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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #41
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Where will this be located in relation to other landmark towers? Are there any skyline renderings made yet?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #42
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I don't think it's that bad...looks like a stylish version of London's Broadgate Tower!
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #43
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Where will this be located in relation to other landmark towers? Are there any skyline renderings made yet?
This is a deisgn which one of our forumers made. 10 times better then the professional.

[img]http://************/169fgn7.jpg[/img]

Original design.

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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #44
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Well I think the current design certainly looks better than the original.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #45
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I think it looks a bit better than the Beetham tower and Eastgate in Manchester. Plus it has a spire too. But not as good as I had expected with all that hype.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #46
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The original was a stunner. This is just awful. The angles are all wrong, the views are going to be terrible compared to what they could've been. There's no soar factor. Its fat and ugly. I could go on.

Yes, uill be happy when it gets built, yes its not as bad as im making out, but is it worth 10 years of torture? No! Its rubbish. I might change my mind come newer renders but for now its such a flop.

Ohwell, least we have Pinnacle coming soon.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #47
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Must admit, I was expecting something a lot more "iconic" and distinctive. This just seems rather plain and underwhelming.

I mean... it looks okay - but considering the NINE YEAR wait, this should have been something spectacular. The height is pretty unremarkable too. It barely reaches 150m from that model. Manchester and Leeds will easily beat this. There can be no denying this is a disappointment.

Birmingham forumers, you have my sympathy.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #48
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The original was much better, kind of like a toned down, understated Taipei-101 (maybe!) but this is just another mediocre project for the so-called second city
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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #49
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Was that deign rejected by Dubai? It doesn't look that high quality to me...
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Old January 27th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #50
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Where will this be located in relation to other landmark towers? Are there any skyline renderings made yet?
No renderings yet but when the planning application for the tower is submitted, we should see some shots from long distance points to show the visual impact this tower will have on the surroundings and the city centre as a whole.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #51
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its a shame, the original tower was so much better. its a skyscraper still, but not as good as it could have been.
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We'll still have to see if this is the confirmed design to be submitted for planning. For all we know, this could have undergone yet another redesign.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #53
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The original design was totally unique, tall and striking actually. Such a long time ago......oh well
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Old January 28th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #54
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A nice building, if I was just glancing around at new proposals.. but this is meant to be the saviour of Birmingham's skyline contest and its a let down!

The original design of AC would of been magnificant, and unlike anything else in the UK, this is sub-standard to today's designs.. its generic and could of been designed for any plot in any city of the UK...

Such a pity..
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #55
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Tons of renderings and a video -

http://www.civicarts.com/civicarts.php (scroll down for the video)





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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #56
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The night time renders do look superb but I think it's just too short and too messy. It doesn't quite tower over Alpha in the video, something that the old design did best.
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What I can't understand is why it's taking them so long to reveal the official height.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #58
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What I can't understand is why it's taking them so long to reveal the official height.
It's a conspiracy! They won't reveal the height because they secretly intend to have it surpass the height of the Burj Dubai!

I do like this design though. It'll be a nice addition to Birmingham's skyline... although the colour of the cladding has a bit of a dated 70's look about it.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #59
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The base is hideous. Certainly not what we were promised. Tower design looks AMAZING. Height looks diddly squat.
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From what's being said in the UK forum, it sounds like the official height will be 499ft... 1ft short of being a skyscraper.
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