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Old October 27th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #821
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #822
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Interesting.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:42 PM   #823
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #824
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Old November 8th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #825
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The piling for this is already complete.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #826
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They've been working pretty much none stop it you bothered to take a closer look at the images. aka demolishing structures, putting the piles in, building supports for existing basement walls and all the other little jobs that go with it all. Without the piles the building doesn't stand and these are some monster piles I believe there are some of the deepest in London. 70-80 meters deep and there are loads of them. All different sizes and in lots of different locations. The biggest is 2.4 meters wide. One side has a huge pile wall and this is being built on the site of existing structures with their own foundations. This isn't a desert in the middle east with a clean site to start with. You've got people moaning, limited space, special planning and building regs in place. All this right in the centre of London.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #827
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Why is this listed as under construction and 157 West 57th Street is not?

The same thing is going on in both sites. There's no piling here which is the alleged trigger for moving a thread from proposed to under construction.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...547362&page=40
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This is the very same work that's occurring daily at 157 W 57th. It makes no sense to classify one as proposed and the other as under construction.
What's with the lack of photos in that thread. I went all the way back to November last year and there wasn't a single photo of ongoing construction work.

I gave up after that.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #828
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Why don't you complain to people who actually care instead of ruining this thread?

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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #829
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The piles many of them 70-80m deep, were put in before the basement of the previous building was demolished. They are now excavating the site and will cap the pileheads this month. The contruction has already started even though it looks like a demolition and they are at least a year ahead of most projects that have a site that looks like this. Once the pile caps are in, main construction can begin as most groundworks are complete.

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I thought that piling was a completed concrete floor with rebar sticking out from it.
No, thats the pile caps or foundation raft. The piles are multiple deep bores drilled into the earth and filled with reinforced concrete. The pile caps will be attached to the top of these. Its the piling that takes the time in these projects, and its already done here.
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Piling has not begun at 157 W 57th. However, piling is complete for the Bishopsgate Tower.

That's why the status for each project is different.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #831
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When I first visited London, I wasn't particularly happy with the skyline but when this, The Shard, and couple others are complete London will truly have magnificent skyline!
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Old November 13th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #832
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Pinnacle sets City sights high

13.11.09

Arab Investments expects to win planning permission next month for a viewing gallery at the Pinnacle, its planned City of London skyscraper

The gallery would be developed as a multi-storey, 8,000 sq ft space, enclosed by a cascading glass roof and offering the highest City viewpoint.

Arab also proposes to offer an interactive, museum-quality exhibit detailing the history of the City, together with the Museum of London.

The Pinnacle restaurant, which will be run by Rex Restaurants, the creator of the Wolseley restaurant, will be below the viewing gallery, on levels 53 and 54. It will offer external terraces and the “highest dining experience in the City of London”.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #833
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When I first visited London, I wasn't particularly happy with the skyline but when this, The Shard, and couple others are complete London will truly have magnificent skyline!
I agree, I wonder what's happening with 122 Leadenhall/Columbus Tower (if that's still dead or alive) and Beetham Tower Blackfriars?
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Old November 14th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #834
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I agree, I wonder what's happening with 122 Leadenhall/Columbus Tower (if that's still dead or alive) and Beetham Tower Blackfriars?
I think there was news the other day about Columbus Tower having received the go ahead sign.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #835
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Very Interesting, great addition to the London Skyline
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #836
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I agree, I wonder what's happening with 122 Leadenhall/Columbus Tower (if that's still dead or alive) and Beetham Tower Blackfriars?
try the London threads in the UK forum and you'll find out.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #837
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the crane - and a real beast it is too.
Clearly this bad boy is on site for the whole of construction as its explicitly marked TC 6 with plenty of Brookfield/Pinnacle signage on it:


looking a bit more cleared and organised down below, but still plenty to do:


layers of concrete, rebar and the remnants of the old Crosby Court.


not much more to see but the only crack in the hoardings that yields a view on the little road between the Pinnacle and 122 Leadenhall sites
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #838
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that is quite deep.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #839
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try the London threads in the UK forum and you'll find out.
Already have, thanks Jimbo :-)
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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #840
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that is quite deep.
Indeed. Also quite a dense area around it.
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