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Old September 12th, 2019, 02:11 PM   #19201
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1700 bike spaces in the basement, plus lockers and showers. Largest bike park in the capital, they reckon.
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Old September 12th, 2019, 02:17 PM   #19202
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I spotted this drawing on Twitter by a talented chap called yiwen at https://twitter.com/df2395979140

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Old September 13th, 2019, 07:56 AM   #19203
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Gracechurch Street, London and the Twentytwo Bishopsgate skyscraper in the background
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Old September 16th, 2019, 12:23 AM   #19204
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Old September 16th, 2019, 04:51 AM   #19205
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Has the pinnacle moved to NYC?
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Old September 16th, 2019, 08:07 AM   #19206
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You can guess NY by state of their roads and general landscaping. Appalling for Alpha++ city.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 10:14 AM   #19207
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I agree with the above about the standard of the roads but not about landscaping which is generally very good. I lived in Battery Park City (Lower Manhattan) for four years and am familiar with the standards of the landscaping throughout Manhattan.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 10:43 AM   #19208
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Looks like London!
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Old September 16th, 2019, 12:15 PM   #19209
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^Only because people are actually walking, most US cities are dire because of the lack of people ambulating
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Old September 16th, 2019, 12:53 PM   #19210
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That doesn't apply to New York - the streets are crowded, the same with Chicago. But cities such as Houston and Los Angeles are generally devoid of humans walking [everyone drives] unless they are tramps!
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Old September 17th, 2019, 02:43 AM   #19211
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Old September 17th, 2019, 05:09 PM   #19212
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I am not a fan of it but it's not ugly either.

The biggest issue is that the city has become a massive clot of skyscrapers hiding each other.
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Old September 17th, 2019, 11:07 PM   #19213
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Looks great to me. Clean, sleek, metropolis. It's what London needed and it might not be the perfect building but I think it really does the job. London has a downtown that isn't Canary Wharf. Bien!
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Old September 18th, 2019, 12:16 AM   #19214
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Old September 18th, 2019, 02:45 PM   #19215
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Looks great to me. Clean, sleek, metropolis.
It's sad that once we attach "striking" to that list of adjectives we've got about the best we can hope for in any modern tower. The days when cheap 3D printing can allow us to build something approaching "beautiful" can't come soon enough.
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Old September 18th, 2019, 04:56 PM   #19216
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Noticed coming across London Bridge the top crown section (which has the change in glass colour) doesn't have the orange strips like the lower floors. I'm not sure if they are yet to come (unlikely) or if deliberate, but even the Shard managed to put in its orange blinds in all its glass all the way up to the final panel.
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Old September 18th, 2019, 10:25 PM   #19217
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Old September 18th, 2019, 10:33 PM   #19218
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I personally love 22 Bishopsgate as a relatively tame building compared to the triangular Leadenhall building and St Mary Axe. Not too close to the rest of the City's skyscrapers meaning it does not look ominous but definitely as part of the jigsaw of London's concrete, glass and brick exteriors.
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Old September 18th, 2019, 11:17 PM   #19219
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Old September 19th, 2019, 11:18 AM   #19220
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