yes and yes!
Is the London Bridge Tower the building I've been referring to as 'the shard'? The pointy glass thing?
I thought I'd read somewhere a week or two ago that it wasn't going ahead now. I hope it still is. A welcome addition to the skyline.
Who are the architects?
I want some Calatrava in the UK.
if you put london bridge tower into google you get the official website, it's really cool, has all the information there
310m is really fucking tall
Do we have NO Calatrava in the UK?
That Swedish tower is the BEST THING HE'S DONE
Apparently his FIRST PIECE was a FOOTBRIDGE in Salford and has NEVER BEEN BACK
What's the NY thing?
that looks a bit like the dancing buildings in Prague, did he do those?
Apparently he's submitted a design for new Thames Gateway bridge...
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT
I don't remember seeing that in Manhattan
Maybe he's doing the Pinnacle, it has a LOOK of his work.
The Pinnacle is my absolute FAVOURITE ONE. And it's monstrous too - second tallest behind the Shard
That looks EVEN RUDER than the GERKIN
I MUST SAY some of the new skyscrappers planned for London look a BIT CRAP. Really you just want a LOAD of FUNKY ONES
I DO like the one that looks like a cartoon building
Soryr this one's better. Also includes the 'Cheese Grater'
and one of my own photos of one of Calatrava's bridges in Bilbao
Amazingly the Natwest Tower hasn't aged THAT BADLY
Not bad condition either for a building that's been BOMBED TWICE
God I HOPE I LIVE LONG ENOUGH to see SOME OF THESE
You know I'm really not into CRAPPY TOURIST tours but if any city had the bright idea to do a skyscraper tour I'd be FIRST IN LINE
I mean how insane is it that the general public aren't allowed in to the Chrysler Building... what a WASTE
I wish I'd studied architecture. I don't think I'd have been technically capable of being an architect, but I wish I knew more.
For all the moaning of people like Seb Flyte about modern architecture, I think now must be the most EXCITING time since Art Nouveau and then Art Deco. Particularly in this country where we never embraced skyscrapers like New York, Chicago and then the Far East have.
I mean don't get me wrong, there's still a lot of unimaginative crap going up. But then that has always happened.
It is noticably the most exciting set of developments in building in my lifetime at LEAST and before I was born was mainly POST-WAR which was VERY WARY of being interesting...
The architects behind the Pinnacle (Kohn Pedersen Fox) have worked mainly in the Pacific Rim, and particularly Shanghai before, it seems
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