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Herbert Street - student accommodation

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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 1:47 pm

Why is the tower so much smaller than the Charles Street tower. I thought there was only 6ft difference in finished height ?
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 2:03 pm

AlwaysBeBlue wrote:Why is the tower so much smaller than the Charles Street tower. I thought there was only 6ft difference in finished height ?


How much shorter is it then? I know it's going to be 26 floors.

Maybe the ceiling height of each floor is a little bit shorter?
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 2:27 pm

I thought that this tower was slightly taller than the Charles street tower
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 3:09 pm

The crane doesnt' look the height of the one at Bridge St - on looking at the planning app again maybe this tower will be 78ish metres and therefore about 3 metres shorter than bridge st - so about 10ft shorter.
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Yeah, I am looking from Rumney hill where you can see the whole of town including cranes.

The one tower is a fair bit smaller than the other. It is just I thought they were going to be the same height.

Neither crane looks as high as Capital tower, slightly under from Rumney hill
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 10:57 pm

I think you are being duped by perspective there, Capital tower is a fair bit closer to Rumney than these two cranes. I would say that the Charles Street crane cab is easily 20m higher than Helmont house which is listed at 58m, you can guage this from the photo on the Charles Street thread or the banner photo on this site. Capital is 80m. Both cranes are taller than altolusso (72m). The Charles Street crane cab is slightly higher than the Herbert street, although the arm of the Herbert street one may be longer.
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSun Aug 06, 2017 10:49 am

Does the top of the building go up to the cab or above ?
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSun Aug 06, 2017 2:01 pm

I'd suspect that the building wouldn't go higher than the cab as that would cause visibility issues for the operator.
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostSun Aug 06, 2017 7:07 pm

Its a big old crane, I work in Capital Quarter and if the cranes there are anything to go by, the crane driver (??) won't need to use the ladder to get down he will just step onto the floor, literally feet between cab and top floor of No 3!!
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Re: Herbert Street - student accommodation

PostMon Aug 14, 2017 12:13 pm

The crane is coming down on Capital Quarter number 3.

On to windows and cladding for this one now.

(Couldn't find the thread for this sorry!)
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