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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:07 PM   #41
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Have you actually read the FULL article? the tower is still in for planning, and they are keeping the Foster scheme as a back up. Go to the UK forums and read the whole thing, aye? They will probably use the Foster scheme as a threat to the council/planners, as such a huge downgrade can't be good for the area. I know which one I would rather have.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:17 PM   #42
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Thanks to london lad for the full article:

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Simpson's tower in doubt

Developer Beetham may ditch architect Ian Simpson's designs for its skyscraper on the Thames and go back to plans by Foster and Partners.

By Vikki Miller

The apparent about-turn over the 68-storey residential tower comes amid speculation that it feels that Simpson's £500m residential tower will not receive planning permission.

Beetham intends to apply to Southwark council to revive the office scheme Foster designed for clients Sainsbury's and Stanhope. This won planning in 2002.

Beetham would be within its legal rights to drop plans for the residential tower, which has stalled in the planning process, and proceed with Foster's commercial scheme, as the permission lasts five years.

A company spokesperson said it wanted to make sure it could continue to use the original approval. He said: "Beetham is protecting the permission gained by Sainsbury's on its former headquarter site. Beetham will be amending its current application designed by Ian Simpson."

The move is an attempt to break the deadlock between Beetham and Southwark planners over the Simpson tower, which does not yet have a planning committee date, despite predictions it would be this month.

A source said planning officers were waiting for Simpson to radically rework the designs, and if it did then get consent a public inquiry would probably follow.

Beetham bought the site from Sainsbury's in November 2004 for £48m. Sainsbury's and Stanhope had earmarked the site for a19-storey Foster-designed 34,840 m2 office scheme.

Ian Simpson said: "This is just due diligence so as not to let the planning permission lapse. There is no chance of them building that scheme in my mind. They are also not looking to sell on the site. We are progressing the design and hope to have planning permission by the end of the year and start on site next year."

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I doubt we need to worry.

In my eyes this just gives more confirmation that London will have another 200m+ U/C in 2007, along with Leadenhall, Heron, and the Shard. And hopefully Bishopsgate.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:22 PM   #43
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Any renderings of the 2002 Fosters scheme ?
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:36 PM   #44
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Any renderings of the 2002 Fosters scheme ?
Here:



Not his best.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:43 PM   #45
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Thanks Newcaste, thats jogged my memory.

That is an awful building.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:44 PM   #47
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We need an 'iffy' subforum for London. Just imagine the amount of times I clicked on a London thread to little avail. As the world stands, June 2006, all of the projects mentioned at great length have not gone up! London must the biggest broadband waste ever! No kidding!
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:52 PM   #48
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Your little message above your avatar speaks truth
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:56 PM   #49
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Stay out of London threads Bikkel or you're brigged. You're not being funny or clever, you just enjoy pissing the UK forumers off and you have nothing useful to contribute.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 07:17 PM   #50
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Broadgate? The Willis building? Pan Peninsula?

I believe they started, unless of course it is some kind of mirage
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 07:56 PM   #51
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It's a striking design. The extrusion is really something and certainly not subtle in the slightest. But I am not sure about it... I can't imagine myself going "Wow!" when I see it.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 07:58 PM   #52
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remember me a little bit the under construction t1 tower in la defense
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