London Skyline 2012 (and beyond)

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  1. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    The Boomerang (1 Blackfriars) is starting to take shape - will finished start of 2018. ALL residential. I like!

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  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Can you remind me where Blackfriars is, please? What's going to be around it?
     
  3. RobotBoy

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    No doubt those apartments will be excellently priced for those on average London wages. I'm sure they will all be snapped up by some of the young professionals desperately in need of good accommodation and not by Chinese and Russian investment companies. :eyes:
     
  4. Kate

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    I'll take two. Provided they have river view balconies, obvs.
     
  5. Peekaboo

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    Blackfriars is right down from Fleet Street and St Paul's, facing the Tate Modern on the other side of the river. Right bang in the heart of London really.

    ps. Nice work on the tags.
     
  6. Kate

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    Oh it's actually on the south bank of the river, I didn't realise at first. So between the Tate and the Oxo Tower.
     
  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Was the Zaha Hadid tag done before her death?

    I'd be so proud of moopy if it was.
     
  8. Sharla

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    I was just looking at the website - prices range from 1.1 to 23 million - and there are brochures in English, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.

    As lovely as 42nd floor four bed apartment would be I'd rather by this and spend the spare 2 million on rent boys.
     
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    Just checked and it's actually me :shy:

    RIP :(
     
  10. RobotBoy

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    Absolutely disgusting.
     
  11. Halli

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    I know tell me about it - I love skyscrapers so am all for them going up, just hate that the lowest costing apartment is £1m. There's no affordable homes scheme in this tower, instead they have agreed to a develop some of the other local area :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Halli

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    Have you been to the IMAX? This is on the Southbank about 10 minutes walk to that and the London Eye
     
  13. lolly

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  14. Halli

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    1 Undershaft going to planning permission in September. Will be the tallest building in the City of London and the same height as The Shard

    I'm not too keen on the design, but all for more tall buildings. I hope they get the go ahead. No doubt English Heritage will try to block it though

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  15. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    At least the design is better than that godawful 22 Bishopsgate.
     
  16. Peekaboo

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    It's not the worst, but it's far from the best.

    From that angle, it also looks like it could overshadow the Gerkhin from certain angles which would be a real shame.
     
  17. Lucille

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    I like it, very Chicago vibes, solid and elegant unlike a lot of the novelty buildings that seem to get built. Yes it overshadows the Gherkin, butI don't think we can get too precious about a 10 year old building built in the square mile, we don't want to get in an absurd situation where nothing can block the view of St Pauls even if it's from an obscure vantage point 10 miles way. I know initially these project seem to do nothing for the housing crisis, but if we can build high and dense where we can, it does alleviate the pressure some what. This looks like it will be office, but in general if we can keep the yuppies and investors in super talls in the less than appealing districts (who actually wants to live in the City/Canary Wharf/Nine Elms?), it keeps them away, to some extent, from the victorian residential areas people actually want to live in.
     
  18. Ag

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    There's so many that dwarf the NatWest Tower, that I don't even recognise.
     
  19. Halli

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    Yeah funny to think that only 15 years ago, the NatWest tower was the tallest in the square mile. It was just that and St Pauls in the sky line really :o
     
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    1987:

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    And nothing much changed until the turn of the century.

    I remember sitting on a train when the Gherkin first appeared and me and friend were saying how phallic it looked. Then a man in front of us, got up and said "I designed that" and got off the train. I have no idea if it was Sir Norman Foster or not.
     
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  21. Halli

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    :D What a story
     
  22. Sharla

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    The Undershaft has been approved. Who funds the running of the public viewing gallery? Surely not the residents' service charges?

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...rshaft-skyscraper-london-green-light-building
     
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    IKR! We were sat there like WHAT?
     
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    There's a feature in the Guardian today about upcoming skyscrapers in London.

    Most curious of all is that Croydon is getting the second biggest (after The Shard):

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    Also a bit disappointing that the Pinnacle has been reworked from the almost ice cream cone shape to a rather dismal but dominant:

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    Also THIS looks amazing, apparently a new concert venue near the Olympic Stadium:

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    Apparently not confirmed in any way however.
     
  27. Zu-Klara

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    God I cannot stand the fucking Walkie Talkie. It doesn’t half play havoc with my need for right angles :oi::david::argh:
     
  28. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Let’s hope it doesn’t. It looks ridiculously domineering

    This isn’t really skyline-related but it IS (sort of) architecture-related: I walked through Rotherhithe Tunnel the other month for a bit of deranged excitement and OMG it was absolutely thrilling. Fuck only knows why it’s still open to pedestrians when the Limehouse Link Tunnel (et al) isn’t - to my immense irritation - but I felt quite giddy, faint and close to death halfway through, the only available exits are at either end so there’s no escape unless you basically scream for help, there isn’t really enough width for the traffic so cars drive perilously close to the pavement (such as the pavement is), the noise is overwhelming and it’s fucking filthy

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    the curvy one in the first picture looks ABYSMAL
     
  31. Zu-Klara

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    The Boomerang?

    HIDEOUS
     
  32. Penelope

    Penelope Look right for CALMING INFLUENCE

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    And then at the end you walk out at Limehouse and everything you come out to is EVEN MORE DISGUSTING AND FOUL! :disco: :disco: :disco:
     
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    I'd been looking forward to the Pinnacle for years, the lump that we're getting instead is just dreadful.
     
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    I may be the only person who likes the Walkie Talkie tower. It looks like a cartoon version of a skyscraper.
     
  35. Kate

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    Ooh sounds marvellous :disco:
     
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  36. Fitcrafter

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    It’s where the world famous club XXL is based!! :tongueout:
     
  37. Verity Verité

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    Oh me (this is Zu incidentally; naughty old reCaptcha isn’t working) and @lolly are ALWAYS shaking our lallies down THERE, but she’s always far too sky high on snowballs to notice whether we’re in Blackfriars or BIARRITZ

    Still, we simply can’t get enough of it now all the DISMAL MILKY TWINKS have turned up! :disco:
     
  38. Halli

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    Please let THE TULIP happen :disco:

     
  39. Zu-Klara

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    Unless it actually opens like a tulip (which it doesn’t appear to), I’m not interested

    Mind you, gondola pod rides :disco:
     
  40. Zu-Klara

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    That glass business at 1:46 would have me crawling on the floor or more likely screaming and following through. I can’t even go near a floor to ceiling window above two stories
     
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