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Old January 22nd, 2007, 06:24 PM   #41
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Decent but not spectacular. Why does the City get more ambitious architecture than Canary Wharf? It should be the other way around since new towers in the City must be built on confined spaces, whereas in the Wharf, there are large, open sites.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 07:46 PM   #42
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Curious isn't it. It's almost as if just because it's a purpose built enviroment with little to no remaining visible history, it has to be sterile, and with every new development planned being sterile also. Why should it be modelled on the typical business park ethos? Maybe it isnt..

The City has tonnes of visible history, is more central....and has much more 'personality'. There is much more of sense that new architecture in the 'square mile' should be as bold and grand as what came before it. It seems as if the city is more open to variety of design when it comes to floorplates etc In maximising floorspace at Canary Wharf are they attempting to maximise their competitivity with the city?

This is all vague guesswork as I am no expert...pure novice...

One things for sure....Columbus would have done wonders for Canary Wharf...Just think what a very tall, tapering, 'spired' building would do.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #43
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One things for sure....Columbus would have done wonders for Canary Wharf...Just think what a very tall, tapering, 'spired' building would do.
Has the Columbus Tower been cancelled? Wasn't it supposed to be residential?
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:14 PM   #44
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hey LLoyd, I'd like some gum please, not that chinese stuff!!
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #45
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Posted by edennewstairs

an aerial posted today on skynews.com (giving a good impression of how HUGE the site is):

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Old April 10th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #46
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There are loads of lorries arrivin so far - really digging now.

I can count 10 trucks on site now, lined up waiting to be filled.
214m and 189m towers now underway in Canary Wharf

I'm sure pictures will follow in a few days.








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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #47
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In light of the tower towers starting I have made a new sketchup model for them:



Model here
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #48
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Excellent!
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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #49
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Canary Wharf has submitted a new planning applications for Riverside South (JPM...The new client brief?). They confirm works are underway on site.

"The occupational and technical requirements of large financial institutions necessitate modifications to the existing approved design, whilst retaining the original principles of the development. These changes neccessitate updating of the architectural design."

"Canary Wharf has commissioned Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners to revise the scheme".

"Total: 327,255 square meters (gross). The difference in are between the approved scheme and the new proposals arise largely as a result of increased plant area requirement which has increased by 36,420 sqm."

The tallest tower (RS1) is now 241.140 m AOD.

The new design:

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Height increase!!

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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #50
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Height is now 236m, this will be the tallest in Canary Wharf

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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #51
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Excuse me?

It's not the tallest.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #52
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How? It will not be the tallest AOD, as the ground 1cs is on is 3m higher, but it will be the tallest building.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #53
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I take it that has still got to be approved though? Looking at those pictures, seems like these buildings are gonna have quite a lot of detail going on. Think these have the pototential to be the best looking buildings on the estate.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #54
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Yes, they were approved, but they have been changed (The development now has over 3.5 million square feet) we believe this is for JPMorgan, who are now expected to be taking space here (though that has not been officialy announced). Onc they have planning permission, and if JPMorgan officialy announce their intentions, the Buildings can be classed as U/C, as work has already started
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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #55
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Will EH or Tower Hamlets Council oppose this now its gone back to planning? (its now taller than 1CS which is apparently a no-no)
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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #56
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I expect that, because 1CS is on slightly higher ground, it will still be seen by Tower Hamlets as the pinnacle of the cluster. I doubt EH would be able to do much concerning Canary Wharf. I'm not sure even Ruth Kelly would risk cancelling a tall building in the densest tall building cluster in the country.

Consultation period ends 30th April BTW.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #57
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Lets pray nobody opposes it (I think the chances are minimal as ppl already assume this scheme is underway) Fingers crossed though!
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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #58
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I think we'll be alright
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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #59
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I preferred the last design, which in turn I thought was inferior to the original design... Its slowly getting worse!

You'd like to think that with 'the competition' (i.e. The City) beginning to build such groundbreaking designs, Canary Wharf might at least attempt to match them in quality...
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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #60
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I think it looks a little fatter, but more interesting/detailed. Plus I like the fact that the heights are morevarying now.

Keep in mind these are rather poor renders.

Also keep in mind that the reason the changes were made is to make it more marketable. By doing this they have likely secured construction of the towers

Plus, we will finally have a skyscraper taller than One Canada Square in the estate.
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