW but no NE, and SE and SW but no S. Also outer regions most recently added to London, and/or having a particularly strong town identity of it's own, have postcodes outside this scheme completely. Like Kingston is KT1, KT2 etc and Harrow is HA1, HA2 etc.

More info at londonist:



https://londonist.com/2015/08/why-is...tcode-district
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Old August 21st, 2015, 08:20 PM   #15238
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Guy's and St Thomas' Cancer Centre | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1367739

Official website: http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/ou...er-centre.aspx

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  • London borough: Southwark
  • Purpose: hospital
  • Architect: not sure
  • Height: don't know that either
  • Floors: 14 I think, but nobody is really reading this are they?


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Capital Towers | Stratford E15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1684673

Official website: http://www.galliardhomes.com/Capital-Towers


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  • Address: 2-12 High Street, London E15
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Height: 110m and 55m
  • Floors: 35 and 15


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Capital Towers - Construction update (20.08.2015) by The Shard Baby 2006-2015, on Flickr
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Bloomberg Place | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=351887

Official website: http://www.bbp-walbrooksquare.co.uk/



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  • Bloomberg European headquarters
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 9
  • Office space: 100,368m²





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Bloomberg Place, City of London, August 2015


Bloomberg Place, City of London, August 2015


Bloomberg Place, City of London, August 2015
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