audacity
250 New Towns - The club for people with big plans to build Presentation of the Mile High Tower at the Building Centre on 3 May 2012
WelcomePeopleEventsResearchBuy from us directSponsorsContacts





1. Jonathan Schwinge, 'Cloud Piercer: Mile High', an illustrated essay in Ian Abley and Jonathan Schwinge, guest editors, Helen Castle, editor, Manmade Modular Megastructures, AD, Chichester, Wiley Academy, January 2006, Volume 76, Number 1, p 33 to 38, reposted here

click here for 039 Wappingclick here for the 250 Locations indexclick here for Sheldon Peever Studio








click here for 3D Creation Lab





click here for Cento Engineering




click here for Spaceframe Principles

039 Wapping

Number 039 in the series of 250 New Towns is the project of a Mile High Tower standing over the Thames between Wapping and Rotherhithe, in Landranger 177. The idea for a Vertical New Town for 90,000 people built over London from Jonathan Schwinge, Neil Osborn, Ian Abley, and Andrew Sheldon was launched at the Building Centre's 80th Birthday Party, with thanks to Peter Murray, Andrew Scoones, and Jenny Watt.

click here for New London Architectureclick here for Schwinge Ltd

Jonathan Schwinge, Neil Osborn, Ian Abley, and Andrew Sheldon launch the Wapping to Rotherhithe Mile High Tower at the Building Centre's 80th Birthday Party on 3 May 2012

click here for Simon Punter Photographyclick here for DLP Planningclick here for Hunter Douglas

Principles...

clickIan Abley The Structural Principles of Spaceframes - 01 04.06.2012

Downloads...

clickG - Ian Abley Initial Mile High Presentation 03.05.2012

clickF - Ian Abley ZCorp Model of the Mile High by 3D Creation Lab 02.05.2012

Andrew Sheldon developed the Mile High into a 3D Model between 2010 and 2012 with Ian and Jonathan

clickE - Jonathan Schwinge, Ian Abley and Andrew Scoones 1:1500 Mile High Model on the NLA Map of London 04.05.2010

clickD - Ian Abley Mile High Setting Out - pdf 18.04.2010

clickC - Ian Abley Setting Out the Mile High on a Triangular Grid 18.04.2010

clickB - Jonathan Schwinge and Ian Abley Initial Proportional Model for the Mile High 27-30.04.2010

clickA - Jonathan Schwinge Cloudpiercer: Mile High 25.09.2005

Thames Gateway "Cloudpiercer" mile high towers with the Maunsell Forts in the foreground

Jonathan Schwinge conceptualised the elegantly triangulated structure of the Mile High as a trinity of "Cloudpiercer" Towers located in the Thames Estuary for the January 2006 edition of AD magazine, titled Manmade Modular Megastructures (1)

Cloudpiercer - A cluster of Mile High Megastructures in the Thames Estuary by Jonathan Schwinge

Experimenting with the Mile High on the Map of London at the Building Centre with Andrew Scoones 4 May 2010

Jonathan and Ian experimented with different central locations for the Mile High on the 1:1500 Scale NLA Map of London at the Building Centre with Andrew Scoones from 4 May 2010

Experimenting with the Mile High on the Map of London at the Building Centre with Andrew Scoones 4 May 2010

039 Wapping



Frank Lloyd Wright's 1956 Mile High Illinois

Jonathan SchwingeIan Abley

039 Wapping, London, showing the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger Map key

Jonathan Schwinge's 2012 Mile High London, dimensionally defined by Ian Abley and CAD modelled by Andrew Sheldon, is based on the 2006 graphic concept drawn to mark the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's Mile High Illinois. A Mile High could not be built in 1956. A megastructural Mile High can be built now in the Twenty First Century.

Jonathan Schwinge's 2012 Mile High London, dimensionally defined by Ian Abley and CAD modelled by Andrew SheldonMile High Tower at the Building Centre on 3 May 2012

039 Wapping, showing England's Green Belt


Where to build?

039 Wapping, London, showing the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger Map key, and England's Green Belt

Jonathan Schwinge's 2012 Mile High London, dimensionally defined by Ian Abley and CAD modelled by Andrew Sheldon

Ian Abley Mile High Tower Setting Out 04click here for The Building CentreMasts at the Kennedy Space Center

The ZCorp model of the Mile High printed by Brian Withers and David Bennett of 3D Creation Lab by 2 May 2012

This website is maintained by abley@audacity.org. All material is Copyright © 2000 - 2012 Audacity Limited where not copyright of the originator.