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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #581
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Fantastic diagram CULWULLA. Not seen them in a while .
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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #582
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just need to change the completion dates on the pinnacle and leadenhall buildings from 2012 to 2014.
Hopefully there will be many cranes in the City during 2012.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #583
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Laing O’Rourke wins Cheesegrater

Laing O’Rourke has won the contract to build the £290m Cheesegrater tower in the City of London.

The Enquirer understands that O’Rourke has been told privately it has won the job ahead of an official contract announcement by client British Land and Oxford Properties.

O’Rourke was in a straight head-to-head with Skanska for the contract. Sources close to the negotiations said O’Rourke won out because it proposed a shorter construction programme.

The source told the Enquirer: “It was a hard fought contest but O’Rourke was chosen because it came up with a shorter timetable for the job.

“It’s a great one to win and will put O’Rourke firmly back on the map in the London commercial tower market.”

Groundworks have already started on the cleared site and construction work is scheduled to last until late 2014 at least.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...-cheesegrater/
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #584
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Good news! Now waiting until it gets moving faster and faster
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #585
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #586
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I wish I can visit this building.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #587
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Amazing progress on this signature tower! (in spite of the usual hiccups)
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Old July 17th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #588
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I like this one even better than the pinnacle ;]
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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #589
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:10 AM   #590
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It's a very unique method of construction. Is it because of the composition of London's soil? I know we're quite lucky here in Toronto where you have to put piling down 20-30 feet and then it's sheer bedrock. Is London more shale and clay then?

Yes, unlike places like New York.. which is on solid bedrock, London is built on softer ground which is why building tall buildings here requires a lot of planning and innovativeness when designing the foundations. Many new techniques invented in ground construction have come about from London where new ideas have to be made to allow construction of buildings like this.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 02:29 PM   #591
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New render. Link.

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Old July 31st, 2011, 02:31 PM   #592
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:08 PM   #593
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:28 PM   #594
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Old July 31st, 2011, 06:59 PM   #595
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Old August 1st, 2011, 12:23 AM   #596
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That is a stunning render. They have speed up on this one.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 05:48 AM   #597
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wow fantastic render! cannot wait till this is starts rising!!
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O’Rourke to start Cheesegrater next month

British Land and Oxford Properties have confirmed the appointment of Laing O’Rourke as the main contractor on the £290m Leadenhall Building in the City of London.

The Enquirer exclusively revealed O’Rourke had won the tower – known as the Cheesegrater – earlier this month. The foundations and preliminary basement works are nearing completion allowing the O’Rourke site team to start in September.

Nigel Webb, Head of Developments at British Land, said: “Laing O’Rourke has an excellent track record of delivering major schemes and we look forward to working with them to deliver The Leadenhall Building, which is set to become a defining City landmark.”

Richard Pilkington, Development Director at Oxford Properties, added: “Laing O’Rourke’s selection as our construction partner is a great milestone for The Leadenhall Building and further underpins our delivery for 2014.”

Roger Robinson, Chief Executive at Laing O’Rourke’s Europe Hub said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this unique project in the City of London. It is a complex build programme which will require exceptional engineering capabilities to successfully deliver the landmark scheme that our clients are expecting from us.”

The 47 storey, 736 ft (224m) Leadenhall tower is set to become one of the tallest buildings in the City of London and will combine nearly half an acre of landscaped open space with modern, flexible offices and retail and dining facilities.
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It's a very unique method of construction. Is it because of the composition of London's soil? I know we're quite lucky here in Toronto where you have to put piling down 20-30 feet and then it's sheer bedrock. Is London more shale and clay then?
London sits in a large sedimentary/clay basin
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