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Old May 9th, 2006, 08:02 AM   #141
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London is still a flat city and no highrise. Most Europeans cities are like that. THey don't like skyscrapers.
Whats that got to do with the comment you highlighted???
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Old May 9th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #142
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Hopefully the Spire on that Leadenhall one will show up on the skyline?
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Old May 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #143
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London is still a flat city and no highrise. Most Europeans cities are like that. THey don't like skyscrapers.
Oh dear! I think you need to get out more.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #144
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Interesting project for Leadenhall Street - http://www.black-architecture.com/
Wow, that is an amazing tower!
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Old May 9th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #145
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Interesting project for Leadenhall Street - http://www.black-architecture.com/
That looks ugly, especially compared to the style and grace of the Gherkin.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #146
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News of a possible 45-storey tower for East India Dock Road, near Canary Wharf:-

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=593


Another ugly building. I would like to see the architects, they are probably wearing big flairs and have big hair. If their work is straight out of the 1970's, I bet their dress sense is as well.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #147
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Another ugly building. I would like to see the architects, they are probably wearing big flairs and have big hair. If their work is straight out of the 1970's, I bet their dress sense is as well.

I agree

It seems a new version of a modern trelliic tower
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Old May 9th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #148
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Interesting project for Leadenhall Street - http://www.black-architecture.com/
Where can I find this on the UK Forums?
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Old May 9th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #149
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Where can I find this on the UK Forums?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=348170
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Old May 9th, 2006, 07:37 PM   #150
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Thanks! I like the design of this tower but I think its location is not that good. It actually spoils the impact of Swiss Re. These two towers don't really fit together.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #151
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quite a good promo video of some new developments happening in london

http://www.visitlondon.com/business/future_london/

Its quite a large download btw
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Old May 10th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #152
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Saw it last night. Very cool
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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #153
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Christ im proud of our capital city. It really is Londons time. Actually its always been Londons time, but its experiencing something truly staggering, development on a scale not seen since Victorian times; a time when it was the most powerful and populous city in the world. Well its still one of the most powerful in the world. 70 billion pounds worth of investment, really just think about that for a minute. Staggering.

Nowhere else gets to me quite like London. Ive said it many a time before, but standing in the summer, on a warm night with a cool breeze on Hungerford bridge...taking in the panorama, St Pauls on the left, canary wharf in the distance, and the lights of the city glowing in the middle and right. Amazing place.

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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #154
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its experiencing something truly staggering, development on a scale not seen since Victorian times;
Yes, and that's no exaggeration.

When you add everything up, and see everything that's going on, it becomes clear.

London has all this going on, and more -


* Olympic Stadium
* Stratford City
* Wembley Stadium
* Emirates Stadium
* Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
* Crossrail
* Channel Tunnel Rail Link
* East London Line tube extensions
* Thames Gateway Bridge
* Elephant and Castle regeneration
* Wood Wharf
* Greenwich Peninsula regeneration
* King's Cross regeneration
* Paddington Waterside regeneration
* Croydon regeneration
* White City
* Battersea Power station regeneration
* O2 Arena


Plus, over 30 major new skyscrapers including -

* Shard London Bridge
* Bishopsgate Tower
* Heron Tower
* 122 Leadenhall Street
* Beetham Tower
* Canary Wharf Riverside South
* North Quay
* 20 Fenchurch Street redevelopment
* Broadgate Tower
* St George's Wharf
* Pan Peninsula Tower
* Multiplex Tower

Plus literally dozens of midrises and other new buildings.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:46 PM   #155
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One of London's ugliest groundscrapers - namely 1 Westminster Bridge - is apparently scheduled for demolition next Thursday 25th May. In case you didn't know, it's the concrete hexagonal building in the bottom-left of this aerial view:


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In its place will stand a 14-storey luxury hotel with 900 suites, along with business lounges, executive meeting rooms, a ballroom, 2 restaurants, a brasserie, bars, health spa, gymnasium and indoor pool.

It will also feature one of London's largest conference rooms.

http://www.1westminsterbridge.co.uk/





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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:21 AM   #156
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I really like the view you get of big ben
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #157
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Good news! Another ugly concrete block being demolished, and the building that is going to replace it looks really nice. When is it due to be completed?
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Old May 21st, 2006, 03:29 PM   #158
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Another 106m cheesegrater/connect 4/shiny turd tower has also been proposed in the city. Looks strangely pants at the moment.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:08 PM   #159
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Which tower are you talking about? I quite like the idea of a 106m connect 4 actually.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:13 PM   #160
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A set of foster/nouvell towers, all we have seenis a terrible newspaper render so far, and again people are jumping to conclusions with barely anything to go on.
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