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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:56 AM   #1081
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1082
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Walkie Talkie Hits Halfway Mark

One of London's newest skyscrapers, 20 Fenchurch Street, popularly known as the Walkie Talkie, has seen its steelwork reach the halfway mark.

Once completed the skyscraper will have over 13,000 tonnes of steel on it, a similar weight to a County Class cruiser such as HMS Belfast that is moored on the opposite bank of the River Thames showing again that building skyscrapers can be a peacetime equivalent to war.

Steel is heavily employed throughout the building with a total of about 4,500 individual pieces to be used and a team of sixty erecting them.

The work is being carried out by William Hare Structural Engineers who have fabricated the entirety of the steelwork in their three UK factories in Bury, Wetherby and Scarborough having sourced it from Tata Steel Europe.

Designed by Rafael Vinoly, the scheme is being developed in a joint venture between the Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities who first started on the project back in 2006. Once completed the tower will be 165 metres tall making it the fifth skyscraper in the City of London.

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3139

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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #1083
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #1084
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #1085
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I hadn't noticed that 20 Fenchurch Street was located behind the CLUB FRANCE
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #1086
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when it's going to be completed?
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when it's going to be completed?
2014

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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #1089
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london is big,but base on skysrcaper its not....
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Even tho its only 160m, it looks much taller in London City!
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I have a feeling this is going to be a fantastic build, cladding and the foliage at the top willing.
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i have the same feeling too. i suppose it's cladding is going to be really nice.

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Even tho its only 160m, it looks much taller in London City!
It's actually 165m...thread title needs changing.
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So far, its actually not looking too bad... Maybe the renders made the building stand out from its surroundings, making it look more ugly and out of place than in reality....
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you know what I'm starting to think the same!!!! The renders aren't particularly good, but seeing it rise is starting to change my outlook. Walking north on London bridge it's impact is already felt....Anyway, will reserve my final judgement until it's complete, but yeah I'm changing from a nay sayer to a more positive one...
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