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Old June 8th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #41
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The actual core of Heron won't be seen rising until 2008 though.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #42
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I'm so chuffed - I really like this tower. Understated architecture, but very, very classy. And very in keeping with the emerging city skyline. From reading messages from all the very informed folks on the SSC forums it seems that construction of this tower has been pretty much a racing cert for a while, but I'm still very glad to see further positive news, particularly about this very handsome tower.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #43
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not yet the whole tower. First phase only, probably the sub-structure. Ronson does not have yet the funding to build the tower.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #44
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Good news! It's a really interesting looking skyscraper!
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Old June 8th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #45
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The tower is designed so that its shape appears differently from each side, depending on where you're viewing it from.

This 3D Flash animation shows what I mean -

http://www.heron-international.com/findex.html

Click on 'Heron Tower' from the menu on the left.

This is actually quite an old animation, and the shorter version is shown here. The height has since been increased by 20m/4 floors.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #46
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Good news

Skanska built SwissRe didn't they?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #47
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Yeah, it'll be awesome to see multiple cores rising with their respective cranes all over the city. Hopefully during '07,'08 CW will see some fast action as well.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #48
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Skanska built SwissRe didn't they?
Indeed they did -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=315471&page=1

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Old June 9th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #49
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Good News, indeed good news...
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Old June 12th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #50
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this one looks nice, fit well with London's skyline.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #51
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I love the tower but I think they should speed it up a little. The core won't be rising til 2008? I dont think many of us British skyscraper enthusiasts can wait that long.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #52
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They can't speed up because we want it to. The main problem is demolition of the current site which will take at least 1 year due to it asbestos problems.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #53
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Aah, I was unaware that there was asbestos on the site.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:43 PM   #54
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Enlarged rendering showing the height increase -


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Old July 24th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #55
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Is all of the taller section services (i.e. lifts / stairs etc)?

As far as I can tell the height increase has been solely accommodated by stretching this section, the bulk of the building (actual office floors) appears the same height... correct me if I'm wrong!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #56
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thats exactly what i thought! seems a bit of a waste of extra height if so? still, any increase is welcome.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #57
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Some Quicktime videos, which I think you'll enjoy. Click and drag to move around/zoom in -


Looking up, from the northern side.
http://www.gmj.net/flash/heron/hounsditch.htm

The Skybar. Part of the 5-storey aquarium can be seen here.
http://www.gmj.net/flash/heron/skybar.htm

Internal view of the offices, showing the "village" layout of 3 stacked floors. Broadgate Centre can be seen outside.
http://www.gmj.net/flash/heron/officevillage.htm

Reception area, and steps leading to basement floors.
http://www.gmj.net/flash/heron/reception.htm

Bishopsgate entrance.
http://www.gmj.net/flash/heron/bishopsgate.htm
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Old October 20th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #58
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They are pretty amazing!

Some pics originally posted by Jef:

[IMG]http://i11.************/496nlg8.jpg[/IMG]

On this next one you can see baby Heron to the right

[IMG]http://i11.************/48yyi6v.jpg[/IMG]

You can see Leadenhall in the background

[IMG]http://i11.************/4d3tbm1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i11.************/440muzb.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i11.************/473rlm9.jpg[/IMG]

And larger ones:

[IMG]http://i11.************/33w60pd.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 01:36 PM   #59
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When will be build?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:14 PM   #60
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When will be build?
Kempson House will be vacated in April/May 2007, with demolition work underway in July/August 2007.

The core is expected to be rising by late 2008, with the whole building finished by late 2010.
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