New London skyscraper, the Tulip Tower, is damaging for the Tower of London


Blackleaf
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Historic Royal Palaces has objected to the building of a new "attention-seeking" skyscraper, claiming it would overshadow the Tower of London and detract from its prominence in the city's skyline.

If given the go-ahead, the so-called Tulip Tower will soar 1,000ft over the capital, from its position next to the Gherkin, and house a bar, a "classroom in the sky" and an external track carrying glass-fronted gondola viewing pods.

But Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), which owns the Tower of London, has complained that the building would become "the most visually intrusive element" in the surrounding area.

New London skyscraper is 'attention-seeking' and 'extremely damaging' for Tower of London, charity warns



The 1,000ft Tulip Tower has been described as a 'classroom in the sky' Credit: Fosters and Partners/SWNS


Oscar Quine
24 December 2018
The Telegraph

Historic Royal Palaces has objected to the building of a new "attention-seeking" skyscraper, claiming it would overshadow the Tower of London and detract from its prominence in the city's skyline.

If given the go-ahead, the so-called Tulip Tower will soar 1,000ft over the capital, from its position next to the Gherkin, and house a bar, a "classroom in the sky" and an external track carrying glass-fronted gondola viewing pods.

But Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), which owns the Tower of London, has complained that the building would become "the most visually intrusive element" in the surrounding area.

A planning objection submitted to the City of London Corporation states: "The proposed Tulip development will be extremely damaging to the setting of the Tower of London.

"We believe it would diminish a key attribute of the Tower's Outstanding Universal Value, challenging the Tower's eminence as an iconic, internationally focus monument.


Historic Royal Palaces has warned the "attention-seeking" design would be "extremely damaging" for the Tower of London

"We do not believe that the claimed public benefit of the proposed development would outweigh the potential harm to the Tower of London.

"The height and attention-seeking nature of the Tulip's design would make it the most visually intrusive element of the cluster in these views. Its effect would be both major and adverse."

HRP has put in a number of planning objections over the years in a bid to protect the six royal palaces it manages.

Last year, the charity submitted an unsuccessful objection to the proposed 37-storey '1 Leadenhall' skyscraper, also to be built in the City, claiming it would ruin views of the Tower when seen from the east.

The development is still scheduled to go ahead.


If plans next year are approved the project is due to be completed in 2025 Credit: Fosters and Partners/SWNS


It has also lodged a number of planning objections aimed at preserve the environs of Hampton Court Palace from new apartment buildings over the years.

If built, Tulip Tower will become the second tallest building in the city after only the Shard - which is nearly 310m tall. The proposal has been controversial and has also received an objection from London City Airport, among others, which believes the tower could interfere with its radar systems.

A spokesman for Foster + Partners, said in response to HRP's objection: "We recognise the position of Historic Royal Palaces as an important local stakeholder whom we engaged with prior to the submission of this planning application.

"We will continue to work with the City of London Corporation and stakeholders to address these comments as part of the planning process."

The deadlines for comments on the plans is early 2019 and if approved the project is due to be completed in 2025.







https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...amaging-tower/
 
Danbones
#2
Riiiiggggghhhhht! the TWO lip tower...

really?
 
Blackleaf
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Riiiiggggghhhhht! the TWO lip tower...

really?


No. The Tulip.

All of London's new skyscrapers are named after objects.

London's soaring population is to hit 10 million by 2025. It's partly for this reason that the London skyline is going upwards.


The Shard (2012), the tallest building in the EU (a title it'll no longer have from 11pm on Friday 29th March, with the title then passing to Frankfurt's Commerzbank Tower) and the 96th tallest building in the world




The Gherkin (2003). Built on top of another building that was destroyed by a Provisional IRA bomb. A skyscraper called the London Millennium Tower, that would have been the sixth-tallest in the world, was to be built on the site, before it was cancelled and the Gherkin built instead

The Cheesegrater (2013)


The Walkie-Talkie (2014)

And London is also soon to get:


The Can of Ham (2019)


The Trellis (2020s)


The Diamond (approximately 2027)




The Scalpel (2019)
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