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Old October 17th, 2017, 01:45 PM   #16941
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Love the temporary steeplejacks ladders up the Tate Modern Bankside tower. There is nothing like a long vertical ladder to tell you precisely how fit you are.
Jesus H Christ is that for real?! Makes my palms sweaty just looking at it. What's it for/who goes up there?
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Old October 17th, 2017, 02:17 PM   #16942
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Jesus H Christ is that for real?! Makes my palms sweaty just looking at it. What's it for/who goes up there?
It certainly is for real. I was looking at that very ladder, from that very vantage point just a few weeks ago. It is probably used by the aforementioned steeplejacks - yer modern day Dibnahs - allowing access to check the condition of the stack and carry out repairs.

My companion and I quickly decided that there is no amount of money on earth that would see us climbing it.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #16943
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Concrete central core at level 35 as of yesterday

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Old October 17th, 2017, 09:48 PM   #16944
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Old October 17th, 2017, 10:54 PM   #16945
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[QUOTE]It certainly is for real. I was looking at that very ladder, from that very vantage point just a few weeks ago. It is probably used by the aforementioned steeplejacks - yer modern day Dibnahs - allowing access to check the condition of the stack and carry out repairs. [QUOTE]
What always gets me is how they traditionally installed them. Each successive ladder is mounted to the wall/chimney whilst the steeplejack is standing at the top of the one below. They also carried the ladders up over a shoulder as they climbed. They probably had one installing them whilst the another kept going back down for the next ladder. I suspect they do a lot more rope work these days though, so those on the Tate Modern were probably installed with a 'safer' methodology.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 PM   #16947
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Finally some great pictures! Brilliant contribution Master_Builder
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM   #16948
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Only 27 floors to go.
I think i read somewhere this has 34 acres of floorspace.
Its a leap. A monster for sure.
Cladding looks good though.
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At least the glazing has proved to be a success for once it's without the nasty green tinge most of the city's buildings prefer.
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Old Yesterday, 11:00 PM   #16950
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Old Today, 01:43 AM   #16951
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The hunchback feel of this building is really bugging me:



If only they'd allowed a couple more storeys:

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The only way i can contemplate the size of this one is to look at The Scalpel in that last pic. Almost invisible. 192m! Only one building outside London is taller. But its the sheer bulk. Good grief. Wow.
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I can see what youre saying about a few more storeys.
Undershaft will take care of that.
Hopefully.
Oh, the building outside London is only a third of the way there. Manchester.
Still if it was back at 155m it would totally stink.
Great renders by the way.
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