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Old June 8th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #61
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When do you expect the first renders to be realesed?

Can't wait for this one.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #62
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When do you expect the first renders to be realesed?

Can't wait for this one.
Not for ages considering it is only a scoping application. Look at Admirals way which went in July last year, still haven't seen renders or a proper application on that yet.

Again, can anyone find the application?
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Old June 9th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #63
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The Mirror is running a story on this, they have it down as 60 floors. From 6 hours ago:

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The £32million pub in East London's Docklands

Last orders are looming at a pub sold to developers for £32million - making it the most expensive boozer ever.

But regulars at the City Pride, from where the BBC broadcasts part of its London Marathon coverage, are bitter at the prospect of their local being knocked down.

Its new corporate owner plans a 60-storey tower with five-star hotel and 400 apartments on the 0.6-acre site in East London's Docklands.

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"Foster have been briefed to look at the feasibility of a mixed use scheme that would include a hotel and residential units.

"When the architects come up with a scheme that they think can work, Glenkerrin will be consulting with the public before the planning application is submitted."
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Old June 9th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #64
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Bad news when something like this hits the mainstream media....

Someone, somewhere will probably now organise a Nimby campaign based upon the fact that this is an historically important, cultural landmark..etc.etc.etc....which it isnt of course, but since when does the the truth matter when trying to stop a skyscraper in the UK...
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Old June 9th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #65
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It's bull. It isn't a special pub, it was built in the 50's. I wouldn't worry too much. There are loads of skyscrapers planned around there. And notice how much money the owners will be getting to sell it, too. Something tells me they aren't going to mind much.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #66
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The pub's on the news now. They rekon its been there for 100 years. Some good shots of The Landmark too
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Old June 10th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #67
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Shows how good they are at research.

What sort of stuff was said on the news about it? Negative about the tower no doubt?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #68
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Bollocks to anyone who wants to keep this shoddy institution. The place had no real ale, and the bar staff don't know how to pull pints.

That's enough to condemn it in itself of course, but in the end it's just a scruffy boring little pub, of which there are thousands upon thousands all over the country. Honestly, who cares?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #69
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I don't think the plans will be stopped. Like I said, I think the owners of the site are probably rubbing their hands with glee at the fact that they have sold it for £32million.

Last orders!
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #70
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It's nothing special, and the place will be surrounded by 40 to 50 floor towers, so I cant see this having any problems
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #71
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The bit on BBC was fairly positive towards the whole thing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7445311.stm
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #72
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Watching the BBC news item, this pub with its large garden looks like a really pleasant green oasis in the midst of the towers in CW, very typical of Britain - a great place to enjoy a beer and relax in the midst of a great cityscape. Much as I enjoy high rises, I feel the redevelopment of this oasis pub site could actually be a real loss to CW. Sometimes its necessary to conserve these oasis type spaces.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #73
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this is my thoughts too. sure the pub isnt remarkable on the whole, but for the location its great.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #74
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What we need to ask is, what would be more beneficial to the area? An OK pub, or a Norman Foster skyscraper which could end up being the tallest mixed use building in the Isle of Dogs, possibly even the Shard of Canary Wharf?

But either way, it's going. Glenkerrin own it now, there's no way the locals could convince them to sit on their investment, and I can't see it being listed!
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Old June 10th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #75
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What we need to ask is, what would be more beneficial to the area? An OK pub, or a Norman Foster skyscraper which could end up being the tallest mixed use building in the Isle of Dogs, possibly even the Shard of Canary Wharf?

But either way, it's going. Glenkerrin own it now, there's no way the locals could convince them to sit on their investment, and I can't see it being listed!
I'd prefer a nice pub by the river, to be honest.

As Black Cat says, it's a nice little oasis where you can relax and enjoy a beer, in a human scale environment.

Let's face it, Canary Wharf has enough tower projects for the time being. You can have too much of a good thing. They should get on with actually building the current proposals rather than planning all these new ones.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #76
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It's not Canary Wharf though, it's Glenkerrin. They have nothing else to get on with in the area, at least I don't think they do anyway. Why doesn't Foster try to incorporate something like a park at the top, like they are doing with Helix London at the other side of the island? That would be good. An oasis in the sky.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #77
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Having eaten there on a few occasions I did not consider the food was much to write home about! I much prefer Hubbub further up Westferry Road. Also, its pink!

I'll admit that neither of these are reasons to knock it down, but building a 60 storey would be!
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The only thing I really remember about the restaurant is that when you order they hand you a vibrator to put on your table that lets you know when the food is ready to collect.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #79
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The only thing I really remember about the restaurant is that when you order they hand you a vibrator to put on your table that lets you know when the food is ready to collect.
So thats why the pub was always popular with the ladies lol
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