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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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LONDON | 20 Fenchurch Street | 160m | 36 fl | Com

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Older design:


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The Architects' Journal have reported that Land Securities are planning a tower for the City of London.

Designed by Rafael Vinoly, it will be 45 storeys and will replace an existing 90m midrise built in the 1960's. The site is near the river, close to London Bridge, to the south of the main skyscraper cluster.

Apparently the building will resemble a "huge curved television facing the Thames" or the 1950s Ericsson phone design.

The proposals are set to go before Corporation planners this summer.

According to sources working on the project, the design is "deferential" to the Tower of London and a nearby listed church, helping to appease the heritage bodies. It has also received positive comments from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).


Panorama view with the location of 20 Fenchurch:
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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I'm okay with just about anything that would replace that butt-ugly highrise with the concrete hat.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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This is great news, London City, If it keeps going on like this for a while, will have one of the top 5 skylines in the world by the time i'm 30!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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This is great news, London City, If it keeps going on like this for a while, will have one of the top 5 skylines in the world by the time i'm 30!

I agree with you there Newcastle Kid....
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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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OH that's cool, I'm glad they are taking into account the Tower of London.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:01 PM   #6
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I must be the only one who actually likes the building thats there at the moment(except for the top bit), i love the way the glass seems to chage colour according to the sky. But another skyscraper for london is only good news, heres hoping for a design that can really justify being that close to the river.

When might there might be some renderings of the building, or a planning application?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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I must be the only one who actually likes the building thats there at the moment(except for the top bit), i love the way the glass seems to chage colour according to the sky. But another skyscraper for london is only good news, heres hoping for a design that can really justify being that close to the river.
Yeah, I dunno why, but I quite like the current building as well. Maybe it's the slightly reflective cladding, as you say.

I work only a couple of streets away from it, actually.

Here's 2 photos I took:








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When might there might be some renderings of the building, or a planning application?
The planning application is being submitted this summer, but the renderings might be available before then.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #8
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I quite like the building too, but hey, this is gonna be tall, and will stretch out the cluster
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #9
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na its a shite building, a decent skyscraper in its place would look so much better.
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This is Plantation Place, the building next door.

Super smooth shiny cladding - one of the highest quality facades in London in my opinion:




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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:19 PM   #11
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a curved tv or phone? im not liking the sound of this and im just not gonna get too excited, doesn't seem London is reaching the skies with its current proposed/approved biggies... so i'll be all reserved for now (oh how british )
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #12
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London is going to look awesome with these new skyscrapers? Why don't you like skyscrapers in London, Wjfox2002?? I think they will look gr8!!
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Why don't you like skyscrapers in London, Wjfox2002?? I think they will look gr8!!
Er... I never said I didn't.

I think you mis-read the title of this thread. I'm just saying it's unbelievable how many towers are being proposed here!

By 2012, London could - potentially - have around 35 buildings over 150m!! Not bad, considering it had just two prior to the year 2000.
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I'm okay with just about anything that would replace that butt-ugly highrise with the concrete hat.
Totally agree, good to see a 60's eyesore being replaced rather than something classical.
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hmmmmm..i'm gonna reserve opionion on this one

It looks as if it may be out on its ownsome, away from the very compact main cluster.

Also, i quite like the building that is there at the moment, its a fairly unoffensive 1960's building. There are many uglier monstrosities that i would rather see replaced. I think we should try and keep reasonaly good buildings from all era's in london. We dont want all the modern buildings in the city to be stainless stell and glass

And i REALLY hate plantation place, the cladding may well be high quality, but i couldnt give a rats ass how much it cost, because it looks so goddamned banal and dull. it is an ugly, hulking great lump of a building that looks totally squashed into a site that it too small for it, and from a distance it looks like a huge wall of green glass, paying no regard to surrounding buildings or skyline
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hmmmmm..i'm gonna reserve opionion on this one

It looks as if it may be out on its ownsome, away from the very compact main cluster.

Also, i quite like the building that is there at the moment, its a fairly unoffensive 1960's building. There are many uglier monstrosities that i would rather see replaced. I think we should try and keep reasonaly good buildings from all era's in london. We dont want all the modern buildings in the city to be stainless stell and glass

And i REALLY hate plantation place, the cladding may well be high quality, but i couldnt give a rats ass how much it cost, because it looks so goddamned banal and dull. it is an ugly, hulking great lump of a building that looks totally squashed into a site that it too small for it, and from a distance it looks like a huge wall of green glass, paying no regard to surrounding buildings or skyline
Your confusing it with Palestra. Now thats a big lump of glass.

I agree with the comments about keeping the better buildings from the 60's. And 20 Fenchurch is perhaps one of the best from that era IMO. This design better be good, otherwise we could end up with something worse, that will date very quickly, and will be harded to demolish in the future
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So many proposals, so much construction... Sorry, but i'm sceptical.
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So many proposals, so much construction... Sorry, but i'm sceptical.
Eh?

Do you mean "So many proposals, so little construction... "

Because if you do, then let me inform you:

Skyscrapers in 2000: 2
Skyscrapers in 2005: 11. (9 with another 2 U/C)
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Old February 24th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #19
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The planning application is being submitted this summer, but the renderings might be available before then.
^ i was in that sainsbury's two days ago buying a ceaser salad - random fact for you all.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #20
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I must be the only one who actually likes the building thats there at the moment(except for the top bit), i love the way the glass seems to chage colour according to the sky. But another skyscraper for london is only good news, heres hoping for a design that can really justify being that close to the river.

When might there might be some renderings of the building, or a planning application?
You are not alone. Despite it's great to hear about news of new buildings (specially if they are designed by architects such as Viñoly), they could first demolish the low-rises!
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