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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #41
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woow I love this tower, the colors blend well together.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #42
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Actually as things stand, now, today,2009...i think both Leeds:

are superior skylines to Birmingham..

and i dont live in either of these cities BTW, just going by what the photos show me....
I'm from leeds and I don't agree with you - our skyline is poor. Untill we get the Lumiere *fingers crossed* and other GOOD QUALITY talls (instead of lego-like student accomodation) we are far behind Birmingham. Sorry, but it's true.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:15 PM   #43
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Actually as things stand, now, today,2009...i think both Leeds:

And Liverpool:

are superior skylines to Birmingham..

and i dont live in either of these cities BTW, just going by what the photos show me....
Liverpool in my opinion is easily superior - it's hard to beat a waterfront skyline, massive advantage to Liverpool. Not sure about Leeds though..
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #44
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Cool tower! This design would fit very nicely next to Holloway Circus, and next to the proposed Beorma Quarter.

Perhaps the skyline of Birmingham isn't the most impressive one outside London. It will surely be the skyline with the best architectural highlights.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #45
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Birmingham HAS the best skyline for it's size and is best and most dense outside London. Liverpool, I can understand because of the waterfront (but that certainly doesn't make it better than the Birmingham skyline, sorry but it's just a few buildings with a mighty fine hertiage duo) but Leeds, what skyline, I can't see one...
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Old November 16th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #46
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Liverpool has the best skyline outside of London ... no shred of doubt about it.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #47
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Just leave it out. This isn't the thread.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #48
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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #49
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hahaha this forum never fails to amuse me, dear oh dear
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Old November 18th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #50
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Yes Yes! We all know liverpool has a waterfront. But ... Birminghams built in a forest though, and aon top a limestone ridge and is also the biggest city in Western Europe that doesn't have a water source ... +3 for Birmingham.

Oh wait ... we do have specific vantage points from our surrounding hills with our reservoirs in the ofreground

Liverpool better ... from One view. from the other 359 degrees ... Brum spanks it.

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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #51
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This one is just incredible, really hope to see it go!
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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #52
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Regal Tower, Birmingham
DESIGNERS are hailing proposals to build Brum’s tallest building as “exciting and iconic” in defiance of objections from architects and conservationists.

Peter Weatherhead from DTZ, told the council’s planning committee the whopping 56-storey tower would be a “significant and memorable addition” to the city.

A planning application for the 200-metre-high skyscraper was submitted by Regal Property Group last October, who believe it will complement Beetham Tower and the Rotunda.

The proposals followed earlier approval for an 11-storey building at the junction of Broad Street and Oozells Street in the city centre.

Since then, the plans have been extended to include a 289-bedroom hotel, residential apartments, conference facilities and a sky bar offering guests a panoramic view of Birmingham.

If permission is granted, there will also be a four-storey-high podium next to the tower, housing a ballroom and retail unit.

Mr Weatherhead said the tower was planned “in accordance with the council’s policy on tall buildings” and was the result of three years preparatory work.

He said the project, which included a £250,000 public transport contribution, would create 300 construction jobs per year – over the three-year estimated time of completion and up to 400 jobs in the completed tower.

But CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, has criticised the size of the site on a small piece of land as “unrealistic” and said it would loom over Brindley Place. It has urged councillors not to grant approval and for architects to rethink the design.

Further objections were raised by the Victorian Society which stated the building would “completely dominate” the surrounding area and overpower two listed buildings nearby.

And some councillors raised concerns over the limited parking spaces that would be provided at the tower. Only 29 spaces will be built in an underground parking area.

Public consultations are still underway with local businesses and residents.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #53
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It looks pretty cool in the renderings, but i have a feeling in real life the facade will be a turn off
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Old February 8th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #54
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It looks pretty cool in the renderings, but i have a feeling in real life the facade will be a turn off
We hope not .... Birmingham skyscraper enthusiasts have great hopes for this tower, but I suppose we won't know until the building is finally built

[IMG]http://*************************/birmingham/jpgs/regal_tower_birmingham_c261009.jpg[/IMG]


The tower will be to the left of these two images below .....

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..... and right in the centre of all three of the Birmingham photos below ...



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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #55
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nice tower. i like the facade a lot
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Old February 8th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #56
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nice tower. i like the facade a lot
It should be interesting .... Birmingham has a couple of interesting facades already ..... or soon will have!!!

The Cube (u/c) ... Apartments, Shops & Hotel

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Selfridges ... Department Store


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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:46 AM   #57
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Fingers crossed. It would make a great addition to the city

Kind of reminds me of the Raddisson in a odd way, that's a nice building too
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #58
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Regal tower is much much more quality than Beetham tower (aka raddison hotel). Regal tower is a beauty, love it and especially the height.

If only they had built Beetham tower to the original 192metres instead of the 122metres that we have now.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 12:12 AM   #59
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wow i hope it gets build it looks amazign
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:38 PM   #60
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We think this one looks quite likely to be built, especially as the UK appears to be emerging from recession and property prices are starting to rise again.



It will be built in the bottom right hand corner of the image above, close to the CGI image of the new Broad Street Tower

This image shows the West Side of Birmingham City Centre ... close to the National Indoor Arena and not far from the University Of Birmingham where the USA and Jamaican teams will train in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.


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