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Old May 27th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #241
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Old May 27th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #242
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It is going to be so cool around there in a few years, with Swiss Re, Lloyds, Willis, 122 Leadenhall, Bishopsgate, St Helens... Commercial Union Square square could turn out to be the best skyscraper experience in Europe

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Old May 28th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #243
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It is going to be so cool around there in a few years, with Swiss Re, Lloyds, Willis, 122 Leadenhall, Bishopsgate, St Helens... Commercial Union Square square could turn out to be the best skyscraper experience in Europe
I think I'm just going to go there, lie on my back, and pleasure myself when its all built. I've said it before and I'll say it again, St Helens Square will provide you with the most mind-blowingly high quality surrounding of highrises on the planet. Nowhere on earth will you be able to turn 360 degrees and be stood at the bases of so many good towers is such close proximity.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #244
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nice building
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #245
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I think I'm just going to go there, lie on my back, and pleasure myself when its all built. I've said it before and I'll say it again, St Helens Square will provide you with the most mind-blowingly high quality surrounding of highrises on the planet. Nowhere on earth will you be able to turn 360 degrees and be stood at the bases of so many good towers is such close proximity.
sort of agree - however I think the new World Trade Centre will provide a true visual feast for skyscraper fans. Whatever people think about the Freedom Tower, the Foster and Rogers towers will be so amazing, and a testament to Britain's two greatest living architects. All over 300m as well.

In terms of diversity - we'll have two 200m+, two around 180m, and then St Helens, Willis and Lloyds. It is an amazingly diverse mix, with two fantastic churches spaced around the bases.

Maybe I agree with you after all. They won't be the tallest, but they'll certainly display fantastic quality.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #246
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Aye, I certainly didn't say 'tallest'... But I think the quality would be hard to beat anywhere.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #247
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And such a range of styles/eras will be displayed in that small space too
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #248
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the capital has such an elegance of class and style and I like how the tasteful old architecture dwells with equally pleasing styles of modern architecture with a friendly amount of walking space to marvel at the sights. Look how clean the floors are by the Gherkin and just look at the class in that area
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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #249
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Most of the base has been demolished now.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #250
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^ Great pic.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #251
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Thanks. Here's a quick video I took. Gives an idea of the area, for those who aren't familiar with it -

http://www.livevideo.com/video/3167D...lition-ju.aspx
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #252
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #253
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Picture 14 June 2007


Here's a picture I took in my lunch break yesterday.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #254
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Old June 20th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #255
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 03:48 AM   #256
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It's really progressing well! I can't wait to see it go further!
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Old July 21st, 2007, 11:38 PM   #257
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Hopefully the crane will go up in a few weeks.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:52 AM   #258
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best render ever.
I always love the renders of London skyscrapers, they're so realistic.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #259
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Is the following part of the Leadenhall Building?

If not, what is it?

I've only been to Leadenhall Market area once or twice so don't know the area well at all...

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That's the Lloyds Building.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyds_building

Nothing to do with Leadenhall at all.
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