Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by funky, Jul 18, 2007.
No longer Europe's tallest.
That is one ugly building (on the far right)
Why is Europe so behind? There must be a logical reason. These are standard heights elsewhere!
Because we're not building onto blank canvases like most other cities.
Quite. You can't just demolish a 1960s office block, let alone St Pauls Cathedral on a whim.
I really liked that one.
Yeah, why couldn't it be the horrible walkie-talkie which is still marching upwards?
The Shard doesn't have a single financial tenant in place? REALLY?
Maybe it's because it's not in the City, though there are loads of financial institutions that aren't. Perhaps the owners aren't looking for that sort of tenant. Although it does seem surprising.
couldn't it be the crisis? not a lot of expansion going on at the moment...
Maybe. It could also be the Shard hasn't had enough time to fill itself. If memory serves me correctly, Canary Wharf and the Gherkin were only partially full for ages.
Centre Point was empty for a generation.
I'm not entirely sure what's IN Centre Point. Someone told me it was a hostel but the whole thing can't be as at least one floor is a club.
That sounds like spin to me. The Shard isn't EMPTY. About 30 floors have been leased to the Shangri-la for instance. I'm sure there are apartments in there as well. They're just talking about the city companies, and London Bridge isn't technically the city . Is it even part of the square mile?
As for the Pinnacle - such a shame about the delays but starting work again in 2013? Well that's a month away :| its already about a third built so they cant abandon it, i just hope they maintain that wonderful architecture. the walker talkie is practically finished. Not sure what's going on with the cheese grater.
It's all because of the recession. Just five years ago London was fit to bursting. It's stories like this that stall the economy.
I guess "skyscraper built on time" isn't much of a STORY.
There's loads of companies in Centre Point.
The Cheese Grater is growing quite nicely; as it's right next door to our office every few days I keep glancing up and noticing that it has grown several more floors!
It's a bit disappointing that the Pinacle keeps getting delayed as I imagine the area around that (and my office & Cheesegrater etc) will look quite nice once it's dome and you can actually walk around the buildings again.
I've completely gone off the Walkie Talkie - it just looks so intrusive on the skyline - how they ever got that through is beyond me
I like the Walkie Talkie from certain angles. But not the view as it faces onto the Thames, unfortunately.
I prefer the Cheese Grater either way.
What does the skyline look like now? I'm always amazed at the changes every time I pass through London.
It looks like a hell of a lot of CRANES at the moment. Not nearly up to the levels of 2005 or so, but certainly significantly busier than 2009.
I can't wait to make a return to a city FULL of SKYSCRAPERS
LONDON UP (literally)
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We found out today that our company has taken on 8 floors in the Cheesegrater including the very top one which is going to be some kind of executive dining suite. Needless to say I was quite excited at the news! Now I just have to stay at the company for 2/3 years . . . .
The topic title is now out of date... I know it's not skyline PER SE, but some quite nice pics on the building of the Crossrail: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20933396
I didn't how much of the Olympic Park would be instantly removed.
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Not really part of the skyline, buit Southbank Centre is going to be re-vamped:
However, it looks scarily similar to my office building which is only half a mile down the road:
Thank God because it's FUG!
well I want to talk about my new HOOD just because it's a bit of a modern architecture's GEEK DREAM:
this is what it looked like a couple of years ago (pre Vauxhall tower or flattening of the Nine Elms site)
and this is all the plans
I'm most fascinated by the cluster of new skyscrapers emerging in Vauxhall, which apparently will include the tallest 100%-residential tower in Europe. Also the new embassy park (US, China, Netherlands) looks pretty special too. Plus we get 2 new tube stations.
Most of this won't be finished for up to ten years, so I don't know how much I'll see while I'm still living there, but still - exciting.
This is the American Embassy, which they've started laying the foundations for:
So THAT is why you moved there. What a GEEK.
You're telling US.
I love that power station
I'm still not actually sure what they're DOING to the Power Station, I'm assuming flats still, although the development around it is quite fancy
I think I read in Private Eye that the cunts that currently own it want to demolish it and are hanging on to it, refusing to sell, until they get their way
Surely it's a listed building??
it looks great in contrast to the surrounding glass facades (which I normally hate)
HAND IT OVER, ESTATE BULLIES
Has anyone been to the viewing platform at The Shard, and is it worth the ludicrous admission fee?
I'm going in a couple of weeks with work
It's only about 25 quid isn't it?
I don't think there's anything 'only' about £25, personally! It's comfortably more expensive than the Empire State, Skydeck Chicago, and twice as much as the Eiffel Tower. I'm wondering about doing ArcelorMittal Orbit instead, although I appreciate it isn't as high. I guess I need to work out which has the better view.
Have we seen plans for the new 'Gotham City' building?
http://i.STOP FUNDING HATE.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/23/article-2423765-1BE10A7A000005DC-160_634x788.jpg
It's meant to be going right next to Lloyds - with the possibility that they could actually move into it!
although the poor Gherkin is slowly being swallowed by the ever increasing density of the London City skyline...
22 Bishopsgate starting construction in early 2016...on the site of the shelved Pinnacle. Will still be the tallest building in the square mile