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Old December 12th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #41
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this is hilarious - are we really all so desperate for this to start.

(answers own question), Yes, clearly. bugger it, jef has provided the evidence that suggests demolition and construction will be a simultaneous process and British Land are ready for action. Its a close as it could possibly be to the start of something stunning for London.

Permit me, if you will,

I will have a wander along to the site before Friday and see what the buzz is. Having seen a planning notice, when the path between the current site and the Aviva Tower shuts, then to me, this is the next critical sign (aside from a rapidly shrinking brown block, obviously).
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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #42
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Hmm, a BLT, yes that would do.

Seriously, please do not be disappointed when you go there, there is really not a lot to look at, they are working in the basement! The only thing to see is two skips, one for the muddy water and another one for the strip out. And if you are really lucky as I was, some guy with a McGree helmet (or how do you call this?) may walk by...
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:43 AM   #43
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well id say that construction begins when they start soil nailing rather than piling which allows them to build the retaining wall. they havent done that either. i too think some of the old structure will be retained.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:05 AM   #44
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As Jef's images of the construction drawings clearly demonstrates, the project really is in a demolition/construction stage and is not simply site preparation. Great!

Its interesting to see the structural system based on a core and suspended floors of the P&O Building revealed.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #45
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The point is that there is nothing for other forumers to look at until theres something visible to photo.They come to an 'under contruction' thread hoping for some photies, not us load of riot grils cuming as we post becuase there WILL be something going UP in 8 months time.
However i dont care either way as i like all these scraper starved londoners posts.(i am one...) V entertaining.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #46
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I think it should turn into a construction thread when Stage 12 is reached, really.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #47
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"The Leadenhall Building will become the tallest skyscraper in the City of London, at a whopping 225 metres/52 storeys.
It is designed by Richard Rogers, the man behind Lloyds of London, the Dome, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris."
Interesting how Londoners believe that Rogers was responsible for Pompidou, and Italians believe it was Piano...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompidou_Centre
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Old December 14th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #48
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it was a collaboration of both architects wasnt it
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #49
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I went to London today and to be honest there was literally NO activity indicating this thing was being demolished or even in the stages of being demolished. People are still in the building working!
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #50
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it was a collaboration of both architects wasnt it
Yes it was - though it's obvious from their respective later works that the Pompidou Centre's design owes more to Rogers than Piano. Piano has never used exo-skeleton or bright colours denoting functions again. Rogers has done so consistently.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #51
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Monkey, I want to read you more often in these threads.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:25 PM   #52
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^ Haha - I don't contribute much though. I mainly just read the news gathered by people like you.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #53
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #54
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I´m sorry to say it, but it seems this thread serves no purpose.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #55
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I think of this thread to encompass every part of 122 Leadenhalls physically coming into being, whether that is demolition of building to be replaced, piling, construction or cladding. It can fully document the cheesegrater's springing into existance without unnessesary multiple threads.

The moderator, (and very good one) WJFox, has decided that this is how the London forum is going to work. If you don't like it I suggest you find another site.

This site is full of winging bastards.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #56
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Does seem a tad premature.... again.

We know that even if we get to the completion of foundations, we won't definetly get the tower, fingers crossed though.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #57
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I believe, this thread should once again be closed and re-opened when stage 12 of demolition is complete.

Until then, a new 122 Leadenhall De-Construction thread should be created.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #58
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The moderator, (and very good one) WJFox, has decided that this is how the London forum is going to work. If you don't like it I suggest you find another site.This site is full of winging bastards.
Yeah Agree. I have been looking around and for sure: we have the best mod.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #59
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Old December 15th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #60
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I passed by today and I was lucky again to see them delivering a new skip. A few more floors do no longer seem to have light on... the building is emptying. Next door (Bishopsgate) they were using a crane in the Crossby Court demolition.
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