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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:20 PM   #161
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Oh that one . I can't say I enjoyed looking at that 'render', but I'm sure the developer will release a stunning new render to make us all change our minds This could be another 20 Fenchurch street situation with this tower.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 09:49 PM   #162
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The new Barret towers near CW, pic compliments of DarJoLe

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Old May 21st, 2006, 10:02 PM   #163
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One of London's ugliest groundscrapers - namely 1 Westminster Bridge - is apparently scheduled for demolition next Thursday 25th May. In case you didn't know, it's the concrete hexagonal building in the bottom-left of this aerial view:


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In its place will stand a 14-storey luxury hotel with 900 suites, along with business lounges, executive meeting rooms, a ballroom, 2 restaurants, a brasserie, bars, health spa, gymnasium and indoor pool.

It will also feature one of London's largest conference rooms.

http://www.1westminsterbridge.co.uk/





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I thought it was a listed building? That's great news. For such a great location, it deserves a much better occupation. Anyword on who is running the hotel? Mandarin Oriental or Shangri-La perhaps?

Does anyone know what phase the towers just south of Westferry Circus near Canary Wharf is at?
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 12:06 AM   #164
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The new barratt render is a move in the positive direction, looks less cheap from that angle, would be quite a differential and welcome look to the boxes of CW..
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:56 PM   #165
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New rendering of the Broadgate Tower


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:09 PM   #166
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Excellent, loving the niht time view! Like the tower even more now!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:41 PM   #167
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^ Me too. As soon as its finished, I'm up there with my camera. If the cladding is done well, the building should have interesting reflective qualities.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #168
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Wicked render... I'm still struggling a bit visualising the floorplate shape of the main tower though... Is it rhomboid? triangular? trapezoid?

Its certainly not looking rectangular in the renders
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:26 AM   #169
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so the building is going to be full off chip/ board makers then (nvidia + amd)?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #170
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Has anyone else taken the video tour of the new 1 Westminster place yet ?

I dont know why they cut me out of it....Just after the girl takes her clothes off and...
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #171
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Wicked render... I'm still struggling a bit visualising the floorplate shape of the main tower though... Is it rhomboid? triangular? trapezoid?

Its certainly not looking rectangular in the renders

Its shaped like a parallelogram
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Old May 24th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #172
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Its shaped like a parallelogram
Sweet

I'm still pinching myself that a 164M tower is u/c in The City as I type... This is big news!
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Old May 24th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #173
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And in 6 months there'll be work starting on a 225m tower.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #174
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So I just saw The DaVinci Code last night and I thought it showcased London quite well. I know it was filmed last year, but I did notice a large construction site right behind the new city hall. What exactly is happenning there?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #175
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So I just saw The DaVinci Code last night and I thought it showcased London quite well. I know it was filmed last year, but I did notice a large construction site right behind the new city hall. What exactly is happenning there?
http://www.morelondon.co.uk/
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #176
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Sweet

I'm still pinching myself that a 164M tower is u/c in The City as I type... This is big news!
165m actually
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #177
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^ wow
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:19 PM   #178
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Does anyone know the nearest station to this tower?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #179
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^ Liverpool Street,Old Street,Shoreditch.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #180
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