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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:05 PM   #21
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Woodhousen is that in floors or height? Because like you say, a couple 20 storey office towers and a major tower will act as its very own high-rise cluster, with CP, Alpha and Hyatt all surround them and Orion and JB just acorss the road. I personally think the scheme would be better fitted with smaller yet higher frequency of office towers, then one single skyscraper, but then again thats just my thoughts.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:21 PM   #22
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I'm guessing he's talking more along the lines of floorspace and massing.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #23
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I'm guessing he's talking more along the lines of floorspace and massing.
Well to be honest, I hope not, I think 3 -4 fat towers on this site will look unhealthy. I will settle for some thin high-rises but a dont want a big concrete slab put down with a few peaks here and there. I would like to see the area maxmimise the canal and hopefully implement some cafe's and retail aspects to the scheme where needed. I dont expect to see any of the towers as wide as HCT and as fat as Orion.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:44 PM   #24
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well eitherway, its going to be huge!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #25
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Far from the reality of it, we will have to content ourselves with these impressions for the foreseeable future.







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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #26
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wow! well done martin looking very impressive! Will be great to see all these towers built!
What's the tower to the far right?
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That last pic is still my favourite, I think EK took it with his camera phone and MG worked his magic on it.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #28
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wow! well done martin looking very impressive! Will be great to see all these towers built!
What's the tower to the far right?

That one was my fantasy proposal for a 600-700ft high Colmore Circus Tower which I came up with a few years back. Too bad the bloody architects for the Bishopsgate Tower in London have now all but ripped off lock stock and barrel my spiral design for the top of the building. Maybe I should sue the ****ers!
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That last pic is still my favourite, I think EK took it with his camera phone and MG worked his magic on it.
Yeah - it was a good one that one - a totally spontaneous thing that I pulled off in about an hour. Thanks to EK too - it was our special co-production!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #30
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Yeah - it was a good one that one - a totally spontaneous thing that I pulled off in about an hour. Thanks to EK too - it was our special co-production!
It looks almost 300m there
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:20 AM   #31
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I know! That was fully intentional - and, you'll notice, also on the pic above it too for exactly the same reason....
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......and it's straight
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:26 AM   #33
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Obviously!

But then what do I know about the sexual orientation of buildings anyway?
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:26 AM   #34
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......and it's straight
Lol, DROP IT SMILEY

Predict your Arena Central masterplan on other thread, It be fun
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #35
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Ok the subject's dropped I promise (fingers crossed)
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Old August 7th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #36
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*cums all over*
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Old August 10th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #37
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I found this old picture on Google - with the rather ill-informed Post and Mail and a very optimistic Rotunda , but apart from that and all the other new towers missing, how amazing will something like this look.

[img]http://images.google.co.uk/url?q=http://************/cotx0[/img]
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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:42 PM   #38
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hey thats my award winning picture!!!
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #39
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Well seeing as the last thread has gone I thought it was time for some news.

The master plan is close to being finalised, never mind the C.A.A., the amount of "underground" obstacles to deal with on this site are not to be sniffed at! I won't go into detail but as we have heard before, rail tunnels, cooling systems etc.

More meetings with planning will be taking place shortly and as soon as this is sorted the cgi modelings for the initial presentations will be started on.

Miller are quite aware of the new Richardson's tower and are not too bothered (although a project like this and so close is bound to have put the pressure on with regards to completion date, sales etc.), When asked about the 38 storeys their opinion is that they are just gonna have to go that little bit taller, which they can also do if they wish as they have a mechanism in place to challenge the C.A.A. height limits with a professional aviation expert on board who deals with looking into Health & Safety issues regarding a building that might breach the areodrome limit. They are apparently NOT on the main flightpath, this does not guarantee we are going to see a skyscraper though, as I said a few months back, market forces = height of a tower, no one has a crystal ball and lets face it, the main issue is are Miller/Ruhan going to get profit from a 500/600 ft skyscraper? if the answer is yes then I am confident they will try and build it, personally I reckon we could be looking at 130-140 metres but then it really is anybodys guess other than it's most likely to be taller than Tramps Tower.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #40
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grrrrr, cant wait to see the new product
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