Chris Dunn's comments
Please take the opportunity to restore the old street network and frontages. Portsmouth is such a chaos. It just needs some more simple clear streets
always two towers with one taller than the other... It'd be so refreshing to see 4 shorter towers here, all the same height
Wasn't Karen Cook at PLP the lead archietct for 22 Bishopsgate?
Still, this proposal was quite beautiful, although I don't know much about it beyond its external appearance. It's a shame that we'll lose this design. I can already imagine what the replacement will be like...
Love a 'new Yorkshire's tallest' story. That floorplan though!! 16 flats off an internal lobby with no natural light. No private amenity space. And those corridors to the flats! Surely Yorkshire's tallest should be a symbol of the region's generosity and aspirations, not reaffirming its less flattering stereotype?
Internal corridors and lobbies with no natural light. Apartments with no private amenity space.
weird that the new buildigns have such a strong vertical emphasis when the old internal structure was so contrastingly horizontal
Interesting although those bent concrete legs in the glass base look uncomfortably like they will buckle
When the newness fades in 5 years, Birmingham and the residents of this tower will be saddled with a very expensive, hot liability and the residents will wonder why no private amenity spaces were included.
Very pretty, but what about the layouts?!
It looks like less of a stand alone tower now and more like a part of a street with two buildings on a shared building line. The reflection of the tower's angles in the convex facade of the extension is quite interesting. Will set an interesting precedent.