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Old February 24th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #321
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cheers fellas, incidentally is this the technique that would be used to bring down a supertall? bottom up because an explosive demo would be so hard to carry out on a 1000+!
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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #322
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....never seen such a formwork for a core
I am not sure whether you are joking or not, so just in case...

The pictures posted at the moment are of the demolision of the exisitng building on the site (it is top hung hence why they are demolishing it bottom up). Its quite a complex undertaking and in the GB forums there i lots of info on it...
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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #323
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cheers fellas, incidentally is this the technique that would be used to bring down a supertall? bottom up because an explosive demo would be so hard to carry out on a 1000+!
It depends on how the building is constructed. I understand that with this building, everything was effectively hung from the top floor. Hence the need to demolish it bottom up.

If it was constructed in the usual way, with weight bearing walls/supports etc. then i think top down demolition would be normal method.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #324
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 01:29 PM   #325
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Old May 13th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #326
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Pics by chest. Demolition has been slow, but will soon be speeding up - apparently, the remaining steel will come down this month, and the core shortly after.












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Old May 13th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #327
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Old May 13th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #328
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this is the building i am most excited about !
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Old May 14th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #329
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The Willis Building looks so amazing in that 2nd shot -- great architecture!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #330
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What is that.the box in the sky.LOL.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:04 PM   #331
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http://www.propertyweek.com/story.as...de=3114341&c=1

British Land to proceed with City of London schemes ...

23.05.08
By Mike Philips

Better-than-expected annual results add fresh impetus to £1.3bn development programme

British Land is to press on with its £1.3bn City of London office development programme despite the uncertain outlook for financial occupiers.

The REIT, which revealed better-than-expected annual results this week, is proceeding with its 593,000 sq ft Ropemaker and 612,000 sq ft Leadenhall developments, despite the fact that the former will be completed in the third quarter of 2009 when British Land believes the City market will still be depressed.

‘Our development activities add good value for shareholders,’ said chief executive Stephen Hester.

‘We have a good track record of delivering buildings and taking profits. You always start developments when people are feeling gloomy and deliver them when people are feeling happy again. That’s been the case with our last six City office buildings and all have been profitable.

‘Our building on Leadenhall Street is due to be completed in 2011 and we expect that to be the next upmarket. But in the near term we will take some pain in terms of values, because the valuers reflect the current market conditions. But we have to take short-term decisions to deliver long-term value.’

Citi analyst Harry Stokes, however, believes the company’s City rent expectations are optimistic. ‘With agents forecasting City rents in 2010 at £53.95/sq ft – well ahead of our expectations of high £40s, £54.78 for Ropemaker looks optimistic.’

He added: ‘Further out, in 2012, agents are forecasting rents of £61/sq ft. Leadenhall’s valuation implies rents of £62.58/sq ft. We believe there is a serious downside risk in these figures.’

In the year to 31 March British Land’s net asset value fell 20% to 1344p a share, a far smaller drop than predicted by the analyst consensus figure of 1280p. A 4% drop in NAV in its final three months, compared with 17% in its third quarter, suggests the worst of the market decline is over.

The value of its portfolio fell 10% to £13.5bn, and there was a 2% fall in first three months of 2008.

The value of the London office portfolio fell 6.5% to £5.5bn, reflecting an upward movement in yields of 95 basis points. The value of the retail portfolio fell 12.1% to £11.5bn, but again the decline slowed in the fourth quarter.

On the prospect for the retail occupational market, Hester said: ‘It’s clear we’re experiencing an economic slowdown in line with other countries therefore rents will rise more slowly and may fall in nominal terms.’
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #333
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nice render!nice future skyline!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #334
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the steel, metalic building is the lloyds bank Hq, i know that area very well
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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #335
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OMG! wjfox that render is amazing, it would be wicked if someone added all the other buildings in there
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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #336
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Old June 15th, 2008, 04:01 AM   #337
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yeah like where the walkie talkie is going up
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #338
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the steel, metalic building is the lloyds bank Hq, i know that area very well
not its not, its the Lloyds Insurers. Lloyds TSB are nothing to do with the insurance company (or for that matter Lloyds List / Lloyds Shipping Register.

For what its worth, this is coming down, gradually



foundations and piling going on whilst the main structure of the old building is coming down

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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #339
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yeah like where the walkie talkie is going up
Great render Btw, looks great. Besides that, the current building looks better than the walkie talkie.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #340
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looks like a factory :-/ not my style
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