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Old April 14th, 2014, 12:30 PM   #10001
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The Airports Commission has been set up to investigate airport (and more importantly) runway capacity in the South East. Like it or not, large international airports take on a national significance which cannot be ignored; even if that is what an incumbent Mayor would like London to do.

The case for an estuary airport is fatally flawed because the cost to overcome those flaws is exorbitantly high.

Thankfully, SE9 posts mostly about London's magnificent skyline.
Both London's benefits and National benefit's would be taken into consideration.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 12:37 PM   #10002
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The Airports Commission has been set up to investigate airport (and more importantly) runway capacity in the South East. Like it or not, large international airports take on a national significance which cannot be ignored; even if that is what an incumbent Mayor would like London to do.

The case for an estuary airport is fatally flawed because the cost to overcome those flaws is exorbitantly high.
Indeed, runway capacity in the South East. In other words, the London metro region.

Obviously large airports take on a national significance, however an airport's primary consideration is toward its host city; for the sake of example a Dubai airport is built to cater first and foremost to the needs of Dubai not Abu Dhabi (and vice versa).
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:04 PM   #10003
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That must be why new airports on reclaimed land never happen anywhere in the world then.

Oh... Wait...
This country is broke, if you can justify spending billions on an airport and a host of new transport links then please go ahead.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:33 PM   #10004
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Besides, its not like a new airport would be a black hole it would provide countless benefits.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #10005
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The UK isn't broke, its the fastest growing nation in the west and the 6th richest country in the world. Soon it will take over France in the 5th position according to the IMF. Along with London being the leading alpha ++ city in the world. I'm not saying money is no object but we're far from broke.
I think he was referring to the widening gap between London and the rest of the country, and the impression that more money is given to London, even though 5/6 of the population live elsewhere.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:41 PM   #10006
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its the fastest growing nation in the west
A few European countries grew faster in 2013.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:43 PM   #10007
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London Skyline Committee?

Interesting Arcticle about our Skyline:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...london-skyline

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On a serious note, do you think that we should have a London Skyline Committee or do you think the system is okay as it is? I'd particularly be interested in hearing everyones ideas. Isn't that what the 32 Borough's of London Council's do in the first place?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:43 PM   #10008
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I think he was referring to the widening gap between London and the rest of the country, and the impression that more money is given to London, even though 5/6 of the population live elsewhere.
He said that the country is broke, thus spending billions on infrastructure is unjustifiable.

In response to your point, a new airport wouldn't be built in Greater London.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 02:50 PM   #10009
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A few European countries grew faster in 2013.
Fastest growing major economy.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/e...this-year.html
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Old April 14th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #10010
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A few European countries grew faster in 2013.
Please stop trolling
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Old April 14th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #10011
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But he said "fastest in the west" and that's not true!

Look here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graph...-economy-guide

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/sta...d_GDP_estimate

Countries as Sweden and the Baltic states has the highest GDP growth in the EU and the highest GDP growth forecasts for the coming years!

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...ommission-says

Sorry for going offtopic though!
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #10012
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But he said "fastest in the west" and that's not true!

Look here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graph...-economy-guide

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/sta...d_GDP_estimate

Countries as Sweden and the Baltic states has the highest GDP growth in the EU and the highest GDP growth forecasts for the coming years!

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...ommission-says

Sorry for going offtopic though!
Yep. You are correct. the UK isn't the fastest in Europe. But it is the fastest out of all the major players.

France +0.8
Germany +1.4
Spain -0.2
Italy -0.9
United Kingdom +2.7
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #10013
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That's enough of that nonsense in here.

Let's stay on topic please.
Yes indeed. Let's keep this thread for project and construction updates and related news.

For general discussion pertaining to London's architecture, please do so in the architecture forum. Likewise for business and politics in their relevant sections.

If you don't like the level of development in London, then this definitely isn't the thread for you.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #10014
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Interesting Arcticle about our Skyline:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...london-skyline

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On a serious note, do you think that we should have a London Skyline Committee or do you think the system is okay as it is? I'd particularly be interested in hearing everyones ideas. Isn't that what the 32 Borough's of London Council's do in the first place?
Skyline committee - no thanks.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #10015
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Baltimore Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

Official website: http://www.baltimorewharf.com/




The fast rising Baltimore Tower. Photos taken yesterday by chest:





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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:07 PM   #10016
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New US Embassy | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=728176

Official website: http://london.usembassy.gov/new_embassy.html



Project facts
  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Architect: Kieran Timberlake
  • Completion: 2017



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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #10017
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Embassy Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1623494

Official website: http://www.embassygardens.com/



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  • Homes: 1,982
  • Site area: 15 acres
  • Architects: Terry Farrell and Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, AHMM and FLACQ





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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:15 PM   #10018
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I can't believe this is London. It looks so dystopian and apocalyptic. I mean, more than the usual amount, of course.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:20 PM   #10019
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Battersea Power Station Redevelopment | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650929

Official website: http://www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk/



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  • Cost: £8 billion ($13bn)
  • Area: 39 acres
  • Homes: 3,400
  • Masterplan architect: Rafael Vinoly
  • Development architects: Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Wilkinson Eyre












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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #10020
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Manhattan Loft Gardens | Stratford E20

London forum thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1211899

Official website: http://www.manhattanloftgardens.co.uk/




Site preparation appears to be under way at Manhattan Loft Gardens. Photo taken yesterday by potto:

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