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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #21
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I agree with tubeman. Well it fits in the south bank style ..
Exactly it is boring and ugly.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #22
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For me it's simple and elegant. I like it very much.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #23
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Exactly it is boring and ugly.
I'm glad I'm not alone...

...I mean, for christs sake:



It is blandness personified, it should be looming over a windy dock in the East end, not standing prominently in the middle of London and featuring very prominently on the skyline.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #24
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It seems to me that the location of this tower is good. Not every tower has to stand in neighbourhood of other towers. Besides the tower will stand next to river, so location is very atractive. Not all want to live in area likes Manhattan.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #25
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i think that it would make a nice residential in CW
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #26
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yes hidden away behind other more attractive buildings.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #27
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Actually, I think this is quite a nice addition to the skyline for a residential development. In fact it's almost retro facade is what appeals to me. Reminiscent of the restrained modernism of Centrepoint. The main issue I object to is the tower's silhouette from the side. The protruding (what I assume is) service shaft, then followed by the step down looks messy. I would have actually preferred a perfect cuboid, but then considering the animosity towards boxes on these forums.....
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:47 AM   #28
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I wonder what that couple think? i would imagine not much. It looks like a chimney to me.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #29
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Boring and uninspiring...

London has been churning out (proposing / approving and U/C) too may towers like this recently.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #30
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Eh? I know this tower may not be great, but most of Londons towers are intersting and inspiring. In fact, if we are talking how many towers are intersting/inspiring out of the entire batch, London probably has a higher ratio than any other city in Europe, probably only Paris is on a similar level.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #31
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I have to agree with you Newcastle Guy, I've said before that London's projects always impress and are of a high quality, even the more monotonous schemeslike this are OK.

Although I would have thought the brutalist looking IBM building would have been destroyed by now, it looks like the Birmingham Library was based on it.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #32
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I'll back up those comments ^

I know I've already commented on the design in this thread but I stress again I feel that this design is suited to the existing tall buildings nearby and is in the interest of the local environment. A design such as those located within the square mile would not sit well on this site, it needs something that little bit more mundane perhaps.. I think its a great design and once it starts going up people will lose their judgements.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #33
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Well I know there are some great towers in the pipe line...

LBT / 122LH / Bishopsgate (none of which are actually under construction at the moment)

But then you also have...
Doon Street, Land Mark, Crossharbour Tower,Ropemaker Place, Arrowhead Quay

... they are all... well ... a bit dull...
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #34
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This has been called-in for a public inquiry...

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2936

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Old September 27th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #35
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I wonder what that couple think? i would imagine not much. It looks like a chimney to me.
If you look closely neither are actually looking at it... I can't blame them...
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Old September 27th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #36
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This has been called-in for a public inquiry...

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2936

Holy shit, I'm wondering if ANYTHING's going to get built in London nowadays.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #37
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London currently has 9 100m+ buildings under construction. 122 Leadenhall will be starting in weeks too. And there is loads of activity on the Riverside South site.

This may be getting called in for a public enquiry, but London is starting construction on many other skyscrapers in the meantime, so not to worry. This time next year, London should have under Construction...

The Shard
Bishopsgate Tower
Heron Tower
Riverside South 1
122 Leadenhall
Riverside South 2
St Georges Wharf Tower
Beetham Tower
Strata
London Park Hotel Tower
Landmark East
Baltimore Wharf Tower
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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #38
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This time next year, London should have under Construction...

The Shard
Bishopsgate Tower
Heron Tower
Riverside South 1
122 Leadenhall
Riverside South 2
St Georges Wharf Tower
Beetham Tower
Strata
London Park Hotel Tower
Landmark East
Baltimore Wharf Tower
I'm going to hold you to this, because I doubt it very much.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #39
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Your on

I only chose the most likely ones. Out of curiosity, Which ones do you doubt in that list?
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Old September 28th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #40
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I agree with your list - they will all be built.
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