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Old December 20th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #16561
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So is it going to be the Bishopsgate or the Undershaft? Both look bad and add to this already dysfunctional city of London skyline. I mean it could be better, but...
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Old December 20th, 2015, 07:30 PM   #16562
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So is it going to be the Bishopsgate or the Undershaft? Both look bad and add to this already dysfunctional city of London skyline. I mean it could be better, but...
22 Bishopsgate and 1 Undershaft are situated on two different plots. They are situated on either sides of 122 Leadenhall (the cheesegrater).
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Old December 20th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #16563
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22 Bishopsgate and 1 Undershaft are situated on two different plots. They are situated on either sides of 122 Leadenhall (the cheesegrater).
Ahh I see. Thanks. I still stand by my point, what a dysfunctional looking skyline. I prefer canary wharfs skyline.

What do you think?
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Old December 20th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #16564
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Ahh I see. Thanks. I still stand by my point, what a dysfunctional looking skyline. I prefer canary wharfs skyline.

What do you think?
Personally the sporadic placing of highrises on a antiquated street layout , was never going to end well.

This is my opinion and i am not attempting to put it across as a fact
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Old December 20th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #16565
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Bishiopsgate or 1 undershaft would just about work on their own, but both exacerbate Bishopsgates bulkiness and makes it look too crowded and dense like Moscows skyline, except worse IMO, i seriously worry how this will all look when complete, too many jarring angles and not enough harmony and space, with no pinicle to the skyline. There is still hope for the other developing skylines in London though
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Old December 20th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #16566
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Personally the sporadic placing of highrises on a antiquated street layout , was never going to end well.

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Bishiopsgate or 1 undershaft would just about work on their own, but both exacerbate Bishopsgates bulkiness and makes it look too crowded and dense like Moscows skyline, except worse IMO, i seriously worry how this will all look when complete, too many jarring angles and not enough harmony and space, with no pinicle to the skyline. There is still hope for the other developing skylines in London though
I'm quite happy there are a couple of you to confirm the absolute worst of my suspicions that the city of londons skyline looks absolutely shocking. I mean have you seen it. I do quite agree with you cardiff, I would have preferred buildings to be placed afar from each other, maybe then they would have worked. There's to much strange, weird stuff going on. I'm not saying the skyscrapers are bad either, I really like leadenhall, it's a terrific structure but I do believe there could have been more cohesion with proper planning or all buildings be under one management, you know kind of like how the canary wharf is under the administration of the canary wharf group. (or was.)

Edit: we need better urban planning.

Edit 2: I guess a dysfunctional urban planned city for calls dysfunctional looking skyline.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #16567
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I tend to agree. I love Canary Wharf but the City is just too unfit for so many skyscrapers.

You can't have unobstructed views of St Paul's from everywhere, and at the same time preserve historic buildings but have loads of skyscrapers competing with each other for attention. The whole thing is getting so weird. The Gherkin was a well-designed landmark, but this shit is becoming a forest of vegetables.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:13 AM   #16568
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I don't think a 'forest of vegetables' is the problem, it's the deliberate policy to move away from vegetables to fat blocky slabs that is the problem.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 12:38 PM   #16569
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I'm personally a'lot more optimistic and think the skyline will be ace.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 12:46 PM   #16570
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I don't think a 'forest of vegetables' is the problem, it's the deliberate policy to move away from vegetables to fat blocky slabs that is the problem.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 06:56 PM   #16571
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I'm quite happy there are a couple of you to confirm the absolute worst of my suspicions that the city of londons skyline looks absolutely shocking. I mean have you seen it. I do quite agree with you cardiff, I would have preferred buildings to be placed afar from each other, maybe then they would have worked. There's to much strange, weird stuff going on. I'm not saying the skyscrapers are bad either, I really like leadenhall, it's a terrific structure but I do believe there could have been more cohesion with proper planning or all buildings be under one management, you know kind of like how the canary wharf is under the administration of the canary wharf group. (or was.)

Edit: we need better urban planning.

Edit 2: I guess a dysfunctional urban planned city for calls dysfunctional looking skyline.
I dont believe the skyline looks shocking at all, i was stating the new towers are miss placed inm being so close to existing ones and in a poor style to the existing ones. I currently like the city of londons skyline as the towers have enough space around tehm and is beautiful from the street, and think it could be beautiful if Bishopsgate wasnt so bulky, or only it or 1 undershaft existed in the skyline alone. I think the slenderness of most of the tops of the current skyscrapers makes undershadt and Bishopsgate from some angles seem monstrous.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:39 PM   #16573
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I don't think a 'forest of vegetables' is the problem, it's the deliberate policy to move away from vegetables to fat blocky slabs that is the problem.
Skyscrapers in Canary Wharf are of the boxy kind, but the district has a certain elegance and above all an architectural meaning.

Even if no tower is trying to prevail over the others (which is what makes architecture good).

Skyscrapers in the City are slender because of protected views, not enlightened developers.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 01:20 AM   #16574
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The slenderness of skyscrapers in the City are generally determined by their plot size, not protected views. Unfortunately, policy has moved away from encouraging architectural flair.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 01:50 AM   #16575
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Lower Riverside | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

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



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  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Residential units: 12,678
  • Hotel rooms: 500
  • Serviced apartments: 220
  • Towers above 100m: 19
  • Total floorspace: 1,477,311m²





Progress at the Lower Riverside section of the Greenwich Peninsula masterplan:



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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/horizons/



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  • Address: Horizons, Yabsley Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: RMA Architects
  • Height: 81m
  • Floors: 26



Horizons and the wider cluster viewed from the cable car:

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Old December 22nd, 2015, 03:04 PM   #16577
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573332

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  • Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • Developer: Accor
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
  • Height: 124m
  • Floors: 39



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Novotel Canary Wharf by Luke, on Flickr

Cracked Glass by Luke, on Flickr

Novotel Canary Wharf 1 by Luke, on Flickr

South Quay by Luke, on Flickr
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 03:06 PM   #16578
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City Pride | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=613565

Official website: http://www.chalegrove.co.uk/featured...ity-pride,-e14


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  • Address: 15 Westferry, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Chalegrove Properties
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Height: 233m
  • Floors: 75



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Old December 22nd, 2015, 03:49 PM   #16579
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13-14 Appold Street | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1821924

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  • Address: 13-14 Appold Street, London EC2
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Developer: Masterworks Development Corporation
  • Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
  • Height: 156m
  • Floors: 45



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Old December 22nd, 2015, 03:51 PM   #16580
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Hounslow High Street Quarter | Hounslow TW3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post128365249

Official website: http://www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk...uarter-london/


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  • Address: Hounslow High Street , Hounslow , TW3
  • London borough: Hounslow
  • Developer: Barratt London and Wilson Bowden Developments
  • Architect: tp bennet
  • Homes: 525
  • Floors: 27 | 13 | 10 | 9
  • Commercial Floorspace: 134,000 sq ft





Scheme has been approved by the Mayor Of London , Boris Johnson. Greg Clark the communities and Local government secretary still needs to approve it before construction can commence in 2017.
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