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Old August 26th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #15301
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=431133

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



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  • Address: Principal Place, Worship Street, London EC2
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Developer: Brookfield and Concord Pacific
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m | 67m
  • Floors: 51 | 17



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Old August 26th, 2015, 11:29 PM   #15302
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Newfoundland | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1632163

Official website: http://canarywharf.com/residential/newfoundland/



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  • Address: Newfoundland, Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Horden Cherry Lee
  • Height: 220m
  • Floors: 60



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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:04 AM   #15303
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson gave his backing on Tuesday to a commercial cruise terminal on the Thames at Greenwich.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Planning Board had last month given its consent for the development at Enderby Wharf, SE10, which will allow mid-size ships (such as MSC Lirica), up to 230m in length and carrying up to 1,600 passengers to dock. Now, with the Mayor's backing, the terminal is expected to be operational by 2017.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cr...een-light.html
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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:22 AM   #15304
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It's always the same. People said the Millennium Dome was a white elephant too.
I bet people also said the Tower Bridge was a white elephant when it was first built. Or maybe even St Paul's Cathedral. I know Parisians said that about the Eiffel Tower.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 03:52 AM   #15305
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Does building all these tall buildings alongside the narrow steets of London create problems?

Like, what is it that allows these kind of building to be build in London if the roads (I assume) can't handle it?
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Old August 27th, 2015, 05:32 AM   #15306
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Because... the City of London is served by rail rapid transit lines (Underground, DLR, Crossrail)?
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Old August 27th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #15307
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oh London, I'm missing uou so much.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #15308
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Because... the City of London is served by rail rapid transit lines (Underground, DLR, Crossrail)?
indeed. mode share of private car by commuters is really very small, less than 10%, I suspect a fair bit less although I can't find figures for the City's workforce specifically, which I'd suspect is lower than the 'central London' average.

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Old August 27th, 2015, 12:25 PM   #15309
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People will always doubt London. And London will always smash them back in the face with their concerns… for she is a beast that cannot be tamed.
Oh... back in the days... when bullshit was punished with caning.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #15310
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Oh... back in the days... when bullshit was punished with caning.


Yes, your backside would be rather tender.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 12:51 PM   #15311
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indeed. mode share of private car by commuters is really very small, less than 10%, I suspect a fair bit less although I can't find figures for the City's workforce specifically, which I'd suspect is lower than the 'central London' average.

Trains and buses carry many more times as many people as a car does. Few people carpool, whereas a tube train carries hundreds.

The real data set to look at is individual vehicle journeys. I suspect it will be much more even.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #15312
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The Millennium Dome was a white elephant, though, because the government at the time wasted nearly £1bn on the overall project, whereas the construction of the building itself only cost something like £40m. Huge amounts of money were poured down the drain. It was a complete outrage, and surprisingly unreported until many years later.

The whole peninsula was an uninhabitable wasteland being the former site of industry & was worthless. It was unfit for human habitation & the vast bulk of the money was used to send the earth off for reclamation to remove the harmful metals & toxins contained within it. The Dome itself was not a white elephant but a Trojan horse to hide from the public that they were in fact paying to clean vast area's of land owned privately by London's elites & that land later become extremely valuable.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #15313
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I do not think I've ever seen that Principal Place render before... I noticed the old Pinnacle design in the background.
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Old August 28th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #15314
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Principal Place is very stylish.
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Old August 29th, 2015, 11:02 AM   #15315
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The whole peninsula was an uninhabitable wasteland being the former site of industry & was worthless. It was unfit for human habitation & the vast bulk of the money was used to send the earth off for reclamation to remove the harmful metals & toxins contained within it. The Dome itself was not a white elephant but a Trojan horse to hide from the public that they were in fact paying to clean vast area's of land owned privately by London's elites & that land later become extremely valuable.
That's not actually true at all. You are mistaken. The Dome project alone cost £1bn. Several billion more were spent cleaning up the postindustrial Greenwich Peninsula. The reason the Dome was so outrageously expensive was the arrogant profligacy of Mandelson, Major, Blair, Brown and the other leading lights of politics at the time. It was the silly and wildly expensive exhibits inside that were much less popular than they had planned. They failed to get the sponsorship deals they promised would cover the costs. The whole project was soon bankrupt and auctioned off for a pitiful £100m to private bidders.

Now, of course, it is a hugely successful venue. But this is 15 years later, and it could have been achieved for £50m. Instead they burnt £1bn of public money. It is one of the biggest government spending outrages in the past 50 years. Although the Brown/Blair administration had an habit of egregious mismanagement of public finances, and inexcusable overspending, so the Dome was really just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old August 30th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #15317
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Two Fifty One | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103511326

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


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  • Address: 251 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1
  • Borough: Southwark
  • Developer: Oakmayne
  • Architect: Allies & Morrison
  • Height: 134m
  • Floors: 41



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Some big yellow things have arrived.

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Old August 30th, 2015, 09:16 PM   #15318
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Royal Arsenal Riverside | Woolwich SE18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1618803

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...enal-riverside


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  • Address: Royal Arsenal, London SE18
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.3bn)
  • Site area: 88 acres
  • Homes: 3,700



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Old August 30th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #15319
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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 30th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #15320
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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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