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Old Posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:13 AM
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The Tulip received planning permission yesterday.


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Truly incredible city. I’m going back in October. CANNOT WAIT.
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The “Tulip” is such an absurdly stupid concept and proposal. It’s embarrasing to have a tourist attraction like that in the middle of the City, like an even larger London Eye.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2019, 8:49 PM
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Planting the Tulip turns London into a theme park
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Completely agree. Where are the NIMBYs when you actually need them?
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The “Tulip” is such an absurdly stupid concept and proposal. It’s embarrasing to have a tourist attraction like that in the middle of the City, like an even larger London Eye.
Agreed, not a fan of it in the slightest.
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I love it. I imagine people said the same thing about Seattle's Skyneedle and Toronto's CN Tower.
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I love it. I imagine people said the same thing about Seattle's Skyneedle and Toronto's CN Tower.
London isn’t Seattle or Toronto. If you wanted to make a comparison, it would be to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and this is different and inferior in numerous ways.

Even the Eye is still a mistake that looks like it belongs in a theme park.
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Canary Wharf - one of 5 rising clusters

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Beautiful skyline! Can’t wait to visit soon!
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Amazing! So incredibly different from when I was there in 2009. Looks like it's time to go back...
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Twentytwo approaching practical completion, photos courtesy of James Burns and Jason Hawkes:

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With all the amazing architecture and unique massings/shapes in The City, it's a bummer that Twentytwo is the tallest in the cluster. It's not bad, per se, just outshined by all it's immediate neighbors.
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Yep 22 is deeply unpopular with Londoners, hopefully it'll be drowned out by other neighbours that will one day shoulder in. The original design was sublime, a spiralling shard of interlacing glass- but it got value engineered into a bulky, squat monster.

From this:


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We can but hope - the one with the X grids is set to stand nearby, if ever it breaks ground *cough* Brexit *cough*.

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Yep 22 is deeply unpopular with Londoners, hopefully it'll be drowned out by other neighbours that will one day shoulder in. The original design was sublime, a spiralling shard of interlacing glass- but it got value engineered into a bulky, squat monster.

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tO THIS


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We can but hope - the one with the X grids is set to stand nearby, if ever it breaks ground *cough* Brexit *cough*.

I don’t get the impression that 1 Undershaft has anything to do with Brexit.
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Almost all the tall building commissions - which are the most sensitive to loss - are waiting it out to see the Brexit outcome before breaking ground (and property prices and applications have been falling sharply since the 2016 vote). Land prices, currency devaluation, loss of workforce and change in demand will all be affected. The current 'boom' is largely just the completion of projects from before the vote.




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London from 13:35

I think this exemplifies the density of the city which is normally lowered due to the large amount of parkland, despite the fact the residents suffer the smallest average property space in the West (10% lower than Japan even).

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I like 20 Fenchurch Street the most
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Absolutely bonkers the changes that have happened to London's skyline since I was there over a decade ago.
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