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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #61
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hmmmmm....ROC Ltd is not a worldwide company at all....ts based in birmingham....

62 CENTENARY PLAZA
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #62
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I like the idea and something like that would be ideal for the area.The ground in that area is low compared to the city core.How high could they build without infringing the CAA limit.
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I hope this penetrates the CAA limit like a... you know.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #64
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BLUNTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #65
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Well it's no good pussyfooting around with the muppets. Let's **** 'em! Let's bang their dirty ass height limit like a....<insert suitable analogy>...
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #66
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Hmmmm. This all looks a touch suspicious.

Check out Roc International Towers' web site - http://www.rocinternationaltowers.com/

Under construction and a link to Richard Pawley's virgin.net email address?
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Thanks for the link.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #68
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oooop/....well actually look again...in the 5 minutes between looking at it lol
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #69
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It's a bvit of a shoddy website. That crappy Mail render is one of their renders... the tower looks different in it though... or is it just the angle it's viewed from? It doesn't look as fat in the middle in one of them as t'other. And there's the odd missing word or what have you.

But hey... if they've been talking to the council for 12 months, maybe something'll come of it...
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #70
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oooop/....well actually look again...in the 5 minutes between looking at it lol
Blimey! That wasn't there 5 mins ago!
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If it's truly going to be a pinnacle though, they need to bung another 30-40m on top of it... Richardson's Broad Street tower will look almost as tall due to topography, as will BT Tower, and Arena Central could surpass it, being on higher ground, even if not built to full 175m.
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It says planning will be submitted in May - 6 months to start construction - opens spring 2008.
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Planning application to be submitted in May.
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**** me, so they're not hanging aorund then.

Can we all see the council accepting this?!
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Wouldn't it be marvellous if it went through as swiftly as The Cube!
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Old March 24th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #76
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I hope Whitby et al are using this to show that they are not (as has been suggested) dragging Birmingham down with low aspirational projects. Time will tell...but in the words of Paul McCartney..LET IT BE!!!
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sorry to be so negative here but i think the thing looks horrible! not to mention 100meters too short. and by the time this thing gets built (circa 2025 at the rate birmingham city council work) it'll probably be 30meters shorter still if the CAA get their way!
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Wouldn't it be nice to have the Rogers library in The Pinnacle's shadow though?

Quite an optimistics timeframe they're looking at. If it gets approval in May, we'd see it rising by the end of 2006... that's impressive!
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sorry to be so negative here but i think the thing looks horrible! not to mention 150meters too short. and by the time this thing gets built (circa 2025 at the rate birmingham city council work) it'll probably be 30meters shorter still if the CAA get their way!
I suppose we will get some detractors...but hey.
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sorry to be so negative here but i think the thing looks horrible! not to mention 100meters too short. and by the time this thing gets built (circa 2025 at the rate birmingham city council work) it'll probably be 30meters shorter still if the CAA get their way!
I can see why you think it's vile... I'm undecied myself. But hey, we're allowed some vulgarity on our skyline.. it's all good fun

I agree that it's a little short... but you can't knock 175m in brum.. that's just greedy 200m would be better though, and would really prove to be a pinnacle.
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