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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #121
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The current 122 isn't even close to being an eyesore.

If this building makes you feel sick I wonder how you make it down the average London street without clawing your eyes out?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #122
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In fact the current 122 Leadenhall Street would have been very close to being listed if it had been around for another five years or so.

Remember it was completed in 1969 - at the time it was considered an extremely sophisticated glass walled building.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #123
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Thanks London Angel.

I do not think this is an eyesore. Brown suits the City
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #124
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In fact the current 122 Leadenhall Street would have been very close to being listed if it had been around for another five years or so.


It must be an attractive building then.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #125
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The rescission of City Walkway at 122 Leadenhall is going before the Planning Committee next Tuesday. http://www.minutes.org.uk/cgi-bin/cg...7544,0,00,00,N

This rescission is to enable the redevelopment of 122 Leadenhall Street to be constructed.

Report summarized herebelow with some extracts.

"The developer now wishes to proceed with the redevelopment of 122 Leadenhall Street that was approved on the 26 October 2004 and seeks to discontinue the City Walkway within the site so that demolition may proceed."

"The City Walkway has provided emergency escape facilities for 140-144 Leadenhall Street and 4 Crosby Court. Alternative facilities are currently being constructed for the Leadenhall Street properties and are programmed to be completed by 16 January 2007. 4 Crosby Court forms part of the Bishopsgate Tower redevelopment and the building has been vacated, pending demolition."

"The owners of 122 Leadenhall Street are seeking to commence demolition of the existing building to facilitate the implementation of their redevelopment. This needs a resolution by your Committee to rescind the original resolution ... Accordingly, I recommend that your Committee resolve to rescind the 19 November 1981 resolution, as varied on 10 October 1996, to take effect from 31 January 2007. "
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #126
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If we read between the lines here, does this mean that British Land are now 100% going to develop the new 225m tower? I thought the decision was going to come in Q2?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #127
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I didn't understand a word of what Jef posted. Who do they think reads that stuff? The Queen?

If i've got my mustache right, the bridge at the future Bishopsgate tower will demolished, which is good, because there was concerns about this. And, 122 will go up, without a doubt?

Thanks for the info Jef
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Old January 11th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #128
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The current 122 isn't even close to being an eyesore.

If this building makes you feel sick I wonder how you make it down the average London street without clawing your eyes out?
Well, thats my opinion, and I'm sticking to it I don't have any attraction to blocky buildings like that that do nothing at streetlevel. I'm very happy that this category of building is slowly being eliminated from London.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #129
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Well, thats my opinion, and I'm sticking to it I don't have any attraction to blocky buildings like that that do nothing at streetlevel. I'm very happy that this category of building is slowly being eliminated from London.
I agree, I walk past it everyday and it is hideous at street level. The sooner it is gone, the better.

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Old January 11th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #130
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I hope they paint the hoardings the standard BL blue, they look a bit ghastly at the moment
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Old January 11th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #131
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im sure theyl probably use them as an advertising too for prospective tenants of the new 122 leadenhall
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #132
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How long ago did they refurbish the lobby area. Inside it looks very cosy-don't matter much now, next week they will be trashing it
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #133
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It's good to see positive images emerging for this project.

Nice work Sy.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #134
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awwwh, leave the old 122 Leadenhall Street alone. I quite liked it in a brown blocky sense. Alright, it maximised its floor space and didn't give out much to the public realm (not that it needed to on the doorstep of St Helens Plaza). Goes to show how planning priorities have changed, the new building will have 2-3 levels of public space and a big old 2-3 storey atrium opening up much more space to the public and connecting with the current plaza. Will be very, very cool! You don't often hear Jimbo saying that, but this project is the bollocks.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #135
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What are you? American? It's the muts nuts! The dog's dangley bits! The real McCoy! Not the bollocks (They say that on the otherside of the pond by nicking our phrase and saying it a bit of a crap way!)
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Old January 11th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #136
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For some reason I can't picture/hear an American saying "bollocks".
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Old January 11th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #137
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Old January 11th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #138
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What are you? American? It's the muts nuts! The dog's dangley bits! The real McCoy! Not the bollocks (They say that on the otherside of the pond by nicking our phrase and saying it a bit of a crap way!)
Eddie Izzard once did a sketch on this issue. If something is rubbish or crap, then its 'bollocks', purely in a negative sense. If its good, then its 'the bollocks' or the 'dog's bollocks', which frankly means its all good. Go figure. I may adopt Sy's saying, that's a new one on me.

Any ideas on the etymology anyone?

apologies for the tangent. Go 122 Leaders!

p.s. wild@heart. you need to watch Buffy. The blond vampire with a strange fake english accent often used our good old 'bollocks' when he was vexed, usually as a result of the eponymous blonde heroine.

n.b. Jimbo now go bed in embarrassed admission of geekdom. Vampire was called Spike.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #139
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p.s. wild@heart. you need to watch Buffy. The blond vampire with a strange fake english accent often used our good old 'bollocks' when he was vexed, usually as a result of the eponymous blonde heroine.
am i alone in thinking james marsters based his portrayal on billy idol who has a genuine fake english accent?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #140
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who are demolishing this one by the way?
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