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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:39 PM   #81
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Those pictures were taken on 10th January this year. It would be interesting to see what the progress has been made since then.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #82
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This one seems to be going pretty good.

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Meanwhile at the tower... a milestone has been reached. It has made it to ground level.


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This is quite a crucial moment in the development. If things go any further than this, it's beyond the point of no return and this thread will run and run. The signs are positve here: the tower crane is up. And the marketing suite is open.


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But if you're a regular follower of this thread you may, looking at these pictures, be thinking what I was thinking. The site felt ominously quiet this morning. At 9am there were only three people there. Quite a contrast to the 8am-to-7pm human anthill that was previously visible (to the extent that it was often quite hard to get a picture for all the lorries trying to squeeze past into the site).


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Maybe this is just a scheduling gap between the groundwork and the tower phase - who knows. We'll soon find out.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #83
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Old February 20th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #84
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I forgot about this tower! I'm glad something is coming of it, finally!
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:21 AM   #85
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...and they're off ! After a month of complete silence on site, construction has started. Is this an innovative circular core? Whatever it is, the red framework is circular.

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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #86
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Things are really moving on site now. A second tower crane (at the west of the site) was being assembled this afternoon. The concrete in the core has reached the second storey, with a forest of reinforcement rods sticking out, though the surrounding pillars are still one storey high; I suspect we will soon see how they plan to build this (cast concrete floors one would imagine, as I think someone suggested on here a few pages back).

The core is enclosed by a black corrugated structure which (currently) has no obvious branding on it, though I suspect that will change soon. I couldn't see any contractor identification either from my viewpoint, though cranes, hoardings etc are all black to keep the place looking 'on brand' for marketing (they'll need to keep the site tidy now as the marketing office overlooks it directly!). Apologies for absence of any photos - will aim to take an update photo when I next go past the site.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #87
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This morning, photo from next to the sales office (about one storey up - not sure it does it justice as the round core looks larger than this from ground level). The site's a hive of activity, the central core is well above the hoarding height and visible from across the river. Second crane now installed - it's only about two thirds the height of the main one - it's the one to the right; the pair of cranes frame the curve in the river rather neatly from Westminster bridge. Concrete pump also in action.


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Old April 16th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #88
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This will look superb. Really put Vauxhall on the map.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #89
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It's finally going up.

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Old April 20th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #90
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This will look amazing. Can't wait
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #91
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Super. There is a lot happening in London, from highrises up to supertalls. Very nice!!!
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Old April 20th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #92
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It's finally going up.
It sure took a while.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #93
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It sure took a while.
To be fair, no construction dates were ever given, and the tower was always the last part of the development.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:34 PM   #94
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Picture by Chris White on April 19, 2011 http://twitpic.com/4mq10o
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM   #95
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:50 PM   #96
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I like it!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #97
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Tall buildings in Vauxhall

-- Link to Tradescant Road blog article --

Tradescant Road resident Peter Papp has put together this amazing diagram comparing the heights of various proposed tall buildings in Vauxhall.

He has included comparisons with existing local buildings (Market Towers, Keybridge House) and other notable London landmarks: The Shard, The Gherkin and the Post Office Tower (whose renaming a quarter of a century ago I stubbornly refuse to acknowledge. Same with the NFT; BFI Southbank my eye).

Some of the buildings are in the process of being built, some are just at the ideas stage and one (Octave Tower) has actually been refused planning permission. But it gives you a good idea of where Vauxhall is headed.

The little red blob is the size of a double decker bus.

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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #98
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Imagine!!! all these highrises, skyscrapers and supertall were built at the same location!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:16 PM   #99
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There hasnt been much activity on this thread. Anyone got some pictures or something as I rarely see this part of London in deail. I love the tower though. Its really good looking!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:25 PM   #100
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For reference... this tower will be only 1 metre shorter than London Landmark 'Tower 42'.

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