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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #10221
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Ah cool, I guess with the illustations it's about 60m tall or so?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #10222
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I wandered round the site this lunchtime and both gates round the back (east side) were open. The "second core" must be some time off - there was only a hole in the ground visible today.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #10223
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Dam At least we've got the new steel levels to keep us happy. rockdoctor did you see any evidence of the glazing panels going in at all?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #10224
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Nice edit

As it happens, here's a teasing little image from lunch time on Joiner Street on that topic...



There was a little hold-up going on with a crane to get it into position and I couldn't wait around any longer. It may even be in place by now.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #10225
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Cheers cybertect. At least we know they are close to installation. I’m not sure that they'll have "20" panels in place by the end of the week though.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #10226
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This afternoon..

The new level of steelwork on the northern side:




Shard, with part of the West End skyline:




Shard, with part of the inner south-east skyline:




and with the city:

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Old May 25th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #10227
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Great pictures SE9.

So you're from New Cross, eh? *strokes chin*
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Old May 25th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #10228
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mmm... heat haze

and now I know where to cast my eyes on the train home in the evening
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #10229
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the rise of the second core is imminent. On my way back past the site this evening i saw the top section of the builders hoist track sticking out of the top of the hole.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #10230
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Steelwork and core starting to look substantial now and its possible to imagine the taper. The non-core floor plate at the level just below where the core steps in will be pretty small.
Stating the bleeding obvious, but this is going to be very exclusive space for a very long time!
You do have to wonder whether TFL can continue to afford to pay what will clearly be very high rents.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #10231
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I left work a little early and stopped by to take some more pics of the site this evening.

So, here it is, the first installed panels of the external envelope.



I'll get some more photos up later after dinner. There's a lot of sorting and tagging to do, though.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #10232
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*SQUEAL*

So shiny!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #10233
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Thanks for the update Cyber.

Cue the "I HATE THE CLADDING EVEN THOUGH ONLY FOUR PANALS HAVE BEEN ERECTED" squad.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #10234
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OMG CLADDING! It looks amazing! Clear glass YAY.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #10235
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A fairly significant event well captured - are the red supports/braces/tubes an integral part of the design...?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #10236
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I love the cladding,even though only four panels have been erected
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #10237
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are the red supports/braces/tubes an integral part of the design...?
They're the blind boxes. The blinds themselves are light grey.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #10238
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A fairly significant event well captured - are the red supports/braces/tubes an integral part of the design...?
I believe they are the blinds.
This deserves a banana
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #10239
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Crisp, reflective, timeless.

Superb.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #10240
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Cool. I've updated the "Thread landmarks" at the start of this thread.
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