No, we are not anti-high rise, it just depends which high rise and where. This one will be on in place of the E&C shopping centre. But dont hold your breath children, the shopping centre isnt due to come down till 2009/10, so you've got a bit of a wait!
Its difficult to tell exactly how these tall buildings will look,
Remember its 10 story's taller than center poiont,(thats tall )that means by that visulisatuin its a prity wide building as well.and during daylight hours it wont have that gradation in color and tone.
The main concern is that so many of these buildings are being given planing permission before any of them are built.
They're creating a virtual city scape
the implications of which won't become clear until its to late.
None of this means Im necessarily against this building I just think you would have t be a mug to lap all this up unquestioningly.
I think we all ARE asking questions. And ...er..I think a thing has to have planning permission before it's built, it can hardly get permission AFTER.
If you look at the model of the new E& C development, you will see that there are two tall towers. Originally the model had them side by side but they are actually going to be either side of the railway (one over the shopping centre the other a bit further away). I HOPE people responsible are sensible enough to think about shadows cast by huge buildings so as not to plunge huge areas into darkness (or shade if you like).