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Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:45 PM   #221
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:41 PM   #222
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Absolutely superb news, when I first so this tower I was a bit... meh, but it's really grown on me, it's going to be a superb addition to the London skyline and I can't wait to see it start going up, awesome stuff.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #223
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I'm so happy this is going ahead. Broadgate Tower is like a tiny, watered down peek into what is in store for the London skyscraper scene, and Leadenhall more directly.

British Land have even been as kind as to create a temporary picnic area while the tower is constructed!

Planning application for temporary garden

Actual construction should start in a matter of weeks. Two months at the most. Becuase the tower is being demolished from the bottom up, construction can start earlier, so keep an eye out for this becoming a construction thread very soon



This is so beautiful, it fits brilliantly with Swiss Re! Could be the best tower in Europe when done, it will all be in the detail, and luckily Rogers is a master at getting the littlest thins right

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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #224
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wow i sure can't w8 till its completed!!!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #225
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It is one of the most elegant and detailed skyscraper ever proposed.
Among the best in Europe with LBT, Swiss Re and Agbar towers.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #226
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I'd say despite being designed for London, it is the kind of building that could integrate perfectly into any big city. New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai...
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #227
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Hard to believe some of the Leeds forumers think it's "cack."
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #228
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Who? Can you link to the posts? It is hardly cack, it's better then anything that will ever be proposed for the rest of the UK. It is class.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #229
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I love how the criss-cross metal beams were integrated to the facade of the building. Really fantastic architecture, I love this building, I wish my city could get it.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #230
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A multifaceted building with a sensational design in one of the worlds most incredible cities. What more could you ask for?! I love how 'exposed' the tower looks. The allusions to LLoyd's are magnificent!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #231
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I'd say despite being designed for London, it is the kind of building that could integrate perfectly into any big city. New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai...
Yeah, I think this would look great as 4WTC in the new complex. 4WTC should look like this!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #232
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^ The new World Trade Center complex already has a similar Rogers designed tower - 175 Greenwich Street.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #233
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Similar, as in it has an almost identical facade (external cross-bracing etc), but the shapes and silhouettes are different. This would fit in perfectly as 4WTC, starting the crecendo of towers of increasing height...

I don't know how to use photoshop, so you'll have to settle for paint!

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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #234
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My God, it's hard to realise the Leadenhall Building is so short compared other skyscrapers across the world. And it will most likely be the tallest in the City of London when built!

And yes it would fit in at the WTC.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #235
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that seems so bautiful.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #236
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My God, it's hard to realise the Leadenhall Building is so short compared other skyscrapers across the world. And it will most likely be the tallest in the City of London when built!

And yes it would fit in at the WTC.
It's stunning, but it's far too short to fit in with the WTC. It would look out of place.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #237
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the tower is super
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #238
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It's stunning, but it's far too short to fit in with the WTC. It would look out of place.
Yeah, it probably would have required another 40 or 50 meters.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #239
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lol - aweee, it looks tiny.

I never realised it would look quite so short when compared to some big-ass skyscrapers....and it looks so tall in London.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #240
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I love this tower.
Roger has keep the style of Pompidou center.
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