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Old June 26th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #81
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I approve for all this construction, but to me it does not matter if London has skyscrapers or not. It's too cool already.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #82
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wow amazing! well done!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #83
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wow its a great render...makes london look very spread out with several centres...
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Old June 28th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #84
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fine work, the rendering looks great

however, i really don't like the way certain parts of the skyline are going to look from there. Namely all the towers on the south bank (other than LBT) look terrible because there is no clear cluster. The Vauxhall cluster looks bad because there is no step-down from the near equal height tall towers. The two thin towers in front of Canary Wharf somehow manage to ruin how the cluster looks, as well as RS making it look unbalanced. Will 20 Fenchurch Street really look that massive in this view, it totally dominates everything

I wish I didn't have so much to complain about, and maybe I shouldn't be complaining, but does anyone here agree with me?
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Old June 28th, 2007, 12:28 PM   #85
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We can't have the perfect looking cluster from every angle.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #86
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I think the Canary Wharf cluster will - and does - look great, and the city cluster will as well, but the other scrapers can't really be called 'clusters' as far as I'm concerned. I wonder how many more proposals we'll be getting before the end of next year?
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #87
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The Vauxhall cluster looks bad because there is no step-down from the near equal height tall towers.
If you are building at height then you don't always get a step down effect until others have been built in the surrounding area, though i know what you mean it does look a little odd. But since planners decide they height lets see how much of a mess Lambeth (i think) makes of this.

Fenchurch St does look huge in the images but then again i thought Canary Wharf looked out of place when it was first built. That only lasted until it surrounding high rises' were built.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #88
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I love the amalgamation of old and new, and many of those skyscrapers have outstanding designs... im kinda bored of the box, anyway.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #89
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All clusters combined into one cluster

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Old June 30th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #90
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Is that London skyline 2100?
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Old June 30th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #91
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Old June 30th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #92
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No I mean it looks smaller than it does because of the illusion the ridge of hills give (which look ruralish in alot of places) behind the north London skyline*,
But when you consider those hills are something like 30 miles away, it just shows that although in terms of built up area London is huge, you can can still see the countryside in that pic, Which is very nice.
but calling me a creep, that was uncalled for.

But yes very nice pano' and renders.


You didn't quote whoever called you a creep. It looks like it was me. I didn't call you a creep!
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Old July 1st, 2007, 08:22 PM   #93
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whens the tall pyramid shape starting
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Old July 1st, 2007, 08:23 PM   #94
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and how tall will it be
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Old July 1st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #95
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That's London Bridge Tower - a.k.a. the Shard of Glass.

310 metres/1,016 foot tall, 72 floors.

Demolition work begins in 2 months, core rising in early 2009.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 08:41 PM   #96
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Old July 1st, 2007, 09:00 PM   #97
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See what I mean? Puts most American cities to shame doesn't it. New York and Chicago are the only ones which can beat that. How can anyone look at that image and think London won't be a "skyscraper city" ?
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Old July 1st, 2007, 09:03 PM   #98
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It's amazing, seeing them all together!

And the new towers around Bishopsgate Goodsyard should have quite an effect on the skyline from there too.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 09:24 PM   #99
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ok it looks really good, but in real life i think that a round cluster would be alot better than a line of tall buildings with out much depth
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Old July 1st, 2007, 09:28 PM   #100
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yes that is what the spread mini-clusters and the isolated iconic tower approach provides; dynamic depth where positioning yourself in different vantage points provides unique skyline views... far more exciting.
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