NEW!!! Snow Hill - 43 & 25 Storey Towers! - Page 3 - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Birmingham Metro Area

Birmingham Metro Area Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 8th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #41
U475 Foxtrot
Registered User
 
U475 Foxtrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,421
Likes (Received): 471

Crikey. This is more like it

Snowhill to Masshouse is going to be a brilliant stretch of town. It's going to very intresting to see what happens on the Old Post & Mail printing works and something must be on the cards for Kennedy Tower.

This may help those who are slightly confused regarding the placing of the 2 new squares.

[IMG]http://i4.************/10safid.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.************/r0s84l.jpg[/IMG]

Don't know if anyone has mensioned it but the masshouse website has been updated too with the nice render of the public space and some news snippets.
U475 Foxtrot no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old October 8th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #42
bileduct
malu cachu
 
bileduct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London
Posts: 393
Likes (Received): 0

Wow, this looks fantastic. As well as giving the skyline a boost it should transform the fortunes of the Gun Quarter and Summer Lane areas too, which will suddenly go from being a forgotten back of beyond to being very obviously on the doorstep of one of the highest concentrations of well-healed floorspace in the city.


Quote:
Originally Posted by U475 Foxtrot View Post
Snowhill to Masshouse is going to be a brilliant stretch of town. It's going to very intresting to see what happens on the Old Post & Mail printing works and something must be on the cards for Kennedy Tower.
MAKE might always have something interesting up their sleeves for the City Park Gate site too...
bileduct no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #43
El Paulo
This is PWEI-zation!
 
El Paulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brummagem
Posts: 1,173
Likes (Received): 2

Was away over w/end. Very good news this! Been long over due but this side of town is now getting the makeover it deserves. There is so much space and potential and St Chad's makes a good focal point for much of it to be centred around.
__________________
BEARWOOD
A small child nestling contentedly between the two heaving bosoms that are Birmingham and the Black Country
El Paulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old October 9th, 2006, 03:05 AM   #44
Downtown Mark
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 309
Likes (Received): 0

I wander if this will give the nice old buildings that lead on the road to hockley a new wave of life, they look quite nice on the bend as its a walk way from St chads to jewellry qtr also, I think this area has huge potential now as a surprise package. The blend of old & new ST chads to the new tower will be awesome cant wait to see a render of that.
Downtown Mark no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #45
fruit&nut
Proud European
 
fruit&nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,362
Likes (Received): 931

I've not been on all weekend!

Wow!

Stunned of Bournville!
fruit&nut está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 11:27 AM   #46
FLD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1

Ontario Tower, London.



It reminds me (except for the top of the building) of the new Ontario Tower in London, except Birmingham's new beauty will be 10 storeys higher ..... fantastic news!!!
FLD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #47
Telfordboy
Fus-Ro-Dah!
 
Telfordboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yo' mama!
Posts: 12,039
Likes (Received): 1170

Wicked, I love it when i come on here and something big has happened. This will look so cool when the Metro runs on the street nearby
__________________
The night is dark and full of terrors.
Telfordboy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #48
FLD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1

This tower will give some real depth to the layout & location of the new tall towers in Birmingham. Plus, being on the northern edge of the city centre will look fantastic from the M6 as you pass through the city.

The new skyline from the M6 is going to be the closest any British city will get to looking like an American city.
FLD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #49
Sonny97
Registered User
 
Sonny97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rubery, bIRmiNGhaM (or is it BrOMsgRoVe?)
Posts: 956
Likes (Received): 87

Awesome, just totally awesome. hope there are no objections or delays with this proposal.

This along with the old P&M building will really kick some ass in this area of the city. I do hope Lloyd House gets either a make-over or demolished with something better as currently its going to look like an ugly eye-saw
Sonny97 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #50
Bachy Soletanche
Disco and drugs trade
 
Bachy Soletanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,759
Likes (Received): 3887

It's big Lloyd house, seen from Wensdan it's almost as tall as the Kennedy tower, given the dip and proportion, anyway.

Not the prettiest, but I don't mind it, Does need a clean though...
__________________
"What do you thus rail at me, as if I had done such an heinous act, contrary to the nature of man? I tell you that if you did but know how pleasant the taste of man's flesh was, none of you all would forbear to eat it;"
Bachy Soletanche no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #51
FLD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1

Is this likely to appear on the Skyscraper News site soon, Woody?
FLD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 03:07 PM   #52
Bachy Soletanche
Disco and drugs trade
 
Bachy Soletanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,759
Likes (Received): 3887

It's already there.
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4997
'n'
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4998
__________________
"What do you thus rail at me, as if I had done such an heinous act, contrary to the nature of man? I tell you that if you did but know how pleasant the taste of man's flesh was, none of you all would forbear to eat it;"
Bachy Soletanche no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #53
FLD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1

Great, I'll have a look!
FLD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #54
gothicform
Bossman
 
gothicform's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: s****horpe
Posts: 31,431
Likes (Received): 14394

with skyscrapernews this page is your friend -
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/bdbsearch.php?latest=go
gothicform no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #55
woodhousen
Moderator
 
woodhousen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Leeds/Birmingham, UK
Posts: 15,661
Likes (Received): 1017

flamin hack FLD

anyway guys, i doubt youll have to worry too much about lloyd house and kennedy tower and even the thistle much longer!
__________________
Simply BIRMINGHAM
woodhousen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #56
Mr Glide
He glides like a bird
 
Mr Glide's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Letchworth Garden City
Posts: 1,295
Likes (Received): 76

Quote:
Originally Posted by Downtown Mark View Post
Just decorated my control panel to celebrate my what is now over the 100th post and i just got this news ITS CERTAINLY IS NEW YORK BABY, I PRAY TO GOD WE KEEP OUR NAME AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE SO WE GET ALL THE ATENTION, How about its Birmingham baby?

oh what a night not oh what a week
not sure we want to know that you've decorated your control panel - I know this is exciting, but come on (ooh weyhey, I said come on, geddit? arf! etc etc)...hello?
Mr Glide no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #57
Mr Glide
He glides like a bird
 
Mr Glide's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Letchworth Garden City
Posts: 1,295
Likes (Received): 76

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen Robinson View Post
Won't the people in the Hotel (big tower??) be looking into the windows of the Offices/flats? (little one??)

Or a least have a pretty rubbish view?
You wanna stop in the Raffles Plaza in Singapore - the first 30 floors staring straight into someones stationary cupboard, with them looking right back atch'ya!!
Mr Glide no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #58
SimLim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Likes (Received):

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodhousen View Post
flamin hack FLD

anyway guys, i doubt youll have to worry too much about lloyd house and kennedy tower and even the thistle much longer!
Sounds promsing. Be interesting to hear what the plans are for the Thistle.
  Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 10:42 AM   #59
Bachy Soletanche
Disco and drugs trade
 
Bachy Soletanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,759
Likes (Received): 3887

But I like Kennedy tower!

The Thistle, err.. not so much... In fact that's 'orrible!
__________________
"What do you thus rail at me, as if I had done such an heinous act, contrary to the nature of man? I tell you that if you did but know how pleasant the taste of man's flesh was, none of you all would forbear to eat it;"
Bachy Soletanche no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #60
FLD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodhousen View Post
flamin hack FLD

anyway guys, i doubt youll have to worry too much about lloyd house and kennedy tower and even the thistle much longer!

You've lost me Woody. I don't know what you mean by "flamin hack"?
FLD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KUALA LUMPUR | Four Seasons Place | 343m | 1124ft | 65 fl | Com jlshyang DN Archives 1199 April 10th, 2019 05:16 PM
Snow Hill Phase 1, Birmingham Biosonic Rate-a 'Scraper 117 December 13th, 2009 07:47 PM
Snow Hill Station - Something's Up. Splop The Lunar Society 492 January 22nd, 2009 08:37 PM
Snow Hill El_Greco UK UPC Archive 6 November 10th, 2006 10:21 PM


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us