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East London Urbanist

East London Urbanist

East London

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  • Comment on: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands completes towers using ‘jump factory’ construction method

    East London Urbanist's comment 14 June, 2019 12:11 pm

    I watched these going up - while the 55hrs a storey statistic is impressive, it also took them months to build the jump factories at the start and to disassemble them at the end. I would be interested in knowing if there were any overall time savings. I am sure there are other benefits from working in a semi-enclosed environment however.

  • Comment on: Russ Drage plans 1,400-home overhaul of east London site

    East London Urbanist's comment 22 February, 2019 3:27 pm

    Wow. A collection of what looks like mostly around 20 storey towers in a suburb where everything as far as the eye can see is 2-3 storey. Would love to see the townscape analysis and contextual assessment that suggests this is appropriate - and I don't just means diagram showing it's proximity to the station. A great site for a piece of high quality, street based, high density, mid-rise urban design - but sadly it gets a load of towers in random spaces. But hey, at 1,400 homes I am sure the landowner is over the moon, although no doubt it will be touch and go on viability - we all know that moving a supermarket a few yards is so incredibly expensive that you wonder why they would go to all the trouble....

  • Comment on: Edinburgh schools contractor also blamed for closure of Glasgow school in 2012

    East London Urbanist's comment 13 April, 2016 6:20 pm

    The picture in the header of this article may be one of the most depressing things I have ever seen.

  • Comment on: No HS2 house-price boost for 'big three' cities

    East London Urbanist's comment 2 April, 2015 9:54 am

    The 'Crossrail Effect' only became apparent once the construction began, and people could see it was definitely going ahead. With so much uncertainty around HS2 and so many people talking against it, it can be no surprise that it's effects are yet to be seen. Once approvals are in place, and shovels are in the ground, then we will see the wider economic benefits - so the sooner that happens, the better!

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