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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Popularchitecture Concept Tower | Tower Hamlets | 1500m | 500 fl | Vision

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Published 13 February 2007 at 11:39
Popularchitecture dreams up mile-high skyscraper for London – images



These are the first pictures of an extraordinary concept scheme for a mammoth mile-high tower in London capable of housing more than 100,000 people.

Drawn up by Popularchitecture, the giant skyscraper would be three times larger than anything ever built in the capital and would create 12 new ‘villages’ in the sky.

As well as homes, the 1,500m-tall tower has also been designed to contain all the infrastructure needed for such a large population, including schools, hospitals, shops and pubs.

At the centre of the structure would be a ‘vast internal void’ lit by circular openings every 20 storeys. Each of these ‘holes’ would be used as either public squares or for specialist activities such as ice skating, botanic gardens or swimming pools.

Practice founder Tom Teatum admits the scheme’s scale is verging on ‘almost unbelievable proportions’ but insists there are developers who are interested, ‘in particular because of minimal land value in relation to accommodation’.

He said: ‘Occupying a scale far beyond anything that currently exists in London, the tower would allow the city’s population to expand without significant impact to the architectural fabric on the ground.’

The practice also envisages the possibility that a whole series of the towers could be built.










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My vision for the future, but right now might not be the time to suggest such things...not in London anyway...how about along the Thames corridor
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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A glimpse of the 22nd century, perhaps...
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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Good lord, they've crushed a load of 1930's semi's - those evil, greedy developers
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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Inevitable and I wish London would grasp the oppurtunity to push us forward rather than us sat around waiting for the far east to come up with City solutions like we used to do 2 centuries ago! Zone 2 would be an ideal place to build them and I forsee such buildings overlooking the green belt, providing a decent marker for the City rather than the ever-creeping sprawl that fuzzes and allows its spread.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #6
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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Can we post this in the world forum, just to annoy the Paris forumers and Moscow ones?

Shame this would never go ahead... yet...
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #8
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I'd love to hear Ruth's comment
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #9
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They'll get through a lot of footballs and over enthusiastic goal keepers looking at this pic.

Seriously though, they look really tacky and ugly...did IKEA design these?
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It won't happen yet, but it should.

As Potto says, London should see this as an opportunity to push forward before anyone else.

Although they could/should be better looking than this one.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #14
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What about Japans serious Tokyo proposal. The Island tower...whats it called
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do u mean that pyramid shaped one?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #17
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YEs....the cone shaped thing in Tokyo bay..and what happened to Hong Kongs version?
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Nice idea, but the buildings look lame, like something from Teletubby Land. I'd also prefer to see something like this near Canary Wharf, not in the city proper. Just don't think they'd fit in.
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Only one thing comes to mind when I look at this - idiotic.
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