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View Poll Results: Vote for the best London proposals.
Shard London Bridge (310m) 32 68.09%
Bishopsgate Tower (288m) 17 36.17%
Heron Tower (242m) 6 12.77%
122 Leadenhall (225m) 14 29.79%
Beetham Tower (219m) 8 17.02%
Minerva (217m) 11 23.40%
North Quay, Canary Wharf (216m, 203m and 120m) 1 2.13%
Riverside South (214m and 189m) 3 6.38%
20 Fenchurch Street (192m) 2 4.26%
St George's Wharf (181m) 1 2.13%
Doon Street Tower (168m) 1 2.13%
Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate (164m) 1 2.13%
Pan Peninsula Tower (147m) 2 4.26%
Multiplex Living Tower (147m) 12 25.53%
The Willis Building (125m) 2 4.26%
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Old April 8th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Best London skyscraper projects?

London has A LOT of new proposals.

But which do you think are the best ones? I've made this multiple choice, so you can vote for more than one.

Please note - I've excluded several projects which are 'on hold', or still in pre-planning. In other words, the ones shown below are the most likely to actually get built.

You can see a diagram comparing the heights by clicking here - http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?17790975


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Shard London Bridge (310m)

More renderings - http://www.shardlondonbridge.com/gallery/







Bishopsgate Tower (288m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=2839







Heron Tower (242m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=59

[img]http://i1.************/nc1ap5.jpg[/img]





122 Leadenhall (225m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=49







Beetham Tower (219m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1524







The Minerva Building (217m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=50







North Quay, Canary Wharf (216m, 203m and 120m)







Riverside South (214m and 189m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=53







20 Fenchurch Street (192m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4683

[img]http://i1.************/s5v8ys.jpg[/img]





St George's Wharf (181m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=119







Doon Street Tower (168m)







Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate (164m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1639







Pan Peninsula Tower (147m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=107








Multiplex Living Tower (147m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4488







The Willis Building (125m)

More renderings - http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=78

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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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first to vote..woohoo
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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Bishopsgate - Beautiful design, an absolute monster and a huge amount of office space!

Minerva - massive office space for the City!

St Georges Wharf - fantastic residential in a prime location for redevelopment
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #4
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BTW, I thought we established that Bishopsgate was 308 metres tall? The height reduction by 20m, brought it down to 308m, not from 308m, right??
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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The Shard.



[IMG]http://i1.************/rs91l4.jpg[/IMG]

You are leaving out some good scrapers too! what about the vauxhall cross island towers, they should get pp permission soon if the people deciding have ANY sense:







And heres a better (although smaller) pc of the U/C Broadgate tower:

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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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And THIS THING is undergoing a redesign, so it will (hopefully) look NOTHING like this:

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Two points:

1) Beetham looks okay as it is now... maybe a bit chunderous, but the main problem is the Torre Agbar-style cladding

2) "The Shard London" is a shite name. What's wrong with London Bridge Tower?
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #8
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I hope they do. In it's current state it would probably end up being reffered to as 'Beefham' tower. LBT/Shard, Bishopsgate, Minerva, and Multiplex living do it for me - nothing but class.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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2) "The Shard London" is a shite name. What's wrong with London Bridge Tower?
actually it's Shard/London bridge. I think one of the reasons they did it was to take the p**s out of the reporters who branded it the shard in order to make it sound stupid, the developers thought different and officially adopted the name, though it isusually reffered to as London Bridge Tower still
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I think Shard London Bridge is a great name.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #11
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Beetham for sure !
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Seriously? That isnt even the final design.
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I'm really starting to like Heron Tower
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Old April 9th, 2006, 04:30 AM   #14
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Shard
Multiplex Living Tower
Beetham Tower
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Shard London Bridge
Multiplex Living Tower
Beetham Tower
20 Fenchurch Street
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LBT
Bishopsgate
122 Leadenhall
Pan Peninsula
Multiplex Living Tower
The Willis Building
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And THIS THING is undergoing a redesign, so it will (hopefully) look NOTHING like this:

Really? I like this one. Multiplex is #1 for me, even though I'm sure it won't look quite as smooth as the rendering depicts it.
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LBT of course
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #19
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The Shard and 122 Leadenhall. Especially 122 LH is great, it's one the best designs in skyscraperland and i can't wait untill construction.
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The Shard is easily the best proposal in London, with Bishopsgate and Leadenhall in joint 2nd place.

In my opinion it goes like this:


1. The Shard




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2. Bishopsgate Tower/122 Leadenhall (tied)

3. Heron Tower

4. Minerva

5. Multiplex Tower or Riverside South
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