gothicform said:gothicform - reference to gothic forms in architecture by the way half the people mispell like that.
ummm, stuff is starting. the willis building is u/c now, ontario tower at new providence wharf, there's gonna be a lot more action before the end of the year, projects we've spent so long talking about are coming online such as columbus tower, broadgate i hear is set for a late 2005 early 2006 start. remember there's only 32 buildings over 100m complete in london right now and that includes ones like the london eye and battersea power station.
some skyscrapers are in competition for height, not all. when the bank holiday is over, a great example will be on my site for birmingham. with resis they want the tallest penthouses in the area which is a great selling point.
you sure that there are more towers being proposed now than in the 1960s????Britannia said:In London, there isn't really any competition going on to see who can build the tallest. Developers are increasing site value and building architectural landmarks, but they're not necessarily bothered by how the height of their tower ranks within the city.
Is the UK having a skyscraper boom? Yes, I'd say it is. The number of tall buildings being proposed now is greater than at any other time in the country's history. Tall buildings are now no longer an exception.
bless......... how one sentence can bring sheer enjoyment to one person!birminghamculture said:Ohh ... Gothic, you're such a tease (but that must be taller then HCT)
... umm, or is it not in competition with Holloway Circus but more Arena Central? :dunno: :cheers:
Lol, Im a Wolves fan, we thrive on rumours.woodhousen said:bless......... how one sentence can bring sheer enjoyment to one person!
Possibly not in absolute numbers, but let's not forget that the vast majority of those were built by the public sector as part of a coordinated drive to re-house the nation. Today's towers are being built by a multitude of people, from investment funds, to housing associations, housebuilders and blue-chip developers. The types of towers being built is also quite varied, with many all-resi, some all office, hotel towers and even a few mixed-use towers, although this is the sector that has really yet to kick off (and ironically it's the type of tall building from which British cities have most to gain).you sure that there are more towers being proposed now than in the 1960s????
its interesting..it would appear that in a majority of cases, most cities around europe are not experiencing the skyscraper boom we are. yes financial cities such as franfurt and paris but other then that, it does not seem to be the case...however, in the eastern world, its another kettle of fish!
London has 53 buildings over 100m that are proposed or u/c right now.Skychaser 2005 said:Look at the number of proposed or under construction buildings which are changing our city skylines over 100m:
London- many buildings