ein bisschen spät, aber egal:
Die offizielle Meldung von der Homepage des Projekts, selbstverfreilich auf Englisch.
"19 Nov 2003 LONDON BRIDGE TOWER GETS PLANNING GO-AHEAD
London Bridge Tower, the capital's only truly mixed-use building with total public access, has today been granted planning permission by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister following last summer's rigorous and comprehensive Public Inquiry. Designed by one of the world's leading architects, Renzo Piano, LBT will be constructed on the site of an existing 1970's office building adjacent to London Bridge Station. On completion it will provide a mix of shopping, offices, hotel, leisure, residential and a variety of public spaces including viewing galleries.
Once completed it will be London's only truly mixed use development, comprising shops, offices, hotel, residential, viewing galleries and other leisure activities, fully accessible to the public.
Renzo Piano's masterpiece reflects the collaboration between Southwark, the GLA and all other parties who helped in achieving this successful outcome, all of whom will feel a genuine sense of pride and achievement when London Bridge Tower has been completed.
London Bridge Tower will be a landmark building recognised the world over and will symbolise the international importance of London. It will be a significant tourist and leisure attraction in its own right, enabling millions to see London from an entirely new vantage point.
Irvine Sellar, Chief Executive of Sellar Property Group, which is leading the development states: "We are delighted by the decision as it provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to create what will become one of the world's most beautiful buildings. This positive decision is wonderful news, not only for our partners and our team but also for the residents of Southwark, London and the U.K. as a whole.
We aim to commence construction in 2005 with completion in 2009."
Renzo Piano states:
"I am grateful for having being challenged for 3 years to do better and I am even more pleased today that we have been rewarded with the approval to go ahead. Now our real work will begin!"
Soll immerhin 310m hoch werden!
Detaillierte Infos und Renderings zu diesem außergewöhnlichen Projekt gibts wie immer auf der offiziellen Homepage http://www.londonbridgetower.co.uk
... und bei skyscrapers.com natürlich auch ein bissl was: http://www.emporis.info/ge/wm/bu/?id=101995