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Developer: Artesian Farringdon Street Ltd

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

http://www.dentoncorkermarshall.co.uk/project/20-farringdon-street

14/00266/FULMAJ | Redevelopment providing a 12 storey building comprising office accommodation (Class B1) at basement to 11th floor (9,464sq.m) and public house (Class A4) at part basement and part ground floor (370sq.m) (Total floorspace 9,834sq.m GIA). | 20 Farringdon Street London EC4A 4AB


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr


20 Farringdon Street by corerising, on Flickr
 

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Preferred the old building over the nondescript block that will replace it.

London is awash with these ground scraping abominations of around 50m, and it absolutely ruins the place.
 

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Very anodyne, although if the glass is as clear as the renders make out, this could take on a very delicate, crystalline appearance which would be nice for this rather depressing road.
 

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This has to be one of DCM's most dullest proposals ever I can't see really this being an improvement to a street that needed more than just another glass box with a setback.
 

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A completely nondescript building which could have been designed anytime from the 60's onwards. I don't know what the height limits are down there, but this is evidence that low rise buildings very rarely offer anything to get excited about and why skyscrapers are good for architecture and therefore good for London.
 

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A completely nondescript building which could have been designed anytime from the 60's onwards.
Let's not exaggerate: curtain glazing of that size wasn't viable until the mid-'90s, and rarely seen in London until after 2000.

I agree it's likely to be boring, but far from low quality, and the interiors will be replete with light.
 

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They really are desperate to knock down anything (not that the existing building is anything but mundane) and pile in as much floor space as possible with not a speck of interest or aesthetic design quality. But then this street is totally void of any character apart from the viaduct. Heavens London is trying hard to be totally nondescript in much of its streetscape. Architects are certainly having an easy laid back time churning out this kind of garbage.
 
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