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Old July 13th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #201
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This is the kind of building which can be great alone, but completely ugly in a skyline.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #202
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Latest news is that the developers have been told to reduce the height by at least 10%.
why???? whats the point? How does it infringe ?
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Old July 14th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #203
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why???? whats the point? How does it infringe ?
Clue: there's the small matter of a 17th century cathedral nearby.............





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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:19 PM   #204
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Just a reminder of how it would appear from the west -

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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #205
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I'm sorry to say this, but that proposed building looks like a cartoon. What the skyline needs is some sophisticated classic highrise structures... designed with some restraint and good taste with less emphasis on novelty. How will this walkie talkie building look 20 years from now? Will people cringe when they see it? I don't think it has any classic staying power. Those Cathedral pix are achingly beautiful. The Marmite building is amazing, however! I hear Sydney is planning a taller Vegemite building right now...
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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #206
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Fantastic design. It's got small guy attitude like T42. London keeps pushing the envelope of architectural design. Great for the city. This building will be part of a great cluster in 20 years time. London has had too much restraint over the last 20 years. Two fingers to all who think otherwise.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #207
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:10 PM   #208
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I think it's shite.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #209
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I think if it was slimmer and was straight up so it didnt have the overhang it would be much better, kind of like ICC in Hong Kong
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Old July 14th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #210
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Just a reminder of how it would appear from the west -

no it wont , thats just a cut and paste.
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I think it's shite.
I think you may change your mind when standing underneath it.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #213
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I'm so pleased the height is going to be reduced. That means the project is dead! No architect would persue this shape at half the height.

I've said it before but this building looks like a deflated tower. This is not a subjective opinion. it just does. Its deflated like a tired failure of a banker who's just lost lost a load of money of the futures marklets. Not really the image a world centre of finance wants to prortray. Bear in mind that there are a lot of conservative men sat at the very top of the decision making process, and they wont let the city syline become an experimental playground for fashionable architects who don't consider the wider picture! Thank God!
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Old July 14th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #214
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London's skyline is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting in Europe. Regarding this new skyscraper, I like it although I don't know if its location is the appropriate one.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #215
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fits london perfectly!
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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #216
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fits london perfectly!
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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #217
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wjfox2002, I couldn't agree with you more!
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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:10 AM   #218
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Bear in mind that there are a lot of conservative men sat at the very top of the decision making process, and they wont let the city syline become an experimental playground for fashionable architects who don't consider the wider picture! Thank God!
Would these be the same conservative men running the planning dept of the city of London or Mayor of London who are actively pushing for high quality designs, or the heads of Land Secs (one of the biggest property companies in the UK) who are proposing this building or the other conservative men who run DIFA, Heron, Birtish Land & the other property companies & fund managers who will fund & build these towers?!?!
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Old July 15th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #219
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Why are people so scared of an interesting design. It's called innovation.I bet if it were the same width at the top of this design all the way down and of 'conventional' design - people would not complain or call it 'over bearing'.

Imagine this building from ground level, stood at the bottom, the mass of the skyscraper would be litrally above you/ Imagine walking round it, how different it'd look from different perspectives.



People should stop judging designs souley on how they appear on a skyline, or how they affect (what?) their precious landmarks. - Rather how it'd actual physically appear to you, and the people who will use it. Selfish otherwise.

All i can say is: Wow, i'd absolutely love it in Manc.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #220
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Do you mean to be stupid or are you just acting?
assuming you mean me, that picture is inaccurate, so no I'm not stupid just know what I'm talking about, the top pic here is more accurate


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