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Old May 14th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #1761
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Old May 14th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #1762
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It's more or less the Shard's style.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #1763
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Battle of Britain Monument Tower

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The £80m Battle of Britain Beacon will be built at the RAF Museum in Hendon

Plans to erect a striking 380ft (116m) beacon as a monument to the Battle of Britain have been unveiled.

The Battle of Britain Beacon will cost £80m and be taller than Big Ben.

The structure will be built at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon, north west London, housing an exhibition on the World War II air conflict.

The museum announced the scheme ahead of the 70th anniversary of the battle, which raged in the skies over Britain from July to October 1940.

The eye-catching building will be constructed out of steel and glass and feature a high-speed lift.

"The battle will be examined from both sides. We have a fantastic collection of aircraft from both sides of the conflict.

"The civilian aspect will also play an important part in the exhibition, including the Blitz."

She said the museum hopes to complete within the lifetime of the remaining veterans from the conflict, now mainly in their 90s.

The project is set to be funded privately, with several potential investors already having shown an interest.

The museum is currently consulting on its plans.

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The announcement comes a day after it was revealed that a £3.5m monument commemorating the heroes of RAF Bomber Command who died during WWII, is set to be built in Green Park in London.

The memorial, which should be built by 2012, will commemorate the 55,573 crew of Bomber Command, with an average age of 22, who were killed in the war.

Its role was to attack Germany's airbases, troops, shipping and industries connected to the war effort.

The memorial will contain inscriptions, carvings, and a dedication and also house a sculpture of the seven aircrew by sculptor Philip Jackson.

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Old May 16th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #1764
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New Court - Rothschild HQ

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Old May 17th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #1765
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Great projects!
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #1766
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #1767
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"We shall fight on the beaches" . The Battle of Britain Beacon looks amazing. Im glad it's been deisigned .
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Old May 17th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #1768
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I like the Three Spires. They look so futuristic and elegant
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #1769
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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #1770
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The Battle of Britain Beacon is great, loved the airplanes in the top. Its shape and the titanium are really cool and sophisticaded. I hope it goes ahead.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #1771
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Old May 19th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #1772
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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #1773
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"We shall fight on the beaches" . The Battle of Britain Beacon looks amazing. Im glad it's been deisigned .
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I thought the old Routemasters had been replaced a few years ago. This one looks great though, very clean and aerodynamic.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1775
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So when do they come into action then?
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Old May 21st, 2010, 03:50 PM   #1776
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Return of the skyscraper shows City on road to recovery



From the cheese-grater to the walkie-talkie, a host of towering developments shows that confidence is back in the Square Mile

Form follows finance. This is the unspoken motto of architects, and the guiding principle of property developers working in the City of London. Perhaps it always has been. As the recession appears to lighten, high-rise buildings, put on hold for the past months, are beginning to reach for the London cloudscape all over again.

Watered by fresh finance, the towers back in business include the hugely controversial "walkie-talkie" and the soaring "cheese-grater". Every City skyscraper has to have a pet name today. This gives it a kind of cuddly cartoon character and makes it seem more friendly than its true role as a machine for making, and losing, money in can ever really be.

The 180-metre-high walkie-talkie – so called since it looks more like an out-of-date mobile phone – is a bulky, concave structure rising up from the site of 20 Fenchurch Street. Its design, by the Uruguayan-born American architect Rafael Viñoly, was unveiled in 2006. After much protest, not least from English Heritage, it re-emerged slightly shorter, only to be held down by the collapse of the markets. Its saving grace is that it will boast a public roof garden, viewing gallery and restaurant, something few City towers have the grace to offer.

Even then, these Square Mile towers, along with the 288-metre-high "helter skelter" (aka the Pinnacle, or the Bishopsgate tower, designed by the American architects Kohn Pedersen Fox) and the 230-metre-high Heron tower – a "six-star office block" says its modest developer, Gerald Ronson – also by KPF, are to be overshadowed in 2012 by the "shard". This is the 310-metre-high skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, shooting up on the south side of London Bridge.

Behemoths all of them, but an architectural sign that the City of London is back in action doing what, for better or worse, it can't help itself doing: recreating itself like some monstrous phoenix made of gold coins. When you remember that the some of the buildings these new towers replaced were just 40 years old, the aim of the City is clear. Money. Above all else, and with buildings that look as much like giant pound and dollar signs on the London skyline as they do shards, cheese-graters, helter skelters or walkie-talkies.

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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #1777
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Kidbrooke Regeneration

Good to see variation in the colours of brick, otherwise it would very bland.

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Urrrgh.
You wouldn't be saying that if you either lived in the area/or saw what was there before, a MASSIVE crime ridden estate. Its probably a miracle this is happening.
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A brave architect for putting centre valley roofs into the housing design. They are notorious for causing problems.
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