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Old October 6th, 2016, 11:49 AM   #19061
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1 Undershaft Scaled Back | City of London EC2

Website: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3361511.html

Publisher: The Evening Standard

One of the Square Mile's proposed towers has been scaled back by a massive 4.7 metres. I guess there's no chance of a spire being added [burst bubble].



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Developers behind plans for the City’s tallest tower have had to trim their ambitions after being warned that the so-called “Trellis” skyscraper could endanger planes landing at City airport.

The height of the office building, formally known as 1 Undershaft, has been cut by 4.7 metres under resubmitted proposals from Singaporean property company Aroland.

It will now stand 304.9m tall, just below the height at which buildings are considered to be a danger to planes on the approach route to the airport.
The tower will still be the highest in the Square Mile although it will be less of a rival to the Shard at London Bridge, which is 310m tall.

The City of London Corporation will consider the revised plans later in the autumn, with a decision due before Christmas.

The Trellis, designed by architect Eric Parry, will be built on the site of the Aviva Tower, which was bought by Aroland’s backers — palm-oil billionaires Kuok Khoon Hong and Martua Sitorus — five years ago.

Aroland is in talks with the Museum of London over creating the capital’s highest free public viewing gallery and exhibition space and classrooms on the 71st and 72nd floors of the skyscraper.

The firm said it “looked forward to a planning decision from the City of London in due course”.
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Antony Gormley on London's Skyline | City of London EC2

Website: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/10/05/int...-loss-skyline/

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Gormley was part of the committee responsible for awarding one of the first of this skyscraper crop – the Foster + Partners-designed 30 St Mary's Axe, more commonly known as The Gherkin – the Stirling Prize in 2004. His opinion on the current skyline will definitely stir some debate. Here's a snippet from the article:

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London's latest crop of skyscrapers don't give enough back to the city according to British sculptor Antony Gormley, who claims the British capital is growing at the expense of its citizens (+ interview).

The London-based artist told Dezeen that new developments in his home city are too often modelled on "maximum return on minimum investment", resulting in a lack of adequate public space for local residents.

"A lot of what is being built gets its character from really base economic factors," said Gormley, speaking at the opening of his new White Cube exhibition, Fit.

"There isn't enough engagement with the responsibility to make really rich and supported environments, not just for the people that occupy the buildings, but for the people that walk by."

The artist said that one of the biggest problems is the way many high-rise buildings are designed in isolation, rather than as part of collectives.

One of the main offenders, according to Gormley, is the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building, which he said is "not a bad building, but it ruins the clarity" of the Square Mile – London's financial centre.

He also has low expectations for PLP Architecture's 22 Bishopsgate and 1 Undershaft by Eric Parry, both also proposed in the area.

"Maybe the Square Mile has its own law and identity that has to look like a profit-and-loss account skyline," said Gormley.

"But I'm very aware of the shadow that will be cast by that collective of buildings," he continued. "It will have a very profound effect on what it feels like to be on the street."

Gormley was part of the committee responsible for awarding one of the first of this skyscraper crop – the Foster + Partners-designed 30 St Mary's Axe, more commonly known as The Gherkin – the Stirling Prize in 2004.
But he said that the "exemplary" amount of public space created in exchange for that building has not been matched by the subsequent developments that now dwarf it.

The placement of these towers needs to be more carefully curated, Gormley said, and designed to also integrate cultural space and affordable housing.

"Someone has to think about what these things do together and hopefully have some responsible input into how that works, both aesthetically but also socially," he stated.

"No doubt there is the need for the Square Mile to have ever more office space, but there has to be a gain in terms of public space and public good."

Gormley is behind large-scale public sculptures including the Angel of the North. Works on show as part of his latest exhibition, Fit, include Sleeping Field – a collection of 500 iron figures organised to look like a landscape of buildings.

The artist works out of a studio in Kings Cross – another area of London undergoing major redevelopment.

He said that the area's gentrification was pushing out the creative industries that made it popular in the first place, and added that they would suffer further following Britain's impending exit from the European Union.

"Culturally it's a bloody disaster," he said. "It makes me angry and sad in equal measures."

"Everything that is happening globally means that we need to be part of wider communities, not small ones."
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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:15 PM   #19063
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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:16 PM   #19064
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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:24 PM   #19065
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Gutted that 1 Undershaft just had its height cut.

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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #19066
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Gutted that 1 Undershaft just had its height cut.

Pissing London City Airport strikes again!
I know.. it's so frustrating.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 01:40 AM   #19068
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Old October 7th, 2016, 01:27 PM   #19070
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Old October 7th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #19071
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You sure that's not a render!
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Old October 7th, 2016, 11:44 PM   #19072
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Mansell Street Estate | City of London E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1955788

Planning application: http://www.planning2.cityoflondon.go...=ODUCRBFHMQY00



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  • Address: Mansell Street London E1 8AB
  • London borough: City of London
  • Developer: Guinness Partnership
  • Architect: Acme Architects
  • Floors: up to 13
  • Homes: 506

Plans have been submitted for a rather spectacular and varied collection of apartments replacing the Mansell Street Estate:









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Old October 8th, 2016, 02:03 AM   #19073
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Wow that's weird and cool at the same time.
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i like the general mixture of buildings there with contrasting shapes and naterials.
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Can Mayor Sadiq Khan tackle London’s affordable housing crisis?



Six weeks before his election as London mayor in 2008, Boris Johnson unveiled his housing manifesto. “If we are to improve the quality of life for all Londoners,” he told an audience at the Royal Institute of British Architects, “then we must do something about the impact housing has on the rising cost of living.”

The challenge of making homes more affordable was to prove beyond the mayor during his two terms and eight years in the post. At the time of his election, first-time buyers were spending on average 6.5 times their annual earnings on a home, according to Nationwide building society; now, the figure is 10.4 times (up from 2.8 times in the early 1990s).

Rents, meanwhile, have risen 48 per cent since 2007 against 11 per cent for incomes, according to Countrywide, the estate agency group.

Long a worry for workers, the affordability of London housing has become a prime concern for companies: in a survey by the CBI, the employers’ organisation, ahead of this year’s mayoral election, it came second only to transport as a priority for businesses.

The London media have featured stories of “extreme renting” by young residents who attempt to avoid high housing costs by living in minuscule apartments, boats and even garages.

Few blame Johnson alone for the housing affordability crisis. With limited powers as mayor, he had to contend with intense demographic pressures. In 2015, the capital exceeded its 1939 population record of 8.61m, reaching a new high of 8.63m, according to the Greater London Authority.

But during his tenure he faced fierce opposition to a succession of projects waved through with low proportions of affordable housing, including a large regeneration scheme at Earl’s Court, the site of the former exhibition centre in west London.

A big redevelopment at Elephant and Castle in south London also faced angry opposition because only 25 per cent of it was affordable housing — below the borough of Southwark’s supposed minimum of 35 per cent — and it will lead to a loss of homes at significantly reduced rents, known as social rents.

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Khan puts the overall number of new homes that the capital needs to build each year at 50,000, but in 2015 the figure was only 24,610 — and that was the highest total in a decade.

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Had never seen these renders of 100 Bishopgate.


100 Bishopsgate , London by Official website , on Flickr


100 Bishopsgate (impression), City of London by Official website, on Flickr
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I ant seen them either, looks lovely from the ground and leans up nice with the other tall building.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 02:44 AM   #19080
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I ant seen them either, looks lovely from the ground and leans up nice with the other tall building.
Great expectations for the cladding on this one.
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