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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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SHEFFIELD | Velocity Tower | 22 fl | Com

Well, this is our second addition to the world forums, and it's much more inspired than the first one (City Lofts tower). It should also be slightly taller than the first at somewhere around 105m.

Velocity were granted planning permission for 22 storeys yesterday, although they're already 10 storeys into building it. The architects are currently working on an application for a height extension somewhere up to 36 storeys (although whether the council will grant it will remain to be seen). The tower will be residential, with a hotel.

Personally I think it's a pretty stunning tower, and might not be huge in world terms, but for Sheffield it's still huge.


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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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This is where they're at so far:

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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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Where the hell is Sheffield?

EDIT: Just did a search on Google, turns out Sheffield is in UK. I shouldn't have done that search as the country this tower is located should have been evident in the thread, in which it wasn't.

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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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Where the hell is Sheffield?

EDIT: Just did a search on Google, turns out Sheffield is in UK. I shouldn't have done that search as the country this tower is located should have been evident in the thread, in which it wasn't.
Was you not taught geography in school?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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Where the hell is Sheffield?

EDIT: Just did a search on Google, turns out Sheffield is in UK. I shouldn't have done that search as the country this tower is located should have been evident in the thread, in which it wasn't.
Dude, that's shameful...
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Where the hell is Sheffield?

EDIT: Just did a search on Google, turns out Sheffield is in UK. I shouldn't have done that search as the country this tower is located should have been evident in the thread, in which it wasn't.
Where the hell is Sydney..just Google, turns out your on the other side of the world..now that makes sense..so far removed from civilisation ..lol
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:21 PM   #7
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Where the hell is Sydney..just Google, turns out your on the other side of the world..now that makes sense..so far removed from civilisation ..lol
I was just joking but a very good example of Ignorance..
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:31 PM   #8
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Stop, please. Sheffield isn't a capital of world.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM   #9
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Neither is Poznan. Only heard of that the other week because our local airport is starting flights there because lots of your fellow countrymen emigrate to our great city. I also dont believe that an Aussie hasnt heard of Sheffield either considering they get all our TV shows, movies etc.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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He sounds more p****d off that he had to go to allllll the trouble of googling it to find out where Sheffield was...just because it wasn't evident in the thread...get a life.
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Where the hell is Sheffield?

EDIT: Just did a search on Google, turns out Sheffield is in UK. I shouldn't have done that search as the country this tower is located should have been evident in the thread, in which it wasn't.
Sheffield is England's fourth largest city. Haven't Australians heard of anywhere outside London? I could understand a Yank never having heard of Yorkshire's finest city, but not an aussie. It's the birthplace of football, by the way.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:03 PM   #12
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There's only one capital of the world and that is Ljouwert. Case closed.

On topic: Nice tower, much better than the last one. This type of glass facade is becoming very English.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:04 PM   #13
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Yes the UK should have been in the thread title. Lets go easy here guys and not spoil this thread before its even started, not everyone can be expected to know where Sheffield is.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:10 PM   #14
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The desgin looks awesome, very nice buiding, and a nice update.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:13 PM   #15
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I've not got any problem with him not knowing where Sheffield is, however he seemed very arrogant about having to find out for himself. I don't think UK should have to be in the title. If you don't know where a place is, go and find out, but don't start making rude comments.

Anyway, can we get back to the tower please.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:27 PM   #16
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Love the Tower,

btw Sheffield is in England which is in the UK which is in Europe which is on Earth. OK done
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:30 PM   #17
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Neither is Poznan. Only heard of that the other week because our local airport is starting flights there because lots of your fellow countrymen emigrate to our great city. I also dont believe that an Aussie hasnt heard of Sheffield either considering they get all our TV shows, movies etc.
I'm glad that You heard about Poznan. My coutrymen emigrates to Your city for work and on the other hand Your countrymen to travel to Polish cities for drink and vandalize, especially in Warsaw and Cracow. Of course not all and we're open for tourists.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:46 PM   #18
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Sheffield's very nice, and Poznan's very nice, Sydney's very nice, and Ljouwert's very nice. Now can we all be friends, have a group hug and get on with talking about the tower please? Personally, I love the tower element but I really don't like the wing which looks as though it belongs to a totally different building. If Sheffield City Council (UK) has any sense at all, it'll give this permission for the full 36 floors because it looks an awful lot better at that height than it does at the 22 it currently has consent for.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:11 PM   #19
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god i hope it gets the full PP becuase it will look absolutely lovely if it reaches full height! Great design!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:50 PM   #20
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This is a much nicer addition and supertall for Sheffield than the City Lofts tower.
I've just noticed on the Sheffield forums the height is 66m, not 105m as originally suggested.

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