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Old September 20th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #21
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Do we know the AGL height?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #22
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Looks like the number 1 to me lol
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #23
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http://www.jacobswebber.com/pages/projects.htm here's the architects website...a mixture of SOM work mainly...
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Old September 20th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #24
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Is it me....or does this tower design looks 1960's?!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #25
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oh good lord - that's not pretty is it really. The top reminds me of those daft attach droids in the latest Star Wars trilogy. 'Roger roger'!?!?!?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #26
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Is it me....or does this tower design looks 1960's?!
yes it does...like from those 1970's futuristic novels. Maybe if it was part of a boring cluster, that's fine, but on it's own, a bit of a freak.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 01:35 AM   #27
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the tower is 131.69 metres tall.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:57 AM   #28
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...if it had been straight up and down though it really would have been dull - in this case the over-hang creates a talking point. It's purpose can't just be aesthetic though...?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:44 PM   #29
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...if it had been straight up and down though it really would have been dull - in this case the over-hang creates a talking point. It's purpose can't just be aesthetic though...?
The cantilever may/probably provides a larger floorplate more desirable in attracting a lucrative restaurant tenant?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:02 PM   #30
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The cantilever may/probably provides a larger floorplate more desirable in attracting a lucrative restaurant tenant?
Bizarrely I think the top part is going to be a gym.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:48 PM   #31
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Thats one way to get people to exercise i guess!
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM   #32
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 06:20 PM   #33
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I dont think it is that bad. It seems to have character while remaining concise and modernist a bit like the old fire station at the Barbican. The trouble is with this area of London is that it is such a fractured urban environment that any large development will seem a bit out of place with little in the way of cues for design, a bit like Dubai I suppose.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 06:27 PM   #34
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If the white bits were conrete then I'd be worried, but it's metal cladding, which, together with the coloured glass make this a neat, stylish tower.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 06:27 PM   #35
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Im in two minds over this- It could either be a high quality tower such as Pan P or be downright awful like the Discovery dock that thankfully is still stuck in planning.Really depends on the execution & materials. Planning docs say this could start in 2009 but I doubt it

From Greenwich it would sit in front of Barclays.




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Old September 22nd, 2008, 06:37 PM   #36
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actually, sod it, it looks good, better than Pan
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 06:57 PM   #37
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Can't say i dont like it,but am a bit concerned about those colours.How would that look at night with lights on?
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM   #38
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Its a weird one when it comes to colour, either its completely disregarded or they go the whole hog and completely OD..
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 08:31 PM   #39
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I really like this - isnt it exactly what we have been looking for around this area - ie something different?
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:35 PM   #40
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It's in the shape of a 1, its good!

Let's lock up Simon Jenkins on the top floor so he has to look at the Canary Wharf skyscrapers all day lol.
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