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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #101
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http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...za_01_03-1.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...lRes_02_03.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o..._TowerView.jpg

Thats the full set.

The Concrete is actually a natural stone cladding. you cant see it at this res.
The Screens st off the scheme in my opinion, the way they wrap around teh podium looks cool...
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #102
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THANKS!

That's the one. Stunning.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #103
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #104
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Cladding detail (natural stone, glass + overcladding)

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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #105
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It definately looks better from some angles but the mixture of cladding looks terrible. Wooden curtains?! and full stone sides.. This is just wrong in my book...
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #106
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cottonopolis sorry, but the screens are metal. copper and bronze in colour.

Its a mix of all materials the curtain wall glazing is standard on nearly all skyscrapers, the sun shade screens are interesting to me as I have not seen them done in this way before.

I dont think the stone cladding looks that bad, its certainly different to the Tetris Glass blocks that are popping up
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #107
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Just to remind forumers of the masterplan within which this tower will sit and which has determined its basic form.

Ariel view of Greengate masterplan


3d view of Greengate masterplan (looking towards the city centre)


New public realm within Greengate (this tower fronts onto the largest space)
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:28 PM   #108
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I didnt mean wood in a literal sense - they jut look like wooden storm windows - not something I think looks well on a tower.

I´ve been mistaken before about developments going by the renders but this one reallly makes me nervous..
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #109
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As long as it actually looks like stone then this might be very impressive, this is near skyline central judging by that render, no???
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #110
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This one sits opposite Tempus tower. Both materials and design of this one look top class to me. Not many modern buildings, let alone skyscrapers feature natural stone cladding. Notice the reinstated, original Market Square at the base of the towers, effectively forming the epicentre of the entire district.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #111
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how does the railway/former exchange station fit into all this?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #112
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I just hope BSC do this one properly... we don't want another WW1 re-enactment like at the Sarah Tower site!!
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how does the railway/former exchange station fit into all this?
That's a seperate site with its own tower proposals. Currently there is an outline planning permission with Salford City Council.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:56 PM   #114
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You can see the (outline) Exchange Station proposals and public realm on the masterplan images I posted above.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #115
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I really really really really like this.
Its got a 60s feel to it and those of you familiar with Brasilia/ Oscar Neimeyer will know what i mean.
For gods sake even the public realm and ground floor/ entrance area looks good - liking the Moore-esque sculpture.
Please God - let this be built in my lifetime.
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I really really really really really like this. It looks so cool in a man from Del Monte kind of way. If this were a garment, it would be Roger Moore's slacks! How can you not love something so stylishly going against the grain of the current zeitgeist? Who wants everything to be stripey glass, assymetric windows and blocky bits? This is fab.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 12:51 AM   #117
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Sorry, I probably wasn't overly clear, I meant about the fact that there's a victorian? viaduct going slap bang through the developments, is it going to get tarted up nicely or some underpinning arrangement to replace it?
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Old December 8th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #118
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Wow, yes, that's the spot. Love the detail. Thanks Karl.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #119
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Riot, how can i get a link on your site???

www.shove-media.com.

would be great if we could. cool site by the way
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Old December 8th, 2006, 01:13 AM   #120
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Oh yes. Wow. Love it.



Thanks Karl.
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