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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #21
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I hope that this kind of height measurement will become the standard in the skyscraper community. In the case of Heron Tower the damage of including the spire is not that big, but I hope that we will never have see a building ranked as Britain's or Europe's tallest just because of its spire.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #22
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But won't it be 7m taller than Canary Wharf including the spire..making it the tallest in the UK officially?
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Old February 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM   #23
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Yes, I think so. But only until it will be surpassed by Shard London. We will see, if Heron Tower will be advertised as UK's tallest building. Both towers are scheduled for completion in 2010. So it will not have the title for too long.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #24
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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.
Completely agree. The spire is an essential part of this tower's design - it wouldn't be as elegant or graceful without it. The spire is needed to give more "soar" and "lift" and a better pinnacle on the skyline. And you're right, there are hardly any towers in London with spires. We certainly need more.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #25
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Looks nice, couldn't picture it without the spire.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #26
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Exactly, the spire is what makes this tower imo. It wouldnt be half as nice without it.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #27
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I have to say, that's one of the best renders for any tower I've ever seen.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #28
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Will, Is that brown building in front of Heron getting knocked down? I know the one to its left (Drapers gardens?) is and the Stock exchange is being reclad but that brown building will really let the view down
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Old February 12th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #29
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Which brown building? The one on the extreme left of the image?
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #30
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The one in the second picture (I should have been more clear, sorry)

The one right in front of 99 bishopsgate
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:02 PM   #31
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You mean Angel Court.

No, I haven't heard of any plans. I daresay it will undergo some kind of redevelopment eventually though. In the next decade or so, it will probably get either a major recladding, or internal refitting, or be totally demolished and replaced with something more modern that suits tenants better. It seems to be happening with a lot of midrises in the City - look at Citypoint, Drapers Gardens, the Stock Exchange, 20 Fenchurch Street, 122 Leadenhall, etc. Something will probably happen eventually.


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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #32
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No, I haven't heard of any plans. I daresay it will undergo some kind of redevelopment eventually though. In the next decade or so, it will probably get either a major recladding, or internal refitting, or be totally demolished and replaced with something more modern that suits tenants better. It seems to be happening with a lot of midrises in the City - look at Citypoint, Drapers Gardens, the Stock Exchange, 20 Fenchurch Street, 122 Leadenhall, etc. Something will probably happen eventually.

Thats just what I thought, but I was just wondering if anything had been heard yet. Thanks for your reply
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Old February 12th, 2006, 10:32 PM   #33
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looks really, really nice
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Old February 12th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #34
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Great news. And with the aircraft warning lights on top of the spire it will look HUGE at night. From drawing sightlines on my A to Z I think I might get a clear view of this one
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #35
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Skanska to construct the City of London’s tallest building – Heron Tower

07/06/2006


Skanska has today received an order from The Heron Tower Property Unit Trust for the first phase of a contract to construct Heron Tower. When complete, Heron Tower will be the tallest tower in the City of London.

Pre-construction services will begin this month, with the main construction work starting in 2007, commencing with the demolition of existing buildings. This will be followed by construction of the new Heron Tower, which will be completed in 2010.

Skanska are providing a Construction Business Stream bid, which incorporates expertise from both its building and mechanical and electrical operating units. They bring with them experience of constructing other London landmarks which offers to Heron a total construction and building services solution.

David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK said: “Heron have been very clear from day one what they wanted - A construction partner who adds real value and who works as part of the team to create the overall success of the project.

“At Skanska, our whole focus is on integrated project management and eliminating waste so we are delighted that we have been chosen by Heron to do exactly that on this most prestigious of contracts.”

Cahit K Atasoy, Director of Projects and Construction, Heron International said “Heron Tower will set new standards for office buildings in the UK and the method of procurement that has been chosen will revolutionise the construction industry, delivering the project in a style that is warranted by the quality of the building. We have every confidence in the team that has been appointed.”

Architects for the scheme are Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF).
Structural Engineers are Arup
Cost Consultants are Davis Langdon
Building Services Consultants are Foreman Roberts
Vertical Transportation Consultants are Lerch Bates & Associates
Project Managers are Mace
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #36
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sorry for my ignrance, I'd like to ask a question.

Is this higrise area, financial center of London? What is the name of this area?
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #37
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London has 3 financial centres:

The City of London - the main financial and historic area, rivalled only by Manhattan in terms of power
Canary Wharf - smaller financial area
The West End - mainly shopping/retail, etc. but other services too

Heron Tower will be in the 'City of London'.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #38
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Great news about Skanska!
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Old June 8th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #39
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Old June 8th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #40
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Great news! So London should have three towers going up over 200m next year, including a near-supertall tower! And thats just in the City! LBT, st georges wharf, Broadgate, Multiplex, and more! there will be so much going on in London by the end of 07!
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