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Old June 26th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #121
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foster seems to have a problem with destoying pubs in new developments.. saying that, this is no jem and if they are so concerned build a new pub/ bar at the base of the tower..
the design though would of been better if it tapered at the top to some sort of pinnacle to avoid the boxy look so favoured in the wharf, it would definately help and add height too, not that it needs it.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #122
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yes about 204m AGL by the sound of it jef. wont be the tallest residential tower, that will be battersea's spark plug
At least the credit crunch does not appear to be slowing down new high rise residential proposals in London!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #123
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yes about 204m AGL by the sound of it jef. wont be the tallest residential tower, that will be battersea's spark plug
I admire your positive attitude, good stuff!!

Not to sure this is an iconic building (i.e. why another boxy design???), but at 200m+ and being so slim, this will really soar. could be similar to that tall, slim resi at wood wharf that was proposed. As black cat says, the credit crunch doesnt seem to be putting them off...guess they know london will bounce back within a year or so(??) and are confident in the market.

Overall im pleased but will reserve main thoughts until i see those renders on the 3rd july!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #124
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Also on a positive note, one assumes that this high rise project is anticipated to be supported by the mayor and perhaps also by EH as it lies within one of the clusters of skyscrapers which is now accepted by even the critics of skyscrapers in London. With PP received by the end of the year, it is conceivable that this tower could be under construction by the end of 2009 and occupied before the Olympics.

With regard to the tower aesthetics it is difficult to say much other than it is remarkably tall and slim until more design information can be viewed. It would be amazing if it had revolving floors as very recently proposed for towers in Dubai and Moscow.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #125
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I like it - but then I like big boxes, especially in a big cluster. This will really add to CW, it's hieght and slim lines will enhance the area, which, if all the current proposals are built, will be looking pretty darn impressive in 10 years time!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #126
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Woah! I'm just thinking now, if Pan Peninsula gives such an amazing soar effect at 150m, this building will totally take control.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #127
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well its definately comparable to any residential in new york say. I would imagine it being a foster design it will have some interesting points but from the images it looks a bit run of the mill..
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Old June 28th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #128
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bit difficult to judge based on one render, but looks reasonable to me. The location and the anticipated towers there will make it ridiculously dense, albeit it seems to have a smallish footprint, however that's never stopped Honkers, Chicago or New York from going upwards with tall buildings directly adjacent to each other.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #129
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It will be a great addition to the area. Surely the UK's tallest residential building belongs in London and not in Leeds. Docklands is really going from strength to strength, well done to them for showing the rest of England the way ahead.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #130
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It will be a great addition to the area. Surely the UK's tallest residential building belongs in London and not in Leeds. Docklands is really going from strength to strength, well done to them for showing the rest of England the way ahead.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 12:15 PM   #131
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The exhibition dates are on July 3, from 4pm to 8pm, July 4 from 4pm to 7pm and on July 5 from 10am to 2pm. They will all be held at the Marriott Hotel in West India Quay.

Residents can also view and comment on the plans via the project website, www.the-pride.co.uk, from July 1.
Wow, what a fantastic website!

Not.

Considering they have decided not to put up the website, will anyone be going to the exhibition?
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Old July 4th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #132
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It's finally up. Link.

And a new article from the Wharf.

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ARCHITECT Foster and Partners has revealed its vision for the City Pride pub site.

The 1950s former dockers haunt will make way for a 63-storey tower which designers expect to rise as high as 209 metres.

It will feature a 13-floor five-star hotel, as well as 40 residential floors and two floors of social housing.

Plans were unveiled yesterday (Thursday) when a three-day public exhibition at West India Quay's Marriott hotel.

Further displays will take place today (Friday) from 4pm to 7pm and tomorrow from 10am to 2pm.

Partner Ian Whitby said: "It's a great site in quite an unusual position at the end of the dock. It's very prominent and close to the water on both sides."

Developer Glenkerrin made the City Pride the most expensive pub in the UK when it paid £32million for the site earlier this year.

But it hopes to cash in on the emerging cluster of high-profile buildings on the western edge of the Canary Wharf estate, including Canary Wharf Group's Heron Quays West and Riverside South office projects, as well as residential and hotel developments such as The Landmark and Newfoundland.

High-end hotel operators are already in discussions to take over the hotel space in the mooted building, and designers envisage an active public lobby similar to the Marriott, featuring a coffee shop, lounge bar and restaurant.

For in-depth reaction to the plans see next week's edition of The Wharf, out on Thursday, July 10. More information on Glenkerrin's plans for The Pride can be found here.
I think it's now called 15 Marsh Wall. did anyone go to the exhibition, or are planning to?
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Old July 4th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #134
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You can smell the cheap grey plastic cladding already.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #135
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yes that bottom section on the render looks worrying. Those bizarre golden shower water colours are rather pointless too.

Why cant the outside look like the inside? Those milky curves are very tasty. After seeing some new projects from Foster & Partners around the world it appears this seems to be a trend so I dont quite know what seems to be holding us back here.

Something isnt quite clicking in the East.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #136
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You can smell the cheap grey plastic cladding already.
Moan moan moan

I think it looks great - fantastic to have a tower of these proportions on the wharf. Detailing looks like it could be interesting and I doubt they'll skimp on the cladding for a high end hotel...

Need more images, obviously.
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Moan moan moan

I think it looks great - fantastic to have a tower of these proportions on the wharf. Detailing looks like it could be interesting and I doubt they'll skimp on the cladding for a high end hotel...

Need more images, obviously.
Indeed, we can't forge a proper opinion until we have some better images. The 'watercolours' do look good though.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #138
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It's another addition and thats a plus point surely but surely we are capable of so so so much more. You see these exotic renderings from architectural practices all over the world, but all we seem to get in Canary Wharf is this. To be fair there are some serious constraints.

I wonder if Foster is the only architect in our world sometimes. Well we will see.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #139
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Looks like yet another run of the mill McFoster building, i'm bored of them, can we have another architect please
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Old July 4th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #140
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have to say those ' architectual' style drawings foster likes to produce for publicity when a project is in its infancy or don't have a budget for a good renderer, look really bad. I'm still confused by the blobby interior shot? what is it?
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