There are a number of major schemes still with ministers. My (over-optimistic?) sources tell me that there is a frantic attempt at "joined-up Government" going on between ODPM and the Department for Transport to thrash out a way forward for the Tower and a revised design for the reconstruction of London Bridge station arising from Thameslink 2000.
This may involve moving the "shard of glass" - I'm sure there was an earlier post about Sellar (the developer) having bought an option on the other 1960s tower block to enable this to happen.
(the building constructed in the 1970s as part of the station redevelopment, and currently occupied by PwC, which is the originally proposed site for the glass shard)
New London Bridge House
(the 1960s Seifert building constructed on the station forecourt, and extened at the bottom in the 1980s. There are conflicting rumours that it has also been bought by Sellar or that the owners have employed US architects Kohn Pedersen Fox to replace it with something twice the height!)
Thanks - I saw the posting today (london-se1 got this before even the Evening Standard!) I pretty much welcome the development and think it will enhance the area. Not looking forward however to the inevitable traffic chaos we will have to put up with during construction
Most of the towers construction is going to be done off site and pre-fabricated parts driven to the London Bridge site to be assembled. Its going to be a big job and traffic volumes will increase but personally Im very, pleased and excited its going ahead.