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View Poll Results: Vote for your favourite projects! (you can vote for more than one!)
The Shard of Glass 201 69.79%
The Pinnacle 167 57.99%
Heron Tower 85 29.51%
Riverside South 63 21.88%
122 Leadenhall 142 49.31%
North Quay 17 5.90%
City Pride 32 11.11%
Wood Wharf 46 15.97%
Heron Quays West 18 6.25%
1 Park Place 14 4.86%
St George Tower 32 11.11%
100 Bishopsgate 17 5.90%
1 Blackfriars Road 43 14.93%
Northgate Tower 5 1.74%
Odalisk 13 4.51%
20 Fenchurch Street - "The Walkie Talkie" 53 18.40%
Crossharbour - "Baltimore Wharf" 36 12.50%
Merchant Square - "The Blade" 6 2.08%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 288. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 17th, 2009, 03:07 AM   #21
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6,983. The Walkie-effing-Talkie
dig that crazy tmesis, dude.

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I just like perving at the collection of renders to be frank.
it's porn, jim, but not as we know it.

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Glad to see Heron getting more votes this time (55%, compared with just 19% in the previous thread).
Yes - obviously all the excitement about its construction helps. But also the newer renders are a million times better than the old ones -
compare and contrast what we were voting on last time and this.
Hell, I nearly voted for it myself this time...

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Old March 17th, 2009, 04:02 AM   #22
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I just like perving at the collection of renders to be frank.
Does the missus come downstairs late at night to hear noises like "Oh god they are so huge, look at the size of that, what a great body, so many curves in all the right places", then opens the study door to find you with your hand down your pants staring at Skyscrapercity London threads in High Def??
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Old March 17th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #23
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dig that crazy tmesis, dude.
Abso-effing-lutely
This is the first time i have been required to consult a dictionary in order to understand someone's post. Officer - thank you for the learning experience!
And yes that Heron is a stunner.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #24
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Perhaps my opinions aren't welcome, o well enjoy your buildings, they're all wonderful, especially the really really big ones.

I vote for Blackfriars Road.

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Old March 19th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #25
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No offense like, but maybe you should keep them there....
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Old March 19th, 2009, 05:27 AM   #26
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No offense like, but maybe you should keep them there....
...I second that
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Old March 20th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #27
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The Shard of Glass
The Pinnacle
Heron Tower
Riverside South
122 Leadenhall
1 Park Place

and also City Pride, but I forgot to vote
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:21 PM   #28
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I voted for Shard, Pinnacle, 122 Leadenhall and Heron. There are lots of interesting designs, and designs that I like but don't have that much architectural merit. These are mainly at Canary Wharf. On their own, each building isn't that good, but together in a cluster at Canary Wharf, it will create an excellent and unique environment. I can't vote for the seperate buildings though.

The only tower that I really don't like is 20 Fenchurch Street. I hate it's nickname to start with, it's as much of a joke as the building. The renders from ground level make it look quite nice, and even the building itself isn't that bad. But on the skyline it would look awful. The way it increases floorspace higher up is too obvious and too clumsy.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 12:10 PM   #29
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i voted for wood wharf and north quay because they will add to canary wharf hugely and will make a great cluster, oh and of course the shard.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #30
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Heron Tower is my favourite building, but also looking forward to seeing the Shard, 122 Leadenhall and Baltimore Wharf. Not fussed on the rest and actively dislike the Walkie Talkie, Park Place and 100 Bishopsgate.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #31
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1 - 122 Leadenhall
2 - The Shard of Glass
3 - Strata
4 - Heron Tower/The Pinnacle
5 - 1 Blackfriars Road
6 - St George Tower
7 - Crossharbour - "Baltimore Wharf"

122 Leadenhall is such a beauty, I am smitten, and even tough it's on hold, I'm determined to stay positive. In the meantime, I'm really enjoying watching Heron and Strata going up and I can't wait for the Shard and the Pinnacle to start rising soon. Exciting times!
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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #32
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I would have voted for the Shard, but Riverside South just seems to create a certain 'London is a major world city' look to Canary Warf. In terms of individual architecture though, The Shard wins hands down.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #33
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I voted

The Shard
Pinnacle
Wood Wharf
Cross Harbour
and the Odalisk

I'd prefer it if they all went ahead to be honest...but these were the top 5 I thought of.


However if I could go back in time 60 seconds I'd pick riverside south over the Odelisk.

I didn't pick L122 because It's dead...but maybe some of the others are.

oh well.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #34
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Lol you didn't chose 122LH because you think its dead yet chose Odalisk which hasn't even been submitted for planning
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Old April 18th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #35
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The poll is multiple choice - so vote for as many as you like!


They are listed in height order.


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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #36
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So if they make 100 bishopsgate it will be nextdoor to 99 bishopsgate and acroos the road to heron tower they could make a bridge connecting all 3 of them

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Old August 19th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #37
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I could have voted for the lot but decided to select my favourite two ...


The Shard .. unusual building in unusual location. I like clusters but I hope they don't build any more talls just there.


Riverside South .. comparatively ordinary looking but in a great location. Love this image http://www.skyscrapernews.com/pictur..._pic6.jpg&no=6 ... timeless beauty.

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Old August 22nd, 2009, 01:46 AM   #38
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I've always said the Shard is my favourite but now that Heron is actually rising I really feel that this pips it to the top. For me, it has many of the elements of a perfect skyscraper - slender, glass, reaching to a spire, podium-less, rigid lines and easy on the eye. Just wish it was slightly taller.

The shard is clearly going to be a real breakthrough for London and I really hope it looks very slender/thin without looking too bulky from some angles. The way it harks back to the spires that used to define London's skyline is it's biggest attraction and the view from the top will clearly be amazing.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 06:27 AM   #39
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1) The Shard - love that render, the best i've seen so far, looks majestic & breathtaking there.

2) The Pinnacle - almost as nice as the Shard and will be a real groundbreaking building for the City. Just like Tower 42 was when it was built.

3) Leandhall Building - gorgeous design & great height, just wish they would get on and build it!

100 Bishopsgate looks like a nice functional design, but could do with having its height increased by around a third (the same goes for Crossharbour) and i'd never heard of the Odalisk before, that looks very interesting!
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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:18 PM   #40
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The Shard of Glass and The Pinnacle are my favourite.
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