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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #16341
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does anyone know if there are plans to demolish that horrendous hospital building next to the Shard any time soon? it's sheer rubbish, so sad..
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #16342
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does anyone know if there are plans to demolish that horrendous hospital building next to the Shard any time soon? it's sheer rubbish, so sad..
Like it or not, "that horrendous hospital building" is part of London's health care system, and has just been reclad. As such its reasonable to say that there will likely be no serious plans to replace it for at least several decades.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #16343
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Like it or not, "that horrendous hospital building" is part of London's health care system, and has just been reclad. As such its reasonable to say that there will likely be no serious plans to replace it for at least several decades.
reclad?? really? are there any photos?
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #16344
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1 Undershaft and 22 Bishopgate are just what the City skyline needs. They will bring much needed heft and centrality to the skyline, which the recent spate of towers haven't brought (although most of them are nice in their own right). These two towers very much complement each other and make the whole skyline cohesive. Later in the future another tower taller than these two can then be built with more of a pinnacle and perhaps less blocky to culminate the skyline even more, but as it stands the skyline will be much more balanced, symmetric, and interesting with these two.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #16345
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reclad?? really? are there any photos?
there's a whole thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=513615

and yes, before you say anything, it was disastrous
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:13 AM   #16346
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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 December 8th, 2015, 12:45 AM   #16347
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I appreciate One Undershaft. It's like a mini Hancock Tower for London. Just two spires missing (and I actually think it'd improve the design even more, a lot).

Its harmonious lines and proportions are taking away some of the nervous stress other attention-calling designs in the City area cause, like Scalpel and WalkieTalkie. Geometrically calm.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:03 AM   #16348
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I love One Undershaft, I think it really looks great and pulls the whole cluster together. Would like to see some renders from the South Bank/Waterloo Bridge though.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:15 AM   #16349
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It'd be great to see with two antennae on top.

London's modern John Hancock.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #16350
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I love One Undershaft, I think it really looks great and pulls the whole cluster together. Would like to see some renders from the South Bank/Waterloo Bridge though.


Also a bonus mock-up of what the tower would look like from Canary Wharf. (photoshoped in)

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Old December 8th, 2015, 02:08 AM   #16351
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That view will be so different in a few years with all the towers uc/prep/approved
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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #16352
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This is really going full steam ahead!

I think maybe a World Trader Center-ish Spire might look okay on this. But I like it just how it is! Lovely design and brings The City together well.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #16353
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This is really going full steam ahead!

I think maybe a World Trader Center-ish Spire might look okay on this. But I like it just how it is! Lovely design and brings The City together well.
Is there a tower you don't like ?
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Old December 8th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #16354
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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



Topping out ceremony at the New London Embassy

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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:04 PM   #16355
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Keybridge | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=110919748

Official website: http://keybridgelondon.com/



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  • Address: 80 South Lambeth Road, London SW8
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Mount Anvil and Fabrica
  • Architect: Allies and Morrison
  • Height: 125 | 74m
  • Floors: 35 | 21



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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #16356
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Vauxhall 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



Cladding on the residential portion at Vauxhall Sky Gardens

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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:25 PM   #16357
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Is there a tower you don't like ?
I dislike lots of projects and towers but I try to keep that information to myself unless it's really awful.

Generally I'm a glass half full sort of person
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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #16358
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Cladding on the residential portion at Vauxhall Sky Gardens

..oh dear me .

I hope that's just the bad lighting because that cladding is straight out of the 'cheap & nasty' Stratford towers school of value engineering.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #16359
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It was taken by someone else on Twitter , there is a bit of glare from the passing train. But there towers for set for the area , which on paper look to be of a higher architectural quality.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #16360
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LSQ London | Leicester Square WC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236014

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



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  • Address: 48 Leicester Square, London WC2
  • London borough: Westminster
  • Developer: Linseed Assets
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 17,300m²



Construction progress yesterday at LSQ London, photos by David Holt:


London December 7 2015 105 Leicester Square by David Holt, on Flickr


London December 7 2015 094 Leicester Square by David Holt, on Flickr
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