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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #21
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It's the residential portion and is needed to create a step down to the lowrise riverfront, and bring a bit of life and vitality to the area.
Yeah definately, the step down will give it a more of a classy and humane look. Also the added residents will keep the are feeling more alive and busy.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #22
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Damn Canary Wharf desperately needs to soar even more
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #23
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I love this project.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #24
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Damn Canary Wharf desperately needs to soar even more
Its doing well... give the area a break

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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #25
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... Canary Wharf, in London, is the Fastest Growing Financial District in the World!!?
^ Are you sure about that? What's your source?

I would've thought somewhere in Asia would claim that title - Hong Kong perhaps, or Shanghai.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #26
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Damn Canary Wharf desperately needs to soar even more
I know what you mean but I think Wood Wharf provides a nice back-drop and slight scale down whilst keeping the density and with what seems to be residential development, it should add even more life to the area.

Is Wood Wharf in the flight path of London City Airport like CW?
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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #27
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I think it's gonna look great! I hope to see some better renders, too. I wanna know what it is ACTUALLY going to look like, as most of the pics don't help that much.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #28
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I know what you mean but I think Wood Wharf provides a nice back-drop and slight scale down whilst keeping the density and with what seems to be residential development, it should add even more life to the area.

Is Wood Wharf in the flight path of London City Airport like CW?
sorry I should have made myself clearer.. i like the way Wood Wharf fits into the wider picture, just in the vision of Canary Wharf shown in the panorama on the previous page, the cluster as a whole desperately wants a couple or a few super talls reaching out of its dense heart... obviously its unlikely we are going to see that in the near future due to the airport but it is a bit frustrating to think that this was a blank canvas 15 years ago. I almost preferred it with just 1 cananda square!
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Old February 16th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #29
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In that case I completely agree with you. CW is too flat and a couple of much taller skyscrapers would really help lift the cluster. Even if it was simply 1 or 2 that helped lift the collection.

Damn that airport
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Old February 16th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #30
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Wood Wharf provides a nice back-drop and slight scale down whilst keeping the density and with what seems to be residential development, it should add even more life to the area.
Yep, these are precisely the reasons I love this project.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #31
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^ Are you sure about that? What's your source?

I would've thought somewhere in Asia would claim that title - Hong Kong perhaps, or Shanghai.
I should've thought it was a widely known fact, but obviousley not.
It snapped back into thought when regarding BBC News24, London and New York Bussiness Reports. The reporter love to boast and brag about the two cities
As for a relevent source of proof, unfortunately its out of my power to present it. All i can say is... keep an eye out for it
Looks like your gonna have to take my word for it

As for Shanghai and Hong Kong, they didnt really develop it in record breaking time. Plus they dont obtain a Complex Business Park. Canary Wharf is Londons first and only Complex Business Park - yet still second in size to the City of London.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:16 AM   #32
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Since Canary Wharf are running the show now I asume they are going to want to wait until all the Churchill Place and Riverside South buildings are built before they start on these.
It makes sense. BUT Canary Wharf is not alone in deciding the timeline of Wood Wharf. Ballymore has a joint-venture in it and it only has the residential Limeharbour scheme left in the pipeline in the docklands. I presume they are also keen to diversify the nature of their property portfolio with the developments of office schemes.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:22 AM   #33
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Jef- Dont forget Ballymore have Arrowhead quay on the books- I wouldn't be suprised that they put that in for a redesign for a taller tower as since it was approved years ago other surrounding buildings have been propposed that are taller so I doubt it would be a problem.

As far as wood wharf go I reckon its on CW & Ballymores mid-term list of things to do
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:34 AM   #34
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With around 15,000 sqm average of new lettings each quarter at Canary Wharf (which is massive compared to other business disctricts in continental europe), and the economy forecast to grow above its long-term average, it won't take many years before new towers start to rise up in this area. Aon Corp and State Street are about to finalize their deals, BP and Bank of America have take-up more office spaces, other have unfilled requirements: TfL, Thompson Financial, BarCap, KPMG, etc. The future is bright.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 08:47 AM   #35
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This is what id like to see, awful drawing, and i dont necessarily want them to be this shape, but something soaring in these areas with more buil either side, something curvy on the waterfront would be cool too
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:00 AM   #36
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i love this proposal esp with the gateway building!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:02 PM   #37
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OH FRAGMENTOR....some child has gone and scrawled all over your lovely pic of Canary Wharf! Brat!! he he he (LOL)

Actually I concur! Also, think the airport issue will be resolved at somepoint in the future...one way or another. The airport brings in the businessmen, but CW is presigious and airports are 10 a penny. I am not suggesting it will close, but something will change...how about a slight re-alinement of the runway.

I hear you all shout, but the residents...the noise of....I am not saying it is right, but that didnt stop the building of a White collar business park in a former Blue collar zone.

If it will increase the prestige = £, a way will be found.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 12:41 PM   #38
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Looking at the previous renderings all CW needs now is a CS Tower and it would like Toronto! haha

By European standards CW is huge, so am not bothered to much if they are unable to build higher. What I want to see from CW is it to expand the cluster sideways and Woor Wharf is a good start : )
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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #39
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No news I'm afraid, but I found these great pics of the site.





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And remember, the whole of the Greenwich Peninsula is being redeveloped as well - part of a 15 year regeneration programme.

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