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actual gherkin
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Opal Tower
Leeds, UK



HEIGHT: 82m
FLOORS: 25
USAGE: Student Accomodation
COMPLETION: 2008
ARCHITECT: Morrison Design
OTHER INFO: I currently live here!

The tower is home to 550 students. Features include a "sky gym" (free to residents) on the 23rd floor offering fantastic views over the city, and a communal area on the ground floor with pool table, games, sofas and a 52 inch plasma TV. It's one of the best set of student flats in the UK! :banana:

The city of Leeds has a population of 750,000 and thanks to the excellent universities in the city, the student population is roughly 50,000 of this figure. This makes the city a really vibrant place to work, live in and study. As a result there have been numerous student flats going up in the city, but this one is currently the tallest!

(my pics)

















...and in the skyline: (not my pics)

(look hard!)





 

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actual gherkin
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Edit: Can a moderator get rid of the smilies on the poll? Especially the one on 5.5! Thanks! (sorry!)
 

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actual gherkin
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Another skyline shot from the UK forums (far right)











Notice the relationship it has with Tower North (77m) on the left
 

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I don't know what suprises me more, the fact anyone would want to highlight this vile building to an International audience, or the fact that people seem to like it! :|

Leeds deserves far better than this :( 2/10
 

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