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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #2841
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So when do we think it'll overtake One Canary Wharf and become the tallest in London, England and Europe (not counting Russia)?

I'm guessing 1st December 2010. It'll slow down after the concrete core is completed - but the core according to Culwulla's diagram is higher than the current tallest.
Assuming you mean that overtaking Canada One will make it the tallest in Europe, then when it comes to the height of a single tower Madrid and Frankfurt can do better than Canada One.
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The secondary core is now visible at ground level

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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #2843
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Assuming you mean that overtaking Canada One will make it the tallest in Europe, then when it comes to the height of a single tower Madrid and Frankfurt can do better than Canada One.
He didn't say One Canada was the tallest. If he had ment that he would have written "to become the tallest in London, England and Europe", not "and become".
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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #2844
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How high will the secondary core be?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #2845
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You believe Canary Wharf to be tallest building in Europe? Spain? Germany? Russia?
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Assuming you mean that overtaking Canada One will make it the tallest in Europe, then when it comes to the height of a single tower Madrid and Frankfurt can do better than Canada One.
You guys are leaping down his throat, but what he says is perfectly correct. The subject of his sentence is the Shard, not 1 Canada Square, and the Shard will become the tallest in Europe outside of Russia, just as he says. Indeed if the Shard completes before Federation Tower or the Mercury Tower, then it may briefly reign as the tallest in all Europe.

*Edit* London-b got there first.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #2846
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You guys are leaping down his throat, but what he says is perfectly correct. The subject of his sentence is the Shard, not 1 Canada Square, and the Shard will become the tallest in Europe outside of Russia, just as he says. Indeed if the Shard completes before Federation Tower or the Mercury Tower, then it may briefly reign as the tallest in all Europe.

*Edit* London-b got there first.

I did forget the name is 1 Canada Square, and also the fact that it is not the tallest in Europe at the moment - but to rephrase my question, when do people think it will become the tallest in the UK (and taller than 1 Canada Square) - I'm guessing 1st December.
It will eventually become the tallest in Europe (not counting Russia) at 310m, and may, it seems, for a short while be the tallest in Europe if it stays ahead of Federation Tower East:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ings_in_Europe
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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #2847
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The secondary core is now visible at ground level
Please could you explain this. Is the secondary core being constructed at ground level, or visible from ground level? I assumed they continued with the core setback, on top of the existing core.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #2848
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It's a separate core for the 'backpack' building to the main tower that completes the elevation along St Thomas Street

You can see the hole for it in this view from the top of Guy's Hospital a little over a month ago.



It's that, 'secondary' core which is now visible, emerging from the ground.

This was pretty much the same view as I posted earlier, taken on 13th May.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #2849
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It's a separate core for the 'backpack' building to the main tower that completes the elevation along St Thomas Street
Ah, I see now, thank you. Looking back at Culwulla's diagram, I notice that he included it.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #2850
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More shots from yesterday, with some extras to be found in my Shard Gallery

St Thomas Street - the core rig was just clearing the number 30.










Notice anything different on the St Thomas Street elevation?







I think this photo shows just how clear that glass is




Level 2 works on Joiner Street - I've been working on some Photoshop techniques to minimise the impact of the grime on the bridge windows.








London Bridge Street

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Old June 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #2851
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Does someone know which company makes the whole window system for LBT? (and which model)
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Old June 5th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #2852
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I can't remember their name off the top of my head, but they're made by a firm in the Netherlands.

edit: The cladding is being made by Scheldebouw
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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #2853
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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #2854
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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #2855
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Brilliant photos! She's growing fast! A neighbour knows some of the guys involved with the Shard, so I might get a site visit quite soon! I'll get plenty of photos if I do!
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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #2856
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This thing is really shooting up! I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #2857
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A site visit would be amazing. Nice to see the glazing going in on the gantry side.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #2858
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Repairs may delay Qatari-owned London tower



Construction of London’s Shard of Glass tower, which is 80 percent owned by a Qatari consortium and when complete will be western Europe’s tallest building, could be delayed for up to three months following necessary steel repair work, it has been reported.

Building.co.uk, the construction trade website, reported that problems with the fabricated steel for the bottom nine floors would need to be rectified and the repairs were likely to delay the project by up to three months.

Steelwork contractor Severfield-Rowen told the website that the work meant that the tower might not meet its May 2012 completion deadline. “The problem is that we’re having to work behind ourselves as well as ahead. We’re doing it ourselves as we’ve got loads of resource,” a source said.

In November 2007, Mace was appointed the main contractor and work began in the first quarter of last year.

However, a Mace spokesperson denied that the repairs would delay the completion of the project: “There have been some very minor tolerance issues which have now been completely resolved and we anticipate completion of this element of the programme on schedule in late 2010. There is no impact on the wider programme.”

In January 2008, it was announced that a consortium, made up of Qatar National Bank, QInvest, Qatari Islamic Bank and developer Barwa Real Estate bought an 80 percent stake in the tower.

The £2bn ($2.89bn) development, which is located at London Bridge, will be the tallest building in western Europe when it is complete. The mixed use building will include a Shangri-La Hotel and one of the principal office tenants will be government body Transport for London.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #2859
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Is it for this reason that the big white columns are braced? Someone has more details on this problem?
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