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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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LONDON | Heron Tower | 230m | 47 fl | Com

A construction journal is reporting that Heron International are likely to award the contract for their £500m tower within the next few weeks.

Skanksa (the people who built SwissRe) are favourite as contractor.

Work is expected to start shortly afterwards...
















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Old February 9th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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I really like that a lot. London looks great.

I've never seen renders that realistic before.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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That tower looks fantastic! Are there any predictions yet about how long it will take to build or would the contractor have to announce that?
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #4
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242 roof or spire height???

Every case, a great adittion to London
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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It's quality can't wait to see it get underway.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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242 spire.

great height and looks amazing. also the location is pretty good.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #7
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Shame it's taken six years for it to begin construction, but better late than never.

A saying London has got used to.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:03 AM   #8
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Actually, I didn't like the design but height is OK. And facade is great.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #9
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How high without the spire?
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #10
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In the 2nd pic: it's almost same with Tower 42's height(without spire)

So around 180-200m, i think.
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Roof height is 203m.

It will be the tallest building in the City.


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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #12
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The previous design was 183m, but it was given a height increase (4 extra floors)
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Old February 10th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #13
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183m to 203m an extra 4 floors?

isnt 5m a floor alot arnt they normally 3.5-4m
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It's great to see that the first of the proposed 200m+ skyscrapers for the City of London finally gets build.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #15
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Great news my second favourite tower behind bishopgate and a nice height too.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #16
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They really should skip the spire. Until today, London can be very proud of having not a single cheating skyscraper. There is so much height cheating going on in major highrise cities (Dubai is the worst example), but I do not think that London should join the cheater's club. The Swiss Re Tower shows, how nice a building can look without a spire.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #17
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London isn't trying to fill some skyscraper geeks wet dream. The spire is part of the design and the architects couldn't give a fat fig about whether or not it counts in the ranking of skylines on some website forum.

The spire is something London desperately needs on more of its towers - an echo of a London past pulled into the 21st century.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #18
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wow, what an expensive building! it really looks beautiful though!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #19
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Isn´t there an old building o the place heron is going to be built? They have to demolish that first before they can build anything. I´m sure the demolition could take almost a year so isn´t this a little too early?
But i´m sure it will be built and i really like it!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twipsy
They really should skip the spire. Until today, London can be very proud of having not a single cheating skyscraper. There is so much height cheating going on in major highrise cities (Dubai is the worst example), but I do not think that London should join the cheater's club. The Swiss Re Tower shows, how nice a building can look without a spire.
Actually most londoners dont tend to include the spire height in max height, for example if you go onto gothics site skyscraper news he doesnt actually include spire height.
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