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Old February 9th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #17161
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To each their own... I find that to be very mundane
Really? Look again. The public realm was far superior including the infrastructure investment, the exit from the station would have been breathtaking. The detailing of each tower would have gone through further iterations as different architects got involved and the scheme progressed. The current scheme is highly compromised by comparison and feels like it.

If a splash of red plastic somehow trumps all that
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Old February 9th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #17162
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Your seer ignorance has no bounds

In London in the typical British manner , we've put a airport by which its flight paths pass over the two main areas where highrises supertalls make economic sense (City of London and Canary Wharf)

Please keep your simplistic comment (I don't like it because it isn't tall enough) on the international sub-threads.
I know. I wanted to say that 1 Undershaft is not too tall for the City. It's just ok.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:06 PM   #17163
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By way of airports, are there any plans (or have there ever been) to close LCY and develop its site in a more meaningful manner?
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:15 PM   #17164
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By way of airports, are there any plans (or have there ever been) to close LCY and develop its site in a more meaningful manner?
The Green party mayoral candidate Sian Berry has proposed closing LCY and way for a mixed use development alongside various transport improvements to facilitate this.

Even though these forthcoming election is proportional , i think people are still deeply wedded to the two horse race between Labour and Conservatives.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 09:14 PM   #17165
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Speaking of candidates with a reasonable chance to win?

That site is huge, the airport pisses off half a city to only serve 3 million people, and a bunch of housing and activities could find a place there.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #17166
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I see things from a different perspective: the other towers in the City are too low (for example The Gherkin is only 180 m...).
295 m is a mediocre height for US and asian standards.
London has the tallest towers in the eu, but yes, obviously they are not as tall as they are in some asian cities.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #17167
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Speaking of candidates with a reasonable chance to win?

That site is huge, the airport pisses off half a city to only serve 3 million people, and a bunch of housing and activities could find a place there.
IMO its a two horse race between Sadiq Khan (Labour) and Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) , although when i take account things both candidates have said neither of them look a potential mayor in waiting.

Let me elaborate

Sadiq Khan has made a pledge over freezing fares on the LU but this comes at a time when more investment in the transport network is needed more than ever. He has also flipped flopped so much on the Garden Bridge , it brings into question his ability to make a decision and to stick with it if he were ever elected as a labour mayor of London.

Zac Goldsmith is a run of the mill conservative. He once proposed scraping bus lanes and turning all cars to electric propulsion . Despite all the controversy that surrounds the Garden Bridge , which did not go through the proper tendering process he is still for it.

For me Caroline Pidgeon is the most qualified of all candidates to be the next london mayor as she is a member of the London assembly and as such has a immense wealth of experience as a member.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #17168
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I think with London we'll start to see everything slowly fall into place over the next 5 years.

Up until this point it's had some fine towers built and changed the landscape dramatically however, it's only really now is the city across all it's major development areas seeing significant towers rise.

In 2021/22 double what we see now will be on or rising on the skyline then after that it's only going to be more.

It's just a waiting game to see if it turns out top quality or a missed opportunity.

I think it'll be the former but it's hard to judge right now.

So many areas have masterplans and talls proposed. It'll all be a bit mish mash for years to come but that's what I love about London.

Give it time, that's what I say. It's going from zero to Europe's leading highrise metropolis. Doesn't happen overnight, CGI's and renders show us some of it, but to the naked eye that's how we should judge.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:30 PM   #17169
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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



New London Embassy as viewed from New Covent Garden Market.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #17170
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Battersea Power Station | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650929

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


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  • Developer: Sime Darby and SP Setia
  • Masterplan architect: Rafael Viñoly
  • Cost: £8 billion ($12bn)
  • Area: 39 acres
  • Homes: 3,400



Battersea Power Station construction update.

BPS Chimney Replacement by Luke, on Flickr

Building Battersea by Luke, on Flickr

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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:34 PM   #17171
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Northern Line Extension

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...648864&page=29

Official website: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-informatio...ine-extension/


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  • London boroughs: Lambeth and Wandsworth
  • New stations: Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station
  • Length: 2 3.2km tunnels
  • Cost: £1bn
  • Year of Completion: 2020



Station box works at Battersea Power Station , Station.

NLE extension 2 by Luke, on Flickr

NLE Extension 1 by Luke, on Flickr
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:26 AM   #17172
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Great stuff at Battersea. Absolutely huge development.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:20 AM   #17173
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[*]Cost: $1 billion

New London Embassy as viewed from New Covent Garden Market.

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A $1 billion project and such a cheap looking cladding? Can't believe
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #17174
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A $1 billion project and such a cheap looking cladding? Can't believe
It can appear very different depending on the conditions/shot: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=633
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:54 AM   #17175
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Jimi Hendrix's London flat to open as museum this week
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Jimi Hendrix's London home will be opened to the public for the first time as the Hendrix Museum opens this week (Wednesday, February 10).

Hendrix lived in the Mayfair property for a year between 1968-69. The flat is located at 23 Brook Street, next door to Handel House, the former London home of composer George Frideric Handel.

Admission to the museum is £7.50. The Guardian reports that items include records from Hendrix's personal vinyl collection, including a copy of Bob Dylan's 'Highway 61 Revisited' that is stained with Hendrix’s blood.

The Brook Street home belonged to Hendrix's then girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. He moved away to Notting Hill area of London when they split. Fans will be able to view the top floor of the home with organisers having spent two years renovating it to its original form.

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Haptic granted permission to build contemporary homes in London's Chelsea
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Architecture studio Haptic has won planning permission for a series of contemporary properties in a conservation area in London's Chelsea.

Described by developer Banda Property as "a stand-out architectural statement not often seen in the borough", the project will include a block of four flats that aim to combine traditional materials with modern detailing.

Comprising two one-bedroom flats and a pair of two-bedroom apartments, Rosemoor Studios will be located on Rosemoor Street – part of the Chelsea Conservation Area, which features properties dating back as far as 1830.

North-London-based Haptic planned the building as a "contemporary insertion into the historic townscape".

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Revealed: How King's Cross could look after radical road redesign
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Designs for a new-look King’s Cross have been unveiled as Transport for London launches a consultation to radically alter the roads in the area.

Transport bosses say King’s Cross gyratory could be transformed into a simpler road network with new crossings and contra-flow cycle lanes, in a bid to make the streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The plans could speed-up journey times for motorists and cyclists by introducing two-way traffic on roads that are currently one-way and by reducing congestion on residential streets, according to TfL.

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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #17178
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Nile Street | Hoxton N1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1846049

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: New Regent's College Upper School, Nile Street, London N1
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Architect: Avanti Architects
  • Height: 92m
  • Floors: 28

Plans for Nile Street have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.





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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=431133

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



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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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