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Old September 1st, 2015, 12:38 AM   #15341
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I only just noticed One Blackfriars has that crease near the base.
Each floorplate is different which means it takes longer to assemble. Still at least they haven't chosen to value engineer the floorplates
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Old September 1st, 2015, 07:07 PM   #15342
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I only just noticed One Blackfriars has that crease near the base.
I'm afraid it's not a crease, it's an imagined reflection of the Blackfriars road bridge.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 07:10 PM   #15343
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It is a crease, look at the actual built structure.
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 04:48 PM   #15344
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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 September 2nd, 2015, 05:38 PM   #15345
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US Embassy | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=728176

Official website: http://london.usembassy.gov/new_embassy.html


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  • Address: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Federal Government of the United States
  • Architect: Kieran Timberlake
  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Floors: 11



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Old September 2nd, 2015, 06:15 PM   #15346
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I didn't know that they were going ahead with the tower at principle place, good news.
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 09:45 PM   #15347
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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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  • London borough: Southwark
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



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Old September 2nd, 2015, 09:51 PM   #15348
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Embassy Gardens Phase 1 | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1738434

Official website: http://www.ballymoregroup.com/en-gb/...lms-battersea/


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  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: Farrells, AHMM, Fielden Clegg Bradley and FLACQ
  • Floors: 18|15|15|13|13|12|12
  • Homes: 643
  • 4,437 sq.m. of flexible retail including grocery store
  • 8,132 sq.m. of ‘other’ uses including a car showroom and assembly and leisure uses



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Old September 2nd, 2015, 09:54 PM   #15349
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Royal Wharf | Silvertown E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1669965

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


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  • Address: Minoco Wharf, London E16
  • Developer: Ballymore Group and Oxley Holdings
  • Cost: £3.5 billion ($5.3bn)
  • Site area: 40 acres
  • Homes: 3,400



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Old September 3rd, 2015, 02:43 PM   #15350
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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.

Are you really just trying to score political points here??!!

Stop please! It's embarrassing.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 03:20 PM   #15351
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Scoring political points against whom? I thought the Blair/Brown gang were pretty much universally regarded as failures now, from all sides of politics.

Also, everything I wrote is factually accurate. You can verify it with a little Googling.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 04:22 PM   #15352
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Infinite Jest Scoring political points against whom? I thought the Blair/Brown gang were pretty much universally regarded as failures now, from all sides of politics.

Also, everything I wrote is factually accurate. You can verify it with a little Googling.

It is not really. It's half truths and smacks of heavy spinning. On costs alone, the Millenium Commission paid out £630m with roughly another £20m returned to them after closure. How is that nearly £1bn?? The £620m was from lottery money and not public funds which is worth mentioning? It also covered roadworks for access and landscaping from existing public transport points. That was agreed by the person who commissioned the project. Mr Michael Hesseltine. He had to persuade a reluctant Tony Blair to commit to the project before the 97 general election otherwise it would not have been ready in time. The grant from the Lottery Commission was agreed under John Major at £399m after initial estimates of £300 were revised due to time constraints.

The exhibition was not great I did go and felt it didn't have any connection to what I would judge a celebration of Britain past or future. It wasn't the Blair or Brown who were charged with that task. At best Lord Falkoner can be blamed for misjudging it's appeal. I'd rather that than setting a precedence for government interference at this 'artistic' decision-making level.

The sell off also included a profit sharing clause that means Lottery Funds has received £70m and stands to receive further sums for another 950+ years left of the lease.

So the overspend was nearer £140m than £1bn. That was the impression from your post even if you were not intentionally misleading.

One more point re reclamation of the land surrounding the Dome, that was also commissioned by the Conservative government with not altogether insignificant controversy over the lands previous tenant and polluter. It was of course British Gas that got sold off cheap as chips while all related and very costly responsibilities of the company were taken up by Margaret Thatcher's government. Now that IS a real scandal!

I am not too fond of Blair or a lot of his policies for that matter, but conflating everything into one giant political rewriting of history by omission or otherwise grates.

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Old September 3rd, 2015, 04:41 PM   #15353
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Scoring political points against whom? I thought the Blair/Brown gang were pretty much universally regarded as failures now, from all sides of politics.

Also, everything I wrote is factually accurate. You can verify it with a little Googling.
I agree with you about the dome.

"Those who cry out that the government should 'do something' never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing."
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 05:08 PM   #15354
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I agree with you about the dome.

"Those who cry out that the government should 'do something' never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing."
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Even when the data quoted by Infinite Jest has no basis according to the Royal Audit Commission?? A little illogical but hay it's your opinion you have every right to express it.
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Southbank Place | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...627784&page=12

Official website: http://southbank-place.com/


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  • Address: Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Braeburn Estates Limited Partnership
  • Architects : Stanton Williams , Squire & Partners , Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Patel Taylor and GRID Architects
  • Height: 126 | 109 | 104m
  • Floors: 37 | 32 | 30



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London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=934424

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


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  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Citystyle Homes and Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 109m
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It is not really. It's half truths and smacks of heavy spinning. On costs alone, the Millenium Commission paid out £630m with roughly another £20m returned to them after closure. How is that nearly £1bn?? The £620m was from lottery money and not public funds which is worth mentioning? It also covered roadworks for access and landscaping from existing public transport points. That was agreed by the person who commissioned the project. Mr Michael Hesseltine. He had to persuade a reluctant Tony Blair to commit to the project before the 97 general election otherwise it would not have been ready in time. The grant from the Lottery Commission was agreed under John Major at £399m after initial estimates of £300 were revised due to time constraints.

The exhibition was not great I did go and felt it didn't have any connection to what I would judge a celebration of Britain past or future. It wasn't the Blair or Brown who were charged with that task. At best Lord Falkoner can be blamed for misjudging it's appeal. I'd rather that than setting a precedence for government interference at this 'artistic' decision-making level.

The sell off also included a profit sharing clause that means Lottery Funds has received £70m and stands to receive further sums for another 950+ years left of the lease.

So the overspend was nearer £140m than £1bn. That was the impression from your post even if you were not intentionally misleading.

One more point re reclamation of the land surrounding the Dome, that was also commissioned by the Conservative government with not altogether insignificant controversy over the lands previous tenant and polluter. It was of course British Gas that got sold off cheap as chips while all related and very costly responsibilities of the company were taken up by Margaret Thatcher's government. Now that IS a real scandal!

I am not too fond of Blair or a lot of his policies for that matter, but conflating everything into one giant political rewriting of history by omission or otherwise grates.
I actually enjoyed the Millennium Dome exhibition (us Greenwich residents had free entry), but it wasn't sold well to the masses.
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Old September 5th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #15358
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Londonís Construction Boom set to Continue

London seems to be in a perpetual state of reconstruction as supply increases to meet the demands of a population that is soon set to surpass its 1939 peak of 8.615 million. The tower is considered the future for much of Londonís new housing stock and consequently, Londonís skyline is constantly shifting and set to continue changing, with more than 230 skyscraper projects of various shapes and sizes approved in the city, many to commence construction this year.

Construction activity has extended beyond core central London markets into the boroughs, particularly in areas where Crossrail2 stations are scheduled to open and operate from 2018 and both commercial and residential real estate is booming across Greater London.

Criticisms have been levelled at the government that residential construction is biased towards investor demand at the top-end of the market, with big ticket residential developments taking priority over affordable housing, currently at critical shortage levels throughout London.

However, with largely non-EU investors and private wealth funds dominating the buyer landscape and affordability issues plaguing domestic homebuyers across the UK, construction in London is very much driven by where the strongest demand exists.
http://www.ipinglobal.com/ipin-live/...et-to-continue
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Crossrail Engineering: Final giant tunnelling machines dismantled at Farringdon

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