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Old April 3rd, 2006, 05:20 PM   #41
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obviosuly i know. but just by looking at those collages up there, it's quite unconvincing to me that the building does respond well to its surrounding. the one from bishopsgate looks particularly crude in my opinion.
I thoroughly disagree, but It's your opinion. IMO this HAS to be in the top 5 London proposals, Mmaybe even in the top 3.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #42
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For me the top 5 proposed/approved are probably:

1. Bishopsgate tower
2. LBT
3. Leadenhall
4. Riverside South towers
5. Heron tower

For quite a while I would have said LBT was my fave, but over recent weeks/months I have been admiring the magnificence of Bishopsgate tower with a greater desire then LBT. That's not to say I like LBT less then I did, on the contrary I like it even more every time I look at it, but Bish tower, imo, just looks a little bit more awe inspiring and unique, and is in a better location, so it gets my No.1 vote!

And also, a side note: I would probably have placed Columbus tower at No.3 or 4 but it looks totally dead in the water It's a real shame, as it would have really given extra dynamism to the CW area. Anyone got any details on it btw?? I haven't heard anything about it for a while. If it is dead, I think the least they can do is let it be known so another company or different building can take over the site!

I just hope Bish tower gets built before 2012, to make London look that much better for when people come to the Olympics!

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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:20 AM   #43
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[QUOTE=Jack Rabbit Slim
And also, a side note: I would probably have placed Columbus tower at No.3 or 4 but it looks totally dead in the water It's a real shame, as it would have really given extra dynamism to the CW area. Anyone got any details on it btw?? I haven't heard anything about it for a while. If it is dead, I think the least they can do is let it be known so another company or different building can take over the site!
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The site got sold onto a small company who dont have the resources to develop the tower .My guess is they will hold onto the site as it has planning permission & eventualy sell the site onto a bigger developer. However the site of the tower is right above the proposed X-rail tunnels so i'm not sure if this would have to be built first before the tower can be built (that was prob the main reason the original investors sold the site on)
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Old April 4th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #44
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One of my favorite projects in London.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #45
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i got to get over there some day... perhaps 2012?
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Old April 4th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #46
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and i don't think richard rogers' designs have ever been famous for their sensitivities to their surroundings and especially this one which seems to be far too prominent of a statement. i mean, if you compare this to renzo's london bridge tower... how nice that one is!
No, he hasn't, and thats why Lloyds is such a masterpiece
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #47
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Finally this beauty gets approved and starts construction soon! Another great skyscraper for London.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #48
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It's been approved years, but the people who work in the current site have a lese which runs to 2008. We thought it wouldnt start till 2008, but now the start has been brought forward to 2007
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #49
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This is my second favourite proposal behind the shard. However, for some reason, I never thought it would actually be built, that it was more concept pie-in-the-sky.

I should know better then to doubt British Land. They must be the most committed developer in the country at the moment.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #50
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Will this project start construction?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #51
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great news! So now at least two of the proposals (Heron and this) are certain to get built.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:14 PM   #52
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And soon we will find out if the Shard pre-let has been completed or as just rumours, but if it does get the pre let it has a 100% chance of going up too next year
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #53
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Looks great! So many projects in the City!
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Old April 7th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #54
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And the view from Bishopsgate:


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I like this picture. 112 Leadenhall will be a great space-filler, as well as having a fantastic design.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #55
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Good news - apparently the occupier has been asked to move out, with British Land offering financial inducements to do so.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #56
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Best news all day!
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #57
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Thats a real nice tower. I like the multicoloured bit.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #58
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From Building.co.uk -

"British Land is developing its 211 Bishopsgate on a speculative basis - with 820,000 ft2 to be completed in 2008 - and head of development Nigel Webb hints that there will be more to come, "if we think the buildings are right for the market".

He also confirms British Land will press ahead with other schemes - at 122 Leadenhall, the construction of 600,000 ft2 should start on site in January next year."




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Old April 27th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #59
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Great news! So I take it demolition will start VERY soon then?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #60
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god lets hope so. It could be enabling works and demolition starting in jan for all we know
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