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20 Ropemaker Street – 13th October 2021

I pass this building every time, I go to Moorgate.

I took these pictures today.

The architects have put up this video.

I shall be following this twenty-seven story building as it reaches for the sky.

October 13, 2021 Posted by | Design, World | , | Leave a comment

What Goes Up, Must Go Down!

I took these pictures of the construction of the foundations of 20 Ropemaker Street.

As the building will have twenty-seven stories, they look to be deep and strong.

March 9, 2021 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

From Silicon Roundabout To Bank – 4th February 2021

I was on top of a 21 bus, as I took these series of pictures.

Silicon Roundabout

Note.

  1. My bus Crossed from North to South down the East side of the roundabout.
  2. Work is now concentrating on creating the new road and pedestrian layout in the North-West corner of the roundabout.
  3. There will be a lift for passengers in this corner.

This map from Transport for London shows the future layout.

Note the Shoreditch Grind coffee house on the map.

20 Ropemaker Street

This will be a twenty-seven storey tower.

Moorgate Station

The road was blocked off yesterday, when I went earlier to Marks and Spencer. It still was when I took these pictures.

This screen-capture from a Crossrail video shows a possible future Moorgate.

Note the new buildings at 101 Moorgate and the current Moorgate station.There appears to be a gap, so will the station entrance be set back behind a small pedestrian area.

From Moorgate To Bank

The last two pictures show the works at Bank station.

February 5, 2021 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Space To Be Filled

This Google Map shows the City of London North of Moorgate station.

Note the crossroads, where South Place goes East from the A501, which has LEON and Boots on the West side and Barclays Bank on the East.

The South-East corner of the crossroads has been redeveloped and now it the time for the North-West corner to be redeveloped.

The pictures show that the site has been cleared.

  • At appears that the site will be a development called 20 Ropemaker Street.
  • It will be up to 27 stories high.
  • It will be 457,000 square feet of offices.
  • There will be retail premises along Finsbury Pavement opposite Gap and Marks & Spencer.
  • The building will be the new London headquarters for Linklakers LLP.

There are also hints on the Internet, that the main entrance will be opposite the entrance for Moorgate station, with all its connections to the following.

Circle Line

  • Crossrail
  • Hammersmith  & City  Line
  • Metropolitan Line
  • Northern Line
  • Northern City Line

It looks to me that the developers are taking advantage of the transport developments.

 

March 6, 2020 Posted by | Transport, World | , , , | Leave a comment