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Old July 17th, 2006, 10:50 AM   #61
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We already know the tower will have a 'torqued' shape and that the site footprint is L-shaped.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #62
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(Excuse my ignorance) What kind of a shape is that?
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Old July 17th, 2006, 12:41 PM   #63
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A slightly twisting or turning shape.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #64
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The planning app should be going in within a matter of days; expect to see renderings soon.
Will - how do you know they are putting the planning application this week??
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #65
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A slightly twisting or turning shape.
Cool, As long as it isn't too twisty like Dubai towers Istanbul, that shape is being a little overdone recently. If it's just slightly it should be excellent!
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:04 PM   #66
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I'd love a Sear's Tower style buidling hear. Dark, boxy, beautiful.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #67
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I just want something normal looking.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:25 PM   #68
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Will - how do you know they are putting the planning application this week??
Can't remember - EGI perhaps?

But I distinctly remember them saying a planning app would be going in this month.

And, as you know, a planning application = renderings available
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #69
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I just want something normal looking.
Exactly. Something that just is normal.

That's why I said:
"I'd love a Sear's Tower style buidling hear. Dark, boxy, beautiful."

Sears Tower is normal isn't it? (Well for me it is anyway)
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Old July 17th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #70
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not too boxy, almost perfect, thats why I like it so much, its quite suttle
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Old July 17th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #71
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i expect theyll use fins on the cladding too for solar shading. i understand that the tower is torqued around the base but then straightens up further up it.
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Come on Gothic, spill all the beans.
You can talk the torque, but can you walk the worque?
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Old July 17th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #73
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You can talk the torque, but can you walk the worque?
*groan*

Those are the kind of awful puns my Dad's always coming up with
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Come on Gothic, spill all the beans.
You can talk the torque, but can you walk the worque?
"B-BMM-CHsshh"
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Old July 17th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #75
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I know. I let myself down, I let the forum down, I let London down ...
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Old July 18th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #76
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I know. I let myself down, I let the forum down, I let London down ...
That you did my firend, that you did. May you feel the full rath of the poke for your error!


I personally am hoping for something kinda like the new Multiplex tower; that doesn't mean I want exactly that kind of design, but just the general look of it. I just want a simple, elegant, unique design that is neither boxy nor overly wierd and 'iconic', something that we can all appreciate, that fits in well with the City cluster and gives no cause for mass complaint from the usual anti-skyscraper do-gooders!

Is that too much to ask???

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his pun isnt too bad. im doing an article for a mazgine on twisting skyscrapers called torque tonight. yes really. i know little more than the posters here. ive just had the tower described to me, ive never seen a pic of it.
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Well it sounds great so far to me!
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Old July 18th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #79
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Exactly. Something that just is normal.

That's why I said:
"I'd love a Sear's Tower style buidling hear. Dark, boxy, beautiful."

Sears Tower is normal isn't it? (Well for me it is anyway)
Normal?! What, 1970s Americana?! Why is that normal?! Perhaps it is because you grew up watching shite TV?!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #80
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Well it sounds great so far to me!
yep, very great, just got to sit here waiting for renderings, not a problem when so much else in London is going on!
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