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Old April 9th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #1341
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Lloyds is actually awesome. but swiss re and the gla efficient yes...aesthetics
There's also the London Eye, Millennium Dome (O2), the new Wembley, Heathrow T5, and hundreds of lesser buildings. London has been a forest of construction cranes for the last decade. Millions of square metres of new commercial and residential buildings have been constructed, many of them designed by the world's leading architects. That's why it sounds bizarre and ignorant to claim that "finally the English are building something new". We've been through a massive construction boom, and have probably added more recognisable and iconic buildings in the last decade than any other city in the Western world.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #1342
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I honestly don't get to much word about the smaller things. I'm actually doing a materials study on the laban dance academy for a project in building "affect". its just, I don't know, the ones I always get word of are the major projects and it always seem that FOA just kills London lol
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #1343
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^ But the projects I've mentioned are huge and high profile. The London Eye has been one of the most successful and high profile additions to any city in the world in the last decade. The Millennium Dome/O2 is gigantic (365m diameter, 1147m circumference) and imo architecturally stunning. The new Wembley is the largest and most hi-tech football stadium in the world and has an instantly recognisable and iconic arch that can be seen across London. It's the most famous stadium in the world's largest sport. HT5 was the largest construction project in Europe until its completion last year. The interior space is gigantic and impressive. An equally large terminal is now under construction at the other end of Heathrow. There's also the fabulous restored/expanded St Pancras (the new home of the Eurostar), Tate Modern, British Museum Great Court, etc which are seen by millions of visitors every year (the attendence figures of the Tate and BM are among the highest of any museums/galleries in the world). Europe's largest urban shopping mall has just opened, and another one of equal scale is already at an advanced stage of construction. And of course there are lots of skyscrapers either recently built, UC, or soon to commence. The 2012 Olympics are also coming. London's had loads of large and high-profile projects in recent years.That's why your statement that "England finally builds something new" is a tad ridiculous....

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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #1344
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^ But the projects I've mentioned are huge and high profile. The London Eye has been one of the most successful and high profile additions to any city in the world in the last decade. The Millennium Dome/O2 is gigantic (365m diameter, 1147m circumference) and imo architecturally stunning. The new Wembley is the largest and most hi-tech football stadium in the world and has an instantly recognisable and iconic arch that can be seen across London. It's the most famous stadium in the world's largest sport. HT5 was the largest construction project in Europe until its completion last year. The interior space is gigantic. There's also the new fabulous new St Pancras, Tate Modern, British Museum Great Court, etc which are seen by millions of visitors every year. Europe's largest urban shopping mall has just opened and another one of equal scale is already at an advanced stage of construction. London's had loads of large and high-profile projects in recent years....

Leave it......let him live happily in his ignorance...remember he's American, and to the 70-80% of Americans, who have no passport, the world dosent really exist beyond their borders.


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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #1345
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Ignorance is exactly why I'm about to graduate a top ranked architecture school and why I can look at project and critique it for the space it creates in the urban environment. I actually disagree with A LOT of American architecture and I do look beyond the borders because we are cheap and even though we have a sense of design, we don't want to pay for it, thus left with ugly boxes.

Anyways, Langur have you seen Zaha's rendering for the olympics (I think its the pool complex but not sure)? I just saw it today in the new A.D. and one can only hope that gets built. I haven't seen the stadium but I heard it was sorta normal with some weird twist in the design or structure...pretty unclear about it all
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Old April 10th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #1346
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Ignorance is exactly why I'm about to graduate a top ranked architecture school
You obviously have a lot to learn.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #1347
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C'mon guys, there's no need to get personal.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #1348
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I'm glad that London's gonna get this awesome tower
And | don't know why| I really like it's name - ''The Shard''
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:14 AM   #1349
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There's also the London Eye, Millennium Dome (O2), the new Wembley, Heathrow T5, and hundreds of lesser buildings. London has been a forest of construction cranes for the last decade. Millions of square metres of new commercial and residential buildings have been constructed, many of them designed by the world's leading architects. That's why it sounds bizarre and ignorant to claim that "finally the English are building something new". We've been through a massive construction boom, and have probably added more recognisable and iconic buildings in the last decade than any other city in the Western world.
Wow I was in Heathrow T5 last week and I loved it. I arrived at T3 and bussed to T5. I like the structure with huge arms.

Sucked because I only stayerd at Heathrow on the way to Paris
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Old April 11th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #1350
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dis looks like the Ryugyong Hotel.
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dis looks like the Ryugyong Hotel.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #1352
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but dis building is quality...
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Anyways, Langur have you seen Zaha's rendering for the olympics (I think its the pool complex but not sure)? I just saw it today in the new A.D. and one can only hope that gets built. I haven't seen the stadium but I heard it was sorta normal with some weird twist in the design or structure...pretty unclear about it all
You should check out the UK section of SSC, tonnes of threads on smaller projects, the Olympics, construcion pics etc etc.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1354
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1355
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but dis building is quality...
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This building looks great imo
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Old April 13th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #1356
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dis looks like the Ryugyong Hotel.
Not really. It doesn't have the funny round flying saucer at the top.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #1357
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No this tower is blatantly a copy of Tower of Russia.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #1358
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No this tower is blatantly a copy of Tower of Russia.
Russia tower is descendent or ryugyong, shard is descendent of beauty itself.
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Actually, Russia Tower is a copy of this. This was proposed first.
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Wonderful. I love London!
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