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Old June 8th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #2881
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Old June 8th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #2882
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Will we be seeing a new skyscraper cluster developing around the Shard in the future, or is this a once off in the area?
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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #2883
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^ Probably a cluster. The same developer has two slender pointed residential towers of 250m and 200m proposed close to the Shard. The renders have not been released to the public yet, but I've seen them via a friend who has access to the documents, and they're superb - as good as the Shard imo - which is saying something because I think the Shard will be one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world come mid-2012.

The Shard is also just across the river from the City cluster.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #2884
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Yes, the construction materials.

A piece of land/space is pretty cheap in the desert over there compared to a construction lot in the middle of a very old city. Old buildings had to be demolished, there are surrounding buildings that you need to be aware of. Construction workers in London actually get paid. And so on.

Ew, that was one extra helping of snidey condescension too many.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #2885
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i can see lev29lantroom exposed. with the core box above . which tops out at lev32 or 117m high. one more rise to equal roof of adjacent guys tower. (121m).
new amended diagram.thanks to pendles pdf

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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #2886
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Your diagrams are always excellent to understand how this is getting built.

Just a bit more growth to overtake Guy's Tower.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #2887
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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #2888
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Congrats from Poland! Building is clearly going up faster and faster! So far I thought that tempo of Zlota 44 tower is incredible (one tier per week), but this is just insane!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #2889
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dayum!! I am clearly remiss for not keeping up with this site... last time I looked it had a few columns about ground level Now it's really looking like a skyscraper construction project. Can't wait to see this finished. It's funny how the slowest part of any construction project is prepping the foundations etc... I guess they're by far the most complicated part of most buildings.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #2890
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They are also one of the most crucial parts, which means you need to take the time to get it bang on.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 02:16 AM   #2891
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Take for example the Riverside South Docklands or Bishopsgate Tower - "The Pinnacle". Foundation work is renound for being the “most boring part of the biulding process” (not my words, I love seeing the underground developments). And on those two projects, the foundations have taken a significant amount of time.

As ArrHo said, they’re the most crucial part. It was interesting to see how the foundations were built on the Shard. Great enginering.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #2892
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Ew, that was one extra helping of snidey condescension too many.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #2894
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It was clearly taken in the car park of Guy's Campus of King's College London. The neo-classical building you can see is Boland House.

The modern building on the left is on St Thomas' Street where the Starbuck's is, next door to the Shard!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #2895
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This tower shoots up like a mushroom
A great landmark for London, looking forward to the completion.
In the Netherlands there was a plan for a high tower as well (262m) but it was canceled due to financial reasons.
So there were moments that were planning this tower and the shard in london.
This would mean a skyscraper race to get the tallest tower of the European Union.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #2896
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Ew, that was one extra helping of snidey condescension too many.
I threw away my skywards card after I found out (from local sources) about the real foundations of Dubai's boom. Dubai is to skyscrapers as Ben Johnson is to athletics. Building a city on lies and slavery is worse than just cheating though. Having been there a couple of times now, it's not exactly a big deal avoiding the place forever...a stinking hot, tacky, dusty concrete jungle full of ex-pats who couldn't cut it at home.
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I threw away my skywards card after I found out (from local sources) about the real foundations of Dubai's boom. Dubai is to skyscrapers as Ben Johnson is to athletics. Building a city on lies and slavery is worse than just cheating though. Having been there a couple of times now, it's not exactly a big deal avoiding the place forever...a stinking hot, tacky, dusty concrete jungle full of ex-pats who couldn't cut it at home.
Well said
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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #2899
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The Shard will be the definitive monument to Anglo-Arab relations.
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