Smash it up and start again: The Pinnacle (non) skyscraper becomes 22 Bishopgate

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Pinnacle project was abandoned after a short stump was built and work stopped - and now this is proposed;

    Read the blurb here:
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  2. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    What a waste! The foundations that got dug, the stump that got built and all for nothing. I gather they are going to start from scratch, foundations up again, ah well.
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i think it's a grand idea as someone can topple it onto some of the other foul buildings in the vicinity like a giant game of toppling dominos.
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  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Unlike the Shard, the public viewing gallery will be free. I'm sure they'll find a way to curtail it some way to stop hordes of oiks going up. Blacked out windows or something.
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    simple: make the oi polloi take the stairs.
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  6. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    You wouldn't catch me going there just for a view. All those concrete and glass canyons where the sun can't shine... :(

    Primrose Hill is a nicer place.
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    exactly. i rest my case.
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  8. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    About time really, pretty much every big building in the likes of Tokyo has a semi-public space, even if its just a cafe you don't have to book a reservation in.
  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The pinnacle was a bit clumsy, but at least it touched the sky in a dramatic fashion. This is just banal :(
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  10. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade


    Some polloi know some etymology. Including you.
  11. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    A skyscraperish new building (well, five years old or so) at Fenchurch St has a free very high up viewing platform. Calls itself London's highest public park because they have lots of benches and greenery. They (link) do make you apply for tickets - some are available on the day but it's not guaranteed - and show ID upon entering but that's really the only way they could operate safely.

    They don't stop you taking your own food and drink but they probably make decent money from the bar/coffee shop up there anyway.

    Way better view than the Shard, where the windows are too dirty to take good pictures out of.

    It's likely this one would work the same way.
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  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    This scheme has been revised. They've reduced the height, because it would cost too much for the specialised cranes that wouldn't break through into safe airspace. (Nothing in London can be higher than 1000ft, even temporarily). But, in order to maintain the same floor space, any subtlety to the massing has been ditched. It's now a monolithic slab from ground to sky. Horrifying.




    Well under construction now, with the lift cores up to level 10 or so.
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  13. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

  14. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's the new Tower 42
  15. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Looks like it would be more at home in Wuhan.
  16. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Shock! Khan calls it in and demands better design at the top. It could end up looking like this again:


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  17. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    But that's still a dull glass building!
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All


    And the flat-top design has been withdrawn. I would say PHEW, but the previous scheme is still a lumpy boring thing.
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  19. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Thank fuck!

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