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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #41
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I think its bigger then HCT ... "SHOCK" ... I was doing the maths. HCT has 144 apartment and 6 luxury Penthouses. Well this will have 350 flats, obviously smaller then the size in HCT but still quite a hefty amount- It is also stated as being mixed use. I just got a feeling that this will be minimally taller then Beetham.
But remember that HCT has little dainty floorplates wheras this one has floorplates the size of Dawn French. I reckon they will make it a few bob taller than HCT, intentionally of course, 'Tallest Building in Birmingham' is a better selling point than 'Almost the tallest building in Birmingham'

Poor Ian Simpson and poor Stephen Beetham, their towers are going to be topped in Manc and Brum in no time.

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all in al i like it. very in your face, very girthy
Ooo, you love a bit of girth don't you.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #42
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Poor Richardsons- Miller gonna topple them aswell.

Lets just hope Beetham come with taller proposals for each city. It wouldnt suprise me considering the rate it was selling and the amount of coverage its had.

It looks as if the 120m ceiling will be broken for the 2nd time then if this is approved.

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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:38 PM   #43
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124m/128m (to spire) - Those 2 lights on either side will look the bomb.

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Don't think 'look the bomb' is exactly the best pun for selling a new project these days.. :S

You can also see that the facade slopes outwards on one of the sides, so it extends beyond the building, meaning that side of the building out of sight may have some very cool cladding/shaping
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Don't think 'look the bomb' is exactly the best pun for selling a new project these days.. :S

You can also see that the facade slopes outwards on one of the sides, so it extends beyond the building, meaning that side of the building out of sight may have some very cool cladding/shaping
it could definately slope outwards from the back, by the looks of things.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #46
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124m/128m (to spire) - Those 2 lights on either side will look the bomb.
This is an estimate btw.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:03 PM   #47
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This is an estimate btw.
I guessed
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #48
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ok im confused by this pictures.,......am right in thinking that this it looking out from the city centre and that broad street in on the right of the building????
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #49
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looks cool, it GOT TO BE taller than HCT, jut hope they get moving on this quick and we dont have to wait forever for it to be built

now that pallanning permission should be granted soon hopefully they will have a firm construction date, mid 2006 me hopes


go brum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #50
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This looks pretty good. It looks to have a HELIPAD which is just about the coolest thing a highrise can have. The next upward cycle means the next property boom so I wouldn't hold out too much hope for a quick start.

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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #51
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im thinking late 2006 early 2007 for a start date. concidering that the property market is leveling out and interest rates are meant to be gping down soon, im thnking that by the end of next year, things should have stablized anought to build it..... also notice that the very reason they are building in birmingham in the first place is becaus eof the strength of the housing markest here!
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On first sight, the tower frontage I think appears to be positioned on Broad street, opposite the Novotel and traffic lights junction with Sheepcote street, and then the tower itself angles deep into the depth to the rear of the plot until it meets Tennant street?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #53
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Typical! I go all the way into town to get an estates gazette, in the hope of being the first to post a render of this tower, and i'm beaten to it by more than 4 hours. That's £3.50 down the bloody drain then.

O well, it's a nice tower, so that makes me feel better.
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Is that podium on top of the tower a helicopter pad?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #55
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I thought it looked like a helipad too, it'd be cool if it was
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well a top clase hotel and probably very expensive apartments........ we also do advertise ourselves as a business destination with the ICC blah blah blah and i cant think of a helipad in the city centre?!?!?!?!?!

would make sense!
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...im still loving it!
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Looks promising, does it breach the CAA limit ? as its on the ridge so even though it has the same amount of floors it should appear much taller than HCT and break the cap ? which means in effect there would be no cap ?
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was there ever a height limit? at the moment, HCT is the only building which has been effected byy it. unfortunately, the councils high-places document appears to be having more effect ..........lets hope someone has the balls to change that!
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was there ever a height limit? at the moment, HCT is the only building which has been effected byy it. unfortunately, the councils high-places document appears to be having more effect ..........lets hope someone has the balls to change that!
Well considering HCT is still over the CAA ruling, Like I have always thought, its an imaginary load of balls which was just implemented to provide assurances to people.
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