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Old February 24th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #21
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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
No....both palestra and plantation place a ugly banal lumps of glass
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #22
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Lol Eden, I always go in there for lunch after a walk round the city.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #23
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London has some great buildings going up. The skyline will be really unique ten years from now.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #24
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I do worry over how this skyline is going to emerge as reality.. it seems that developments are getting just a wee bit too much of a 'novelty'.. It needs more midrises before we through up a load of misc 200m towers...it will just look daft I think.
I hope time proves me wrong n eases the worries.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #25
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Nice. Vinoly is one of my favorite architects, this should be a great addition to the London skyline.

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and will replace an existing 90m midrise built in the 1960's.
So a 90m building is called a midrise in London now
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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #26
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I can't wait to see renders of the building.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #27
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Great notices for london. Still working!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #28
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Good to see London buildings more skyscrapers. Long way to go though still before it can be consider one of the world's best. Keep it up.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 10:59 AM   #29
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Glad they're getting rid of the current building. Poor Austin Reed, they just finished refitting the store at the base!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #30
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^ yep, you can see the shop here:


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Old February 25th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #31
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Long way to go though still before it can be consider one of the world's best.
Ridiculous comment.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #32
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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)
Eh: cynicism? Let me inform you (correct me if i am wrong):

Since 2000:

- Londen Bridge Tower: approved 2003...
- Columbus Tower... ?
- Minerva Tower... ?
- Heron Tower: many years before construction...
- 122 Leadenhall: construction not before 2008...
- North Quay: no construction before 2007 or even later...
- Heron Quays West: no construction before 2010...
- Riverside South: approved in 2004, but that's it...
- Stratford City Tower: not before 2009?
- Skyhouse: never built
- 168 Fenchurch Street: never built
- Elizabeth House Redevelopment: never built

- News: Second tower at London Bridge?
- News: Three new skyscrapers announced for London
- News: Enron to build new UK headquarters
- News: More towers planned for Canary Wharf cluster
- News: Grand Union Building put on hold
- News: 61-storey tower set to rise in Docklands
- News: P&O propose skyscraper at Waterloo

- etc...

No one can deny that there is some reason to remain sceptical about London's major skyscraper projects and i am not the only person who is sceptical. There is no hurry when it comes to construction in London...

Every proposal in London is good news, but i am at the point where construction is regarded as better news.

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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #33
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I will admit it has been abit slow. The only proposal definately starting this year is the 181m Vauxhall tower.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #34
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- Londen Bridge Tower: approved 2003, current building demolition in 4-6 months, construction starts 2006
- Columbus Tower... Pretty much dead (like the Arab guy who was planning to build it)
- Minerva Tower... Floor plates undergoing redesign to appeal to more tenants.
- Heron Tower: Construction 2007 (Don't believe me? Check their site)
- 122 Leadenhall: construction IN 2008...
-Beetham London- Being redesigned, good chance for a 2007 start
- North Quay: Being redesigned for a better quality developmet
- Heron Quays West: no construction before 2010, still in detail design
- Riverside South: approved in 2004, awaiting a tenant. Looks good for 07 or an 08 start.
- Stratford City Tower: What The hell is Stratford city tower?
- Vauxhall Tower: Starts September-ish

Of course that isnt all of them. there is DIFA, The Vauxhall twins, Doon street, The new 200m tower proposed yesterday, etc... etc..
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Old February 25th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #35
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Well it looks like the core of the Heron Tower won't rise until Nov 2008 at the earliest
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Old February 25th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #36
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I will admit it has been abit slow. The only proposal definately starting this year is the 181m Vauxhall tower.
The final phase of St George's Wharf is being marketed later this year - we can't be 100% sure it will actually start construction though. It does seem quite likely now, however. And the site has already been demolished and cleared. The Multiplex Tower in Elephant and Castle is another one that should start later this year, if the developers are to be believed. And of course, demolition should start on the site of Shard London Bridge. Everything else though will have to wait until next year, except for a few midrises - see my list of "Other Projects" in the summary thread for more info.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #37
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you have some fantastic pics will
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Old February 25th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #38
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Interesting but the thread title is just too stupid.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #39
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Interesting but the thread title is just too stupid.
Hmm, and why exactly is that?
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Old February 25th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #40
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Can I ask what you do for a living wjfox...its always interested me what people on these forums do for work, and the responses are often varied and as different as each guy....I always get an image of you as an unidentifiable guy sitting behind a desk in an office block, ordering more coffee from your assistant while drawing architectural plans on a computer
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