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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #221
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skyscraperboom in London, skyscraperboom in Paris, skyscraperboom in Moscow, skyscraperboom in Madrid, skyscraperboom in Warsaw.........

WERE ARE THE SKYSCRAPERS FOR BERLIN.....
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Old April 26th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #222
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I haven't seen this rendering here:


(from KPF)

The ones on the official site are much better though.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #223
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This is now officially u/c -

http://www.skanska.co.uk/skanska/tem...e.asp?id=11235

Bearing pile commencement

The start of the installation of the bearing piles is a milestone, a key activity target, in the programme to construct the Tower. The 17.3.08 was set at the outset as the date when demolition and enabling works - the clearance of obstructions at pile positions and the temporary support of the surrounding streets to allow piling rigs to operate within the site footprint - should be achieved if the end date is to be met.

Cementation Foundations Skanska were able to deploy their rig, cranes and equipment and commence installation of the first pile on the due day.






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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #224
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Woohoo! FINALLY! This has been, what? 6 years in the making?

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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #225
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More like 7 and a half...
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #226
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God almighty! Either way, construction has finally begun, so at least it wasn't all for nothing!

It's funny. it takes a while for stuff to get going in London. And then, they get going at once!
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #227
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great renderings. they show hot tall it is really is (certainly not 246m)
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #228
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Yes, but unlike with things like antenna, the spire is an actual part of the design, and lets face it these renders show how integral it is, the tower wouldn't look right at all if it didn't have it.

202m or 246m, either way it still looks fantastic and elegant.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #229
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Very good news!! A great looking tower which will add very nice to the skyline! Yet again an KPF marble IMO!
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #230
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Wiehooeee U/C !! Amazing news guys on London
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Old April 30th, 2008, 02:02 AM   #231
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Congratulations to London! Looking forward to see it rising... I was excited to see the U/C denomination here!
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Old April 30th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #232
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Lol, this render is so realistic that I thought it is already finished
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 05:49 PM   #233
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skyscraperboom in London, skyscraperboom in Paris, skyscraperboom in Moscow, skyscraperboom in Madrid, skyscraperboom in Warsaw.........

WERE ARE THE SKYSCRAPERS FOR BERLIN....
Sorry, construction boom re-directed to Frankfurt
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But back to topic. Good news for London!
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM   #234
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Certainly. Thats a very nice skyscraper, and should certainly add to The City's skyline. Now we just have to hope that londons other projects come to fuition, especially the Shard.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:12 PM   #235
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I think it will be a great addition to the city of london skyline!
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Old May 10th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #236
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Pic by SELondoner. You can see a white crane going up on the left:


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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #237
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From Mikey and JohnB in the UK Forums:

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Well, here she is; a shame I didn't have the camera with me yesterday when they were fitting the jib.



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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #238
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Hmm. I can't see how far they are with the foundation works.. But good to see that the crane is there
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Hmm. I can't see how far they are with the foundation works.. But good to see that the crane is there
Foundations wont be finished until Oct/Nov...ish.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #240
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best project u/c in london imo.

though hardly 246m tall. looks like the spire is now an antenna:

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When complete, Heron Tower's 46 storeys will rise to a height of 202 metres providing unrivalled panoramic views over London. At the top of the building sits an elegant communications mast giving an overall height of 246 metres.
source: skanska

strangely enough antennas don't count, unlike spires.
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