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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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Evening Standard today( 04/10/2005)

There is a planning application to the City of London, for a 218M AOD buliding in the Bishopsgate area, in todays ES.

Is this the revised HERON TOWER?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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According to Skyscrapernews the revised Heron is only 202m to roof and 242m to spire, so it might be something else.

I don't know of anything planned like that, could this be a new scraper?

(im probably wrong, don't listen to me...)
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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What does the article say?

I don't think Heron is 218m AOD.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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This is the site of the Heron Tower & it does say 218M AOD -dont know if it includes height to roof or top of spire.

http://www.planning.cityoflondon.gov...=IME1FTFH51000
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Old October 5th, 2005, 01:13 AM   #5
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Tried the link but get a 666 error... maybe satan is to blame!?
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Old October 5th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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the link doesn't work in firefox for some reason.
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^ Try copying and pasting it into your address bar?
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Old October 5th, 2005, 08:38 AM   #8
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Old October 5th, 2005, 09:28 AM   #9
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Applicant's name: Heron Tower Property Unit Trust

Proposal:

Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to provide Class B1 office and Class A retail development with associated parking, servicing and plant with the ability to pedestrianise part of Houndsditch 68,279sq.m. (gross floorarea) (height 218.221m A.O.D.)

The proposed development is not in accordance with one or more provisions of the Unitary Development in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated.

Date application received: 05/09/2005
Expiry Date for Standard Consultations: 17/10/2005
Overall Expiry Date: 25/10/2005
Eight week target date: 05/12/2005
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Old October 5th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #10
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Cool.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #11
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Yes, this building is the Heron Tower, sadley
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At least we know that Ken Livingstone will grant permission because he says:

''it's great news for the capital and conforms with my vision for London, set out in the draft London Plan. Now this tower has got the go-ahead, developers will be more likely to come forward with proposals for other major new office development which will help keep London competitive and support Londons economic future.''

And also, he seems to adopt a frustrated attitude against why the building isnt under construction yet. It shows His keen about the deveopment when he says:

''This tower should be under construction by now. This goes to demonstrate my argument, that where both I and the local authority concerned are in agreement the Secretary of State should not intervene. This was never a matter of national importance, but it is a matter of regional importance, and therefore the decision to go ahead with the tower should have stood when it was made last summer.''
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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by London
''This tower should be under construction by now. This goes to demonstrate my argument, that where both I and the local authority concerned are in agreement the Secretary of State should not intervene. This was never a matter of national importance, but it is a matter of regional importance, and therefore the decision to go ahead with the tower should have stood when it was made last summer.''
Well said !
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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #14
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