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Friday 27 March 2009 2.31pm
in a zone 1 location there simply isn't room for new houses. you have to build up. I agree with you when it comes to the suburbs where there are far too many boxy 2 bed flats. However Blackfriars, London Bridge etc these towers are the only way forward. With the caveat that as long as the design is dramatic and beautiful...
Friday 27 March 2009 3.54pm
Homeletter wrote:
But what some of us are asking is whether "progress" is really represented by building taller and taller buildings?
I suspect that future generations will prize houses (not flats) that are not tall, and will think we're all mad for trying to build so high.

I want to live in a neighbourhood which has a mixture of building types and styles with a diversity of neighbours. Why would a family or retired person want to live 23 storeys up with no easy access to a garden or green space?

This generation already prizes large homes, not so tall, surrounded in greenery and maybe with a quarter-mile driveway. But as long as people have to work, they also prize homes close to amenities, their place of work, avoid awful commuting and avoid building on the greenbelt.
I imagine that the more tall buildings there are the cheaper it will be to live in reasonable accommodation in central London.

Granted people need green spaces too, but I think that should be the function of public parks, and not an argument against tall buildings.

I know plenty of people who live at floor 23 and have done so myself; the view is awesome.
Friday 27 March 2009 4.04pm
we arent in the suburbs...3 bed houses with front and back gardens are not in any way suitable for the centre of a major world city. if you want the burbs go and live in them. that pic of st pauls only gives a view from one very particular perspective hardly one we can all enjoy all the time
Friday 27 March 2009 5.04pm
Just because other view of St Paul's have been wrecked isn't an argument for trashing off the remaining views,

also anyone that thinks the Beetham tower is being built to provide housing is pretty gullible.
Friday 27 March 2009 11.33pm
mickysalt wrote:
wjfox2004 wrote:
mickysalt wrote:

Why do you keep posting that same image over and over again?

I took that picture form the centre of the promenade under The Rose window of the great Hall at Alexandra palace , it shows exactly how height restrictions have protected views of st Paul誰申s

And you can see where the Beethem tower will be seen above the tree line,

Also, I have done lots of google searches and I have been unable to find any other pictures of st Paul誰申s from that location.

And it shows exactly what you don誰申t want very one to think ,
That there are views of St Pauls worth protecting

Micky, not for the first time, you massively over-egg your pudding. Firstly, your picture doesn't convey the view from Ally Pally very well. Here are some other pictures of the view from the same spot. The impression is of a great city spread out before you, not of a single dome rising serenely above the trees.

Secondly, the Beetham Tower would (I think) be some way off to the right of St Paul's in your shot. So the view of the cathedral wouldn't be harmed.
Saturday 28 March 2009 10.08am
I meant pictures that are any good darlying.
none of those are from the same spot.

Of course you can see cannery wharf and the city as well.

My picture highlights the fact that there is a long stretch of tree line to the the west where even kings reach is beneath the tree line. The problem with the beathem tower is the fact that it will be used as an excuse to clutter the remaining tree line, just as you are trying to use the city and cannery wharf as an excuse for the beathem tower.

the best view of St pauls is from the ice rink end,but do we want the only views to be gaps between trees and hols in hedges as in Richmand
Saturday 28 March 2009 10.39am
Saturday 28 March 2009 7.52pm
mickysalt wrote:
that last link dosent work here it is

Why have you been hiding in postboxes taking pictures?
Sunday 29 March 2009 1.53pm
lambeth lad wrote:
mickysalt wrote:
that last link dosent work here it is

Why have you been hiding in postboxes taking pictures?
Well you see the human eye and brain don't work like a wide angle lens, they are selective about what they see, so the photographer has to do the selection process.
Tuesday 2 March 2010 2.56pm
Does anyone have any updated info on this project?

It seems unliekly now that it will be finished by 2012. Perhaps the problems in Dubai have stalled Jumeirah's expansion plans.
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