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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:29 PM   #21
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Yes, shame it will never happen though.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:51 PM   #22
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Yes, shame it will never happen though.

why wont it?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:53 PM   #23
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Because Tower Hamlets want buildings to taper downwards from 1CS to the low rise southern portion of the Isle Of Dogs.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #24
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Well...to put it not so mildly....Tower Hamlets can bite me!

1CS isn't that tall anyway by international standards....so if that is the pinnicle, with everything around it tapering downwards....that's just gonna be riddiculous.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #25
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http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/visitorinfo.php

and pictures of an exhibition found on flickr with propsals at Millwall docks:

That looks pretty amazing!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #26
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isnt that Glengall Bridge thing (or whatever it is called) against virtually every masterplanning policy of Tower Hamlets - hence it hasnt got a chance in hell...
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #27
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I agree the model looks great! As to Tower hamlets planning policy what is the thinking behind it? Who makes these decisions that the buildings 'should taper down towards the south' ? It's propbably down to one or two sad nimby characters somewhere on the council who are against tall buildings regardless of the quality of design. You only have to visit virtually every town in GB to see how terrible our town planning has been over the last half century!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #28
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The height limits imposed by TH are frankly ridiculous.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #29
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Unfortuately we are the victims of the political right (or conservative) disliking tall buildings because they prefer 'tradional' buildings and the left who profess to agree while also talking up 'local people' who they patronisingly assume would also prefer 'tarditional' buildings' but who also have a covert anti capitalist agender in their oposition to anything tall. Building is still one of the last bastions of the 'old backward looking England' - When will we just get on with the present day!!!!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #30
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why wont it?
Columbus is on there and that's not happening.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #31
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Along with another 13 as yet unbuilt towers! No wonder it looks so good!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #32
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yes the docklands desperately needs to undulate over a wider area, the current density coupled with a tragic height limit and a forced sudden tapering will look ridiculously contrived. Tower Hamlets council should be given the marching order by Ken!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #33
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This very simple model at NLA shows the existing consented scheme.

Ooh no we can't be having that.

The towers are much better. Hopefully they'll go with those, or something more like them.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #34
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basically it needs to taper out to the west and east from millwall inner dock with tall buldings lining that too.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #35
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what that model does show is the amount of open spaces created because of high rise development, this surely is a good thing! Tower Hamlets really should look again at whats happening on the IOD. Was there ever a park incorporated into the masterplan?
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Old April 7th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #36
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It's a shame that the Council of Tower Hamlets couldn't have applied a more liberal approach to developments on Canary Wharf. Was it because of some stupid sight line or something?. One Canada Tower was surely supposed to be the begininng of a cluster of mush taller buildings in the future, and I agree that it will soon look bizarre with loads of buildings of more or less equal size crowding around 1CS. It really is a shame that nothing higher was a coule of years ago.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #37
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What a gorgeous design!
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #38
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Seriously I hope they go with a twin tower design and not that thing.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #39
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Oh, sorry. I just realised that the smaller scheme IS cancelled and is old. lol.

Edit: Just wonderg, what will CW do for more space once they have built RS, NQ, HQW and Wood Wharf? Will there be ANY space left?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #40
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Sounds like they are going with another Bank Street sized building to me.
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