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Old October 19th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #281
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Unusually for a building in London, this 'thing' seems to be more popular in the world forum than in the UK forum, where most people absolutely detest it.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:38 PM   #282
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What a bunch of frikken complainers 95% of you are. Even @ 160m, if this tower goes ahead it will look fabbo IMHO.

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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #283
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^ I agree! I would love this building in my city. Love the curves, the mass the shape. It's awesome.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #284
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Its the asymmetry which really bugs me I think... In a city of spires and domes it just looks... well... wrong!
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #285
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its nasty, and the fact its now shorter for some reason makes it more stubby and nasty. a real bad egg this one, and ammunition for anti skyscraper people of the UK. bad news.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #286
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I agree! I would love this building in my city. Love the curves, the mass the shape. It's awesome.
Yes Eureka! I wouldn't mind it in my city either.

There was Crazy John's plan for a 120m office tower shaped like a mobile phone on Melbourne's Southbank. The building was to feature a giant keypad and an enormous display screen. Thank god it didn't get approval.

BTW FYI Crazy John's is a mobile phone retail chain in Australia.

Render below with Crazy John in the foreground. Similar shape to the tower being discussed in this thread.



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Old October 20th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #287
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^ hmmm nice one.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 09:39 PM   #288
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It is the context of the skyscraper that is wrong. If it was up against some more and taller blocky scrapers it would look great, but it is out there all on its own looking like a hulking great monostrosity.

I am really worried that this will be the only proposal that actually gets built.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #289
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What is the vacany rate in London right now? Is this likely to be built without a tenant?

It's a unique concept but does not look good.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #290
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its bleeding shite. and for us UK peeps, painful, cos this one seems to be going ahead at light-speed..... so many amazing projects have died, cos they have taken so long, so much opposition, but this one, no, straight in... its very frustrating for the majority of UK skyscraper fans.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #291
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Old October 20th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #292
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its a fair story i tell thee.....
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 07:52 AM   #293
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Its alright, just that proportions are alittle off.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 10:30 AM   #294
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Is this likely to be built without a tenant?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 10:32 AM   #295
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this one seems to be going ahead at light-speed..... this one, straight in... .
Not really. It was planned since 2002.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 01:24 PM   #296
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The winter garden is superb, but this "thing" is... i don't find my words to describe it...
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:08 PM   #297
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I dont mind this top heavy tower !
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:17 PM   #298
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What is the vacany rate in London right now? Is this likely to be built without a tenant?

It's a unique concept but does not look good.
In a recent article I read the vacancy rate in the city was quoted as around 8%
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:00 PM   #299
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I don't why people detest it. I personally think it looks great and i think it will look much better when built than in the pictures
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #300
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