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Old August 4th, 2016, 12:34 PM   #18701
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Stratford, East London // Olympic Legacy

Website: https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...rb-on-steroids

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Very interesting little read in The Guardian yesterday. I thought it would be worth posting here. It takes a fairly neutral stance on the Olympic Legacy and points out the obvious.

What's safe to say is that London's Olympic Legacy has raised the bar. To see how Stratford has changed is incredible... especially when you remember the 'fridge mountain' etc. This legacy has definitely come at a cost though.

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The park itself, which once felt like a manicured golf course airlifted here from Florida, is already wonderfully mature. The promised shagginess, so characteristic of the Lea, has been allowed to return (minus the heaps of car tyres and piles of fridges), while its sloping lawns and elaborate playscapes throng with local families every weekend. If this all sounds like an achievement, it is. At this stage in the process, most other host cities were still fighting over what to do with their Olympic remains. But things get less comfortable when you look more closely at what’s lurking beyond the shrubbery.
Definitely worth a read.

What's your opinion on Stratford and the Olympic Legacy? Urban Planning mess or success?
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Old August 4th, 2016, 12:54 PM   #18702
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Old August 4th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #18703
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Stratford, East London // Olympic Legacy

Website: https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...rb-on-steroids

Publisher: The Guardian

Very interesting little read in The Guardian yesterday. I thought it would be worth posting here. It takes a fairly neutral stance on the Olympic Legacy and points out the obvious.

What's safe to say is that London's Olympic Legacy has raised the bar. To see how Stratford has changed is incredible... especially when you remember the 'fridge mountain' etc. This legacy has definitely come at a cost though.

Here's a little paragraph:



Definitely worth a read.

What's your opinion on Stratford and the Olympic Legacy? Urban Planning mess or success?
Good article. The park is no doubt a success. Much of what is surrounding it is a mess though, so although not by any stretch a failure, I have to agree with the article's general theme that it's certainly a missed opportunity.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 02:50 PM   #18704
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Talking of the Olympics, Super Saturday is 4 years to the day! Think there are components of the park which could've been improved, but for facilities and general surge in development post Olympics it has been a resounding success.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #18705
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I lived in Stratford for about a year in the late 1990's. It was not a nice place so I didn't stay for very long. I cant believe the transformation now. It is a vast improvement in every way. Even if it could be better I believe it is a massive success and is not comparable anymore to the bleak area it used to be!
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Old August 4th, 2016, 11:29 PM   #18706
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Old August 7th, 2016, 03:07 PM   #18707
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Old August 7th, 2016, 11:32 PM   #18708
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Southbank Place | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...627784&page=12

Official website: http://southbank-place.com/


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  • Address: Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA
  • London borough: Lambeth
  • Developer: Braeburn Estates Limited Partnership
  • Architects : Stanton Williams , Squire & Partners , Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Patel Taylor and GRID Architects
  • Height: 126 | 109 | 104m
  • Floors: 37 | 32 | 30



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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:22 PM   #18709
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Manhattan Plaza | Poplar E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1226905&page=5

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.london/micro...aza/index.cfm/


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  • Address: 10 Prestons Road, London E14 9RL
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: Barton Willmore architects
  • Height: 74/68/53m
  • Floors: 21/19/14fl



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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #18710
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The Scalpel | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://thescalpelec3.co.uk/



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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Ward: Lime Street
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



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Old August 11th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #18711
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Does anyone know if Billingsgate Fish Market has any plans to relocate? Their site must be worth millions!
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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:04 PM   #18712
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Does anyone know if Billingsgate Fish Market has any plans to relocate? Their site must be worth millions!
good question. had a google, apparently the freehold is actually still owned by LB Tower Hamlets, and the City Corporation rent it for..... wait for it....... one fish per year.

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.u..._fish_1_978219

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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #18713
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I have no issue the market being there but it would be better incorporated into a mixed use development that used the site more efficiently, not sure about the odour though!
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Old August 12th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #18714
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good question. had a google, apparently the freehold is actually still owned by LB Tower Hamlets, and the City Corporation rent it for..... wait for it....... one fish per year.

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.u..._fish_1_978219

Great find, thanks
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Old August 12th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #18715
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I just had a Freudian Slip. I read "The Skyline Ruined" here:




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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:55 PM   #18716
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100 Bishopsgate | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=354677

Official website: http://www.100bishopsgate.com/


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  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: Allies & Morrison and Arney Fender Katsalidis
  • Height: 172m
  • Floors: 40



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Old August 12th, 2016, 02:18 PM   #18717
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

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

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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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Old August 12th, 2016, 03:06 PM   #18718
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Old August 13th, 2016, 08:58 PM   #18719
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1 Bank Street | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692912

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  • Address: 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 147m
  • Floors: 28



Construction ongoing at the 1 and 10 Bank Street sites, photos by koolduct:

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Old August 13th, 2016, 10:26 PM   #18720
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Newfoundland | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1632163

Official website: http://canarywharf.com/residential/newfoundland/



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  • Address: Newfoundland, Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Horden Cherry Lee
  • Height: 220m
  • Floors: 60



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