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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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LIVERPOOL | Shanghai Tower | 200m+ | 60 fl | Pro

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Peel Plan Liverpool Whopper

Published on 2007-07-27

Only weeks after Liverpool set a new height record with a proposal for a tall building, it looks like being broken again, this time by developer Peel.

Located literally in the Princes Dock near the likes of the under construction Alexandra Tower and the finished City Lofts Tower, the proposal will be built on an island surrounded by water in the middle of the dock and connected to the dockside by a pathway.

The tower on an island has been on the plans for the area since they first surfaced but with the specifications of sixty floors of the project has been put to four architects practises - AFL, Broadway Malyan, Chapman Taylor and Benoy who will be all competing to deliver a landmark scheme that Peel like the look of. If built, it is set to be the tallest tower in the United Kingdom outside of London, trumping Manchester's 188 metre tall Inacity Tower.

Called the Shanghai Tower in recognition of the links between Liverpool and Shanghai including their similar historical waterfronts, it will have 93,000 square metres of space including Liverpool's first five star hotel not to mention a helipad on the roof and basement parking underwater in the dock. Yellow submarines will be optional.

Despite big ideas Peel do however have a poor record of delivering skyscraper projects with all their previous proposals including the Quay Point Towers in Manchester having failed to shape up to the initial big announcements.

As to whether this one hits the same problems as Quay Point or continues the momentum that Liverpool's waterfront is now getting, only time will tell.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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This is an exciting time for Liverpool. Here's the other tower, proposed just a couple of weeks ago -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=497926

2 new tallest buildings in 2 weeks... nice going Liverpool!
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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As it contains offices, this could very well turn out to be the UK's first 200m+ tower outside London. And all this just a week after a 170m tower was announced for the city. I think we know which city in the UK will have the best skyline after London then
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #4
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To give an idea of height:

What the tower could look like along with the other planned towers (impression by JDN21)

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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #5
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Thats a photoshopped jinmao
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #6
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As it contains offices, this could very well turn out to be the UK's first 200m+ tower outside London. And all this just a week after a 170m tower was announced for the city. I think we know which city in the UK will have the best skyline after London then

I beg to differ. Liverpool's had huge hurdles just to get a 140m tower. It's going to take a while for this to get approval but it should if they are persistant and dont give up like alot of other things Peel do.

They are'nt the most reliable but 50% of thier projects to break ground and I hope this is one of them. However on the skyline front. I would watch out for Manchester within the next 3/4 weeks.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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Something without 'candy shop' cladding this time please.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #8
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Thats a photoshopped jinmao
No, really? Your kidding me.

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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #9
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All but the 170m and 200m+ towers are either built, U/C or approved so it's already good
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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #10
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good news for Liverpool, the competition is only just starting with Liverpool/Leeds/Manchester/Birmingham. Equally good news that Brum's also got a 200m observation tower down the pipeline too.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #11
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That is going to be a nice skyline!
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #12
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That city needs some hight, fingers crossed
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #13
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nice to see that, but unfortunately nothing is finished when i move to liverpool in September
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #14
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Can't see Liverpool's authorities approving this, but if they do, fantastic news... would be amazing to have a 200m+ up here.
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Something without 'candy shop' cladding this time please.
I hope so too. I'm not a big fan of the cladding on Beetham West.
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However on the skyline front. I would watch out for Manchester within the next 3/4 weeks.
Would you like to enlighten us on this theory Molly ? Sounds interesting
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #17
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Its not really going to be called 'shanghai tower' is it?
say it aint so!

edit-just read the article....
so just because they have similar waterfronts, they name it after shanghai? incredible.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #19
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Its not really going to be called 'shanghai tower' is it?
say it aint so!
I agree - sister city or otherwise - I reckon the name's bloody ridiculous.
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