London Skyline 2012 (and beyond)

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  1. David_5000

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    Horrible building, and even more offensive that it's in the place of the beautiful Pinnacle.
     
  2. Halli

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    Such a shame we didn't get The Pinnacle :(
     
  3. lolly

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    I quite like it. But yes, it's no Pinnacle.
     
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    I like it. It is of course no The Pinnacle... tis a shame it had to replace a unique looking, especially as the Walkie Talkie has been so derived.
     
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    I don't recognise the shortish one in front of the new tower.
     
  6. Halli

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    I think that's 100 Bishopsgate still being completed!
     
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    No the one that looks more like a huge gravestone.
     
  8. Halli

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    Just looked it up

    It's the 'Can of Ham' :D
     
  9. Kate

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    Oh that is so getting called the Spam Tower.
     
  10. Halli

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    The Paddington Shard - Planning Application next month and if approved planned completion in 2020

    Would be London's fourth tallest building

    [​IMG]
     
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    I THINK I like that.

    Funnily enough just watching a program about London bridges...
     
  12. Halli

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    I really like it and hope it happens.
     
  13. Penelope

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    It looks like a VOSS bottle. I think I like that as a skyscraper concept.
     
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    Oh I'm glad good old cylinders aren't too passé these days.

    I wish it was designed after a bottle of Smart Water though
     
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    Do we know how it's going to look in context with the skyline? The Shard still looks very lonely.
     
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    I was wondering that. Paddington and around is all relatively low rise compared to the City, isn't it?
     
  17. RaspberrySwirl

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    Skyscrapers should never stand alone, it looks wrong and ugly.
     
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    It's kinda odd that we're getting excited about a new skyscraper, where New York built about 800, a century ago and Beijing built about 5,000 in the last 20 twenty years and we're on about 7.
     
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    The Cucumber is due to be finished next year, so that will hold the fort for a few years...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Paddington is a very strange place for a skyscraper. It's very low rise and the transport infrastructure in the area is already overstretched. The building itself is inoffensive but I'm OUT due to the location.
     
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    what would you be doing in a skyscraper anyway? unless you crash into one
     
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    Copenhagen is working on some pathetic attempts that aren't skyscrapers but definitely add to the skyline, as everything else is so tiny
     
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    Evening Standard article

    "At the moment you only go to Paddington for two reasons — to catch a train or to see someone in hospital." This is VERY TRUE :bad:
     
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    I go to Paddington a lot, as it's where trains to the West and Wales go to and from, but it's very rare I do anything other than get straight on or off the underground. The few times I've had a look around the immediate area, there really seems to be pretty much nothing there. I often get a train home around 8pm or so, and so if there was somewhere nice nearby, I could eat there. But it all looks so grim in the vicinity that I end up eating somewhere more central and then rushing to get my train after. And it's quite odd, because (to me at least), it's not like it feels like a rough area or anything (and let's face it, the area around railway stations so often is) - it just feels like a big void of an area.
     
  25. Halli

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    I'm sure there are some lovely restaurants around Little Venice?

    And yes, I think the point of this Skyscraper in Paddington is to change the area in terms of what Lolly describes and the article Kate posted
     
  26. lolly

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    Probably, I just don't know that bit of London well enough to judge. Is it easily walkable from Paddington? I guess that's north of Paddington, and I usually head east or south from there into more central parts.

    Perhaps one time I ought to explore more around Paddington itself. I keep meaning to go and have a wander around Trellick Tower (to bring us back to old school skyscrapers), and that doesn't seem so far from Little Venice.
     
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    Crossrail should ease the transport infrastructure in the area a lot.
     
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    Yeah there's basically nothing in Paddington apart from Irish pubs. I quite like Marylebone though.
     
  29. Penelope

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    THREAD UPDATE PLEASE

    I've only worked in Farringdon for six months and just from that time alone Crossrail feels like ARCHITECTURAL EDGING. I want it NOW
     
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  30. Halli

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    well that's happening everywhere in London, have you seen whats happening to Whitechapel? WHO are you and whats happening where you are?
     
  31. Penelope

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    Oh it's not so much the disruption, it's just that enough's happening that you can see PROGRESS but so slowly that it's not satisfying :grr:

    On the topic it's been about for a few months now but I LOVE the new Tottenham Court Road tube entrance :disco:

    [​IMG]

    On where I AM, I'm out in DEEPEST DARKEST suburban Harrow so we'll probably get gentrification at some point in the THIRTIES
     
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    Reminds me of a budget version of one of the stations in Lisbon when I was there in 2008

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was at the Curzon with OUR CHRISSY just last week and it's the first I knew about Crossrail trying to take it down. First The Astoria, then GHETTO and NOW THIS. Crossrail is homophobic.
     
  38. RobotBoy

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    Oh and GOOD at this silly skyscraper in Paddington being scrapped. Stupid idea.
     
  39. Halli

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    'Flower Tower' looking likely to be given the go ahead by Tower Hamlets council this week for Canary Wharf. It will be the tallest residential tower in the UK and will match the height of One Canada Square (canary wharf)

    http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/p...f-860-flats-planned-for-docklands-a99206.html

    There's less chance of this being blocked due to it not obstructing any views old heritage sights in the docklands like there is in the city, however in the past Tower Hamlets has not wanted any building to eclipse One Canada Square, so it will be encouraging if this gets the go ahead and matches it in height. English Heritage are also kicking up a fuss about obstructing views of Greenwich etc. In terms of sky scrapers, the world is an oyster for the canary wharf area as far as I'm concerned. They should go as big as possible.
     
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  40. Penelope

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    Oooh I like that :disco:
     

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