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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #41
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BTW, does anyone know who the architects are, is it one practice? or several like brindleyplace....are Morse Deisel still involved with the Tower ? and please dont let is be Level Seven if the Richardson clan are involved !!!

Does anyone know this ? it may give an indication of the style/quality of buldings to expect
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #42
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Thanks for that EK - interesting news, I was aware that the CAA regulations were scrapped in late 2003 althought the council kept them, but they could be challenged if wanted to.

I dont like the sound of underground obsticles, hopefully they can work around this but its good to hear they have professional aviation expert on board although surely if this is the case, they want to build as high as possible? correct?

Anyway anything taller then we already have is good news to my ears and im sure everyone else (apart from Earlybird), lets just hope the masterplan is of high quality design

Do you know when we shall see the first renders, or here the first news of the project?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:53 PM   #43
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #44
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all sounding very promising....and the fact they have a aviation specialist on hand is VERY encouraging!
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #45
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can't give an exact date but progress is being made, yes woody I though the same. Why do I get the feeling that this could end up being a little battle between who lays claim to Brums tallest ressi tower, A.C. must have the upper hand surely, they have had the council on board right from the start.
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EK you seem very knowledgable, do you know who the architects or masterplanners are ?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:39 PM   #47
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Oh, what did you put?
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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #48
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Can i ask...will the new design have to go before the council for permission as its not the same as the original design. Or can they start constuction when they like?
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #49
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Nice one EK! It all sounds very promising...

I would love to see something like a conical tower on this site. I am sure the architects and developers are very aware that when people leave the new New St Station (which looks to have a major entrance on Navigation St/Hill St), if AC is big enough it will be the first thing they see.

Imagine the vista from that entrance - AC, Alpha, Orion, Orion 2, HCT and BST in the distance...
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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:50 AM   #50
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arena central......come-on baby!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:29 PM   #51
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This is our chance to make a stance against that dull grey northern city up north I hope its something to be proud off
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:58 PM   #52
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In 7 or 8 years tinme, standing on top of BST and looking toward town will be amazing....
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if it all goes according to plan........
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Old August 11th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #54
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Can i ask...will the new design have to go before the council for permission as its not the same as the original design. Or can they start constuction when they like?
I should think that planning will have to be granted for an initial site outline? then if the main tower is going to be taller than 120 metres high further reports on impact of any breach of aerodrome will be undertaken and then have to be agreed with BIA and council, that could be a long process?
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Old August 11th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #55
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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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Too ******* right this would look the bomb - it's utterly fantastic - imagine what could have been! Now add some of the towers I put in my own impressions to this skyline and you will have something quite formidable indeed - Manchester wouldn't be a patch on this, even with all its new monster 'scraper schemes completed!
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I should think that planning will have to be granted for an initial site outline? then if the main tower is going to be taller than 120 metres high further reports on impact of any breach of aerodrome will be undertaken and then have to be agreed with BIA and council, that could be a long process?
Well if the "City Heights" programme is to believed, It will be sorted sooner rather then later.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #57
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I would have thought it common sense to build the main tower last that way the demand and success of the scheme can be measured and the appriopiate scale buildings built.

Even when the masterplan is revealed, the uncertainty over the height of the final tower will still be there.
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I would have thought it common sense to build the main tower last that way the demand and success of the scheme can be measured and the appriopiate scale buildings built.

Even when the masterplan is revealed, the uncertainty over the height of the final tower will still be there.
True, but it will give us an incline of what to expect. Also about building the main tower last, you would think so, but we are not even sure yet if there is gonna be anything more then the mian tower and an atrium.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 09:58 AM   #59
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Well if the "City Heights" programme is to believed, It will be sorted sooner rather then later.
Where is this "City Heights" BC? I would like to peruse the aforementioned document...
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Where is this "City Heights" BC? I would like to peruse the aforementioned document...
As we discussed the other day - it seems to be a 3D computer programme which enables planners and developers the chance to locate plots where height restrictions dont apply, or something like that.
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