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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #121
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Yes...arch was dropped...to much for us apparently!
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #122
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Bit old I think.

As far as I was aware the arch had been dropped.
I know. I just thought everyone should have a chance to see the models.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #123
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I think they were thinking of dropping the arch and we automatically assumed they did?

What does the PP say?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #124
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It has yet to be submitted.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #125
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If this becomes another set of stale glass boxes I'll be mortified. Lets wait for the planning app....and if it's not spectacular, lets start a petition against it.

I love Canary Wharf, but the area is in danger of becoming an architectural disaster. Wood Wharf could be it's saviour!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:33 PM   #126
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I think so too , though i have a feeling if canary wharf are involved we will have more of the same....yawn. It still seems to be stuck in the eighties in my opinion and needs to get away from right angles and embrace.....A CURVE! for once.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #127
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Putting crazy curved buildings now in Canary Wharf wouldn't work. Boxes are fine, what we should be hoping for is interesting and good cladding.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #128
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ok maybe not a curve but a building thats not square and its massing far more creative would help.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #129
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Putting crazy curved buildings now in Canary Wharf wouldn't work. Boxes are fine, what we should be hoping for is interesting and good cladding.
Why? Wouldn't a nice curve or angle act as a good juxtaposition to the boxes? It oculd be exactly what's needed. I stand at my bus stop sometimes on Bank Street surrounded by the boxes and just despair - arhitecture should be bout inspiration, not just function. I'm not saying we should have 'Sky Scraper Disney' as the city is heading (controversial I know) but a bit of visual interest would be good!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #130
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It's a shame the arch had been dropped, as it harks back to the Georgian & Victorian vision of London. That render made the buildings look like they were made of plastic, and very white and imperial as well. Does anyone know if wood wharf was ever used as a druid settlement?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #131
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It's a shame the arch had been dropped, as it harks back to the Georgian & Victorian vision of London. That render made the buildings look like they were made of plastic, and very white and imperial as well.
Yeah the joint venture BW/CW/Ballymore will build there the first white plastic georgian towers in London.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #132
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Yeah the joint venture BW/CW/Ballymore will build there the first white plastic georgian towers in London.
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it appears the arch has been dropped, yes
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #134
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It sounds the signature element - the arch - will be replaced by a tower. The redevelopment may be closer to this with an additional tower also opposite to 20 CP (green roof in the background):

I'd say this suggests the arch has been dropped. Or did Jef make it up??
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #135
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I'd say this suggests the arch has been dropped. Or did Jef make it up??
I'm sure he has better things to do than go making things up, lol.

I don't like the fact that render shows the 3 tallest towers exactly the same height. We could have another Heron Quays on our hands if that plan is submitted. I'd much rather the arch, as it was the signature for the Wood Wharf development, and a big architectural step forwards for CW area .
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #136
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I liked the arch - I love CW but agree it could use some different shapes to liven things up a little architechturally, without being too wacky.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #137
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It dates back to summer 2006. I suspect Ballymore is willing to replicate New Providence Wharf at the eastern part of the site - the residential phase.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #138
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i understand that the project is moving along, with the Wood Wharf Partnership securing bank funding of around £8m to fund the planning application process, and purchase a series of plots in the proposed scheme which are currently privately owned.

As jef has alluded to, timescales are pushed back a little, but the planning application will be submitted later this year.

I can give or take the arch. the scheme will be enormous on its own, nevermind combining with the existing estate.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #139
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At least it looks like 4 towers of around 140m, and a couple of them are thin on that massing plan plus a few resi towers also - be interesting to see the final designs - but it will bulk the cluster nicely to the east.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #140
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Let's try to stay on topic please, I've just had to delete about 50 posts.
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