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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #24441
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I think I met that guy before.
We should be allowed to take pictures-we have been doing so for years.
If he stops you or anyone else cybertect-Just say by the orders by The Shard Baby to annoy him.
All the other marshals allow us.
Think of all the tourists who visit London-You can't stop them.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #24442
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I think I met that guy before.
We should be allowed to take pictures-we have been doing so for years.
If he stops you or anyone else cybertect-Just say by the orders by The Shard Baby to annoy him.
All the other marshals allow us.
Think of all the tourists who visit London-You can't stop them.
You are, he can't do anything about it.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #24443
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exactly - if you are on public land / pavements etc just ignore them, some Shard security guard tried to stop me taking pics once - I just acted as though he wasn't there.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #24444
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The Shard in London to open 5 July 2012

Monday 30, April 2012 by Robin Amlt

HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shard Funding Limited, announced that the inauguration of Shard Tower in London will be on 5 July 2012. The tower will be inaugurated by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.



The State of Qatar is a majority investor (95 per cent) in the Shard. The delegation also included Ali Shareef Al Emadi, QNB Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of the Shard Funding Limited. Towering over the South Bank of the Thames, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe at 310m (1,016 ft) and will consist of the capital's highest public viewing gallery offering 360 views of the City of London.

The inauguration date coincides with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and is just a few weeks prior to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics that will be held in London during this summer. Al Emadi said, "This towering endeavor embodies our vision to create an alternative investment to oil. And today, I'm proud to say that we are at the final stages of inaugurating The Shard, London's newest iconic landmark.

London Bridge Quarter will comprise two major buildings, The Shard and The Place, which is an office building. The multi-use vertical city features high quality offices, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites that is due to open by November 2012 and 3 floors of signature restaurants. The Place is a ground-breaking new business destination that makes a strong and compelling corporate statement in London's newest commercial quarter. London Bridge Quarter also includes the Shard Plaza, a new public space, new station concourse and bus station, which will be fully completed by the end of the first quarter 2013.

Designed by leading international architect, Renzo Piano, a piazza will link the two buildings with London Bridge Station transforming the area and making London Bridge Quarter the centre of a rejuvenated South Bank.

The Qatari investment consortium includes three banks, QInvest, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Qatar Islamic Bank, as well as the developer Barwa Real Estate, with backing from Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, established in 2005 by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar.
5th of july, shit, thats my brithday!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #24445
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Hello everyone first post on here, yet have been reading posts for say 5 years now. Have watched the shard from the beginning and have been intregead the last few months with the completion of the spire. The photos have been a great insight so many thanks to you all for sharing them and please keep up the good work :-)
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:10 AM   #24446
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"The tower will be inaugurated by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York".

Celebrate the self made man
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:46 AM   #24447
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Random bunch o' pics taken today.



















The 'offending' photograph. I was more interested in the play of light from the canopies than anything else.

Face blanked to spare blushes of pointing finger guy, though it was not that individual who actually came over to speak me.





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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:29 AM   #24448
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The 'offending' photograph. I was more interested in the play of light from the canopies than anything else.

so stupid. tempted to go there and take heaps of photos of that just to a give them a metaphorical finger, even though (no disrespect to your pic) I'm not especially interested in it.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:42 AM   #24449
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Great photos Rob - they probably just dashed through Heathrow T5 and decided they wanted a building job for a few weeks
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:58 AM   #24450
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The guy that spoke to me was attempting to be reasonable and like I said, we kept it civil - I've met a lot worse in my time.

I'd no problem with him on that level, just some aspects of his training and perhaps some misguided or misinterpreted instructions.


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Actually, I just remembered I have a PHNAT badge on my camera bag's strap...

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I'm a dog not a terrorist by cybertect, on Flickr



quite a day

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Simona Bonomo by cybertect, on Flickr

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Freedom Warden by cybertect, on Flickr

Anyhow, I'm leaving it there.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:45 AM   #24451
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5th of july, shit, thats my brithday!
Mine too!
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:10 AM   #24452
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Mine too!
that makes three of us, weirdly.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:40 AM   #24453
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i'll add my voice to the chorus and say this is a striking shot, thanks for posting.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:42 AM   #24454
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poor doggy, i hope he wasn't kettled and pepper sprayed
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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:48 AM   #24455
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"The tower will be inaugurated by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York".

Celebrate the self made man
no Prince Charles?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:58 AM   #24456
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"The tower will be inaugurated by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York."

That's going to be one big inauguration stone
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:13 PM   #24457
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"The tower will be inaugurated by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York."

That's going to be one big inauguration stone
Ha ha ha!!
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Misty two, 'kay?





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Superb, Rob! Very dramatic to scroll down on the first one.
Here's the top BMU just now...
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Shard BMU May 1 by Hans Pfaal, on Flickr
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:24 PM   #24460
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Crane coming down or rising?



The crane section has been dangling there for 40 minutes. Don't know if it's being inserted or removed.
3:30pm

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