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View Poll Results: Please rate this building.
10 12 29.27%
9 16 39.02%
8 8 19.51%
7 2 4.88%
6 0 0%
5 0 0%
4 1 2.44%
3 1 2.44%
2 0 0%
1 1 2.44%
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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #1
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The Minerva Building, London

The Minerva Building
City of London

Height: 217m roof / 247m spire
Floors: 53
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw
Developer: Minerva PLC

Links:
Official website
Skyscrapers.com listing


Notes:
- If built, The Minerva Building would be the first building in the City of London to contain more than 1,000,000 sq ft
of office space.

- A revised planning application for the 53-storey version was submitted during the week ending July 12th 2002. The
original proposal for this site, known then as St. Botolph's House, was a 14-storey office block. In 2001 this was revised
to a 36-storey, 159m (522ft) tall office tower. A post-September 11th revision brought structural and design changes
and a further increase in height, to 53-storeys and 216.9m (712ft).

- Its location marks the eastern gateway to the City and the building will act as a focus for the regeneration of the eastern
City fringe. The site is outside the strategic views of St Paul’s, is not within a conservation area and does not contain listed
buildings. It lies outside two of the three proposed viewing cones for the Tower of London, and whilst it falls inside the
third, so do SwissRe, 110 Bishopsgate, Tower 42 and the other towers of the existing and emerging City skyline.

- Although the official height is 217m, the building has planning permission for an antenna which could see its pinnacle height
rise to a whopping 247 metres (over 200ft taller than SwissRe).

- A restaurant will be open to the public on the highest floor.


Current Status:
Fully approved. Demolition of the current site was scheduled to commence in Autumn 2005, but is currently on hold.
A major pre-let - or several smaller pre-lets - will be needed before this 1 million sq ft tower can start construction.



















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Old September 5th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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LOVE IT! It HAS to go ahead. For me it's up there with the likes of Leadenhal!

9/10
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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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Nice base, stunning on the skyline and great cladding. I hope it gets built 9/10
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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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4 for its mammoth-icity. 4 for its striking design. 2 for its tallness.

so, 10!








however, -2.5 for its location and 0.5 for it not being a certain project!
So, 7
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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #6
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9/10

Fingers crossed a company will be looking for 1 million sq ft in the City (i won't hold my breath ).
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Old September 10th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #7
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this must get built!!! MUST!!! 9/10
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Old November 28th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #8
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9/10

Breathtaking!

I love it!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #9
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Amazing, breath-taking, and if the cladding is as classy and sublime as the renderings, perfect.

8/10
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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #10
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hurry up and build it for christ on a bikes sake
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Old December 6th, 2005, 02:07 AM   #11
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9/10 cracking building, really hope it gets built
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:43 PM   #12
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wont give it anything below 10
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Old December 7th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #13
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10/10 Please build this.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #14
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Stunning design, but it's much too near the Tower of London. I have grave concerns about the impact it will have on this heritage site.

Taking this skyscraper on its own, it's incredibly sexy, has great cladding, and really soars... but the choice of location is poor.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #15
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10/10 its one amazing skyscraper and i'll be bitter if construction does not commence by 2008 or 9, it would be a crime not to be build it
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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #16
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will, i cant help but wonder why you keep linking to emporis given their love of the *
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Old December 16th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #17
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Old December 19th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #18
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9/10... would love to see this rise on the skyline.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #19
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I don't like voting on buildings that haven't been built yet, or might not even be built, but if this tower turns out as good as in the renders it gets a 9/10. I love the render above the river with the purple lighting, it will really work well with other towers in the city.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 11:30 AM   #20
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This tower is the ******* nutts, would be my fave after DIFA, but not much point seen as its a ghost project.
9/10 for the crisp design. Hope it rises in that form somewhere like.
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