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Old May 25th, 2019, 07:00 AM   #61
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damn i was busy for a while and missed it for half a year, what a ridiculous tower. I love it! very unique.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 03:05 AM   #62
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Let's hope it will blossom into something uniquely appealing and not "The Day of The Triffids"..
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Old May 30th, 2019, 07:44 AM   #63
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Am I the only one that thinks London's skyline is disastrously chaotic, filled with uniquely ugly skyscrapers that fight each other for attention instead of blending into a harmonious whole, and that this giant feminine pleasure device will make it even worse?
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Old May 30th, 2019, 06:41 PM   #64
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Since Londoners always fly the baby Trump balloon whenever he visits, they should call this one the Baby Rattle.
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Old May 30th, 2019, 07:03 PM   #65
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Let's hope it will blossom into something uniquely appealing and not "The Day of The Triffids"..
Later you wish you were blind after seeing this tower

Joking aside I quite like it.
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Old June 5th, 2019, 09:27 AM   #66
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I never understood the concept o ferris wheels or similar structures like these gondolas that already start very high at let's say 230 metres and take you up to 260 metres or so. The appealing thing about a ferris wheel is that it start on the ground or at least somewhat low and takes you to great heights.

There is a very tacky proposal for Kuala Lumpur with a ferris wheel high up between twin towers, which also does not really make any sense.

These gondolas will require at lot of maintenance to work over the years. They would only make some kind of sense if they could be used to switch between floors.

PS: I am also not a fan of the location next to The Gherkin. It should be a mile away from the skyline.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 09:24 PM   #67
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Update :
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Old July 15th, 2019, 09:46 PM   #68
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^ so this is dead now? I sure hope so. UGLY!
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Old July 15th, 2019, 10:20 PM   #69
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I don't know how the approvals process works in London. Does the mayor have any authority over projects, other than stamping applications? They could probably just change up the design according to the criticism and resubmit it.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 10:27 PM   #70
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Ugly? Its very beutiful and futuristic (like thing from better times) design, similar like for Tulip flower+spaceship and is optimistic
It's so much horrible and depressed, almost all good looking projects for London is dead: Green Bridge, Tulip, SkyCycle, the Pinnacle... wth?
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Old July 17th, 2019, 07:51 PM   #71
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A list of rejected projects :
https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/16/londo...ight-10356179/
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Old July 17th, 2019, 08:45 PM   #72
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Observation towers are like parasites stuck on the back of 'serious' skyscrapers clusters...
The city's already so dense, any lowrise or plaza is more needed than a giant stick that doesn't add anything and would ruin any pic you'd make of the cool buildings around it.
Still can't believe it was a Foster design.
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London can do better, not really that much of a loss
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Old July 17th, 2019, 10:12 PM   #74
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London is a Alpha world city and doesn't need gimmicks like observation towers.
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This design/idea may reappear some day where it appropriately belongs....transplanted in Holland.
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Old July 19th, 2019, 08:01 PM   #76
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the London eye from the Thames by Mark Ward, on Flickr


ArcelorMittal Orbit - London Olympic Park by Nick Garrod, on Flickr

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The project’s Brazilian developer, J Safra Group, and architect Foster + Partners were on Tuesday considering whether to launch an appeal against Mr Khan’s decision to block the contentious plans for the building, which is shaped like a stalk with a bulb on top.

An appeal would result in the appointment of a planning inspector who would either make the decision themselves or refer it to the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, James Brokenshire.

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An observation tower is fine for London, but there were two main issues I personally had with this one:
1) It was proposed for the financial district next-door to the U/C 22 Bishopsgate, which is due to have an observation deck; next-door to the proposed 1 Undershaft, which is due to have an observation deck, and near the Walkie-Talkie (which has an observation deck); not to mention the restaurant near the top of the nearby Heron Tower.
2) Its height. 290m is a decent height, but 1 Undershaft is also due to rise to 290m, virtually next-door to this tower. You also have the 278m 22 Bishopsgate, so you basically have a quarter of the Tulip's view already blocked off by similar-height buildings, which kind of defeats the whole point of an observation tower. It would've led to the creation of a flat-topped skyline; it needed to be taller to really stand out and rise above the surrounding buildings for a proper observation tower feel.

If this had been proposed for somewhere like Canary Wharf or Vauxhall, it would've been a lot more appropriate in my view. Great-looking tower, but I won't be too upset if it doesn't get built in its proposed location with the proposed design.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 02:36 PM   #78
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London is a Alpha world city and doesn't need gimmicks like observation towers.
Well London is a big town. There's a lot of land to fit everything in. Why not build everything, lol.
They already have a couple of observation platforms, like the Eye and that weird sculpture thing.

I am disappointed that the mayor can just say NO to a project, that is strange. I would prefer a vote.
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I don't like the fact that the mayor can Veto a project anytime he wants.
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I don't like the fact that the mayor can Veto a project anytime he wants.
Yep. Especially that mayor...
But any mayor, sure. The market should drive this.
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