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Old November 25th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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BIRMINGHAM | Snow Hill | 138m | 43 fl | On hold

This in fact two towers for a site adjacent to Snow Hill Station. The taller tower will house the 300 apartments and the shorter tower will house the hotel. The hotel operator has not been announced but is believed to be a 5* - the first 5* for Birmingham.

The tower will not be the tallest in Birmingham but will be the second tallest when completed excluding all other proposals for Birmingham.

The towers are part of a larger redevelopment scheme at Snow Hill which will see high quality offices and will effectively regenerate the entire area.

The towers are connected by a bridge which will house restuarants and cafes. A set of stairs will be located underneath the bridge which will allow visitors to walk from street level to the public open space behind the towers or the new tram station which will be there. The gradient of the site is steep but the development will be flat so the building's entrance will be above street level.

Construction will begin once the roads have been reconfigured.
Location: Snow Hill, Birmingham
Scheme Size: 1.1m sqft
Buildings:
-12 fl (57m)
-15 fl (75m)
-23 fl (84m)
-44 fl (137m)
Use:
- Building 1 & 2 Office
- Residential Tower 44fl
- Hotel Tower 23fl
Cost: $800m
Completion: 2010
Developer: Ballymore
Tower Architect: Glenn Howells Associates
Completion: 2010

Website: http://www.snowhillbirmingham.co.uk/

Construction Webcam: http://ballymore-snowhill.remotemanager.co.uk

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Map of site (The towers are at Building 3 on the left of the map):


Images of models:





Models of towers in respect to area:





Models of apartments:




Website:
Hotelatsnowhill.com
Skyscrapernews.com - WARNING: Has the old renders on there.

Planning application to be submitted soon.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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nice project, looking good.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention that the reason why the height is estimated is because the top floor will have plants in and it is still being discussed how high the ceiling needs to be.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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I don't like the shorter tower. It seems to reduce the 'soar factor' of its taller companion.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #5
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Very nice.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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The shorter tower compliments the bigger tower by making it look dominant but the taller tower looks like it's looking out for it's smaller brother, it's kinda like a Danny Devito/Arnorld Scharznegger combo. Nice project for Birmingham UK, not Alabama USA to those who thought this was.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #7
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Great additions to a great city!!
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Old November 26th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #8
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They look great! The cladding reminds me of the Fanying tower going up in Chongqing, and the base looks like that of the Freedom Tower.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #9
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I actually like them. Is that steel on the facade? If so I am guessing it will probably have a beautiful orange tint at sunset.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #10
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great additions.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #11
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Rather simple design, but I like it.
The smaller tower looks indeed a bit to tall in the pic wjfox2002 posted, but I thinks it's mainly because of the perspective. In the other pics the height seems just right.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #12
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Cool towers, I like the forms.. but they aren't a bit alone??
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Cool towers, I like the forms.. but they aren't a bit alone??
Nope, on the skyline they will fit in perfectly. There are plans for other towers of a similar height or taller in Birmingham. There is space over the road which is probably going to see another tower and there are proposals on the other side of the road for something to compliment the shorter tower. It will become a canyon of some form there.
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I actually like them. Is that steel on the facade? If so I am guessing it will probably have a beautiful orange tint at sunset.
Not sure what exact type of metal it is but will certainly be metal. The original design we first saw looked like concrete and was darker.

The initial designs had what looked like plastic cladding in black and white - not very nice
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I hope it is steel. I mean who knows, it could have a beautiful sunset appearance like this:

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I hope it is steel. I mean who knows, it could have a beautiful sunset appearance like this:

If only Birmingham got sunsets like that... I wish
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Old January 25th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #17
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this post seems nice .
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It seems construction may start even earlier now. It is possible construction could begin in Spring 2007 and not July/ August which is great!
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Great looking tower, very sleek. Needs more cowbell!
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Can't wait to see this start rising, one of the best proposals around in teh UK atm.
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