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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:15 PM   #101
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I'd rather we make the city great all over before we start pulling our kecks down and asking people to admire our balls.
Grow 'em before you show 'em?
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Old September 18th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #102
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Heres the original,,,i think we'll hear sopmething about this soon



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Old September 19th, 2005, 12:20 AM   #103
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love it....
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Old September 19th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #104
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I keep looking out at the site every morning waiting for something to start....
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Old September 19th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #105
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Superb,Seems like it has Simspon-esque stripes but more subtle from the render of the base and podium thing.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #106
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I think this will be Manchester's finest modern building, and for me it outshines Beetham. It makes such a statement yet it is so elegant, and is something that any city in the UK would be proud of - even London!

It also seems to nod in deference to its predecessor over to the right of the first pic of Highriser's (I forget what it is called) - it looks to be inspired by, and exceeds, that older tower.

Sheer, and beautiful.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #107
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Do we have any dates for start of construction / end off construction?
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #108
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How long has it taken for Beetham to grow from a hole in the ground to what we have now? About 18months?

Given that the floor plates for this one look significantly larger, and there are an extra 10 floors or so, is this going to take upwards off 2 years to grow from nothing to full height?

Even after that the inside would need to be completed, this is going to be a very long project.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #109
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January 2006 start.

I would say 6 weeks for demolition and clearance.

6-8 months of foundation work.

Then the 3 buildings will rise.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #110
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has anyone checked the site recently?
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #111
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caw - is that start date a guess or a published date?
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:55 PM   #112
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I walked past today KITR!

Still a very busy car park!
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #113
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caw - is that start date a guess or a published date?
That date was published in an article which is probably further back in this thread somewhere.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #114
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:12 PM   #115
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From post 69:

''Meanwhile, Inacity is getting on with its plans to build Manchester’s tallest tower: a 60-storey development with a luxury hotel, 430 flats and another 280 flats in buildings alongside. The £200m tower was designed by Woods Bagot and includes a £7m public area that will be surrounded with bars and restaurants. Work has started on site and construction of the 1.2m sq ft (111,480 sq m) scheme is expected to start in January.''
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:32 PM   #116
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I feel a warm glow of satisfaction inside. I can't wait until these big rises are completed, it will totally transform the skyline and make towers like Sunley and Portland look like mid-rises
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Old September 20th, 2005, 03:08 AM   #117
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Actually, I am a bit disappointed with the design of this tower - it's just another huge rectangular slab, okay then, two huge rectangular slabs of slightly differing heights kissing together around an intermediate core - there's no real imagination shown in the profile or shape is there? In fact - shapewise - it reminds me of the Embarcadero skyscrapers in San Francisco.

Is this all Manchester is going to show for its efforts in tall skyscraper design? - I mean all three of its current 40-storey plus schemes are rectangular slabs. We haven't seen any seriously innovative shaped towers yet. At least Brum's Arena Central made its debut in 1998 with a fantastic US-inspired concept for a tower but now of course that is doomed to die its inevitable slow death as it isn't going to happen.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:38 AM   #118
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Well what would you rather have Martin, fancy-dans that don't turn up, or 60 storey skyscrapers that become reality? I agree the renders look a bit like erm....chocolate-wafer shaped Laminated slabs seem to be the flavour of the month at the moment. Personally I think it will look great because you will see a different shape from whatever part of town you're viewing it from, and it will be a show-stopper at night just like the Hilton/Beetham.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 02:05 PM   #119
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Maybe Martin would prefer Alsop's teddy bear scraper proposal
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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:26 PM   #120
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the origional 1hs was absolutely amazing, shame about that
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