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Old April 18th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #2561
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It hasn't got much press so far(outside of skyscraper/city fans of course), but I think it will quickly be noticed as it nears and reaches completion, considering its size and location, near some of the busiest parts of London but without many other tall buildings to compete with it.
No. It's much like the similar case as Denmark Hill station's construction.

Nice to see London B Tower Shard rising up.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #2562
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Lots of lorries!

There was an article about this concrete pouring, great to see it going ahead.

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Massive 36 hour concrete pour going on to form the base slab

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Old April 19th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #2563
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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #2564
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Popped down to the site today to see what I could see.

As usual, larger versions and a bunch more pics from this update in my Shard Gallery.

Oh, and a small milestone has been passed - I now have over 1,000 pictures of the construction of the Shard there


How things are looking from Platform 1 of London Bridge Station




Round on London Bridge Street, there are some more columns going up






The back-angle on those from St Thomas Street bridge




and on the eastern side of the core, we have this




Progress on the level 1 semi-basement






The scaffolding along St Thomas street is going up apace, which caught a lot of my attention today













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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #2565
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Looks like it will be poking through the ash cloud sooner rather than later.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #2566
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core still lev21? any reason why core hasnt moved in weeks.?
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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #2567
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Because they are building the floors. Once the floor are caught up with the core, it will continue.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #2568
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^really/ thats strange. i thought core would take off.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #2569
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^really/ thats strange. i thought core would take off.
I think they're adding more floors, so the cranes can jump and be tied to the steel.. I think the one with red jump frame will be installing a core crane.. So they're playing catch up
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #2570
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Wow, this is going up so fast. Hopefully the quality of construction follows the impressive time frame.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #2571
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core still lev21? any reason why core hasnt moved in weeks.?
The core was stopped at level 21 becuase previously the core had been supported on plunge columns and could only go upto level 21. Once the basement and remaining walls have been cast, the slipform can continue.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #2572
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That's a good point too, people need to remember the core and the basement are being built at the same time, not just starting at the bottom and working their way up.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:25 PM   #2573
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:32 PM   #2574
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oh my days this will be much higher than the gherkin
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:21 PM   #2575
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oh my days this will be much higher than the gherkin
lol...i don't get it, what do these spammers get out of posting crap like this...

Your just going to have your account banned again, for probably the 20th or so time....

What is the point.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #2576
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What's with the two different kinds of steel in use here does anyone know? One looks rusty and cheap, and the other is a nice clean white and looks more expensive.

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What's with the two different kinds of steel in use here does anyone know? One looks rusty and cheap, and the other is a nice clean white and looks more expensive.

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Same steel, one is just coated with a white covering. The white coated steel will likely be exposed and visible, while the non-coated steel will be hidden. Steel rusts unless you protect it from water and air.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 08:26 PM   #2578
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It would take 1,000,000 years for this surface rust to make any structural difference, AND since it will be covered up when the building is complete, it isn't worth the cost to paint it.
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That's interesting, thanks for the info folks.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 01:01 AM   #2580
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there could be more employees cant there be?
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