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Old March 14th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #141
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The project is really very interesting and it would be desirable to keep abreast of events
Let’s wait for the updates
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Old March 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #142
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London really awesome
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Old March 15th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #143
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This is no reflection on London, but this one sentence in an article reprinted in this
thread make me shiver:" It may not be the most graceful building ever thanks to the apparent squatness but the unique design will certainly help the City achieve their aim of a mix of avant-garde architecture".
This is a very, very dangerous approach to architecture. Once a building is built, it is there a very long time- novelty for the sake of novelty is a slippery slope. In my humble opinion, the proposal is cartoonish, and would become a laughing stock in very short time. I am nervous when I hear the words:" And the new building will look like a ** insert household object here**.
PoMo buildings started out thoughtful and fun, in the early 80's, and as they increasingly became exaggerated parodies they fell out of favour.. the same can happen with this newer trend to find novel shapes for buildings. What started out as fun and fresh is in danger of becoming ridiculous. I hope and pray that this project does not go through- London is a city of very beautiful old classical architecture, and it deserves better than this. I know everyone wants a new and exciting skyline, but please don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Again, this is not meant as a slight against London, but is only a comment on an architectural trend, so please don't flame me for my opinion.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #144
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Some new renderings from the planning report.

I hated this tower at first, but these pics have really improved my opinion now. The curvature and proportions seem a lot better:


[img]http://i1.************/s5v8ys.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i1.************/s5v9ms.jpg[/img]
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Old March 25th, 2006, 04:45 PM   #145
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yeah its really growing on me too.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #146
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NOOO!!! It's horrible. Looks like it got drunk and is now feeling very ill and sorry for itself. I really hope this doesn't get built.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #147
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Still don't like it. It looks like a cheap attempt at trying to be modern
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #148
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I hate it. It looks like the Willis building stretched upwards.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #149
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I wouldn't say it better
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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:48 PM   #150
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It looks as if its going to fall over... kind of dizzying to look at.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #151
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i didn't like it at first, then it grew on me and now looking at the renders above i hate it again
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Old March 27th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #152
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It slouches. Do we really want something on the London skyline that's already prompted one poster to label it flaccid?
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:26 PM   #153
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Still don't like it. Look at the top. Looks to big and to heavy. A building needs to be elegant, not plump.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #154
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London already has the "Gherkin" and will hopefully soon get the "Shard". It does not need the "Looney Tune".
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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #155
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I've like it from the first renders and those latest are just amazing.
Very unique and I think standing at the bottom of the inner curve and look up will be a crazy view like nothing else!
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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #156
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This pic really shows off the top portion of the building - Looks very cool IMO

http://www.planning.cityoflondon.gov...=&pageCount=53
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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:48 PM   #157
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:16 AM   #158
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Interesting building. I like it.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:40 AM   #159
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I get a boner just looking at that thing!
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Old March 29th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #160
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I get a boner just looking at that thing!


I'll let you in on a littel secret mate guys usually keep those kinda things to themsleves...!

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