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New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

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Kyle

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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 7:20 pm

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:I wonder what pressure is on the development to have a clear intention - the reason I felt confident that this was definitely proceeding was because the layout of roads and walkways are affected by the site area. Surely a site can't be left dormant for many months when it changes other street matters?


Ah bollocks :(

At the end of last year when they all of a sudden got on with doing all that prep work I'd assumed that come sometime in the first quarter of this year they'd be on site, but maybe there's been quite a few signals in the student residential market since then that mean that in 2-3 years time there'd be no need for it. Being such a big building it was going to take a while to be finished, and in that time other competing schemes will have had the chance to start and finish.

I wonder if the height will be retained in any alternative plans, or maybe they'll just sell the site on to someone else?

Such a shame.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostMon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 pm

student towers are just bollox anyone with half a mind know it had to come crashing down
hahaha
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostMon Mar 26, 2018 5:58 pm

halfnhalf wrote:student towers are just bollox anyone with half a mind know it had to come crashing down
hahaha


I think I speak for everyone here when I say how much I look forward to your lucid, well argued, insightful and grammatically correct comments.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostMon Mar 26, 2018 6:22 pm

Lyndon wrote:
halfnhalf wrote:student towers are just bollox anyone with half a mind know it had to come crashing down
hahaha


I think I speak for everyone here when I say how much I look forward to your lucid, well argued, insightful and grammatically correct comments.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Halfnhalf’s comments are like the dish itself: half crisp and flavourful, half stodgy and grainy. He needs some spicy curry on top.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 am

Mr Blue Sky wrote:
Lyndon wrote:
halfnhalf wrote:student towers are just bollox anyone with half a mind know it had to come crashing down
hahaha


I think I speak for everyone here when I say how much I look forward to your lucid, well argued, insightful and grammatically correct comments.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Halfnhalf’s comments are like the dish itself: half crisp and flavourful, half stodgy and grainy. He needs some spicy curry on top.


His grammar may be suspect. However, I think there is some validity to his argument. Can the demand for the the amount of student accommodation currently available, under construction or planned really be sustainable?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Mar 29, 2018 4:02 pm

I agree with some of the commenters here: too many student flats! I wouldn't mind if it was changed to either a hotel or office building. This is the latest progress: Image

Love the towers going up at the back!
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm

And from this vantage point you may also be able to see the John St tower being constructed before the view is obscured!! Well let's hope not and we hear something positive about our 132.5metre building on this plot! mind you I''d be over the moon if the John st tower does commence!
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostFri Mar 30, 2018 12:55 pm

What are the objections to more student flats?

Is it that there will be more students? That the land is more valuable for other developments? That you dont think students should live in this kind of accommodation? You have a personal dislike for students or developers who build these developments? You dislike tall buildings? you dislike poor tall buildings? You would like to see a lesser developed, quieter city?

I cant understand a dislike for something that has no impact on anyone other than developers or students, especially in an area of the city where no one really went prior to this development?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostFri Mar 30, 2018 6:29 pm

I agree with the above.

Okay, Ty Pont Haearn is a dog -but then so is Altolusso. It's the quality of the design and build that counts - not the purpose of the development.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostFri Mar 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Ash wrote:I agree with the above.

Okay, Ty Pont Haearn is a dog -but then so is Altolusso. It's the quality of the design and build that counts - not the purpose of the development.

For all its faults Altolusso is still like a Zaha Hadid masterpiece when compared to Ty Pont Haearn.
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