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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #21
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Simply magnificent!!!!...Got updates?!?!?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #22
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Got updates?!?!?
See the first post of this thread. Demolition in July/August 2007, construction in 2008.

This is the current building on site -





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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #23
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Hello!

That are great pictures of the London Bridge Tower.

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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #24
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this is a sexy ass building man.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #25
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Holy shite! Best proposal I've seen in a looong time. Congrats, foggy London town.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #26
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thanx wjfox...wow just look at the difference between this ugly looking building with the beautiful new building...Wonderful news!!!
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #27
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Well, I can't believe it's taken so long just to reach this stage. The delay has been ludicrous.
What would you call Arena Central's delay then?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #28
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It will set a new standard for highrise architecture in Europe. Can't believe work is actually going to start in 7 months time.
I hope for that new standard together with you!
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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #29
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Will both scrapers be pulled down, or just the other one?

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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #30
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wooooo!!!! nice !
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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #31
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Of of the large three Southwark towers will go to my knowledge - the maroon one for LBT and the grey coloured one for the "Baby Shard". Guy's Hospital (the tallest in the world) will stay however.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #32
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Of of the large three Southwark towers will go to my knowledge - the maroon one for LBT and the grey coloured one for the "Baby Shard". Guy's Hospital (the tallest in the world) will stay however.
Correct, although as far as I'm aware its not that London Bridge House will be coming down at the same time as Southwark Towers or anything. Peversely Guy's is by far the ugliest of the three, but being a public hospital isn't going to be changing anytime soon. Please god they find concrete cancer in it and need to demolish it... It may the tallest hospital in the world, but its also got to be the ugliest.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #33
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Well my sister (who is now 33) was born there so I'd rather it wasn't destroyed.

A bit of a touch up could do wonders.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 02:45 AM   #34
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Well my sister (who is now 33) was born there so I'd rather it wasn't destroyed.

A bit of a touch up could do wonders.
Maybe a decent reclad a la Stock Exchange Tower, but I'm sure this is beyond the public purse. Even with a reclad there's the weird concrete 'head' bit at the top... I have no idea how this could be hidden. Perhaps if anything a slight height increase combined with a glass and steel reclad to hide the monstrous concrete and scary camel-head crown.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #35
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can i have a cup of tea
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #36
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A statement tower for London. However, why havent they built it in the City, to form a skyscraper cluster, instead of spreading the tall towers across the city?
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:22 PM   #37
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A statement tower for London. However, why havent they built it in the City, to form a skyscraper cluster, instead of spreading the tall towers across the city?
It is pretty close, being just on the opposite bank of the Thames, and its joining a mini-cluster of three (one of which its replacing). More to the point I think its better placed more independently than as a part of a dense cluster as it makes its statement better this way. London already has towers pretty randomly dotted about anyway, its not got a cohesive skyline like Paris or Frankfurt.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #38
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Old December 13th, 2006, 01:08 AM   #39
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Old December 13th, 2006, 01:12 AM   #40
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I love this building but another year before construction begins. This is taking longer than the Freedom Tower it seems. It will be great though when it's finally finished.
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