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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:05 PM
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2011 is looking good for a completion date on a lot of really beautiful buildings in London!

I do feel sorry though for the workers in what I think is a good looking stubby building at the base of 'The Pinnacle' in the picture above, will it see much daylight???
They're called Hiscox in that building and they're already complaining about the noise - the building on the site already that's being demolished was built literally inches away from the Hiscox building. And they are lawyers so they keep being a pain in the courts.
     
     
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Greatest project in the world!!!

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2008, 8:38 PM
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What a fantastic way to commit suicide. I can think of no better...

Hell yeah!! Giant slide to HELL!!
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What a fantastic way to commit suicide. I can think of no better...

Hell yeah!! Giant slide to HELL!!
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2008, 11:17 AM
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I hope the NIMBY's keep their hands off this project.
I love the fascade, the shape and height. Best wishes.
     
     
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I hope this is just the start
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2008, 6:41 PM
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New rendering of the City, courtesy of Hayes Davidson -



     
     
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2008, 6:45 PM
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A recent video I made, from the top of a bus going through the City -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqUt7uVPZNQ

Shows various sites, with info and renderings for each. You can download the hi-res version below. I would strongly recommend this, as the quality is much higher (it's around 89mb) -

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscr...1march2008.wmv
     
     
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Beautiful! I love the literal interpretation of "skin" at the base.
     
     
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must be hard to find room for a skyscraper in this city cause it is so densly populated
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2008, 7:02 PM
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Just a quick update. Demolition is pretty much complete now.

They will proceed with the foundations/basement. However, a contract for the above-ground superstructure has yet to be signed. In the current economic climate, it's unclear if this will go ahead.


Photo by DarJoLe of SkyscraperCity.com





and another one by Jimbo.

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Just a quick update. Demolition is pretty much complete now.

They will proceed with the foundations/basement. However, a contract for the above-ground superstructure has yet to be signed. In the current economic climate, it's unclear if this will go ahead.
If the site remains unoccupied for several years, the developer will lose money. Hopefully, the contract for the tower will be signed before the foundations are completed.
     
     
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Yeah, let's hope so. Such a great looking tower it would be a shame not to see it go up.
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What a fantastic way to commit suicide. I can think of no better...

Hell yeah!! Giant slide to HELL!!
You made my day XD.

This is one tower I really hope will go up.
     
     
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Thrilled for London! Woo~Hoo!
     
     
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The Wolseley owners to open highest restaurant in London

13:54 | 14.10.08
By Deirdre Hipwell

The owners of the celebrity-favoured Wolseley restaurant on Picadilly have agreed to lease the top floors of the proposed The Pinnacle tower scheme in the City of London.

Rex Restaurants Associates, headed by restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, has agreed to take 13,000 sq ft of space for a restaurant and cocktail bar on levels 58 to 63 of the almost 300m high Pinnacle scheme. It will be open to the general public as well as office tenants and will have 360 degree views of London.

Rex Restaurants owns The Wolseley in Piccadilly and St Alban in Regent Street. Corbin and King were the former proprietors of Le Caprice, The Ivy and J. Sheekey.

Khalid Affara, managing director Arab Investments which will manage the development, said: ‘I am delighted to have reached agreement with Rex Restaurants Associates to provide the sort of high quality restaurant which The Pinnacle and its tenants expect and deserve. We look forward to them creating what will be one of the best restaurants in Europe as part of a truly iconic addition to the London skyline.’

The Pinnacle, designed by the international architect Kohn Pederson Fox Architects, will have 63 floors and around 1m sq ft of office space in the historic Bishopsgate area of London.

Demolition work on the site has been completed and completion is estimated for the first half of 2012.

Savills and David Coffer Lyons advised Arab Investments.
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New rendering, includes several other towers planned nearby -


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Look at the overlapping windows- window cleaners are going to HATE this building
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Brookfield to build Pinnacle for £575m in City…

09 January 2009

By David Rogers

Australian contractor Brookfield has signed a deal to build the Pinnacle – the tallest building in the City of London – for about £575m.

The firm, which changed its name from Multiplex last year, agreed a maximum price with developer Arab Investments just before Christmas. The figure is understood to be £75m higher than initially expected.

Brookfield was originally chosen to build the 63-storey scheme in Bishopsgate in summer 2007 and the developer had hoped the job would be completed by 2011. But delays in signing off the deal mean it is now set to finish in early 2013.

Mace has been overseeing the demolition and groundworks, which are being carried out by Keltbray, for more than a year under a construction management deal but will hand over to Brookfield next Thursday.

Ashley Muldoon, the managing director of Brookfield’s construction business in the UK, said: “We’re pleased to have signed the contract with Arab Investments and look forward to supporting them in the development of the tower.”

The firm has let most of the main subcontracts on the 288m-high tower. Dutch contractor Hollandia, which worked with Brookfield on Wembley Stadium, and Belgian firm Victor Buyck will carry out steelwork as a joint venture, having previously worked together on the Gherkin. Permasteelisa subsidiary Gartner will carry out the cladding.

Meanwhile, Mace is expected to sign a deal to build the 310m-high Shard in London Bridge within the next week. According to sources close to the project, the scheme’s funders are close to agreeing a price of about £425m for the tower.
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This is great. So both these towers will be rising together then? That will be an amazing thing to watch.
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