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Old June 22nd, 2016, 01:15 PM   #18361
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The Hive | Kew TW9

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Official website: http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens...tractions/hive



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  • Address: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew TW9
  • London borough: Richmond
  • Artist: Wolfgang Buttress
  • Height: 17m
  • 169,300 individual aluminium components

The Hive has opened to the public this week at Kew Gardens:

- CNN: 'The Hive': Sound and light installation controlled by bees

- The Guardian: The sculpture controlled by bees: Wolfgang Buttress's Hive

- Evening Standard: The Hive in Kew Gardens will bring 17,000 aluminium bars, immersive sound and LEDs to London












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Old June 22nd, 2016, 04:22 PM   #18362
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London Projects Episode V - "The SE9 Strikes Back".
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 09:27 PM   #18363
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is the hive a permanent installation in kew? hope so.
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 11:00 PM   #18364
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1 Leadenhall | City of London EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1922009

Official website: http://1leadenhall.com



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  • Address: 1 Leadenhall, City of London EC1
  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: make
  • Height: 182.7m AOD

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Public roof terrace overlooking Leadenhall Market:



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Old June 22nd, 2016, 11:57 PM   #18365
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Exciting stuff!
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:13 AM   #18366
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1 Leadenhall | City of London EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1922009

Official website: http://1leadenhall.com
I like this.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:48 AM   #18367
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Plan for Crossrail link to Wembley and Old Oak Common welcomed by council

Brent Council have welcomed plans for a Crossrail link to Wembley and Old Oak Common which emerged from a Local Plan consultation.

The plans call for a Crossrail link to the West Coast mainline that will provide connections to Wembley and Old Oak Common stations.

There is currently a regeneration scheme ongoing at Old Oak Common and Park Royal, with development of the area set to boost the UK economy by an estimated £7million a year, creating 25,000 new homes and 65,000 new jobs.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, has said that he wants to make sure the people of Brent, especially Willesden and Harlesden, benefit from the project.

He said: "Wembley is one of the London Mayor's Housing Zones, it has been identified as an area of high potential for growth and is home to the national stadium.

"We welcome the reference in the plan to a Crossrail to West Coast Mainline link providing connections to Wembley with the central London economy expanding outwards, we believe a Crossrail link between Old Oak Common and Wembley would make perfect sense, and help accelerate regeneration of the area.

"We look forward to more specific details in the revised Local Plan consultation document, due out later this year.

"Brent Council fully supports the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal because of the fantastic transport connections and large amount of new homes and jobs that will be created."

He added: "There's no denying that the scale of transformation is huge, that's why we need to make sure, from the very outset, that the regeneration will help improve the lives of local people in Brent, especially around Harlesden and Willesden.

"Our main priority is always to secure the maximum benefit for our residents. We want to see as much affordable housing provided as possible and also ensure the very best outcome for Willesden Junction and Harlesden High Street."

Crossrail recently started upgrade works across west London , including station upgrades at three west London locations.
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/...y-old-11503070
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 01:47 PM   #18368
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Any news on the "Gotham city" inspired 40 Leadenhall street? I haven't heard anything about it for ages.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 01:50 PM   #18369
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1 Leadenhall is surely taller than 182.7m? It's huge!
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 05:47 PM   #18370
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1 Leadenhall is surely taller than 182.7m? It's huge!
In the renders it almost seems at the same level of the Walkie Talkie, which is 165 m tall I think...something is not right there.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 06:29 PM   #18371
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I keep coming back to look at that render... London is going look gorgeous
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And that terrace looks terrific.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 09:01 PM   #18373
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In the renders it almost seems at the same level of the Walkie Talkie, which is 165 m tall I think...something is not right there.
That's 182.7 AOD (sea level), on 38.5m AOD land. Walkie talkie is 160 AGL, on 31.5m AOD land.

So it's roughly 183 vs 190 with 1 Leadenhall slightly closer to the "camera", which I think looks about right to the render.

The terrace is interesting, I like the idea of a public viewing area that isn't right at the top, because you get a quite different vibe "amongst" the buildings than the ant-style view from the shard. I wish it was a teeny bit higher though, to see over a few of the more mid-rise buildings at least.
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That's 182.7 AOD (sea level), on 38.5m AOD land. Walkie talkie is 160 AGL, on 31.5m AOD land.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 12:11 AM   #18375
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Wait no sorry I'm getting mixed up here. I thought 1 Leadenhall was the tallest building in this cluster here:

Which is why I thought it was weird it was only 182m because it's easily the tallest building in The City here!




Getting really difficult to keep track of London's 'scrapers!!
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Old June 24th, 2016, 12:36 AM   #18376
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Thought that might be the case. 1 Undershaft is the tallest one. 1 Leadenhall (in case anyone else is still not clear) is the one roughly in the middle with a top that has 3 steps to it, like a medal-presentation podium.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 12:37 AM   #18377
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That towers gorgeous!

The podium is very nice, and also helps to integrate the tower into the streetscape subtly with its stone/concrete facade rising to it's neighbours following the street line.

The tower itself is also fantastic, very 3WTC like. The fins drawing the eyes upwards to a simple glass facade with a defined crown and well proportioned setbacks are combined to create such a gem. It's not shouty, the scale compliments the nearby towers and also helps to bridge the gap to 22 Fenchurch Street.

The setbacks also compliment the overall skyline, with the south one being lower, stepping up to the rear, emphasising the pyramid-like topography of The City.

More towers like this please, we've had the funky and wacky designs, now time to bring in the 'mature' designs, which will help to enhance and create a well varied, exciting, but balanced skyline.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 01:33 AM   #18378
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it looks like Remain has won. Well done...
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Old June 24th, 2016, 06:57 AM   #18379
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Old June 24th, 2016, 07:14 AM   #18380
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