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Old May 13th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #21
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Canary wharf is possibly the worst skyline in the world.Just look at it!!Pathetic
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Old May 13th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #22
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1.) London has a great skyline
2.)how tall is the core now ? from tower 1 and 2 !!!
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Old May 13th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #23
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Canary Wharf's skyline really isn't great, but it's far from pathetic. By European standars it's very good.

And considering there are plans for there to be 40+ 100m+ towers there in under 10 years time, it is going to start looking very impressive, a real mini-manhattan in London to complement the even better City Cluster.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #24
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1.) London has a great skyline
2.)how tall is the core now ? from tower 1 and 2 !!!
We aren't sure, but the shorter one is nearly done. I'd guess at 23 or 24 floors out of 30.

It should be topped out in a few weeks, and then we can focus on the taller 44 floor one
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Old May 13th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #25
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the only thing that is pathetic is you
Wel it certainly aint as pathetic as swindon thats for sure!
But i would consider it to quite bland in the context of skylines around the world.Its just plain boxes.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #26
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great news
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Old May 13th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #27
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Canary wharf is possibly the worst skyline in the world.Just look at it!!Pathetic
Dude everyone is entitled to there opinion but can you tell us why you don't like it?
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Old May 13th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #28
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gosh it seems to be going up fast
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #29
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This has risen quite a lot now. The shorter tower is close to full height, while the taller tower (currently the shorter one) is about half way. Progress update:

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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #30
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Wow...Canary Wharf is getting very dense! It may not have the most innovative-looking skyscrapers on earth, but it's starting to make up for it with a) density and b) the waterfront location. I'd like to see Canary Wharf get one outstanding supertall, eventually.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #31
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Canary Wharf is not pathetic.

As stated it is good for a european country, but compared to America..
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #32
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Wow, Excellent updates What is completion date?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #33
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Canary Wharf is not pathetic.

As stated it is good for a european country, but compared to America..
But in most American cities with the exception of NY, Chicago and a few others, thats all there is to them.... whilst Canary Wharf is just a tiny part of London.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #34
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I'd like to see Canary Wharf get one outstanding supertall, eventually.
Unless they close the London City Airport, there wont be any supertall in CW, aviation rules means that a max height rule of upto about 250m is in place.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #35
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But even a really slender resi tower closer to the river and around 700ft would totally change Canary Wharf for the better. Most of the blocks at the moment are pretty bulky but something more slender would change the look of the cluster.

For instance the new Norman Foster one which is to be unveiled next week

Edit: Or maybe today!


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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #36
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But even a curvy, slender resi tower closer to the river and around 700ft would totally change Canary Wharf for the better. Most of the blocks at the moment are pretty bulky but something more slender would change the look of the cluster.

For instance the new Norman Foster one which is to be unveiled next week
Im not a big fan of residentails in CW, they are too small. Look at Pan Peninsula, nearly 150m, yet because of the smaller floorplates and ceiling heights, from a distance, it looks almost lost amongst the office towers.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #37
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I think it will be better once there are more resi's built. Like that one

Just look at how many there are on the cards now. Once the economy starts picking up again, I think we will see lots starting. Wood Wharf should integrate residentials very well.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #38
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wow, great update
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #39
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great update indeed!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #40
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Looks good.

Foster is coming out with a new tower....
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