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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #121
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A truely graceful and elegant design. It will be the icing on the cake for the financial district.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #122
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Truly a stunning design, far and away the best in Europe. I think it's a good idea to cluster the City with towers, in order to keep such development away from other districts. And let's face it, this would not fit right in Canary Wharf. If this project goes through, CW and the City will each have a great skyline with its own distinctive style.

I can't say enough good things about this...
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Old July 13th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #123
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not bad at all. i like it very much...
but 400m $ sounds a little bit too less...
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Old July 13th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #124
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Great news!!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:11 AM   #125
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not bad at all. i like it very much...
but 400m $ sounds a little bit too less...
Construction costs are about £300m (~$450m), with a capital value of about £800m ($1.2bn).
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Old July 14th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #126
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Best skyscraper in Europe if built!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 06:50 PM   #127
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Some big news from the UK and Ireland forum. It seems we were incorrect about the height of this proposal.

We thought the reduction by the CAA had taken it down to 288m.

But in actual fact, this was incorrectly reported... and 305m is the height after the reduction. In other words, the original height was 325m. So London WILL have 2 supertalls after all!

Check out the mayor's planning report for full details: http://mayor.london.gov.uk/mayor/pla...ate_report.pdf










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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #128
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excellent news!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #129
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Excellent news!

The GLA planning team is extremely supportive!

I really like the snakeskin look of the cladding, looks very sophisticated. Like the idea of a pinnacle.

I also had a laugh at EH comments on the supposed detrimental effect this tower will have on Butler's Wharf...I was wondering if there were kidding or not...are they mad? the view is "spoilt" for almost 40 years now...

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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #130
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Very good news
London will have two towers breaking the 300m barrier!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #131
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amazing! just amazing! go London!
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I read an article today in the Times, that the London financial district has the possibility of overtaking Wall street as the premier financial district in the world. Apparently far too much of wall street is based on American commodities and that London is now in a prime position to take the international lead.

Maybe wishful thinking, but with some towers in the heart of London of this standard maybe there is some truth in it.

Also traders earn a lot more in London than NY according to the article.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #133
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wrong news, the tower is still only 288m
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:45 AM   #134
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wrong news, the tower is still only 288m
Yes Wjfox2002 delivers false news as always. At lease we are getting the nice short fat version of the tower thought.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #135
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Is it a lot 'fatter' than previously shown?
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #136
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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #137
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Yes Wjfox2002 delivers false news as always.
Erm... a couple of points:

1. Don't blame me. It quite clearly stated in the planning report that the revised version was 305m, after the height reduction! We only have reason to believe it's actually 288m because of that diagram which Jonny checked.

2. "Delivers false news as always"
- erm.... Do I have a reputation for delivering false news? I think not.

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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #138
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Originally Posted by wjfox2002
Erm... a couple of points:

1. Don't blame me. It quite clearly stated in the planning report that the revised version was 305m, after the height reduction! We only have reason to believe it's actually 288m because of that diagram which Jonny checked.

2. "Delivers false news as always"
- erm.... Do I have a reputation for delivering false news? I think not.

I did not mean to say that, my keyboard is playing tricks on me again.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #139
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Err... no it isn't. I just read the pdf. It clearly states under the CAA topic that the height of the tower has been reduced by 19m from 324m to 305m!

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Then why is that diagram showing 288m?????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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