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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #761
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here's an unmolested version of that broadgate at night image

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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #762
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Not much has happened since the last set of photos but here's mine from yesterday. The low rise is now at full height, isn't it?

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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #763
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Not much has happened since the last set of photos but here's mine from yesterday. The low rise is now at full height, isn't it?

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Whats the building U/C in the foreground & what was on the site before?? Wasn't there a quite nice Victorian building that used to be there??
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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #764
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It was an old market building, I remember it being quite art deco. But hey, the City's expanding so it gets replaced by another grey block of glass. To the left of this photo is another group of Victorian houses which look like they are ready to be pulled down and the glass hunk behind it ready to take it over.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #765
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I love the sharp lines on the exposed steel where the protective cover has been taken off (4th photo down). An exciting addition to the city for me this. Great set of snaps DarJoLe.

London Lad. There used to be some sort of low quality art deco-ish warehouse-ish building that was empty on that spot. The replacement looks dull, alas. Although I've only seen the picture on the hoarding.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #766
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Yeah that sounds vaguely familar- Shame The character of Spitalfields is slowly being taken over by corporate glass blocks. Where was EH when it was needed. The City & Hammerson own large amounts of land to the north of here & have plans for large scale redevelopment.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #767
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #768
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The low rise is now at full height, isn't it?
Actually, I'd call it midrise. It will be almost 65m.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #769
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Shame The character of Spitalfields is slowly being taken over by corporate glass blocks.
Most old buildings in Spitafields are listed arenīt they? I mean just look at the second pic in DarJoLeīs post, surely such buildings would never be demolished?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #770
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surely such buildings would never be demolished?
I believe Hammerson have been buying up this land to turn into offices.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 04:06 PM   #771
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To turn those old buildings into offices i hope.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #772
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To turn those old buildings into offices i hope.
Haha we'd be lucky.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #773
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #774
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #775
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at first sight, yes, the mid-rise has topped out.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #776
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Haha we'd be lucky.
Seriously, are buildings that old and beatiful without any kind of protection from demolition?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #777
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the thing isl looking mighty big on the skyline......... thanks for the photos
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #778
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It was an old market building, I remember it being quite art deco.
Yes it was, but as you can see from my picture below (taken in Nov 2005) it was budget art-deco, I'm all for saving old buildings but I'm not sorry to see this go, although it's no excuse for the piss poor development that will replace it.



When you talk about the group of Victorian buildings that look like they are going to be pulled down I assume you're taking about the building on the left of the picture below, it's called St. Botolph's hall and is undergoing a renovation.



The Hammerson site if I'm thinking of the right one is where Commerical Street meets Shoreditch High Street, it's all derelict and from what I've read two of the warehouses are listed and so must be retained. I doubt developers will be allowed to pull down those early Georgian house on Folgate Street (the second of DarJoLe's pictures), anyway a good deal of these are residential.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #779
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Here are my updates from the weekend.

First one is from Commercial Street, I imagine these derelict Victorian buildings are part of the Hammerson site.



From Shoreditch High Street.



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A close up of the claddding on 201 Bishopsgate. The cladding is great, I said it before but I'm very impressed, very light and sleak.



I got the next two today on my lunch break today, please excuse the low quality, I don't have the resolution I need.





I don't think the impact is too negative. It appear behind the dome of St. Paul's from the part of Waterloo Bridge that is above the South Bank and this view is only visible because the trees along the South Bank have been cut back, they'll grow back by the summer. For most of the bridge it appears behind Moorhouse like in the last picture taken roughly halfway across the bridge, furthermore the cladding will help reduce it's impact. I'm sure not everyone will agree with me but that the way I see it.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #780
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I can't help but notice that all the promotional pictures and renders for this tower show in now way the impact from the side and how wide it is. This is going to have an absolutly huge impact on the skyline from certain angles, and there will be some people thinking 'what have we done'? Not me though, I love it.
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