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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #17021
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^ That doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:22 PM   #17022
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Helps to read through the report.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #17023
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45 Cannon Street | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1708533

Official website: http://45cannonstreet.london



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  • Address: 45 Cannon Street, London EC4
  • Ward: Cordwainer
  • Developer: Morgan Capital Partners
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest
  • Floors: 8
  • Floorspace: 8,000m²



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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #17024
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Bloomberg Place | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=351887

Official website: http://www.bloomberg.com/company/london/



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  • Address: 69-75 Cannon Street, London EC4
  • Ward: Cordwainer
  • Developer: Bloomberg
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 9
  • Office space: 100,101m²



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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #17025
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London Wall Place | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1251315

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



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  • Address: 121-123 London Wall, London EC2
  • Ward: Bassishaw
  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Floors: 18 | 14
  • Floorspace: 68,914m²



Floorplate installation ongoing at London Wall Place, photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:07 PM   #17026
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Parts of London's City start to look like some random East Asian metropolis, see that last pic for instance...
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:37 PM   #17027
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Office developments in a business district, run for the hills.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #17028
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33 Central | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1506957

Official website: http://33central.com/



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  • Address: 33 King William Street, London EC4
  • Ward: Dowgate
  • Developer: HB Reavis
  • Architect: John Robertson Architects
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 21,344m²




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Old January 29th, 2016, 08:03 PM   #17029
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Parts of London's City start to look like some random East Asian metropolis, see that last pic for instance...
Which is good because it means london is diverse! Its great to have a city made of different parts, it has something for everyone
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Old January 29th, 2016, 08:24 PM   #17030
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erbse seems to be a bit jealous about London.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 09:06 PM   #17031
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Ohh shut up. I adore London. But especially for its rich architectural heritage pre 1960s.
I'm watching closely what's done to esp. the central aspects of the city. There's enough shite already and often the city can do much better. While in general, the quality of new architecture in London is outstanding of course.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #17032
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No reason for being so rude.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 10:10 PM   #17033
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One Nine Elms | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1549489

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


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  • Address: 1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Dalian Wanda
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 200m and 161m
  • Floors: 58 and 43



Not much change at One Nine Elms

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Old January 29th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #17034
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Office developments in a business district, run for the hills.
Are office developments not allowed to be appealing to look at from the outside then?
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Old January 30th, 2016, 12:24 AM   #17035
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Ohh shut up. I adore London. But especially for its rich architectural heritage pre 1960s.
I'm watching closely what's done to esp. the central aspects of the city. There's enough shite already and often the city can do much better. While in general, the quality of new architecture in London is outstanding of course.
watching closely from the forum or have you ever actually been here? because I can assure you there is nothing at all asian-feeling about the experience of walking along London Wall.

About 100 metres prior to taking that photo I took this one:


Guildhall by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

And about 100 metres after taking that photo I took this one:


The (Roman) London Wall by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

Obviously if you just look at the photo framed on a brand new building under construction you can think it all looks too new and historyless, but that's not a realistic impression.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 01:32 AM   #17036
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I've been a frequent London visitor, I had employees in the metro area.

And I'm aware there are _still_ such areas, what I constantly try to make aware of, is that such areas are constantly disappearing or mutilated. London is losing charm as we speak (while it's gaining exciting corners as well, of course). But since we've had this kind of discussion multiple times before, we better take it to the London skybar if there's interest.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 02:26 AM   #17037
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well, fair enough. I'm not one to try and "shut down" anyone having a negative opinion on london projects, nor even to deny that there are instances of regrettable development resulting in a loss of charm. It just seems like you've chosen a couple of very odd targets, what with the Scalpel being at the epicentre of the City's skyscraper district, next to a building that looks like an oil refinery, and London Wall Place replacing a 60s concrete eyesore which in turn replaced a post-Blitz nothingness. If people outcry about the loss of charm involved in proposals like the recent Bayswater or Charing Cross Road ones, which replace fine-grained victorian streets with blocky modern lumps, I'll be right behind you... but those two, out of all projects here, seem like slam-dunk cases for large contemporary offices.

Anyway, like you rightly say, I'll not drag this thread into a long generalised discussion
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Old January 30th, 2016, 11:42 AM   #17038
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Are office developments not allowed to be appealing to look at from the outside then?
Sure, just as long as the client is willing to pay for it.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #17039
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As was highlighted before, architecture isn't proportionally getting better with a higher pricetag. Non-expensive buildings can be much better than expensive ones. It's just that often both the developer and the architect lack imagination and creativity, obviously.


stevekeiretsu: You've probably read more of my posts and therefore should be able to paint a more general picture. I wasn't so specific about just these two "corners" (my 2nc comment reads: "Parts of London's City start to look like some random East Asian metropolis", not "the City of London starts..." or just "this corner looks"...). I'm always puzzled about the confusion when someone starts an actual architecture/project discussion in an architecture/project discussion forum.
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Minories London | Aldgate EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=367561

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 16 Minories and 62-64 Aldgate, London EC3
  • Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: 4C Hotel Group
  • Total floorspace: 42,610m²
  • Hotel rooms: 380
  • Homes: 87



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