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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #121
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Looks taller than 165m if you ask me - bearing in mind Heron is 202m to roof. Where did you get that height from James?
and in terms of perspective, the two sites (100 Bishopsgate and Heron) are the same distance away, literally facing each other across Camomile Street. Not much to go on really, though my only observation is that it looks very American. Something about widening around the hips?

No idea what sort of shape it could be - from that angle could be square, triangular or tapered. More renders stout yeoman!
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Old September 11th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #122
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Looks taller than 165m if you ask me - bearing in mind Heron is 202m to roof. Where did you get that height from James?

it looks slightly smaller than heron's top floor (173m) so 165m sounds reasonable.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #123
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Allies & Morriosons Pactice is open this weekend for Open house so would probably be worth going down there as theymay have models, renders etc.

They might also have same for their 3 towers at waterloo that should also have been in for planning now.


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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #124
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One cannot complain about 165m ht but an extra 35m might look pretty good. Not sure though about the flaring outwards midway down the tower, doesn't look particularly elegant, though more illustrations would be helpful to get a better sense of the aesthetics. Less girth and more height would be my suggestion. Wonder what CABE will say. A crowning feature would also be appreciated. At least it doesn't look like a portable phone!
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Old September 12th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #125
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What a butt ugly design - at least Minerva had class with its angles, this....ugh....

I'm suprised nobody even noticed that this looks like a practically identical design to that of the vision Landmark Tower for Wembley:

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Old September 12th, 2006, 11:20 AM   #126
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nick_-_taylor: Gherkin007 actually already noticed that

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Old September 12th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #127
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Ahhhh the landmark tower. I was really hoping that would day be a reality because living in Hendon Central I'd of had a 200m scraper on my doorstep.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #128
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Surely there must be more renderings available online. Has anyone checked the Corporation of London website? (I've tried, but my company blocks access to it...). Can't see anything on either GPE's website or Allies & Morrison site either.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #129
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Looks a bit bland to me, but should help to lighten the skyline a bit.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #130
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I hope that we are not faced with a situation of developers playing the 'safe option' with conservative proposals of the standard 160-180m height in the thought of easy approval, the city will look crap as a consequence with many 600ft towers, surely some 7-900 ft piece of art would look better than loads of 600ft gravestones - like this one.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #131
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Apparently this model has been in the window display at Allies and Morrison's office for ages!?

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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:08 PM   #132
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Finally, a nice simple background tower!! Not everyone can be a star! A diamond can only shine in the rough! etc etc
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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #133
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If anyone can acces AJ- Theres more images there

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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #134
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Gherkin007 actually already noticed that
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Can you post the pics on here please?
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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #135
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Does anyone on here actually have a subscription??
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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #136
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Published 12 September 2006 at 11:47
New addition planned for City of London skyscraper cluster – images



Allies and Morrison has released these first images of its new skyscraper scheme at 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

The showpiece of the 120,000m2 development, which has just been submitted for planning, will be a 40-storey, 165-tall office tower (centre).

Backed by developing giant Great Portland Estates (GPE), there are also plans for two seven-storey buildings on the site, which stretches between Bishopsgate, Camomile Street, St Mary Axe and St Helen’s Place.

As well as creating 73,000m2 of office space, the development will include a replacement for the Leatherseller’s Company Livery Hall, a public library, shops and a new plaza.

The scheme is in the heart of the City’s emerging tall buildings cluster and will sit to the south of the long-awaited 202m-high Heron Tower (right).

The new Allies and Morrison skyscraper will have double-decker lifts that will take people up to the sky lobby on the 15th and 16th floors, where they can transfer to lifts serving the rest of the tower.

According to a design statement, the skyscraper ‘adopts the parallelogram geometry of the site’ becoming rectilinear in shape towards the top, ‘creating the impression of a twist in the form’.

Partner Graham Morrison, said: ‘Working closely with the City planners and a responsive client has been a rewarding process.

‘In the design of a new tower forming part of the City cluster, it has been possible to reconcile the potentially contradictory disciplines of rational floor plates and strong site geometry. The three buildings, which form the development, are separated by a significant new public space, creating a larger and more active public realm.’

Work is not expected to start on site until the current leases expire in 2011.

by Richard Waite

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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #137
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According to a design statement, the skyscraper ‘adopts the parallelogram geometry of the site’ becoming rectilinear in shape towards the top, ‘creating the impression of a twist in the form’.
This is apparently a more interesting design than I had anticipated More renders/models would really help get out heads around the design though. This tower might have a skirt to rival that of Bishopsgate Tower's!
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #138
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Any idea which way the second rendering is facing? I think it's west.

I like the idea of the plot being opened up and public access throughout the ground floor - akin to Bishopsgate.

Have to see more renderings of course but I wish it wasn't so grey in colour. Still a real shame this won't be going up until 2011 - I can see this one being somewhat dated by then.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #139
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You can see Tower 42 in the second rendering... I presume the second rendering is the bottom of the bulge in the first pic, looking up at it?
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #140
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current lease expires? some of the buildings on site are already vacant.
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