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Old July 14th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #61
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3 cranes up with 3 more about to rise - it looks as though the whole development will be under way as the cranes are spread across the site - I think the tower crane is to the far left (north) and has just started to rise






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Old July 21st, 2007, 07:07 PM   #62
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Was the London Arena one of the worst sports venues in London?
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Old July 21st, 2007, 08:32 PM   #63
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Nice architecture, but it gives the affect of just a huge wall along the waterfront, which is so unnecessary. Could the architect not have broken up the podium/base building a little bit?
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Old July 21st, 2007, 09:06 PM   #64
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Nice architecture, but it gives the affect of just a huge wall along the waterfront, which is so unnecessary. Could the architect not have broken up the podium/base building a little bit?
Well, the original scheme was far more attractive. It consisted of 6 towers with varying heights (tallest 157m), but was cancelled -











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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:16 PM   #65
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Yes it was a crying shame... I loved the original scheme. It was rejected by Tower Hamlets for being too 'dense', and yet they approved the current scheme which is essentially two giant slabs: one upright and one lying down.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 02:39 PM   #66
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But what they are building is about as good!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:41 PM   #67
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This is one of the few developments where I prefer the cut down version. There is something about the long building next to the tower (which is very nice itself) that looks very British to me. I just get this image in my head of looking over the water front on some grey rainy day and it still looking great. I love it.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:55 PM   #68
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what do you mean very British?
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Old July 29th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #69
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Wartime bomb found near Canary Wharf

LONDON (Reuters) - Police closed streets near Canary Wharf on Saturday after an unexploded German flying bomb from World War Two was found on a construction site.

Bomb disposal experts were called in to make the V1 missile safe after it was unearthed close to the complex that houses 80,000 office workers during the working week, police said. At weekends the area is busy with shoppers and visitors.

Police closed several roads around the site in Millharbour, a road in the former docklands.

"Ambulance, fire and police are there and the building site has been evacuated," a police spokesman said. The area was cordoned off, he said.

Thousands of V1s, nicknamed "Doodlebugs", were fired at the capital during the war, with the docks a prime target.

Hundreds of unexploded bombs from the war are buried across the country, according to government figures. They are unearthed from time to time, often during building excavations.

Canary Wharf's tenants include Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC, the Independent and Reuters.



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Old July 29th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #70
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It needs to be built in Miami, instead of in London!
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Old July 29th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #71
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ace building!
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Old July 29th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #72
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That's the old design...

this is what they're building now -


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Old July 29th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #73
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what do you mean very British?
I mean to me it kind of looks like, in the picture posted above for example, a sort of modern take on a British council block. I really like it, which is bizarre because I hate council blocks.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #74
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it's true , it does look very Brititsh . Resembles the developments by Brood Street in Birmingham .
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:14 PM   #75
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:13 PM   #76
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it's true , it does look very Brititsh . Resembles the developments by Brood Street in Birmingham .

It's Broad Street I'm probably the only one who prefers this to the original scheme.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:11 AM   #77
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glad to see it rising
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Old January 26th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #78
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Old January 27th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #79
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I like it, but I prefer the original design (more 'curvy', less boxy). It doesn't look bad though and appears to look better @ night, when it's all lit up.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #80
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