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Old March 9th, 2016, 01:59 PM   #17501
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I kind of like London. But being on this forum does not help me to love the city. Hearing every one here, London is the best place of the universe, and apparently it's even more the case since the city builds skyscrapers. The least we can expect from a major city... London has it's strength but when it comes to urban feeling, the city is not New York, Paris, Tokyo. And that's not related to skyscrapers. London is spread all over with many many districts with low interest with 2 stories ugly endless blocks. Lately, the feeling is that London is trying to catch up a bit and brings more diversity.. When it comes to quality, the individual buildings are very good, but from ground level, you don't feel the quality, it's not well organised like in NY, and like NY, the streets and some buidlings are dirty, the pavement, sidewalks are damaged most the time. Even if there is a dog poop in Paris once in a while, I think generally Paris is cleaner (due to good public services) and have good quality modern buildings (not worth mentionning the quality of old buildings). Paris is very dense too, blocks are more 7/8 stories in average on 100 sq km so you feel the urbanity. But for both London and Paris, New York can never be reached. And this has nothing to do specifically with skyscrapers, it's the thing you can feel when you walk hundreds of kms in these cities. So, to paraphrase Strykr "London will never be as great as NY." But not because of the skyscrapers
It's called Paris Syndrome for a reason.

And there is also something called an opinion meaning that many people may have a different view.

For people who enjoy historic architecture, London and Paris 'can never be reached' for NY.
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Northumberland Development Project | Tottenham N17

Stadium forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=549397

Official website: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new-scheme/



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  • New London home for THFC and the NFL
  • London borough: Haringey
  • Developer: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Architect: Populous
  • Stadium capacity: 61,461
  • Homes: 579



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Old March 9th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #17503
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Tate Modern Project | Bankside SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=377117

Official website: http://www.tate.org.uk/about/project...modern-project



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  • Extension to the world's most visited gallery of modern art
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($300m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



Scaffolding dismantling ongoing at the Tate Modern extension, viewed from NEO Bankside:

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Old March 9th, 2016, 03:01 PM   #17504
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Imperial West | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1534686

Official website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/imperialwest



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  • New campus for Imperial College London
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Developer: Voreda | Imperial College London
  • Cost: £3 billion ($4.3bn)
  • Site area: 25 acres





The Research & Translation Hub at Imperial West (pictured above) has topped out, photos courtesy of Voreda:



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Old March 9th, 2016, 03:36 PM   #17505
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Stratford Waterfront | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1684929

Official website: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co..../olympicopolis



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  • New cultural quarter in the Olympic Park
  • London borough: Newham
  • Architect: Allies and Morrison | O'Donnell + Tuomey | Arquitecturia
  • Cost: £1.3 billion ($2bn)
  • Smithsonian - first outside the United States
  • Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A East
  • UAL Campus - home of the London College of Fashion
  • 600-seat Sadler's Wells Theatre

Plans have been unveiled for the 'Olympicopolis' cultural quarter in Stratford:

- Building: New images of London's Olympicopolis

- Dezeen: New images show £1.3 billion masterplan for London's Olympic Park

- Evening Standard: Olympicopolis architects on their £1.3 billion vision for E20








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Old March 9th, 2016, 04:27 PM   #17506
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What's the development that's sitting behind these blocks ?
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Old March 9th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #17507
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The International Quarter.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #17508
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Is there a height limit in Stratford?

750,000 sqft of residential is a huge amount. 2 Manhattan lofts so could see a couple of 150m towers here?
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We could potentially see towers of the Manhattan Loft Gardens scale. Whatever the case, hopefully they're of the highest architectural merit.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 12:54 PM   #17510
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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/...wer-riverside/



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  • Address: Plots M0101 to M0104 and M0114 to M0121, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Architect: Various



Completed sections of the Lower Riverside phase, photos courtesy of C.F. Mĝller Architects:

















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Old March 10th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #17511
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Growing London Faces Water Shortages and Overflowing Sewage

London’s growing population means the British capital is facing possible water shortages and a risk of flooding from overflowing sewage unless action is taken to ensure more sustainable development, the London Assembly’s Environment Committee warned.

With the city’s population increasing by 100,000 a year, London’s population could reach as much as 13.4 million by 2050, the panel said in a report published Wednesday. The assembly is the elected body that oversees the work of the mayor.

“Such growth will tend to increase the city’s environmental impacts, working against efforts to moderate them,” the committee said. “Left unchecked, the impacts would include carbon emissions, water shortage, sewage outflow, urban sprawl and habitat destruction.”

Demand for water could outstrip supply by 20 percent by 2040, the committee said, citing data from Thames Water Ltd. projecting a shortfall of 41 million liters a day.

The need for more housing will put green spaces and waterways under pressure, it said, urging the successor to Mayor Boris Johnson, to be elected in May, to implement a more sustainable policy on water and waste management and energy use.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of British Industry urged the new mayor to set out a housing strategy on taking office that commits to building 100,000 new homes a year and to push the government to take a decision on where to build a new runway to boost airport capacity in southeast England.

A survey by Opinium Research LLP for the Evening Standard newspaper published Tuesday showed Labour candidate Sadiq Khan leading the Conservatives’ Zac Goldsmith in the mayoral race by 31 percent to 26 percent, with a quarter of respondents yet to make up their minds.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 01:28 PM   #17512
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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016
fDi Magazine | February 2016








Report: European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016


Associated news articles

Financial Times: Europe’s FDI destinations: the top 25

Cambridge News: Booming Cambridge ranked among Europe's top 10 'cities of the future'

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark: fDi Intelligence: Greater Copenhagen has Europe's best FDI strategy





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Old March 10th, 2016, 01:31 PM   #17513
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Koops Mill | Bermondsey SE1

London forum thread: N/A

Development page: http://www.mark-fairhurst.co.uk/arch...ger-mills-se1/



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  • Address: Koops Mill Mews, London SE1
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: Kuropatwa Limited
  • Architect: Mark Fairhurst Architects

A recently completed scheme in Bermondsey, photos courtesy of Mark Fairhurst Architects:







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Old March 10th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #17514
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Apparently Bishopsgate is in trouble again, (old Pinnacle site).

New design could be stopped due to "right to light" complaints.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 03:04 PM   #17515
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Apparently Bishopsgate is in trouble again, (old Pinnacle site).

New design could be stopped due to "right to light" complaints.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 10:21 PM   #17516
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I kind of like London. But being on this forum does not help me to love the city. Hearing every one here, London is the best place of the universe, and apparently it's even more the case since the city builds skyscrapers. The least we can expect from a major city... London has it's strength but when it comes to urban feeling, the city is not New York, Paris, Tokyo. And that's not related to skyscrapers. London is spread all over with many many districts with low interest with 2 stories ugly endless blocks. Lately, the feeling is that London is trying to catch up a bit and brings more diversity.. When it comes to quality, the individual buildings are very good, but from ground level, you don't feel the quality, it's not well organised like in NY, and like NY, the streets and some buidlings are dirty, the pavement, sidewalks are damaged most the time. Even if there is a dog poop in Paris once in a while, I think generally Paris is cleaner (due to good public services) and have good quality modern buildings (not worth mentionning the quality of old buildings). Paris is very dense too, blocks are more 7/8 stories in average on 100 sq km so you feel the urbanity. But for both London and Paris, New York can never be reached. And this has nothing to do specifically with skyscrapers, it's the thing you can feel when you walk hundreds of kms in these cities. So, to paraphrase Strykr "London will never be as great as NY." But not because of the skyscrapers
Paris is a quaint nice city but it's a museum. You're stuck in the past, London has to reinvent itself every day and change constantly. Even if this means breaking up with traditional beauty.

What you call ugly endless blocks is where Londoners actually live their prosperous lives, and I bet they like it.

New York of course has proper financial weight, but in terms of investment is still second to London.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #17517
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Let's not forget Paris is home to Saint Denis and Montreuil, also the villes to the south.. there isn't a better city, it depends what is 'better' iyo
London slayss imo
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Old March 10th, 2016, 11:33 PM   #17518
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21 Leadenhall Street - City of London

Not sure if this building has been posted before? For a while it has been just a hole in the ground surrounded by hoardings (there were ancient ruins found which stopped construction for quite a while). Since the new year there has been more activity and now i see a mini core appearing. It's not a significant building, but quite a significant location next to Leadenhall Market.

http://property.joneslanglasalle.co....=c&id=jll28152

21 lime street crane and core by David Murray, on Flickr

21 lime street crane and core by David Murray, on Flickr
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Old March 10th, 2016, 11:59 PM   #17519
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The brick midrises on this page are really nice.
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Old March 11th, 2016, 12:18 PM   #17520
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Koops Mill looks pretty amazing.
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