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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:22 AM   #741
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #742
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Yes indeed they are doing it at a great pace! While the people building the Bishopsgate Tower have been mucking around for years with that tower!
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #743
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Wow, astounding speed! This is how fast every project should move *cough cough* The Pinnacle *cough cough*
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Old December 26th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #744
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They should all be this fast.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #745
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Pouring concrete on floor 20 now !!!

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Old December 28th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #746
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Old December 29th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #747
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Wow, this IS going quick....
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Old December 29th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #748
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Old December 29th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #749
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #750
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Wow, this thing is flying!
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Old December 30th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #751
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That last image of Chest's re-posted by SO143 sums up the glorious architectural cacophony that is London - a bit of a mess, but all the more fun for it.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 05:24 PM   #752
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What is the deal with London skyscraper construction compared to the rest of the world? We are now talking a 16-17 floor core, with no visible steel whatsoever. This just doesn't seem to happen in any other city. Does London just like to tease us? I like it better when everything rises at least somewhat together. It's pretty anticlimactic to have a core just sitting there for months (and months, and months) on end while the steel catches up. Can anybody answer me why they do this?
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Old December 31st, 2011, 05:33 PM   #753
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I can't answer that no, but I too find that really damn strange.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 06:00 PM   #754
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What is the deal with London skyscraper construction compared to the rest of the world? This just doesn't seem to happen in any other city. Does London just like to tease us? Can anybody answer me why they do this?
London is quite different to the rest of the world as it is a truly global city and with a substantial touch of quirk and panache too about itself. Perhaps the only cities that can be compared to it are NYC and Tokyo. This is not so much about teasing but about a certain impassible nonchalance that London abounds in.
London does everything differently and does not like to imitate or emulate but rather to weirdly and hazardously innovate.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 06:07 PM   #755
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London is quite different to the rest of the world as it is a truly global city and with a substantial touch of quirk and panache too about itself. Perhaps the only cities that can be compared to it are NYC and Tokyo. This is not so much about teasing but about a certain impassible nonchalance that London abounds in.
London does everything differently and does not like to imitate or emulate but rather to weirdly and hazardously innovate.
And BTW... A Happy New Year to You All! Some of you in the Far East are already in 2012! How does it feel?
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Old December 31st, 2011, 06:19 PM   #756
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London is quite different to the rest of the world as it is a truly global city and with a substantial touch of quirk and panache too about itself. Perhaps the only cities that can be compared to it are NYC and Tokyo. This is not so much about teasing but about a certain impassible nonchalance that London abounds in.
London does everything differently and does not like to imitate or emulate but rather to weirdly and hazardously innovate.
Lol...what a load of pretentious nonsense.

The construction method is dictated by cost and timetable...there are plenty of towers built in London where Steel and concrete have risen together..the 180m St Georges Wharf being the best example..currently UC..

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Old December 31st, 2011, 07:08 PM   #757
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While the people building the Bishopsgate Tower have been mucking around for years with that tower!
They've been mucking around for years because there was no money (so no honey either).
Until the Saudis decided it was about time to cough out some petropounds so the Pinnacle can finally rise (albeit slowly...)
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Old December 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM   #758
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London is quite different to the rest of the world as it is a truly global city and with a substantial touch of quirk and panache too about itself. Perhaps the only cities that can be compared to it are NYC and Tokyo. This is not so much about teasing but about a certain impassible nonchalance that London abounds in.
London does everything differently and does not like to imitate or emulate but rather to weirdly and hazardously innovate.
i can guess how much you love london sir but please your comment is a bit exaggerating. london may be a master in terms of finance, banking, tourism and many others, but a global city like new york is on it's own league when it comes to skylines and skyscrapers and tokyo also shits on london in many ways though
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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:41 PM   #759
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New York is the unparalleled financial capital. Nonetheless, of the two great global cities, NY and London, I prefer London.

Anyway, this is a magnificent tower.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:52 PM   #760
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Well I think you'll find that it depends on the measure and who's measuring as to which city is considered the financial capital. Bit off topic, we've gone.
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