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Thursday 15 September 2005 11.57pm
The ones that are built better be finished by 2012

That first picture is the best visualization I've seen.so far its helped by the golden jubilee bridge Lets hope they really do look like that.

They actually make the skyline look more spacious, and less cluttered than it does now.from that angle .

I'v seen visualizations from other angles where the towers just look like a conglomeration.

Im more consigned about what happens at street lavel if we get all these towers

It makes retaining the historic character at streets level more important not less.


also I have mixed feeling about tall buildings

I don't like the Heron Tower at all ,or the Minerva tower.
And Im not sure the chees grater will be that pionted from other angles

Protecting famous views
And the fact that large parts of London will stay lowrize is important.
Friday 16 September 2005 7.11pm
You are right James!

I guess it looks further away in the picture - like it's on the north bank near the Tower or something. I couldn't place it. It looks like it was added to the picture after the others, a bit "transparent" looking.

Thanks.
Friday 7 October 2005 2.46pm
Todays ES magazine 7th Oct, has an article on the proposed Skyscrapers for London.
They suggest the Shard is unlikely to be built unless at least 40-50 per cent is pre-let.
At the moment Sellar Property group has 'an arrangement' letting 20 floors to the Shangre-La hotel chain.
But as the Shard is to be built in SE1 makes it less desirable!! If it does go ahead it should be
completed in 2009 and will have sea views from the top floors - depending on your
eyesight or telescope.
Lets hope it is built, and soon.
51 Lime St -- under construction
Shard and Bishopesgate Tower - unlikely
Minerva Building - cancelled
Heron Tower and Leadenhall St - possible

Mind you the whole article seems to be speculative.
Friday 7 October 2005 4.39pm
I was looking at that ,

strange how its the building with the least amount of publisity thats geting built.

and if the shard is unlikely then .then the beethem tower must be unlikly also.

Im glad the minerva tower has been skraped.

they should scrap the Heron tower to.
Friday 7 October 2005 4.50pm
phoney Wrote:
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>
> Shard and Bishopesgate Tower - unlikely
> Minerva Building - cancelled
> Heron Tower and Leadenhall St - possible
>
> Mind you the whole article seems to be
> speculative.

Minerva has NOT been scrapped!

And why is the Bishopsgate Tower unlikey?

As for Heron and Leadenhall, they are a virtual certainty -- Heron is even getting a 70ft height increase. Leadenhall is fully approved, and is being built by British Land who have an exceptionally good track record on delivering big projects.

Frankly, I wouldn't bother listening to anything the ES has to say when it comes to skyscrapers - they are extremely anti-highrise, biased and ill-informed.
Friday 7 October 2005 4.54pm
mickysalt Wrote:
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> I was looking at that ,
>
> strange how its the building with the least amount
> of publisity [sic] thats geting built.
>
> and if the shard is unlikely then .then [sic] the
> beethem [sic] tower must be unlikly [sic] also.
>
> Im glad the minerva tower has been skraped [sic].
>
> they should scrap the Heron tower to.
>

Let me guess - you'd rather London was a museum city with a boring lowrise skyline that never changes?
Saturday 8 October 2005 5.23am
I was comenting on the artical .

I dont get drawn in to diametricaly apposed black and white blinked fundamentalist arguments.

Every thing should be judged by its own merit.



Edited 2 times. Last edit at 8 October 2005 5.47am by mickysalt.
Saturday 8 October 2005 5.33pm
Perhaps Mickysalt you should get a spell checker...it might get people to take your postings more seriously....
Saturday 8 October 2005 5.38pm
that's a bit harsh Jackie!
Saturday 8 October 2005 6.02pm
Indeed. Much as I am in favour of good spelling on the forum, I think that was uncalled for, Jackie.

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