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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:04 AM   #1
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Arrow London skyline 2012 - all clusters in one view

This is something I've been working on for the last few days, and which hopefully illustrates the sheer scale
of transformation occuring across London.

The pano itself was taken from a block of flats in Forest Hill. It was publicly accessible and I was able to reach
the 7th floor. Every cluster can be seen here - from Battersea to Lambeth, Westminster, Elephant & Castle,
Southwark, The City, right the way through to Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Docklands.

I used Google Earth to get some of the heights and locations accurate. There are probably some midrises and
smaller towers I've left off, but the important ones are all there. More than 50% of what you see here either
has planning permission, or is undergoing demolition/construction work.

To be honest, it's more like 2015 than 2012... I've included things like the Broadgate Centre expansion,
Bishopsgate Goodsyard, Heron Quays West, Vauxhall Bondway, etc. which are longer term developments.
Anyway, this is the largest rendering I've ever done. Hope you like it.

Here's a "before and after" -




2007








2012


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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:13 AM   #2
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Very impressive... that must have taken you bloody ages! I can imagine foreigners or not-in-the-know public wondering where the centre of London is in that render! London will have at least 2 or 3 world class skylines by 2015

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #3
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Sort of a mix between being clustered but scattered.

also: London looks quite small...
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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Very nice
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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Great render Fox, very impressive indeed.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:10 AM   #6
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Great Work!!!! Lets hope that this will indeed be the view from forest hill in a few years from now!! Cw looks awsome! London will truely be without peers if all these come to fruition!
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:31 AM   #7
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awesome. That's one hell of a view
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 04:22 AM   #8
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That is a very impressive render. I like how London will have seperate clusters of highrises but imagine how good it would look if they were all together.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 04:33 AM   #9
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very nice!!
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 07:27 AM   #10
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delicious stuff, the best way forward for London, unique, identity, polycentric
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:06 AM   #11
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That looks great. I hope it works out like that. Some impressive skills there Will.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:29 AM   #12
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Very good Will! Quite a view to behold in 5 years time
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:37 AM   #13
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Impressive. We should have a timelapse camera there, taking a new pic every month, see the beauties popping up
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Amazing job.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 11:31 AM   #15
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This is excellent and proves that London is large enough to sustain several impressive clusters, whether they be high density such as the City or Canary Wharf, or smaller 'village' clusters such as Vauxhall and the South Bank.

There is also a distinct difference between each of the clusters, the City being more iconic buildings, Canary Wharf being an American box style cluster, and Vauxhall being tall soaring slim residential. I'd like to see this difference exploited further to keep each cluster separate and instantly recognisable.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM   #16
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Thanks for the comments so far. Here's the annotated version -


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Great work
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:25 PM   #18
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You have forgotten Leadenhall Building.
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capital of the world!

"London looks quite small..." WHAT?! I guess you're talking about the city of London which I think is relatively small bu London as a whole looks heeuuge!
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wow!

thats what i call a skyscraper city!
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