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Old February 17th, 2015, 01:02 PM   #1801
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Not quite done yet...

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Needs to go back to the construction section

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Old February 18th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #1802
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Oh are they carving out a cutesy sparkle pattern then?
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Old June 10th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #1803
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All complete now.

Here are a couple of shots from my walk around London yesterday (09/06/2015):

20 Fenchurch Street from London Bridge
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20 Fenchurch Street from King William Street
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Old June 11th, 2015, 11:45 AM   #1804
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Pretty daring style. Great, love it from Paris!
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 02:03 PM   #1805
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This Building has 'won' this years Carbuncle Award.......


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London's Walkie Talkie judged UK's worst building



A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to a building judged to be the UK's worst.
In its short history, the 37-storey office tower has melted parked cars and critics have compared its three-storey roof garden to an airport terminal.
Thomas Lane, who runs the awards, said the carbuncle "crashes into London's skyline like an unwelcome party guest".
A YMCA building and student halls in Cambridge were also in contention.
Other buildings vying for architecture's wooden spoon were Parliament House, Southampton City Gateway and Woodward Hall in north-west London.
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Mr Lane, editor of Building Design magazine, said it was a challenge to find anyone with something positive to say about the Walkie Talkie, officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, which was completed in April 2014.
"It bulges out towards the top in a cynical move to maximise the amount of high-value space at the upper levels, in defiance of the principle tall buildings should taper elegantly inwards or at least feature parallel sides," he said.
"The result is Londoners now have to suffer views of this bloated carbuncle."
During its construction, sunlight reflecting off the glass exterior melted parts of a Jaguar car.
It has also been reported that the tower, designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, creates a wind tunnel effect at its base.
Previous winners of the Carbuncle Cup include apartments above a Tesco store in Woolwich, south-east London, Liverpool's ferry terminal, student flats in north London, the renovation of the Cutty Sark and the Strata Tower in south London's Elephant and Castle.
To find a winner, readers of Building Design nominate their most hated buildings, which are then whittled down into a shortlist by a jury of architects and writers.
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 04:26 PM   #1806
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Indeed, it's a turd

Probably a nice place to view London from though (can't see it)
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They should've put those metallic fins onto the concave-mirror facade, rather than onto its sides - this way it would not create the meltdown problems. Anyway, the concave facade has more obstructed views than the convex sides.
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