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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #441
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Fantastic video. First time I've had a proper gander at the atrium, and it does look great. I like the lighting scheme too, and that lift would be an amazing ride.
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Well, if we don't get the Leadenhall Building with its exterior lifts, at least we'll get this!
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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #443
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What would be cool would be going up in the lifts of one building, and watching people in the other building doing the same. It seems that the two sides with the lifts face each other, so it would be nice to see both working at the same time. It would make the city skyline look more animated.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #444
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Now that would be awesome!
I'll leave you to make sure Leadenhall is built.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #445
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It's hardly "mediocre". It will be the highest quality office tower in central London. It won't be just a box - it has a number of details such as external glass lifts running up the sides, diagonal cross bracing, three-storey villages, a different profile for every side, and a dynamic lighting scheme, plus how many towers are there with 40 metre spires in London? Precisely none. It's a classy elegant skyscraper that will balance the cluster nicely and bring a fresh modern look to the skyline.
I didn't say that it was a bad building. I simply don't find it remarkable like Swiss Re, the Shard or the Cheese Grater on Leadenhall.

Anyway, your description brought to mind this proposal for Times Square in NY by Rogers:
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I didn't say that it was a bad building. I simply don't find it remarkable like Swiss Re, the Shard or the Cheese Grater on Leadenhall.

Anyway, your description brought to mind this proposal for Times Square in NY by Rogers:

Why talk it down then? It is what it is, it's not ment to be ground breaking, just a decent addition to what will be a varied cluster.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #447
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Old May 15th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #448
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i love the render.
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Thanks for the photos, Will.
And pretty darn good in terms of quality.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #450
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It's rising at Dubai speed. Awesome!
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #452
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Very good wjfox, now we see more clear now!



Everybody great updates and terrific work!



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Nice progress...though I'm wondering how much office space they'll be able to lease with the city of London being more or less (together with NYC) the epicentre of the finacial crisis....
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Very nice addition.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #456
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Nice progress...though I'm wondering how much office space they'll be able to lease with the city of London being more or less (together with NYC) the epicentre of the finacial crisis....
Well, the Pinnacle is already 50% let. And Heron won't be completed until 2011, so that allows for a couple of years' recovery.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #457
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The steel skeleton reminds me of sears tower construction. Thanks for the progress render.
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From the Aragon Tower (photo by wawd) -


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great progress. something aesthetically and visually pleasing about the steel framed buildings going up.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #460
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LOL we can see the workers, but it surprises me that there are 3 cranes on this narrow building./
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