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Old August 17th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #381
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How bout they change the name .. its too reminiscent of "I think I just Sharted??" .. a mix of trying to fart but instead you push too hard and think you shat yoursef ... sharted!
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #382
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anyway, hope the shard really pushes through, it'll be truly amazing to have a new tall landmark for London and Britain as a whole.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #383
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Fair point but on the other hand, whether it's here or in other threads, very often someone comes up witht this reprimanding "warning": it's off the subject!
OK but every now and then, a debate seems to pop up about this or that and I think it's a damn shame to just cut it short because "this is not the right thread for it!" Well I'm sorry, but especially in the case of this particular thread (that damn tower it taking forever to even be approved), I think and say it's quite a change to have something else to type or read than 'great tower!', 'will it get built (one day before I die _ I should add)?'

SO!

After living 5 years in the South West of London, I can confirm that not everyone in London dwells in a castle indeed; yes London is a somewhat modern metropol where high rises have a right to exist; but, in my humble opinion, London is also an architectural mess where it is very possible to find lined up in one street next to each other... a beauty from the Victorian ages, a piece of modern genius (Swiss RE for ex) and a lousy dirty smelly kebab shop.
Although of course there are distinct neighborhoods and districts with different specificities each , this multiculturalism, multi ethny, multi-whatever you want, is what quite a few people love about London. It's a great place to live in for many reasons... but I think it's messy; and the skyline translates it quite well I believe. That's my opinion.

I'm sure the Londoners will have a couple of scathing words for me after this message but I do hope it enlightens slightly the person who seemed to think earlier in that thread that London was only a bunch of red brick cottages with Buckingham in the middle.

Good night people!
I agree with you on pretty much everything you said.

It is hard though to have to explain the same thing over and over again all the time, why London isn't just a lowrise city. It seems there are always those who don't get the memo!

About London being messy and, well, chaotic. That is one of the reasons it is such a great city. You can stand in a part of London and see everything from a small cafe, to a very old quaint church, to a 1970's International style tower, to a soaring, elegant, futuristic skyscraper. The city is all over the place. And that is what people love about it

(Oh, and the Shard IS approved, and demolition is starting)
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Old August 17th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #384
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(Oh, and the Shard IS approved, and demolition is starting)
Half right.

Shard is approved.

Demolition of Southwark Towers will start after the current occupants have moved out.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #385
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Half right.

Shard is approved.

Demolition of Southwark Towers will start after the current occupants have moved out.
I was reffering to the crane starting to be erected on site, and the scaffolding that recently started climbing the building
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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #386
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so we are still waiting for people to move out.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #387
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I thought demolision had started! Now your saying its only just starting ?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #388
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Time to start doing something
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Old August 18th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #389
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To clarify, they're preparing to start demolition - scaffolding is going up, and windows are being boarded up. The building is about 90% empty now. The last few occupants will be gone in a few weeks, then proper demolition will start.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #390
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so its going to be a while then.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #391
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so its going to be a while then.
We've been waiting for this for years. A few weeks is NOT a while.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #392
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suppose your right then , lets hope its worth the wait.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #393
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stunning!
I believe china bank building in HongKong is stunning too
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Old August 19th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #394
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pictures please when demolition starts.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #395
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Isn't here anyone with pictures from the demolition?
Would be nice to see, how such a huge building will demolish.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #396
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Cranes Rising, from GazKinz in the UK forum



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Old August 20th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #397
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The Southwark Towers actually look decent in those photos, especially with the reflective glass.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #398
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I agree. I think Southwark Towers aren't as bad as most people make out, and there are far worse looking buildings nearby. It's a shame they couldn't replace Guys instead. But still, demolition should be interesting once it finally begins.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #399
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I think the NHS have a lot more to be worrying about really than how one of their hospitals looks on the skyline...and I don't think the public would be pleased to pay for it's demolition and replacement (or reclad)
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Old August 20th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #400
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According to Gunners in the UK Forum, the crane is now above Southwark Towers, ready to take it down

It's funny, the last people aren't even out of the building yet. Shows how eager the consortium are to get this going IMO
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