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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #81
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Normal?! What, 1970s Americana?! Why is that normal?! Perhaps it is because you grew up watching shite TV?!
Potto, I like Sears Tower, think that one and Shanghai WFC are probably the best skyscrapers designed by corporations (SOM and KPF respectively). And both are ellegant and simply.
And some of the best skyscrapers ever are boxy, "normal", like Mies' Seagram and Johnson's AT&T. They are perfectly-proportioned, sophisticated, refined in details, buildings in which it's almost impossible to change anything not destroying integrity of whole projects. And they doesn't have to have super-complicated shape.
Because three Heron Quays boxes are totally uninspired it doesn't mean that simple skyscraper is bad because is simple.

I'd like to see here something highest-quality "normal".
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Old July 19th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #82
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I know why people like them it is just the words 'normal' and 'wacky' that gets me! They dont make sense unless you live in a North American city or one of its many pretenders.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #83
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Heron Tower is 'normal', but of extremely high quality. I wouldn't want 80-88 Bishopsgate to be exactly like Heron, as they are neighbours, but I wouldn't object to something similar to Heron but with a certain extra something that fits this 'fruit basket' apporach the Corporation are after. A little extra 'something' that pushes the architectural boundary.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #84
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something 'wacky' design wise in between Heron and Bishopsgate would be good
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Old July 20th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #85
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Normal?! What, 1970s Americana?! Why is that normal?! Perhaps it is because you grew up watching shite TV?!
Ha ha!
Dallas was not shite
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 07:55 AM   #86
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any renders yet?

ill take that as a no...
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 12:05 PM   #87
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something 'wacky' design wise in between Heron and Bishopsgate would be good
I wouldn't mind a bit of decon, a Libeskind or Morphosis tower would do nicely.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 12:06 PM   #88
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mm sounds good, nothing fenchurchy would do nicely too
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 12:08 PM   #89
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lol i agree
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Renders have been released!

Great Portland Estates submitted their planning application today and subsequently released renders of the soaring 40 storey tower in the heart of the City of London. The architects Allies and Morrison have taken a radical step movement from the traditional skyscraper design and have incorporated three, yes, three spires in their hopefully successful design. This will set the bar higher in the City of London for new skyscraper proposals.














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Old July 22nd, 2006, 01:54 PM   #91
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any renders yet?

ill take that as a no...
As soon as the official renders are released, they'll be posted here. So no need to bump the thread with another pointless comment, thanks.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 02:42 PM   #92
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very interesting, 3 spires, another little qwerk for London!
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Looks like it has the potential to be a fantastic addition! 3 spires, very interesting indeed. Can't wait for the full render.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:07 PM   #94
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I like the sound of it
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:48 PM   #95
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Erm... I think eXSBass meant this as a joke.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:25 PM   #96
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Erm... I think eXSBass meant this as a joke.
Nailed it. It was a jest to lighten up the forums a little bit.

Don't worry though. Proper renders and descriptions will be released soon. Just have to be patient.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 04:06 PM   #97
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the renderers decided to dump the fancy expensive software for MS paint...
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 06:22 PM   #98
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I'm an idiot
Oh well, maybe it'll sound as good anyway.
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you look up the page and see u weren't the only one, though it worries me how easy some members accept such dodgy renders
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 06:43 PM   #100
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Haha, I thought he had only seen it and was drawing what the render looked like. Oh well.
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