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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #221
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let's take a look at some other towers nicely designed with a "folding skin" wrapped around a core:

alhamra tower:



shanghai tower:




in comparison, strata is ugly because its skin is horrendously symmetrical and repeating the sliced shape of the upper core, and then because this skin is too thightly wrapped around the core, without some air within, resulting in a very disturbing compacted "strata", worsened by a very bad looking cladding and indented vertical "cuts" without any sense at all and with wrong colors

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 01:21 PM   #222
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Don't know why, but it reminds me something...






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Old October 23rd, 2009, 01:24 PM   #223
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nice. is the tower going to make elephant and castle's reputation any less dodgy?

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Hopefully it will be the real start of regeneration in the area and be a kind of beacon. I'm not sure if this alone could raise the E&C's 'cred', but we'll just have to wait and see I guess I can't wait to see it completed with the turbines in.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 02:19 PM   #224
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nice. is the tower going to make elephant and castle's reputation any less dodgy?

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I doubt it

Elephant & Castle needs a very long date with a wrecking ball before it improves; the hideous shopping centre, roundabouts and subways need to go for a start, along with half the current buildings. Sadly the visionary masterplan will probably not be realised due to lack of cash, so in the end we'll just get a couple of new towers and that's it.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 02:24 PM   #225
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It´s very ugly!
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Hideous evil tower. It will age very quickly.
Are we looking at the same building? I think this is one of the best residential towers anywhere in the world.

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Old October 24th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #226
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Wow!
What a great tower for London!
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Old October 24th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #227
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This residential tower is excellent, one of the best in europe. Looks very modern i think the only flaw is the location.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #228
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From around South East London:

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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #229
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What the devil is that cage thing? And when are the turbines due to arrive?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #230
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Those are gas-holders.

The turbines will be installed in November.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #231
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It seems things are going pretty well.. I love this tower.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:17 AM   #232
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 02:32 AM   #233
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awesome tower !! just amazing....how much would an apartment cost ??
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #234
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The Canadians who can help kick-start stalled skyscrapers
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The view from the top of the 147-metre Strata residential tower at Elephant and Castle is spectacular. Give it three months and the view of the top of 43-storey building will also be pretty spectacular.

By the end of January developer Brookfield will have hoisted into place three five-bladed fans, each nine metres in diameter, all whirling round for the world to see.

The turbines will generate enough power to light the common areas outside the 408 flats from next April. The pre-sale of the 310 private flats in the first half of 2007 at prices averaging £615 per square foot should generate a decent profit for the Canadian developer.

Providing Brookfield can get the mortgage lenders to agree that a one-bed flat in the block is worth £280,000 and a two-bedder £440,000, then the £114 million cost will be comfortably covered with a near-20% margin.

But Brookfield wants more than a decent margin. “We are looking to dominate high-rise development,” says Ashley Muldoon, a super-smart Australian, who is managing director of Brookfield Construction and also in charge of the £590 million contract to build London's tallest tower, The Pinnacle in Bishopsgate.

Brookfield wants to be more than a builder in the UK. “We are looking to buy assets and get into development,” says Muldoon. “We want to bring construction and development under one roof.” Well, he's got the backing. The 14,000-strong global business manages $80 billion (£49 billion) of property and energy assets around the globe. Last year it made a profit of $649 million on revenues close to $13 billion.

Brookfield owns a stake in Canary Wharf. But the big impact on the UK fortunes of this rather faceless group was the takeover of Australian builder Multiplex in June 2007 for A$4.2 billion (£2.3 billion).

That brought in the Strata development and a half share in the £4 billion Cricklewood development. It also brought in a bunch of highly capable Australians like Muldoon and the team building the Strata tower.

In August Brookfield said it was putting together a $4 billion fund to invest in distressed commercial property globally. Right. So, that's lots of money and good guys who can build things. Guess who is looking for that combination: RBS and Lloyds. The two banks have spent the past three months trying to persuade every solvent and respectable UK developer to take over stalled or half-built developments.

“You finish them and we'll share the profits,” is the promise. A stalled shopping centre in Yorkshire has just been sold to a consortium backed by US fund Area Partners for £100 million. How about giving the Canadians a go?
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #235
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Old November 13th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #236
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Old November 17th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #237
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #238
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #239
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Hi Everyone,
I just the show the entire post I think the London is amazing development has been seen,Well the tower are soon its amazing long tower i had never before show it,it is amazing design, and in many peoples opinion, the greatest city on the planet.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #240
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To bad it's not realy surrounded by any other skyscrapers. Looks quite unique though (
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