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    Heron Plaza, a new tower for the City of London...

    Heron Plaza, a new tower for the City of London that has just gone in for planning. It will stand 43 floors and 146m tall, and contain a Four Seasons hotel.

    Not quite the Shard or the Pinnacle,...
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    Great pics! Shapoor is talented!

    Great pics! Shapoor is talented!
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    Recent updates of Heron Tower (yesterday I...

    Recent updates of Heron Tower (yesterday I think):

    Link 1

    Link 2

    It's about half way to roof height now, it's approximately 100m at the moment.

    Also, Heron Plaza (the shorter building...
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    I love Calatrava's work. He may even be my...

    I love Calatrava's work. He may even be my favourite architect, it's a close one against Richard Rogers for me.
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    The public realm is better than the architecture....

    The public realm is better than the architecture. IMO.
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    I'm not a big fan of More London, but there are...

    I'm not a big fan of More London, but there are some buildings that stand out, the new building especially is a cut above the rest.
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    But I thought this was a thread about London...

    But I thought this was a thread about London projects, as in architecture and construction, not about the state of the government or police force or the price of living. I didn't think it was a place...
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    The Columbus Tower, which at 237m would have been...

    The Columbus Tower, which at 237m would have been the tallest building in the Wharf (and the best design to boot) has been denied planning permission....
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    I think your moderator just told us to get back...

    I think your moderator just told us to get back on topic. ^^ That isn't. And I'm not lashing out like a child at all, there's only one person acting like a child here.

    For the people who still...
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    Because you're a troll. You post the same...

    Because you're a troll. You post the same comments about my country again and again, and acting as if you come from some kind of paradise. Considering the type of thread this is (a thread about...
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    I've got to say, I'm surprised the mods on the...

    I've got to say, I'm surprised the mods on the boards don't ban this guy.

    He just seems to repeat the same insults continuously and posts crap like this:

    "Why not just send James Bond here, Ill...
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    This thread was good before Gregory started going...

    This thread was good before Gregory started going into overdrive with his London and Anglo-bashing. What is his problem? Why is he so obsessed?

    In regards to the people who think London is...
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    Only the Walkie Talkie and Leadenhall (which...

    Only the Walkie Talkie and Leadenhall (which should be back up and running in 2009, basements will be constructed to ground level so it will be ready to go). The Shard is still on course to start...
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    In a rather shocking development, the Heron Tower...

    In a rather shocking development, the Heron Tower has begun rising much earlier than anticipated (well, going by the CURRENT schedule:D)

    It started on Friday:

    (Pics from Chest at SSC)
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    Well no, not really. In fact allot of the...

    Well no, not really. In fact allot of the articles I saw last year about London's growing dominance in the finance sector were from New York papers and quotes from their businesses. I'm sure if we...
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    Well, it's true. London has overtaken new York in...

    Well, it's true. London has overtaken new York in many sectors, both culturally and financially. it can now compete for the title of 'capital of the world' in allot of people's eyes, obviously it...
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    No it wouldn't, it would be NIMBYs going to...

    No it wouldn't, it would be NIMBYs going to absolutely stupid lengths to get their own way, despite the fact that this scheme will be the start of massive regeneration for the area. IMO the developer...
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    Rogers originally had an idea for an amazing...

    Rogers originally had an idea for an amazing wave-like roof for the terminal, but apparently it was too expensive, and we only got the one curve instead. Mind you, it did cost $billions in the form...
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    Exactly. But when it suits people they...

    Exactly. But when it suits people they conveniently forget...
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    Using comments that are equally as idiotic to...

    Using comments that are equally as idiotic to back up your own claims doesn't do you any favors. "You're a crap country and the Scottish will be better off on their own." Seriously? Then make me...
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    What a stupid, stupid comment. Hong Kong airport...

    What a stupid, stupid comment. Hong Kong airport had the same problems when it opened unless I'm mistaken, and now it is considered one of the world's best airports.

    The crapg I bolded is...
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    Wow Gregory. Why do you hate London so much? ...

    Wow Gregory. Why do you hate London so much?

    Unless I'm mistaken, Hong Kong airport had a very similar start when it opened. And now it is considered one of the best airports in the world. T5...
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    It is also similar to a twin tower scheme planned...

    It is also similar to a twin tower scheme planned for Paris, as well as the once planned Aqua tower in New York and the U/C Aqua tower in Chicago, except the London, Paris and Canadian ones are round...
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    Phase 2 of Baltimore Wharf, including the 131m...

    Phase 2 of Baltimore Wharf, including the 131m tower, has been given a height increase and radical new design.

    Old design:

    http://i17.tinypic.com/2nb5xrk.jpg

    New design:
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    Yep. They told the developers to vut it in height...

    Yep. They told the developers to vut it in height by 10m, or they would take it to a public enquiry. The developer complied, and gained EH support for the project.

    I don't actually think there is...
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