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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #401
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I've noticed something this tower is only 125m wheras swiss re is 179.9 m, so how come it looks as tall as swiss re.
Because it's on a hill. Tower Hill.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:03 AM   #402
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I've noticed something this tower is only 125m wheras swiss re is 179.9 m, so how come it looks as tall as swiss re.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:08 AM   #403
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:16 AM   #404
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:20 AM   #405
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Father Ted, how I miss its genius ! lol

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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:23 AM   #406
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Because it's on a hill. Tower Hill.
I think you'll find that's Henman Hill SwissRe's built on
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Old August 31st, 2006, 09:36 AM   #407
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thought it was murrays mount now?
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Old September 7th, 2006, 10:00 PM   #408
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Some pics from today -



























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Old September 7th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #409
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Wow! The cladding is SO reflective! It's amazing! Our cladding in the UK seems so high quality, I just had alook at the Byrant park cladding in New York and it was very bad in comparison
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Old September 7th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #410
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Wow! Thanks wjfox2002 for your recent construction pics updates on this great project mate

How close is it to being topped-out BTW? Or has it done so already? Seems to have had topped-out, once again due to wjfox2002's last construction updates above.

...and yes, the glass cladding of 51 Lime Street is proving great. So highly reflective. BTW does anyone know what the rods/braces just outside some of 51 Lime's windows consist of materially and/or what their function might be? Or are they purely architectural features?...ie The first 2 pics posted by wjfox2002 in his last pic updates. Anyone know? I checked Foster @ Partner's website and couldn't locate it to give some inkling about this, to no avail.

Although it is a bit unfair to compare it to NYC's 1 Bryant Park (BoA Tower), taken by Scruffy88, post #147 towards the bottom of the page as @ this stage - as the rows of window cladding @ the base of it aren't properly cleaned as yet!

I think a more appropriate comparison would be Chicago's Trump Tower's for its rows of window cladding @ Chicago Trump Tower as the glass is also already proving to be highly reflective.

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Old September 8th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #411
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Was this a predicted affect? So they designed the curv-glass facade?
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Old September 8th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #412
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Will thanks for the updates.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #413
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Here's a video I made yesterday -
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Old September 8th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #414
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Pics from today. The weather was gorgeous

































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Old September 9th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #415
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nice pics and video wjfox

sorry if this was asked before but when will this tower be finished?
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Old September 9th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #416
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Great updates Will... The ones of the Lloyd's reflection are superb!
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Old September 9th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #417
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Wow!!! very nice facade and amazing reflection.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #418
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nice pics and video wjfox

sorry if this was asked before but when will this tower be finished?
Somewhere between March and June 2007
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #419
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sorry if this was asked before but when will this tower be finished?
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Somewhere between March and June 2007
@ least externally it may be completed in that time frame. Internally will be quite a different matter though and will still take quite a few months after that to complete ie all the fitouts, wiring, plumbing, elevator mechanisms etc etc.

To answer the question I put forward in post #412, yes, the bars across the glass cladding appear to be decorative rather than structural.

Once again, thanks for posting newer pics you posted on the previous page wjfox2002. Top work mate and greatly appreciated

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Old September 23rd, 2006, 11:39 AM   #420
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Cladding has started to appear on the adjacent, smaller building -

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