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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:20 AM   #81
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Once Willis, this, and the DIFA Tower are constructed I'm going to lie down in the square in front of St Helens and masturbate.

Standing in the square and turning 360 degrees you'll be surrounded by SwissRe, Willis, Lloyd's, 122 Leadenhall, DIFA, Tower42 and St Helens all within a matter of yards. Sexwee territory! Will there be anywhere on earth where you can stand and have so much architectural quality so close?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #82
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Once Willis, this, and the DIFA Tower are constructed I'm going to lie down in the square in front of St Helens and masturbate.

Standing in the square and turning 360 degrees you'll be surrounded by SwissRe, Willis, Lloyd's, 122 Leadenhall, DIFA, Tower42 and St Helens all within a matter of yards. Sexwee territory! Will there be anywhere on earth where you can stand and have so much architectural quality so close?
Ah yes......Dubai, Chicago, NYC, Melbourne, Hong Kong.......................
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #83
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Ah yes......Dubai, Chicago, NYC, Melbourne, Hong Kong.......................
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #84
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Ah yes......Dubai, Chicago, NYC, Melbourne, Hong Kong.......................
Dubai lolololol ur kidding right....Melbourne????? ummm
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:56 AM   #85
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Prick.
Why prick?
I just disagreed with the question.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #86
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Ah yes......Dubai, Chicago, NYC, Melbourne, Hong Kong.......................
I challenge you to find such a small area in any of these cities with such a high-quality selection of skyscrapers as:

SwissRe
Lloyd's
122 Leadenhall
Willis
DIFA
Tower42

The first 5 are literally on adjacent plots of land, surrounding the square in front of the St Helens tower. This is what I'm talking about, not the city as a whole, but in such a small area of land. Even if we were talking entire cities, I think you might still struggle actually, but lets not make this city v city v city, eh?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #87
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I challenge you to find such a small area in any of these cities with such a high-quality selection of skyscrapers as:

SwissRe
Lloyd's
122 Leadenhall
Willis
DIFA
Tower42

The first 5 are literally on adjacent plots of land, surrounding the square in front of the St Helens tower. This is what I'm talking about, not the city as a whole, but in such a small area of land. Even if we were talking entire cities, I think you might still struggle actually, but lets not make this city v city v city, eh?
Ok fair enough...perhaps you have a point.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #88
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I challenge you to find such a small area in any of these cities with such a high-quality selection of skyscrapers as:

SwissRe
Lloyd's
122 Leadenhall
Willis
DIFA
Tower42

The first 5 are literally on adjacent plots of land, surrounding the square in front of the St Helens tower. This is what I'm talking about, not the city as a whole, but in such a small area of land. Even if we were talking entire cities, I think you might still struggle actually, but lets not make this city v city v city, eh?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #89
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Except CW aint exactly high quality


Well, the buildings are pretty high quality for materials etc, but not for design
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Old June 27th, 2006, 03:34 PM   #90
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It gets better to also with leadenhall starting next year heron tower starts construction next year a press release from construction giant Skanska confirms this.
Skanska has today received an order from The Heron Tower Property Unit Trust for the first phase of a contract to construct Heron Tower. When complete, Heron Tower will be the tallest tower in the City of London.


Pre-construction services will begin this month, with the main construction work starting in 2007, commencing with the demolition of existing buildings. This will be followed by construction of the new Heron Tower, which will be completed in 2010.

Skanska are providing a Construction Business Stream bid, which incorporates expertise from both its building and mechanical and electrical operating units. They bring with them experience of constructing other London landmarks which offers to Heron a total construction and building services solution.

David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK said: “Heron have been very clear from day one what they wanted - A construction partner who adds real value and who works as part of the team to create the overall success of the project.

“At Skanska, our whole focus is on integrated project management and eliminating waste so we are delighted that we have been chosen by Heron to do exactly that on this most prestigious of contracts.”

Cahit K Atasoy, Director of Projects and Construction, Heron International said “Heron Tower will set new standards for office buildings in the UK and the method of procurement that has been chosen will revolutionise the construction industry, delivering the project in a style that is warranted by the quality of the building. We have every confidence in the team that has been appointed.”
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Old June 27th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #91
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It would be easier and wiser to just say 'oooo, wouldn't we have a lovely square chaps' rather than just suggesting that we put up these buildings and we kick everyone elses arse.. I'd hate to think that out of the thousands of skyscrapers going up in the world only 4 decent ones were built, n all stuck together in merry England.

Yes, the view from the street will be awe-inspiring... but thats probably a feeling you could get from virtually every major city in the world to a degree, yes.. the Sq mile will have some of the best, most modern designs currently going up but.. doesnt justify claiming that it trumps everyone elses..
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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #92
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really amazing...
how many tall is it?
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really amazing...
how tall is it?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #94
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beautiful project...
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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #95
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This is my favourite tower of all the London supertalls.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #96
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how tall is it?
225m/48 storeys

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?20182979

Work starts in January 2007.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #97
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what an excellent design really goes with londons superb architechture.[img]http://************/1zslq9[/img]
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Glad you like it!
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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #99
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It would be easier and wiser to just say 'oooo, wouldn't we have a lovely square chaps' rather than just suggesting that we put up these buildings and we kick everyone elses arse.. I'd hate to think that out of the thousands of skyscrapers going up in the world only 4 decent ones were built, n all stuck together in merry England.

Yes, the view from the street will be awe-inspiring... but thats probably a feeling you could get from virtually every major city in the world to a degree, yes.. the Sq mile will have some of the best, most modern designs currently going up but.. doesnt justify claiming that it trumps everyone elses..
I agree....the city will have the highest quality, and stunningly designed buildings, but the boasting that verges on arrogance by some fellow Uk forumers does go over the top somtimes......and so what if one or 2 people disagree and insult London???..who gives a shit, the buildings will speak for themselves when they are built, and not everyone will....or has...to like them.

The classiest, most stylish, most high quality things in life don't shout their greatness from the rooftops......they ouze quality in a rather understated way .
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what an excellent design really goes with londons superb architechture.[img]http://************/1zslq9[/img]
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