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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:46 AM   #41
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Now It looks like those things that we use to name "Tower".. Previously It seems.. well, I prefer not to say it
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:11 AM   #42
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Yeah..what's all of this actually about? Some re-cladding of a crappy old building?? Won't make much change..
If you're referring to the cranes below, there are several huge projects going on nearby at the moment. A number of large 'groundscrapers' to replace the concrete 60's buildings around St Paul's Cathedral. Both these - and the Stock Exchange reclad - will make a huge difference.


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Old June 27th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #43
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Old June 27th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #44
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The new cladding looks great!
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #45
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Old July 18th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #46
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I love the cladding. Very slick. Much better than that on Moorhouse and Citypoint.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #47
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im liking the progress
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #48
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Wonderful makeover! Beauty of London really suffered with low-quality modernist blocks built up through about 1980. Hopefully they can do something similar to the other eyesores...Tower 42, Barbican, etc.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #49
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Make-over of the decade for sure!

Thanks for the recent pics wj.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #50
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Wonderful makeover! Beauty of London really suffered with low-quality modernist blocks built up through about 1980. Hopefully they can do something similar to the other eyesores...Tower 42, Barbican, etc.
Are you nuts? T42 looks fine the way it is, maybe to you only, perhaps one of the finest highrises in the financial city quarter plus its already gone through a bit of a spruce if memory serves correct. The Barbican does need renovation to the exterior, you'll find the 60s did more harm than the 80s.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #51
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Lol. Tower 42 was reclad just a few years ago, after the IRA bomb...

Anyway, I think it looks fine how it is.


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Old July 19th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #52
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So, that's the building I didn't recognise when I last went over Tower Bridge. Saw and just thought, WTF, what's that and where's the stock exchange, duuuuuurgh.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #53
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Old September 24th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #54
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Looks a lot better, just like the Verizon building in NYC.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #55
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very interesting that they do it top down...
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #56
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very interesting that they do it top down...
Its logical to me... If you start from the bottom you run the risk of taking out panes of glass on lower levels as cranes lift materials up to higher floors.

Work from the top down and you're not lifting anything past clad floors
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #57
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I love the glass - one of the best (glass) claddings in London.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #58
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...after that curved lowrise beauty near Great Portland Street station (can't remember the name??)
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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #59
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Wonderful makeover! Beauty of London really suffered with low-quality modernist blocks built up through about 1980. Hopefully they can do something similar to the other eyesores...Tower 42, Barbican, etc.
I'm not keen on the cladding on Tower 42 either. Too much brown all over the place.

I think the problem is that I just don't like brown.

I'm sure it will look much better once the Heron, Leadenhall and Pinnacle are up and it's part of a cluster.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #60
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i LOVE T42
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