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Old July 10th, 2019, 10:26 AM   #241
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It's a massive building undoubtedly but given the restrictions placed I think they have done quite a good job on the surrounding areas - wide paving, trees, the security bollards (which are not unattractive but necessary in this age). It could have been far worse and the reflections in the glazing help to break up the otherwise mass. But seeing Farringdon Street and the way they have truncated it, if money was no object they could submerge the roadway along the course of the Fleet and pedestrianise this stretch.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 02:27 PM   #242
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It's a massive building undoubtedly but given the restrictions placed I think they have done quite a good job on the surrounding areas - wide paving, trees, the security bollards (which are not unattractive but necessary in this age). It could have been far worse and the reflections in the glazing help to break up the otherwise mass. But seeing Farringdon Street and the way they have truncated it, if money was no object they could submerge the roadway along the course of the Fleet and pedestrianise this stretch.
I'd actually bring back hidden rives and the like if at all feasible - I'd say the global trend was to reinstate nature into cities. They're doing a great job in LA making the LA river back into just that over a the drainage channel it had become.
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Well i really like it
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Old July 14th, 2019, 09:58 AM   #244
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It's so refreshing to get some in-depth analysis
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Old September 15th, 2019, 01:19 AM   #245
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Looks finished, at least externally:

DSC01416
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Overall? Bland, boring, uninspiring.
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Although quite a well-groomed building in itself, why so frugal with the trees? This is one street that screams for more greenery. In NYC or Paris there would have been a long procession of plantings to break up the mass and add contrast. Furthermore the building's bulk should have been set back more in such a narrow thoroughfare - it really wouldn't matter breaking up the line of buildings and adding a bit of a 'plaza' but it looks so over-dominant.
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Lights up the adjacent building in a lovely way.


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