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Old July 24th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #3221
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Can't stop looking at that cladding. It's getting really imposing in the skyline now.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #3222
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I'm curious how they will reduce the window number as the building narrows as it rises... we haven't seen any obviously "odd", "non-rectangular" windows...
The last photo answers that question.

It's looking stunning too, thank you to those who provide regular updates!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #3223
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Oh my god!!,, It's beautifull!!
Excellent glass!!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #3224
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Its just hit me- Even though I've followed its construction from the beginning, literally walked underneath it and heard random people talking about 'that shard tower' everywhere in London- its only just hit me by looking at these latest pictures, where its beginning to form the shape of the renders we have stared at aimlessly for years, that London Bridge tower -the most beautiful and elegant skyscraper to ever be designed- is being built!



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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #3225
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has very beautiful glass, i wonder, is it a form of one way glass?? will the view be completely transparent from the inside unlike from the outside?
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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #3226
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The glass is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see the cladding completed.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #3227
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has very beautiful glass, i wonder, is it a form of one way glass?? will the view be completely transparent from the inside unlike from the outside?
I think it's completely transparent from both sides but it will obviously have blinds.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #3228
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the glass looks fab ,just wondering why one side the edges all line up and another side the glass edge dont , is this part of the design ,if so why ?
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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #3229
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Old July 25th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #3230
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I think it's completely transparent from both sides but it will obviously have blinds.
You can even see the blinds in SE9's photo if I'm not mistaken:

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Old July 25th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #3231
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What a contrast; this huge glassy supertall next to traditional brick lowrise blocks.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #3232
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #3233
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Crappy camera phone shot from this evening:



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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #3234
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Great to see this one taking shape after waiting so long. It's filling in the promise. London finally getting it's first 300+.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #3235
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Very high quality and modern materials used in construction of this grandiose and pompous buildings in London. Builders working on the conscience and the right pace. Londoners want to congratulate you on another good skyscraper! I hope that by the summer Olympic Games developers have time to pass this object in the system.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #3236
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What an odd thing to say. Why would they use low quality and outdated materials?
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:57 PM   #3237
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What an odd thing to say. Why would they use low quality and outdated materials?
Because some developers of supertall buildings do.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #3238
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Safety regulations are probably too strict in the EU to do that here.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #3239
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We can only wait and see if the other EU proposals are up to par when they get going in the next couple of years. There are so many being built elsewhere now that I find a good few to be underwhelming, quality-wise at least.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #3240
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I for one have unwavering faith in the swift materialization of Tower 365 and its impeccable quality once it does indeed materialize.

I don't have as much faith in the proposals for La Defense, nor do I find any of their designs particularly compelling.
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