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Old March 28th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #101
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Well, I like Heron and 100 Bishopsgate for the precise reason you've just given - they will serve as a "balance" within the cluster. Without them, you'll have too many unique, eye-catching towers competing for attention. Some normality is needed. Heron is a sleek, elegant tower with plenty of height and a nice spire, nothing offensive about it. 100 Bishopsgate is also a nice "filler" tower, shorter than the rest, but still an acceptable design.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #102
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I don't get people moaning about "boxy" skylines. I think any shape building can look horrible or great. Just because its a box doesn't mean it can't be nice on the eyes. I think Heron looks like it will have a lot of intricasies that will make it very interesting to look at.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #103
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Old March 29th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #104
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That rendering is the first time the building's shape has made sense to me... I actually really like the way it twists as it flares out at the base, quite unusual without being too weird.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 04:51 PM   #105
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Planning permission has been granted.

The City of London will have 8 buildings over 150m. (9 if you include LBT nearby)
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 06:25 PM   #106
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Another rendering

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Old April 25th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #107
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That angle will NEVER be seen, as the taller Heron Tower will be in front of it.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #108
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No not from this angle. I think you will only see it from two sides.


Briefly, as for the Heron I agree with whats been said. What's needed isn't another landmark tower, just a really good looking skyscraper. And I think it will be.



From what I've read construction won't begin till 2012 which is a abit of a bummer.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #109
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Well I do hope that all these projects are completed by the olympics
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Old April 26th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #110
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This one wont be but the other skyscraper projects in the city will. This ones not due to start until 2012/2013.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #111
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i love this picture
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Old April 30th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #112
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I love the design!

The skyline of London is growing so fast
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Old January 28th, 2008, 10:04 AM   #113
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nice building
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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #114
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I used to like this building, but I don't any more.
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Now, I love it!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:38 AM   #115
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Is this getting built or what, or is it another "pie in the sky" proposal?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:03 PM   #116
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Is this getting built or what, or is it another "pie in the sky" proposal?
It probably will, but it is set to start in 2012-13.

Correct me if i'm wrong though
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:27 PM   #117
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|I was under the impression that was just the city and canary wharf that had low height limits. I thought you could build taller in places like near the shard. That is 310m. I think it was WJ said the best place in London for a 400m+ was across the river from the main cluster near LBT.
Sorry dumping this old post. BUT. We got the excact same problem in the new Orestad district in Copenhagen 'cause of Copenhagen Airport. Only the limit is 85 meter. Do you guys have anything which proves 85 m and above isn't an issue?
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Old April 14th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #118
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looks more like wall street than london.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #119
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Not bad. I like it !
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #120
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This tower together with Heron Tower and Bishopgate Tower, making a bit of a wall effect.



Close up of the cladding.

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