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Old October 1st, 2006, 05:15 PM   #61
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That is Very dense! The holes are really filling in now!

To think, enabling works have already begun for Heron, and Leadenhall is set to have the current building demolished in just over 3 moths!!! Then we have piling works under way for Bishopsgate, and just across the river one of the most beautiful skyscrapers of the 21st century has everything in place and is ready to go... This amazing future London could really be a reality! Seriously it looks like some sort of mega-city out of a science fiction film!

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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #62
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #63
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What is currently on the site? Any photos?
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #64
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Impressive! Is there a difference between offices on Canary Warf and downtown? It seems like downtown gets al the spectacular projects and Canary Warf gets the left-overs. Is office space in downtown more expensive?
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #65
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The dark brown building on the left -






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Old March 10th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #66
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Is it all office? Then London should build more residentials in te city...
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #67
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There's a certain thing called supply and demand. Developers are only building offices because there's demand for offices. If there was demand for residential, then they'd build residential.

That's the first rule of business!
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #68
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It would be a sad world if things were led by the rule of supply/demand. There's also something called city planning - mixing offices with residential buildings is usually a better idea than building just office towers.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #69
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^ There is also something called political will and artificial restrictions by a select few who are in power and who dont necessarily govern strictly by 'supply and demand'.

There is a huge demand for residential high-rises - and that's why there are loads going up all over London (Ontario, Pan Peninsula, Tabard Square). They are on a smaller scale than the big office towers and are located all over except in the heart of the 'city of london' which is the financial district.

Traditonally, the financial district did not want to have the responsibility of providing for residents (and the services they need - schools, etc), but this does seem to be changing.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #70
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Thanks for that, let's hope it'll change soon! Mixed areas are the way to go.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #71
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I think the corporation (the 'City' of London) realises the importance of mixed areas now - especially in the need to compete with Canary Wharf, (who is building residential schemes and has plenty of retail). The 'City' realises that good business comes with a alifestyle, which means people want to cut our commute times and live as close as possible to where they work - that's why the 'city' has been promoting major commercial retail schemes (one behind St Pauls) and residentials (one planned near CityPoint, Moorgate, Barbican).

This Allies and Morrison tower actually looks pretty fascinating. It seems they have divided their design purpose - focusing on the one hand on providing a classic box for the skyline, yet on the other hand focusing on quite in an interesting dynamic ground level experience.

Definitely a welcome addition.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #72
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The Corporation of London does not encourage residential development in the city preferring instead for it to be build in the surrounding areas as right of light issues for one could really hamper office development in the city of London.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #73
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Impressive! Is there a difference between offices on Canary Warf and downtown? It seems like downtown gets al the spectacular projects and Canary Warf gets the left-overs. Is office space in downtown more expensive?
Canary Wharf builds towers to order for clients and cram in as much floorspace as possible, hence they're all unimaginative boxes. This is helped by the sites being 'brownfield' and therefore more of a blank canvas, plus there are no protected sightlines to be sensitive about.

Towers in the City are usually built on small, irregular shaped plots and interact with a host of protected views, so are generally expected to have far more architectural merit. The rents are much higher than CW too.
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There's a certain thing called supply and demand. Developers are only building offices because there's demand for offices. If there was demand for residential, then they'd build residential.

That's the first rule of business!

try to learn me something?

I don't believe that there is no demand for residetials in the city of London.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #75
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There's also something called city planning.
This is a term unheard of in London.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #76
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This thread is for 100 Bishopsgate.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #78
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Canary Wharf builds towers to order for clients and cram in as much floorspace as possible, hence they're all unimaginative boxes. This is helped by the sites being 'brownfield' and therefore more of a blank canvas, plus there are no protected sightlines to be sensitive about.

Towers in the City are usually built on small, irregular shaped plots and interact with a host of protected views, so are generally expected to have far more architectural merit. The rents are much higher than CW too.
That makes sence. I haven't thought about it in that way. Thanks for the info
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Old March 12th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #79
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Here's yet another rendering. It's just to the left of Tower 42 -







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Old March 12th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #80
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judging by the pics it's nothing special - but it's hard to say anything yet. and gee, until 2011 it's still a very long time...it will probably disappear again until then.
It's only 4 years away. On average, from initial announcements to digging foundations, it can take on average up to 3-5 years easily. So many negotiations that we would never know about between all parties concerned including the architects, the developers, interior designers, contractors and council take quite a while to refine.

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Here's another render that's surfaced -

Wow, that design looks really monumental. Nice!
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