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Old March 23rd, 2009, 12:54 AM   #981
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Old April 25th, 2009, 11:50 PM   #982
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Well excuse me whilst I just lick this cladding.

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And one from the rather wonderful new alley created between the two buildings.

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Old April 26th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #983
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There might be an obvious answer to this (I'm guessing it's something to do with light refraction) but why does glass on buildings always give wobbly reflections?

Amazing pics by the way
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #984
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glass isn't flat
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Old August 20th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #985
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Just a quick update.

Since the other thread about the re-cladding of the old Stock Exchange is now closed
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=454552&page=4
(as per request of 28 Jul 2009), I have had to post on this thread.

However, one of the glazing panels became detached earlier today, at about 15.20 (GMT+1) - there were a few bits of glass on the street and Old Broad Street (OBS) was closed for a bit - oh, and it did fall from about the 13th floor. (I was trying to count, but the police made me go back in).

Thankfully, (and amazingly), the only injury sustained was a nick to the leg by a passer-by [source - building security]. Considering how busy OBS can be, we can be thankful for that!

(Cue subsequent blame attribution - sorry, I meant dispute resolution - and re-re-cladding...)
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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #986
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There might be an obvious answer to this (I'm guessing it's something to do with light refraction) but why does glass on buildings always give wobbly reflections?

Amazing pics by the way
Because glass is has more in common with Liquids than Solids.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #987
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oh dear. not so unusual for cladding to fall during construction, such as beetham birmingham but so long after completion, not good.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #988
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Sorry to ask, but could somebody tell me what companies now occupy this tower? Or if is it mostly empty?
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #989
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DTZ have 5 floors and are the largest occupiers. Friend who works there says its a really nice office.

http://www.125oldbroadstreet.com/ has the other occupiers.

It's fully let (or under offer) except for four full floors and 3 half floors.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #990
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Thank you very much . Good to hear that.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #991
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Looks good in any weather -

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Old May 30th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #993
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Because glass is has more in common with Liquids than Solids.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #994
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not the tallest but looks amazing better then alot of other buildings in london
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 01:36 AM   #995
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I noticed t'other week the glass was being messed with at the top of the old stock exchange tower.

Today the crown is lit up with blue and pink lighting. Which is a new feature.


Sorry, no pics.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:52 PM   #996
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #997
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This building is currently clad in tape whilst the panels are each checked and re-fastened to make sure they will not fall out!

Spotted them re-attaching a panel today

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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #998
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Jesus, this must be costing them a bomb.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #999
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So, this building is being held together with tape... thats not embarrassing is it! Hope it wont leave a load of glue all over the glass when they peel it all off.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1000
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and when the news first came out about problems with cladding, did they reach for their lawyers to try and hush reports (the joy of british libel laws)?
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