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THE SHARD has been given the seal of approval at one of the industry’s top awards ceremonies after being voted the world’s best skyscraper. The 306 metre-tall building, designed by Renzo Piano, yesterday scaled the heights of the annual Skyscraper Awards given by Hamburg-based building and construction data company Emporis. The Shard has divided opinion [...]
Walkie Talkie tower owner Land Securities says it’s “reaping the reward” of its “bold strategy to develop early and speculatively in London”. The developer’s seen profit before tax rocket 108 per cent to £1.1bn over the last year. Basic net asset value per share jumped 11.5 per cent to 1.069p, as it’s enjoyed the increasingly [...]
LONDONERS are growing fonder of the Shard despite western Europe’s biggest skyscraper initially sparking mixed feelings among inhabitants in the capital. According to a YouGov poll released yesterday, 57 per cent of Londoners think the 87-storey glass tower has changed the capital’s skyline for the better, while 15 per cent reckon it has made it [...]
A report out two weeks ago documented over 236 skyscrapers coming to the city – over double what it’s got now. London's long been thought of as a low-rise city – compare it with New York and Hong Kong – but it looks like its skyline's in for a shift – upwards. How do Londoners [...]
LONDON’S skyline is set to change dramatically over the next decade. Over 236 towers over 20 storeys are being proposed, approved or under construction – more than double the number of tall buildings estimated to be in the capital today, according to a new report released yesterday. Traditionally a low-rise city, London’s skyscrapers have, until [...]
London’s skyline is set to change dramatically over the next decade. According to a report out today, over 236 towers over 20 storeys are being proposed, approved or under construction – more than double the number of high-rise buildings estimated to be in capital today. Traditionally a low-rise city, London’s skyscrapers have, until now, been [...]
PLANS for a £390m office scheme near Leadenhall Market were recommended for approval yesterday. The design was inspired by America’s neo-gothic architecture such as the Rockefeller Centre, which influenced the Batman films.
Plans for a giant office scheme near Leadenhall Market was recommended for approval by City planners today. The site at 40 Leadenhall Street – also known as the Leadenhall Triangle – is owned by Henderson Global Investors, the fund managers behind the controversial Smithfield Quarter scheme, which is being reviewed at a public inquiry [...]
SIX TENANTS have now taken up space in London’s glass-clad skyscraper the Shard, with 170,000 square feet or 30 per cent of the building’s office space now let. Developer Irvine Seller confirmed that venture capitalists Foresight Group and lawyers Mathys & Squire were among the new tenants to have taken space, with companies due to [...]
THE SKYSCRAPER dubbed the Walkie Scorchie is to be armed with “horizontal aluminium fins” that will cross the tower from top to bottom to prevent its windows reflecting the ultra-bright rays that dazzled passers-by last summer. According to plans submitted this week and seen by City A.M., developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf want to [...]
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