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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #141
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The chief of Skanska UK expects construction work to begin on the Heron Tower by the end of 2007. Demoltion is scheduled to begin in July on the scheme. At its peak, Skanska expects to have around 1,000 people working on the project which is worth £200m to the firm. As a result, Skanska will not be bidding for any of the major Olympic Contracts.
That's brilliant news!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #142
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good to see london building some new stuff... last time i was in london (2 years ago) i was impressed with the old buildings... but lets get real... old buildings are boring after a while

go london!!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:11 AM   #143
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Tenants of the current building have finally moved out, after a 5 year delay.

The entire site is now completely vacant and demolition will proceed...
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Old May 28th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #144
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this tower looks amazing very nice shape and will look amazing on london's skyline, tall, new and fits in well!
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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #145
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agreE, I also like it!
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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #146
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Just a quick update. Scaffolding is beginning to climb up Kempson House. A red crane appeared on site yesterday as well -



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Old July 19th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #147
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It's finally going to be built
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Old July 19th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #148
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Still a year away from actual construction though.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #149
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This now has a 4 metre height increase.

Project website -
http://www.skanska.co.uk/index.asp?id=10630

They are using a 44m spire instead of a 40m one.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #150
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So this will be the second 'height increse' they were going on about a while ago then lol

Ah well, it's better than nothing
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Old July 31st, 2007, 07:31 AM   #151
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Quality !
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:10 PM   #152
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A spire increase (spire which looks like a very common and simplistic antenna, not like a 'structure' such as the empty glass 'crown' for LBT or Generali in Paris) is NOT an increase.
The building is still 202 meters or whatever it is without the spire. Period.

Anti-spire crowd!!! Join the fight!!! Don't let those things skew the numbers and twist the minds!!!

Stand up to the spire establishment!!!

Decent project besides that
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:35 PM   #153
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We know it's a 202m building lol. Did you not get the kind of tounge-in-cheekness regarding a HUGE 4m height increase
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:53 PM   #154
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Sure but still... Spires, antennas, decorating rods and metal bits and bobs on top of which I cannot actually stand just make my blood pressure increase right away to alarming levels.

Except, of course, in the case of Phare/Morphosis.

And I won't start a riot either about the Freedom tower cos' I'm still quite relieved about the 'updated' design they'll built compared to the irrespectful joke Libeskind had in mind before.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:14 PM   #155
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Still a year away from actual construction though.
that sucks!!!
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:18 PM   #156
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true, because the design now is actually acceptable. Im still wondering how its going to look, as in, if it will be to scale...

spires can sometimes make a building look cooler. like ny times tower; I think that one works. I understand your hatred for them, though
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Old August 9th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #157
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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #158
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So, we can expect a huge skyscraper boom in London in 2008.
Does anybody know which buildings will start construction next year?

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Old August 9th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #159
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If I'm not mistaken, demolition will finish and construction will start next year on:
Heron Tower (246m)
Leadenhall Tower (225m)
The Pinnacle (288m)
20 Fenchurch St (the Walkie Talkie) (175m)
Construction of London Bridge Tower (310m) will commence later (demolition of current site only just having started)
Riverside South 1 and 2 (236m and 219m)
Broadgate Tower will be complete (165m)
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Old August 10th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #160
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20 Fenchurch Street is only 160m but apart from that your spot on.
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