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  Tower of London - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tower of London ancient fortress in London, England, just east of the City and on the north bank of the Thames, covering about 13 acres (5.3 hectares).
The Tower is enclosed by a dry moat, within which are double castellated walls surrounding the central White Tower.
The tower and the glory; London Bridge Tower is the latest high-rise set to puncture London's skyline.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-towerl1on.html   (505 words)

 Bishopsgate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bishopsgate is a road and ward in the east part of the City of London, running north from Gracechurch Street to Norton Folgate.
Bishopsgate is the site of Liverpool Street station, the notable public house Dirty Dick's, the Bishopsgate Institute, St Ethelburga's church, and many offices.
In June 2005, plans were unveiled for the Bishopsgate Tower, a huge skyscraper to be built at the northern end of the road.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bishopsgate   (482 words)

 EoLFHS Parishes: Tower Liberty
Tower Liberty before 1686 consisted of the land within the walls of the Tower of London and the land immediately outside - Tower Hill.
Being granted the privilege status of Tower Liberties the inhabitants were outside the jurisdiction of the City of London and the County of Middlesex and free from jury service at assizes.
Part of the buildings were then used as an armoury for the Tower of London and the rest a workhouse.
www.eolfhs.org.uk /parish/tower.htm   (280 words)

 Heron Tower / 110 Bishopsgate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The site off Bishopsgate is one of the few that has little problem with the protected sightlines towards St Pauls that cut the City into slices so realising this makes it ripe for another skyscraper thanks to the seeming precedent Swiss Re had set.
Their main requirements for this tower was to create something of a similar massing and space to the already standing Tower 42 that fits in well with the City.
The tallest portion of the tower, the area around the spire is positioned as to not cause much visual disturbance on the views from Waterloo looking towards the City so it should appear behind Tower 42.
www.skyscrapernews.com /heron.htm   (1335 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate Goodsyard -- Tessa Jowell announces Grade II listing for Braithwaite viaduct.
From steam trains to fashion's supermodels, the colourful life of Bishopsgate Goodsyard.
From the Archive: 26 April 1993; From a leading article on the Bishopsgate bombing in the City of London.(Comment)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Bishopsgate   (195 words)

 Bishopsgate Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bishopsgate Tower is a 288 m, 63-storey skyscraper being planned for the centre of London's main financial district, the City of London.
The tower was submitted for planning permission in June 2005 and approved on 25th April 2006 [1].
Nearby are the skyscrapers Tower 42 (once known as the NatWest Tower) and 30 St Mary Axe (also known as The Gherkin).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bishopsgate_Tower   (446 words)

 The Bishopsgate Tower, London
The base of the tower exhibits a curvaceous canopy which billows out in the manner of the bottom of a pair of flared trousers.
All of Bishopsgate Tower's floor plates can be split to house two tenants on one floor and all floors can be configured for cellular or open-plan occupation.
New 307 metre Tower proposed for the C..
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu/?id=237829   (400 words)

 Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum - London's Tallest Tower?
It is opposing London Bridge Tower because of the impact on the protected sightlines of St Paul's Cathedral from Kenwood and Parliament Hill.
Some cynics believe the tower will never be built, but that if the planning inquiry finds in the tower's favour, this alone will dramatically raise the value of the site, making it a good asset against which to borrow to finance other schemes.
London Bridge Tower is a Trojan Horse, a skilful design by a great architect that could open the floodgates to a new generation of very tall skyscrapers, few of which are likely to be as elegant as Piano's scheme, if only because financial sense argues against it.
forum.dallasmetropolis.com /showthread.php?t=696   (1047 words)

 Heron Tower
Set within the City cluster on a prominent site at the junction of Bishopsgate and Camomile Street, the building will provide the highly flexible work space demanded by the latest generation of City occupiers.
Unlike the earlier generation of tall City buildings, the Heron Tower will be a transparent and articulate structure.
To the south, a slender lift core is animated by movement of glazed lift cars, two of which provide access to the new public restaurant at roof level.
www.kpf.com /Projects/110bishopsgate.htm   (189 words)

 Observer | Dizzy heights
The glittering computer-generated images of the new Bishopsgate tower, a whopping 1,020 feet high, now going through the planning system, provide a jaw-dropping and disturbing glimpse of what London is on the verge of becoming.
The tower's top is unravelling in a spiralling curve, and its shaft is apparently on the verge of crashing into the emphatic 45-degree slope of the neighbouring wedge-shaped tower designed by Richard Rogers on one side, and the Heron tower, also designed by KPF on the other.
The second cluster aligned on Bishopsgate, is emerging to the accompaniment of a lot of pseudo-scientific post rationalisation.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5251835-102280,00.html   (1888 words)

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The Department has finally reacted to the repeated requests of English Heritage, SAVE and others to call in the planning application for the Heron Bishopsgate tower, which is planned to be built in a cluster with the proposed Swiss Re "gherkin" tower and the NatWest tower.
One only has to look across the channel to Paris to see the effect which the 1970s' Montparnasse tower (incidentally, at a major railway terminus) had on the arrondisment, tearing the heart out of the local community, and creating a series of bland, unused and unloved plazas in the surrounding area.
The Sky is not the Limit: The height of towers in London is constrained by the flight paths into Heathrow and London City airports.
www.savebritainsheritage.org /editorial03-01.htm   (1188 words)

 Telegraph | News
At the moment there are up to 30 towers proposed in British cities, with at least nine buildings taller than 400ft planned for central London, the first since the NatWest Tower, now Tower 42, in the early 1970s.
Permission has already been granted to Lord Foster's Swiss Re Tower in the City of London, also known as "the erotic Gherkin", which is as tall as Tower 42.
Among the criteria listed in the report are a tower's relationship to context; the effect on the existing environment; the relationship to transport infrastructure; the architectural quality of the building; and the sustainability of the project.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/06/13/ntower13.xml   (734 words)

 NLA - New London Architecture - 201 Bishopsgate & Broadgate Tower
The 35 storey tower and adjoining 13 storey horizontal structure overlook an open public plaza.
Between the two structures is a covered sky lit galleria space for retail uses.
The development is a gateway to the northern boundary of the City of London and will connect the Broadgate development and Liverpool Street Station to the south with planned development to the north.
www.newlondonarchitecture.org /project.php?id=185   (91 words)

 Londra - Una torre di 1.008 piedi per la City - Europaconcorsi
At 1,008ft, the Bishopsgate Tower would dwarf the former NatWest skyscraper, the 600ft Tower 42 - currently the City's tallest - and would be only eight feet smaller than the London Bridge Tower, or 'Shard of Glass', which has received planning permission from Southwark council.
The glass-clad, spiral tower was designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), who also designed the proposed Heron Tower on another part of Bishopsgate for the German developers DIFA.
The tower's lowest three storeys would house an arcade running through the building that would be open to the public.
www.europaconcorsi.com /db/rec/inbox.php?id=6540   (404 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Modern Britain's instant icon
While 30 St Mary Axe is by no means London's tallest building - it's topped by the likes of the nearby Tower 42 (formerly the NatWest Tower) and Canary Wharf - it is the first of a cluster of planned skyscrapers.
The "shard of glass" - the 1,016ft London Bridge Tower - is set to be the tallest building in Europe.
And among the towers on the drawing board are projects in Brighton, and Aldgate and Bishopsgate in London.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3663971.stm   (834 words)

 UK Skyscrapers - 110 Bishopsgate Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Origingal plans were for a 590 feet tower but after Mayor Ken Livingstone jokingly said to 'go back and make it bigger' they increased the height to the round figure of 600 feet, thats 183m.
It is currently difficult for pedestrians but plans are to change that offering 'significant improvements through the pedestrianisation of the section of Houndsditch to the north of the site'.
I believe that the tower will be a welcome addition to the London skyline, once again reiterating London's need for skyscrapers as a world city and financial capital.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /ukskyscrapers/heron.html   (333 words)

 Londonist: Bishopsgate Tower Gets Green Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Londonist gave a little whoop of delight this morning on hearing that the DIFA tower has been given the go-ahead by the Corporation of London.
Sat alongside the Gherkin and, to a lesser extent, the yet-to-be-built Cheesegrater, the tower would crown a distinctive new skyline for the City.
While it could never compete with the likes of Hong Kong or New York in terms of massing and height, future London will be Top Trump in style and innovation.
www.londonist.com /archives/2006/04/bishopsgate_tow.php   (339 words)

 Article - 589 - DIFA Bishopsgate Tower Approved   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Corporation of London has given the go-ahead to what will be the tallest building in the City of London, The Bishopsgate Tower developed by German fund management company DIFA and designed by architects KPF, after council planners presented a report recommending it be approved.
Nicknamed the Helter Skelter it sets new records of heights for the city rising to 288 metres and stand next to the existing 6-8 Bishopsgate Tower formerly occupied by Barings Bank.
As with the rest of the tower this will be clad in the same glass creating a flowing look from the sharp spire down to the curving bottom.
www.skyscrapernews.com /news.php?ref=589   (417 words)

 LONDRES : Bishopsgate Tower (310 m) - SkyscraperCity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The German international capital investment company, DIFA Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG, yesterday submitted a planning application to the Corporation of London for 'The Bishopsgate Tower' - a major new development on its landholdings in the City of London at Bishopsgate and Crosby Square.
The proposed building is 307 meters high and comprises 88,000 m² of offices, retail and public space, which, together with sustainable energy systems, form a symbiotic part of the refined architectural design.
Inside 'The Bishopsgate Tower', restaurant facilities planned for the sky lobby on the 43rd floor will be higher than any existing public space in London.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=227740   (1355 words)

 Gabion: The only way is up: high-rise hits Britain, and this time they mean it. 4/9
A long public inquiry gave the go-ahead to the 600-foot Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, designed by New York skyscraper specialists KPF, who now have another waiting in the wings for a different developer.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone wanted Heron Tower to be 10 floors taller: English Heritage, which had approved of the Gherkin, did not want this one built at all.
This one is mega, because it consists not only of that tall tower, but also three other lower corner buildings of the same shape, arranged like open books.
www.hughpearman.com /articles5/skyscrapers4.html   (437 words)

 Architectural Record | Daily News | New Plans Making London A Skyscraper Capital
Renzo Piano’s 1016-foot London Bridge Tower, dubbed ‘The Shard of Glass,’ is as slim and sharp as Foster’s SwissRe is tubby and textured.
The 48-floor glass tower's high degree of transparency reveals its structural steel frame, with colour and light adding depth and animation to the north-facing façade.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 727 foot, 37 storey Tower arranges workspaces around a series of 11 triple-height atria, and when completed in 2005 will be one of the tallest building in the City.
www.architecturalrecord.com /news/daily/archives/040519london.asp   (773 words)

 The sky's the limit Evening Standard (London) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eschewing the usual format of models and computer-generated images of the proposed towers, this exhibition, staged by the Architecture Foundation, promises to be more quirky.
The designers, Newbetter, have commissioned short films on how we interact with skyscrapers including one which looks at the ground-level spaces of the Gherkin, Canary Wharf, the BT Tower and Centre Point and contrasts the findings with heroic aerial shots of the buildings.
There will be video interviews with leading figures in the skyscraper debate and a quintet of supersize panoramas showing how the skyline is, could be and may be.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4153/is_20060607/ai_n16459030   (464 words)

 London Projects - Page 16 - Wired New York Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Heron Tower (and Baby Heron - the two towers in the foreground of the 6th picture) replaces a horrific 60's complex that nobody wants.
The Bishopsgate Tower - again, its going to be built on two stilts, with the entire base opened up with a through-passage creating passage to the piazza in front of Lloyds of London.
The result is that these new towers will be even more pedestrian friendly than the present buildings.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?p=124829   (3257 words)

 London Property Review (LPR) - 201 Bishopsgate & Broadgate Tower
The 36 storey tower and adjoining 12 storey building are meticulously designed to meet the needs of both financial and professional occupiers.
Between the two buildings will be a major new public space and galleria, with shops, bars and cafes.
201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower are on programme for completion in 2008.
www.thelpr.com /property.php?id=11   (111 words)

 London Projects - Page 18 - Wired New York Forum
Plus, Leadenhall (225m) Should start about the same time, it will be the tallest tower in the city until either Heron or Bishopsgate starts.
The £500m Heron Tower is one of a slew of new towers pencilled in for the Square Mile that will change the London skyline.
Broadgate Tower (165m) (already well U/C) Also, the much hated 20 Fenchurch street is being called in for a public enquiry.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?p=132277   (1195 words)

 UK Skyscrapers
This page will contain news on the UKS future devolopments including London Bridge Tower.
This 710 ft, 49 storey building will contain one million square feet of office space, and replace tower 42 as the the cities tallest tower.
Bridgewater Place At 30 storeys, this project will be Leed's first true skyscraper, and will dominate the skyline.
www.angelfire.com /bc3/skyscrapersintheuk/futuredevelop.html   (144 words)

 London Bridge Tower [page 1]
What is the latest with London Bridge Tower, I checked the website and it seems the latest press release was in February annoncing Sang-ri-li hotel letting.
Demolition of the existing Southwark Towers will begin in mid-2006 and construction of the tower (in 4 stages) is proposed to take place between 2007 and spring 2010.
I can see London Bridge Tower on the right and Bishopsgate Tower, Swiss Re, Leadenhall Street, Tower 42 etc in the city.
www.london-se1.co.uk /forum/read.php?1,39395   (539 words)

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