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Old November 7th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #121
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The Birmingham Post, today;

"The developers are to submit a planning application to the council shortly..."

Included in the Post is an awful image of these towers, it looks like a bad water colour painting!
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Old November 7th, 2006, 12:26 PM   #122
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The quality isn't as good as our pics, but I must say that I quite like the way it looks metallic!
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Old November 7th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #123
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The quality isn't as good as our pics, but I must say that I quite like the way it looks metallic!

Yes, I thought it appeared to have a metallic look to it ..... I only hope it doesn't end up looking like the new Bridgewater Place building in Leeds, which looks so cheap & tacky, & looks like it belongs on an out-of-town industrial estate!
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Old November 7th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #124
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I think Bridgewater is the best high rise presently going up, that includes all the Beethams.



And I've not been to London recently, so I dunno about them.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 01:11 PM   #125
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I'm yet to make my mind up about BP. I do see what FLD is saying and I do agree but it is also pretty impressive.

I'm yet to see the birmingham post...
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Old November 7th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #126
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It (BP) isn't the worst building I've ever seen, it just doesn't excite me in the same way as Beetham Birmingham for example. To be honest, I've not seen BP in the flesh, but it does look like it has been constructed using materials used for an industrial estate office complex.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #127
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anyway wana show us non-brum residents what your talking about?
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #128
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I think Bridgewater is the best high rise presently going up, that includes all the Beethams.



And I've not been to London recently, so I dunno about them.
Bridgewater is my last name
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #129
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Marky-mark Bridgewater?
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:45 PM   #130
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Glenn Howells still havent replied so they are going to feel the wrath of a torrent of emails demanding information. Thats if they dont reply in a weeks time. I might just send one again just to be sure.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #131
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If you cause them to cancel the project we will shoot you Erebus!!!




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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:50 PM   #132
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Meep. That's put me off...
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #133
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The curved end of BP looks like how the Rotunda used to look ..... a bit of an odd-ball building to me, I think it will look dated the day it is finished. I hope the Snow Hill towers aren't clad in the same way!
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I finally got a reply on this!

The person told me that the planning application will shortly be submitted and they may have been some changes since we saw the image.

But to get more stuff on this, someone needs to go to a public exhibition at 1-3 Colmore Row (adjacent to Snow Hill Station) just for today and tomorrow (Thursday 9th and Friday 10th Nov from 12.00-2.00pm and from 4.00-6.00pm) where models and plans of this tower and possibly more are on display.

Any takers? I'm busy.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:29 PM   #135
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Sounds good I wish I knew about this earlier I would have gone and had a look and I don't think I can tommorrow.

I did see what looked like a bunch of developers and (I think) Ken Hardeman looking at the Ludgate site and the derelict buildings adjacent today when I went into town for a meeting today.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #136
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I wish I knew earlier too, I could have forewarned everyone. There is a very very slim possibilty I could go tomorrow but it seems very unlikely.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #137
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Hopefully somone will manage to get down there. it would be very interesting to see what changes they have actually made to the designs that we first saw.
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I doubt there will be very much. For example, I dont think the number of floors or height has been changed. The overall design we saw should be very similar. The only difference maybe the colour and windows.
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Do u think that they will show exactly where the buildings will stand in relation to the snow hill area? theyre seems to be so much going on at the moment that im not sure exactly where they will be built. Any ideas?
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Erm There is map somewhere but basically, it is facing St Chads Circus pretty much opposite Kennedy Tower. Sorry, hard to describe. My knowledge of the roads around there is poor.

Can someone help me out here!!!
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