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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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LONDON | Battersea Powerstation Tower | 250m | 820ft | Cancelled

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Keep in mind the masterplan won't be submitted until the end of the year, and changes will more than likely be made.

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Battersea Power Station set for 300m 'eco dome'

The new owners of Battersea Power Station today unveiled plans to build a 300 metre "eco-dome" next to the London landmark as part of a planned conversion of the entire site that will cost £4 billion and take 12 years to build.

Real Estate Opportunities (REO), the AIM-quoted owner of Battersea Power Station, is proposing that the complex will include new homes, hotel and offices.

REO also plans to use two of the landmark's famous four white chimneys, that have lain dormant for a quarter of a century, to help power the new riverside flats through an energy efficient electricity generator installed in the station's basement.

In the meantime, REO will spend £150 million on keeping what is Britain's largest brick built building from falling down over the next few years while it pushes its proposals through the planning system.

It is unlikely that the scheme, if formally approved, will be completed before 2020.
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Some facts:
- Tower is currently planned to be 300m tall
- Construction starting in or around 2012
- Construction completed around 2018-2020
- The roofs of the office blocks will be turned into tropical gardens
- The scheme will be zero-carbon
- The cost will be £4bn ($7.8bn)
- The power station will include flats and a hotel
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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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Keep in mind the masterplan won't be submitted until the end of the year, and changes will more than likely be made.
I.e, the 300m tower will get cutback to some pointless 120m dumpy little turd or scrapped altogether.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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I.e, the 300m tower will get cutback to some pointless 120m dumpy little turd or scrapped altogether.
Yes, the tower is going to come up against stiff opposition. however, the scheme will hopefully not be affected by the economy as it is not planned to start for another 4 years. However, the developers are looking to start on the power station earlier by the sounds of things, making it safe.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #4
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just another pipe dream
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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just another pipe dream
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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Strange but nice design.

BTW, is it the factory which was featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's album, Animals?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/...x286_popup.jpg
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #7
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very interesting design...looks almost like a mix out of TV Tower and Skyscraper
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #8
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Looks like a big project. Sorry but have to chuckle a little, comparing to the situation the shard has been in for god knows how long.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #9
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just another pipe dream
Well, we'll see what happens. At this point I'm inclined to agree, but at least we have the Shard and the Pinnacle to tide us over
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Old June 20th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #10
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Well err I hope the best, I doubt it though.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #11
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More chance of Hell freezing over than this project being built. For those who don't know, London just got a new mayor who is anti-highrise, and his Chief Planning Advisor is even more anti-highrise.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #12
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Anyway, I've updated my 2012 rendering to include this.


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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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This looks horrible - wrong design and wrong location. It'd probably end up turning Londoners off tall buildings in the city. One redeeming feature is that it echos Battersea's heritage of power generation (from a coal plant) to a solar plant, but I hope it doesnt get built.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #14
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I love this powerstation. She`s beautiful
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #15
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Pig ugly.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #16
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Dunno why, but I would've thought you'd liked this proposal?

Any reasons for your opinion?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #17
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I would be angry that with this building they will destroy the classical view, but - it's just another fantasy proposal for London

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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #18
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Hmmm... the first mind is a factory but it is a building.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #19
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Damn straight this deserves it's own thread. No updates on this in over a year.

Love the proposal, with the scraper mimicking or echoing the built form of the chimneys.

Only thing that may undo this project is a prolonged world economic slowdown.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #20
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Not really,because the skyscraper would start in about 4 years.
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