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Old March 31st, 2010, 01:30 AM   #2481
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That's what I was thinking. Wonder how many more floors they will complete before the core restarts? Level 10-11?
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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:01 AM   #2482
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Maybe the floors will go all the way up to the top of the core, and then the core will continue. But who knows? Maybe the anwser to your question is in that concept video of the construction progress up to its completion.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:13 AM   #2483
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good work this
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Old April 1st, 2010, 01:10 PM   #2484
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The lobby and entrance
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Old April 1st, 2010, 06:47 PM   #2485
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i just cant wait for it
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:02 PM   #2486
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I figured that the size of the lobby explained why there is such a huge gap between the ground and the first layer of steel flooring, and Oasis-Bangkok's render confirms that.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:03 AM   #2487
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Finally Toronto is getting a supertall.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:34 AM   #2488
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OK. This messing with cities is now officially silly.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 01:11 AM   #2489
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My last update before Easter and usual pointer to my Shard Gallery for more photos from today.

Meantime...

The new steel frame levels are creeping into the view from London Bridge Station's high level platforms. This is the view from platform 6.




and the other side of the same elements from St Thomas Street.




In the basement, here's some of the concreting of the columns. And the shuttering cube in the far corner that I noted a week or so ago has turned into a concrete one.




A wide view from the staircase of the pedestrian bridge over St Thomas Street




Looking back down Joiner Street at the station through Gate 1 a scaffold staircase has been erected for access into the core from ground level




Activity on the St Thomas Street frame




including, I believe, some welding here on the temporary structure



of which the last bay is now at the new, lower level




Finally, just because I liked the photo

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 01:47 AM   #2490
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Come on, you Toronto people already have the CN Tower...why steal London's only supertall?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 02:15 AM   #2491
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Come on, you Toronto people already have the CN Tower...why steal London's only supertall?
London got Infinity. that enough
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 02:34 AM   #2492
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Great set once again Cyber!

The new steel popping out the platforms is just another milestone
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I thought the Sapphire Tower's resurrected with a different name.

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:35 PM   #2495
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Do not like London Bridge to stand up.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:08 PM   #2496
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Some interesting facts from Better Bankside newsletter:

UK’s biggest continuous concrete pour

A 36-hour continuous concrete pour will take place on-site at The Shard, scheduled to begin 6pm on Friday 16 April and end on the morning of Sunday 18 April. This will involve 700 lorries over the 36 hour period (15 per hour), delivering circa 5,500 m3 into Basement 3 – this will be the largest ever continuous pour in the UK.

Central core and internal fit out

The main central core has reached its first milestone at Level 21 – the basement slab pour (above) will allow the core to rise higher; structural steelwork now reached Level 8; concrete floor infills are currently up to level 6; main lift installations have commenced within the central core; the external glass cladding is due to start on-site in mid-April at Level 5 on the St Thomas Street elevation.

http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/news...1837-the-shard
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:07 PM   #2497
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Good news! I can't wait to see that cladding!
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Old April 4th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #2498
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This pour explains the apparent moderate progress above ground level compared to last month.
Is it safe to assume that the slipform will begin to jump at the same speed it was previously up until the core tapers down? Its just that I wonder whether, as it sounds that its height has been limited by the lack of basement slab, that with it being so much concrete, whether progress would be limited by the rate at which the concrete is going off? i.e. can the slipform rise faster than the concrete can cure to support it?
There's always that fact that some concrete in the Hoover Dam is still curing today.
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Good news! I can't wait to see that cladding!
By ten days !!!


Bluddy fast progress .
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Old April 5th, 2010, 06:14 PM   #2500
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I noticed this tower going up beside the Shard yesterday. Does anyone have any info. on it or a render?

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