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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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LEEDS | La Lumiere | 171m | 54 fl | 112m | 32 fl | U/C

La Lumiere is a skyscraper development that is due to commence construction in early 2007 in Leeds, United Kingdom. It is a second phase to the redevelopment of a Royal Mail sorting office which has already seen a 65 m tall former Royal Mail office reclad to become apartments called West Central. The construction of Lumiere will comprise of two towers of a height of 54 storeys / 171 m and 32 storeys / 112 m both of which are to be clad in glass with the taller tower to be predominantly blue and the smaller tower to be of a reddish texture. The developer behind the project is KW Linfoot and the buildings designed by Ian Simpson will comprise of a mixture of apartments, offices, shops, cafes, restaurants and a Winter Garden. The building that is due to be complete by 2009 could potentially become the tallest building in the United Kingdom outside of London a whole 6 feet taller than the current tallest building Beetham Tower (including Beethhams 20m decorative fin on top of the building, which is not solid). On July 21 2006 it was made official that building of these towers would commence in 2007 after councillors gave the proposals approval for construction.










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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Lumiere
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=3178
http://www.lumiereaboveall.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...re/4950012.stm
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=345644

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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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Nice project.
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Old October 14th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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Can you post some other Leeds projects?
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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Some other projects:

Bridgewater place: 110m to roof/137m to spire: U/C



Providence tower: 120m: Approved



Criterion Place: 110m & 160m: Pre Planning





For more Criterion Place pics and info go here
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Old October 15th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #5
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Criterion Place is the one i like the most.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #6
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pic of launch from GothicForm / www.skyscrapernews.com
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #7
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I know this building La Lumiere (Leeds, UK) will start construction in March 2007 but when will that other amazing building Criterion Place start construction and what is the latest news on it?
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Old October 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #8
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Criterion Place is still in pre-planning, a lot of people believe that they are going to add some more height.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #9
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Great projects for a great city... My ancestral home, in fact
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Old October 15th, 2006, 05:16 PM   #10
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Fantastic project I can't wait to see such quality renders for Criterion Place too.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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Very nice, futuristic design - I like it.

And it's incredible to think towers of this size are being built in northern England.

Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #12
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great project that reflects a vibrant, modern, ambitious city.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #13
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Why the red London buses in the model... Are they lost?

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Old October 15th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #14
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The renderings look superb on the full sized pictures
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #15
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Creds for Rhinomatt on his opening post. Great renders!

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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #16
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Really nice project. I like the French name for added classiness!
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Old October 17th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #17
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Lumiere looks really good, hope criterion also gets the go ahead. Will make the skyline half decent.

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Nice to see all this action in the North!!!
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french design cant go wrong , its superb
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Old October 18th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #20
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Quote:
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french design cant go wrong , its superb
Pourquoi merci mon ami franšais ! il aidera Ó ajouter un peu de culture franšaise dans notre ville.
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