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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #901
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the height limit for the london skyscrapers is?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #902
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the height limit for the london skyscrapers is?
330m (City and Southwark)
235m (Canary Wharf)
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #903
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I keep thinking what'd "Demo" stand for... I was thinking they demolition the London Bridge Tower building LOL! I think the word EXCA is much better (stand for Excavation)
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #904
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330m (City and Southwark)
235m (Canary Wharf)
Wasn't Bishopsgate Tower downscaled from above 300m to 288m (I think that's it) because of height limits in the City?
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #905
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I keep thinking what'd "Demo" stand for... I was thinking they demolition the London Bridge Tower building LOL! I think the word EXCA is much better (stand for Excavation)
they've to demolish a building before they can start construction of the Bridge Tower, so DEMO
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Old July 26th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #906
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Wasn't Bishopsgate Tower downscaled from above 300m to 288m (I think that's it) because of height limits in the City?
Yes. It was 307m originally, but scaled down because of the Civil Aviation Authority. Basically, the height limit is 330m - but this includes the crane heights during construction, so the actual practical limit is around 288m.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #907
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Wasn't Bishopsgate Tower downscaled from above 300m to 288m (I think that's it) because of height limits in the City?
English Heritage also complained, as they do about fricking everything beautiful and new in London because it 'destroys' the ''beautiful cherished Heritage''

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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #908
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Get with the times, London!

Or more appropriately, grow up!
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Old July 26th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #909
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Yes. It was 307m originally, but scaled down because of the Civil Aviation Authority. Basically, the height limit is 330m - but this includes the crane heights during construction, so the actual practical limit is around 288m.
So the 235m limit for CW which you mentioned, excludes crane height then presumably?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #910
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http://www.contractjournal.com/Artic...als-costs.html

Shard builder pins down materials costs

07:00 30 Jul 2008

By Roxanne Millar

Developers of the £2bn Shard skyscraper in central London are confident they can keep costs on budget despite soaring material prices.

The forward-purchase of major basic materials, including glass and steel, has been locked down while the main contract with Mace is close to completion.

Mace is negotiating a fixed-price contract to build the 310m tower and has been told to keep costs to around £300m.

London Bridge Quarter Project managing director Bernard Ainsworth declined to detail prices of materials already purchased, but the steel package is thought to be worth £30m alone.

He said: "The prices will emerge as contractors are appointed.

"The key so far has been forward-buying those basic materials and we are very pleased with the prices and are in the process of fixing them."

Development director Hamish McKenzie said the credit crunch was having no impact on selling space in the building, with a major lease for seven office floors already signed by Transport for London.

He said: "If you start a 13-year project like this thinking you will have a good market the whole time, then you are deluding yourself.

"We hope that as the building starts coming out of the ground next year, the property market will also."

Early indications suggest luxury apartments in the building will be snapped up fast, with six callers a week inquiring about their price - yet to be fixed.

Work on site is currently limited to careful demolition of Southwark Towers, which is dropping at a rate of one floor a week.

Piling works are expected to begin in January 2009 and be completed in September 2009, while above ground works are scheduled to start in the second quarter of next year.

Shard contractors

* Management - Mace
* Demolition - Keltbray
* Steel - Corus/CBUK
* Piling - Stent
* Facades - Scheldebouw
* Lifts - Kone
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #911
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So the 235m limit for CW which you mentioned, excludes crane height then presumably?
Not sure, to be honest. But either way, there will never be a supertall in Canary Wharf.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #912
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Does the height limit have anything to do with the vicinity of London City Airport?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #913
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so is canary wharf the limit over there then ?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #914
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^canary wharf is an area not a building, 1 canada square is the tallest building in canary wharf and no building will go bigger.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #915
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...no building will go bigger in Canary Wharf
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Old July 30th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #916
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Riverside South is taller. When Crossrail is complete in 9 years time, London City Airport is likely to shrink in size and change air paths, meaning much taller buildings in Canary Wharf will be possible. That theory is certainly possible. And the height limit for the Wharf is 240m.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #917
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Riverside South is taller. When Crossrail is complete in 9 years time, London City Airport is likely to shrink in size and change air paths, meaning much taller buildings in Canary Wharf will be possible. That theory is certainly possible. And the height limit for the Wharf is 240m.
You're completely wrong. City Airport is set for massive expansion. The flightpaths won't be changed anytime soon. There won't be a supertall in Canary Wharf for decades, if ever. Now let's get back on topic please.
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any recent pics of the demolition please ?
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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:55 PM   #919
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330m (City and Southwark)
235m (Canary Wharf)
I though there is no height limit. Why is that so?
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I though there is no height limit. Why is that so?
Because of City Airport to the east.





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