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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:14 AM   #761
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:00 AM   #762
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Great news to see it finally rising above ground.

What's the name of that very old building next to the construction site?
It's St Andrew Undershaft, one of the few City churches to survive both the Great Fire and the Blitz.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 05:31 PM   #763
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 05:48 PM   #764
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The first piece of visible steel work (from street level) has been placed in the correct position..

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 06:07 PM   #765
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I always ask my self how can they built such a big building close to old ones. It is very risky and I so prefer older buildings than newer ones.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #766
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Old February 4th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #767
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I always ask my self how can they built such a big building close to old ones. It is very risky and I so prefer older buildings than newer ones.
The City never followed that ideology and it's not going to happen now.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #768
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Old February 7th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #769
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #770
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Great updates... this is taking way longer to start rising than i expected
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #772
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Great updates... this is taking way longer to start rising than i expected
Try not to get too frustrated. This building has had groundworks, pilling and foundations completed. It is now undergoing basement construction (rather swiftly I might add) and you can already see steelwork appearing at street level. Once basement construction is complete and the steel starts to rise (there is no concrete core) it will shoot up!! Remember how quickly the Heron Tower rose once steel erection began
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Great updates... this is taking way longer to start rising than i expected
Ground work must be rather complex. It takes time. Actually, it's refreshing to see such progress after so much time of no activity.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #774
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are the angular steel pieces (the ones visible at street level) in all four corners now??
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No, I don't think so.
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Why is it taking so long to start rising?
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #778
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Like I said above, we don't know how complex the basement works are, so perhaps it might actually be going at a fast pace. Besides, those steel pieces weren't there until recently.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #779
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #780
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Like I said above, we don't know how complex the basement works are, so perhaps it might actually be going at a fast pace. Besides, those steel pieces weren't there until recently.
the basement works are very complex and an innovative design which required meticulous attention to detail. the idea was to build the welfare and construction office facilities into the basement, along with a lorry loading area designed to keep the whole construction process almost within the footprint of the building, an important issue in the city where space is in short supply.

laing o'rouke produced an animated methodology of the whole construction plan for the building a few months ago which brilliantly illustrated just how complex and frankly clever this build will be, but i've searched, and i can't for the life of me find it again. if anyone does come across the video, please let me know.
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