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Old February 13th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #1621
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Old February 14th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #1622
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They seem quite slow putting up the glass on the front and sides.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #1623
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #1624
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Old February 16th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #1625
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New steel, much taller now.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #1626
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it's now taller than the gherkin
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1627
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #1629
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Old February 18th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #1630
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It fits so well with the Heron Tower and the Lloyd's Building.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #1631
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM   #1632
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London has original skyscrapers (original designs) and the City has an unique skyline! Better than the crap in Asia or the Middle East.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #1633
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Oh come on. Have you ever been to Asia? Some of the skyscrapers there are kitsch but some of them are just wonders. I really like the City skyscrapers, they are really unique(well, most of them) but there is no reason to hate skyscrapers from other continents.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #1634
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I would also say that the UK still doesnt quite get the skyscraper. Arbitrary & practical height limits are still imposed across the board.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #1635
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@Singoone: I didn't say I hate skyscrapers in other continents Some of the skyscrapers in Asia are good, a lot are kitsch en not original. A a lot of cities are building crazy towers (or a lot of towers) because they want to show the world "our skyline is bigger than London or New York".

Tall buildings (or a lot of tall buildings) or garish towers aren't unique in the 21e century. Quality en originality though. I think the skyline of London or New York are original and unique, Dubai or a lot of Chinese cities are more like Disneyland.

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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1636
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I've travelled all over Asia, and I agree. There are tons of new towers, but hardly any of them are as fine as 122 Leadenhall architecturally. Most have poor quality design and materials.

I also agree about New York. A decade ago I thought New York had surrendered when it came to daring new architecture, but the reverse is true now. London and New York certainly have the most recent/UC projects by the world's Pritzker Prize winning architectural elite: Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Fumihiko Maki, Christian de Portzamparc, etc. A big name doesn't guarantee a great building, but in general the difference in quality is obvious.

London and New York also have a much richer texture of historic streets and buildings than their upstart rivals in Asia or the Middle East.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1637
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(response to Hoogfriesland) Come on now. London lost the right to present itself as a city of conservative, 'serious' skyscrapers with 'restrained' designs as soon as the Fenchurch street lump started rising. The city cluster, or the city center skyline more broadly, is a collection of odd-ball shaped towers just like, say, Shanghai or Moscow, pyramid shapes, egg shapes, cut-in-half pyramid shapes, big fat lump shapes etc (not necessarily a bad thing in my view). Guangzhou is even more conservative in its skyscraper designs than London is.

And Dubai or Shanghai aren't trying to be like London either. London only has a handful of skyscrapers. New York and Chicago are the paradigms, not London.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #1638
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These final designs for the buildings in London are a far cry from the original designs however. Despite the look of some of the City buildings, they have been "watered down" an awful lot since the drawing board.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #1639
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If they even make it through the proposal stage.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #1640
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Besides all the cultural influenced aspects of taste
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I think strong boom-phases generates a lot of dull and ugly buildings, when developer and cities try to respond to a huge demand. To be fair: I don't think that Europe and North-America weren't so much better in their boom-phases. Look at the projects and urban solutions of the 50ies to the 70ies in Europe: most of them are ugly. New York can be lucky that a major boom-phase was in the 30ies.

I think that with an economic development of a country there is a shift of thinking. In boom-phases people want to take the chance to make money and gain status, and like to show it, if they achieve it (art-deco buildings in NY e.g. can also be viewed in that light, if not most skyscrapers). Europe and North America achieved already that. Huge growth can't be be expected anymore so the focus is more on quality and long lasting solutions. Also planning is slower than in Asia. And still today Europe and North America aren't free from bad planning and bad designs.

In this regard I think that China e.g., beside of all the kitschy buildings, has a lot of high-quality designs to offer. And improved a lot in this field. Also a lot of pritzger-prize winning architects have projects in Asia.

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