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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:28 PM   #21
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Yeah, the one which has been approved is 22 storeys and 66m. The architects are currently making an application to increase the height to the 36 storeys pictures, which I've estimated at 105m (using the current floor heights). You'd have to have pretty damn small rooms to fit 36 storeys into 66m. Lol.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:23 PM   #22
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actually, I originally thought the 22 floors for the 105 m height sounded absurd, there must have been a massive lobby on the ground basement taking up that space or the celing heights avaeraged around 4 metres, a room for giants. And if you add 14 floors to the existing 22 you'd have a skyscraper, no ordinary highrise.

22floors for 66m sounds pretty tiny to be honest with you, in fact not to dissimilar to a council house in Brum, the average height of a tall council block is 57-60 metres which probably holds 20 floors max.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:51 PM   #23
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I'll check this out when it's done. Sheffield is close to where i live.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:12 PM   #24
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Sheffield is England's fourth largest city.
Seriously? Above Liverpool and Leeds? Or do you mean just in size and not in 'power' terms?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:04 AM   #25
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In size!

I hope it gets the full PP, something different is certainly needed in that area. Can't wait till its done though.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:20 AM   #26
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Seriously? Above Liverpool and Leeds? Or do you mean just in size and not in 'power' terms?
No, above Liverpool and Manchester.

Everyone knows it's down to council boundaries, but Sheffield is between the 4th and 6th biggest in England.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:29 AM   #27
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Sheffield is certainly not the capital of the world, or a capital city at all for that matter. Also, I'm not from the UK so how can you expect me to know where it is?

Anyway, the tower looks quite nice. The facade looks quality, from the render and I hope it turns out like that when built.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:32 AM   #28
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I once caught a megabus through Sheffield, all I really remember is some ugly shopping centre and smoke stacks. Didn't get to see any good parts of the city though.

Anyway, nice tower. You guys should all go have a drink and celebrate
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:31 PM   #29
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I once caught a megabus through Sheffield, all I really remember is some ugly shopping centre and smoke stacks. Didn't get to see any good parts of the city though.

Anyway, nice tower. You guys should all go have a drink and celebrate
The smoke stacks will be no more by the 10th sept. As for Meadowhall thats staying put.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:12 AM   #30
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The smoke stacks are going?!?!? When i was little i always used to look for those when going to meadowhall
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:31 AM   #31
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yes its been a ferocious debate in the community, as many people dont want them to go.

however to get back to the earlier posts on this thread. can we please leave the bickering alone now, its getting very tedious.

the tower would be a great addition to the city whether it gets the extra planning permission or not.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:22 AM   #32
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Nice tower, horrible location!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:18 PM   #33
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The tower looks amazing to me!
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Old October 7th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #34
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the cladding covering the concrete is in fact mirrored glass, and it looks amazing! we are really in for a treat with this building



















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Old October 7th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #35
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Looking good. I personally hope the 36 storeys gets aproved, but I'm not holding my breath...
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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #36
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well remember that we have heard that the company is going to push for 40 stories. so we may get something around 30, if 40 is refused
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 12:08 PM   #37
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #38
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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #39
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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #40
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Nice tower, horrible location!
The location is actually nothing like that bad, somehow they've managed to get it to look like it's in the middle of no-where when theyre's a load of midise buildings around it.

Anyway, the application has gone in for the 36 storey tower, and it should be up on the internet by next week so i'll post some new renders.

It's 36 storeys, apartments & hotel, has a skybar on the 35th floor, and wind turbines on the top. It'll be 108m to the roof, and 121m to the top of the turbines if it gets permission.

Also, as one of the architects for the company designing it is on this forum, he's said they're looking into a second tower as the council doesn't like the current wing design. (See the render in Hella Good's post above).

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