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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:13 PM   #1781
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The Heron International site can be found here.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:19 PM   #1782
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there you go bitches, one mofo tower 'risin high'..










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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:20 PM   #1783
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Gosh cor blimey.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM   #1784
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OMG! I thought superstructure didn't start until the end of they year!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:26 PM   #1785
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thanks! it's really confusing i think.

is there a thread for this building? any renders etc?
The search is functional

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=313664
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:26 PM   #1786
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OMG this is great news!!!! great news for the whole of the UK!!!

It looks deceiving on the first pic but The white beams are the core? As it looks really close to the hoardings!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:32 PM   #1787
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I know bugger all about skyscraper construction but how come this tower has a steel core when most seem to have concrete ones?
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #1788
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Best. Update. Ever.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #1789
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The Broadgate Tower was all steel I think, and I'm pretty sure Leadenhall will be too. It's just different means of construction, and I think it's a bit quicker too?
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:45 PM   #1790
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The Broadgate Tower was all steel I think, and I'm pretty sure Leadenhall will be too. It's just different means of construction, and I think it's a bit quicker too?
I would be interested to know the differences, and pros and cons of the different methods of construction - although it may well be outside the scope of this thread and I don't wanna take it off topic
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:49 PM   #1791
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I don't know much about it, so I'm the wrong guy to ask (though I really should, I 'm just starting a property development course)

But no matter how it will be built, this is great news
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:51 PM   #1792
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Chest are you 12ft tall? Those last two pictures show that normal fencing ain't no obstacle to us.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM   #1793
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This is - hands down - the best news since LBT got approved in 2003.

I can't believe it!! We are looking at the actual, physical construction of the Heron Tower!!!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:02 PM   #1794
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I don't know much about it, so I'm the wrong guy to ask (though I really should, I 'm just starting a property development course)

But no matter how it will be built, this is great news
Agreed And as you said, this may well mean it will rise quicker than if it had a concrete core.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:04 PM   #1795
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I can't believe it!! We are looking at the actual, physical construction of the Heron Tower!!!
Well, as long as it isn't the marketing suite.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:18 PM   #1796
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Wow! I'll take my words back. This looks pretty substantial. Looks like Ronson isn't hanging about with this one.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM   #1797
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Excellent pix, Chest! You beat me to it, but here's my pic anyway...




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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM   #1798
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Damn you chest.

You beat me to it, I was looking forward to posting exclusive pictures of the construction.


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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM   #1799
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I joined this site towards the end of the construction of Swiss Re (thus missing all the original renders, demo, basement works etc of that building) and though a fine addition to London, was never really taken by Broadgate so I can happily say I'm looking forwards to seeing a building I actually care about go up, from the first images of 'what may be' through to the cranes being removed and a wonderfully situated, well designed, propper skyscraper being revealled to all.

I just got back from meeting my wife for lunch and mentioned that the 3rd big tower in the city is actually now going up, she didnt care much but I'm glad we all do.

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:40 PM   #1800
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Great news for a very well designed tower. The pics above show how the re clad Aviva tower is a perfect compliment to this tower.

Thanks for pics folks, brightens up a gloomy day.

Are there webcams for this?
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