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Old March 1st, 2018, 12:36 PM   #21
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It is all very disappointing and basically symptomatic of the inability of borough-level planning to actually implement masterplans featuring some sort of physical urban design reconfiguration, the god awful Travel lodge reclad from some years back basically setting the direction.

Before that Camden council masterplanned a complete redesign of the area, dismantling the post-war hulks into smaller blocks as a nod to the inter-war plan to demolish the area to create a large urban square to frame the British Museum, basically linking it with Covent Garden with a more attractive routing.

Travelodge taking over the postwar block with a basic utilitarian reclad (but of course still charge premium rates for the rooms) and retaining the multi-storey car-park killed off the plan and all we are left with is a 20 year long reclad of typically disasterous post-war interventions. Amazing.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 01:54 PM   #22
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It's a shame that it was ever reclad - looked a lot better in it's original form...

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Old March 2nd, 2018, 01:09 PM   #23
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The real gem in this area is One New Oxford Street, which is one of, if not the best refurbishment I've ever seen in London.

They've done a great job in here, i can remember going into the building about 15 years ago, it was a right old mess. Its a proper landmark now..
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Old March 22nd, 2018, 09:21 PM   #24
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I suspect it is this building:

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Old September 6th, 2018, 01:49 AM   #25
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Old September 6th, 2018, 02:02 AM   #26
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It looks quite different to the renders? Particularly the cladding.

Pretty awful this.
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Old September 6th, 2018, 02:14 AM   #27
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It looks quite different to the renders? Particularly the cladding.

Pretty awful this.
Is that the external cladding? In the render, the windows look recessed, so I am hoping they haven't installed the external cladding yet.
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Old September 6th, 2018, 11:30 PM   #28
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I don't (think)the cladding has been applied yet, although it's a bit worrying that the hording is coming down.
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Old September 7th, 2018, 12:29 AM   #29
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Looking at the very fist render on this thread the final cladding has yet to be applied...surely
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Old September 7th, 2018, 01:34 AM   #30
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I think it is the final layer as they took scaffolding down. You don't do that before finishing with the cladding.
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Old September 13th, 2018, 01:59 AM   #31
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It seems like there is new cladding going over the black, kind of a perforated steel:
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Old September 13th, 2018, 11:32 PM   #32
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If all goes to plan there is a some sort of framing going over that cladding or has it been ditched?
http://newlondondevelopment.com/nld/..._post_building
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Old September 17th, 2018, 01:07 PM   #33
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looks more like a film studio
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Old September 17th, 2018, 01:34 PM   #34
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There's extruding silver steel sections as frames yet to come.

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Old June 21st, 2019, 11:17 AM   #35
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Almost finished but not quite yet:

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Old June 21st, 2019, 01:49 PM   #36
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I work fairly near here so have seen this in person a few times. The design is not bad and it will be an improvement at street level too, but the cladding is really dark imo. It almost looks like they got the wrong tinge or even colour.
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Old June 25th, 2019, 11:26 PM   #37
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What a beautiful building!
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Old June 26th, 2019, 11:34 AM   #38
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Like this, something a bit different and is a good addition to this stretch..
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Old June 26th, 2019, 11:19 PM   #39
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What a beautiful building!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I would say it's interesting but the cladding makes it look unfinished, as if there was a mistake it feels very inconsistent. Also why tint the glass green when it would of looked better grey? If you want this building to look like darkness go all the way.
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Old July 6th, 2019, 11:05 PM   #40
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I despise the bulky lumbering building and the generally inept street scape around here but the cladding at least works, the cool brushed steel and strong lines, a bit how 5 Broadgate was saved by its metalic clad despite its security hysteria.

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