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Old February 20th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #981
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Old February 21st, 2010, 12:01 AM   #982
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Great shots there!

The top floors are such a great addition.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 06:30 PM   #983
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Shark set for hedgie face-off

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16 Feb 2010

Property developer Heron International is confident that its proposed office skyscraper, which completes in 12 months time, will be able to lure normally territorial hedge fund managers from their Mayfair hub. It boasts that its 462,000 sq ft tower will be of such high quality that it will be ideal for hedge funds wanting iconic space in the Square Mile. It will also host a shark – so hedgies will feel right at home.

The company has declined to say any more detail on the shark, other than it will be 1.2 metres long and not a Great White.

But the shark will live in a 70,000 litre aquarium, which will be a special feature of the tower's "bling". The aquarium will also house 1,300 (probably terrified) fish.

Hedge fund managers have tended to be reluctant to leave their Mayfair base. But shark, notwithstanding, Peter Ferrari, co-managing director of Heron, tells us that he is confident they will move from the West End to the Heron Tower.

"It will have a real wow-factor", he says. The scheme will also house Mayfair-like floorplates with Cityscape views - but at a fraction of the price.

He also says that hedge fund managers have already been checking out Heron's proposed residential scheme, in nearby Barbican. So the walk to work won't be too difficult.

The shark should expect competition.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:18 PM   #984
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A shark in a skyscraper, how lucky this killer is.

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:27 PM   #985
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So lovely. Every day there is a small change
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Old February 24th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #986
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A shark in a skyscraper, how lucky this killer is.
yeah, how lucky that the shark gets to live in a glass prison for the entertainment of people.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #987
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You got to wonder what the thought process was that led to that decision.. I can see twenty executives around a table, throwing ideas about fast-tracking planning, human resources, publicity, contracting... and the one at the end, just stands up... and screams, much to the shock of the others around the table:

"A Shark!, What this building needs is a f'ckoff big shark!"
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Old February 24th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #988
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yeah, how lucky that the shark gets to live in a glass prison for the entertainment of people.
That's a personal opinion matter and a highly controversial one, so no need to further the issue.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #989
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yeah, how lucky that the shark gets to live in a glass prison for the entertainment of people.
well said, keeping a shark in the reception of an office tower is kinda sick
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Old February 25th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #990
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Eh, better than becoming shark fin soup somewhere...

'Sides, professional courtesy will mean the shark will probably be well trated by its fellow building occupants.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #991
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Old February 28th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #992
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Weird looking tower. I don't know if I like it our hate it
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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:24 PM   #994
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Question to PortoNuts...

Is that the Bishopsgate Tower site in the front or something else?
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Is that the Bishopsgate Tower site in the front or something else?
Yes, I think it's the Bishopgate site.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 08:18 PM   #997
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I can confirm that for you, it is indeed the Bishopsgate Tower site.
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Yes I thought so, it's just down the road. Thanks.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:39 AM   #999
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The tiny top floors look great!
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