daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 12th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #3401
Roope E
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 19
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by LAYZIEDOGG View Post
How tall is it? Around 140 meters?
The final structure should be 306m tall according to OpenBuildings.com

if that's what you are asking for
Roope E no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 12th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #3402
AUTOTHRILL
chill
 
AUTOTHRILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: London | Liverpool
Posts: 4,726
Likes (Received): 1950

he obviously meant the height of the tower right now
__________________
I hate this username
AUTOTHRILL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #3403
Viperfreak2
BANNED
 
Viperfreak2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 525
Likes (Received): 48



What will the windows look like where the two different angles come together?
__________________

Zefire liked this post
Viperfreak2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #3404
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,017
Likes (Received): 1496

Fab?



This tower actually has 6 sides which IMO makes for a much better looking tower than say if it was a 4 sided pyramid.
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #3405
venom6
Registered User
 
venom6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: BUD-VIE
Posts: 3,154
Likes (Received): 1302

Great pictures you guys share here! Thank you! Its great to see how the tower is growing. I will have to visit London in 2012
__________________
Metro 1 | Metro 2 | Metro 3 | Metro 4 | Metro 5
venom6 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #3406
googledpeakoil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 194
Likes (Received): 5

[QUOTE=Lawrence7;61832251]I took these three photos on Tuesday, August 10th.


QUOTE]

You can see in these photos you toook (only 1 quoted) that there's a very slight shape change to the floorplates on those middle floors - and that they'll stagger the shard's exterior glass differently along this diagonal line. Interesting!
googledpeakoil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #3407
droneriot
Urban Hermit
 
droneriot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cydonia Mensae
Posts: 4,664
Likes (Received): 2622

I noticed that as well, I'm curious how it'll turn out.
droneriot no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #3408
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,017
Likes (Received): 1496

__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #3409
cybertect
Registered User
 
cybertect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: London
Posts: 2,903
Likes (Received): 182

A few pics from Thursday afternoon. More not posted here to be found in my Shard Gallery.

Druid Street, SE1




Shard Holding Area, St Thomas Street. With some steel awaiting delivery






Eastern side of the core from St Thomas Street




New glazing above Gate 2





and new steel behind Gate 2 filling in the gap between the main structure and the secondary core




Great Maze Pond




London Bridge Street






North side tower crane tie-backs




St Thomas Street, the western elevation




More steel arriving on St Thomas Street

__________________
my web site | my flickr
cybertect no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #3410
LAYZIEDOGG
Los Santos
 
LAYZIEDOGG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,501
Likes (Received): 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roope E View Post
The final structure should be 306m tall according to OpenBuildings.com

if that's what you are asking for
No kidding?
LAYZIEDOGG no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #3411
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,017
Likes (Received): 1496

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roope E View Post
The final structure should be 306m tall according to OpenBuildings.com

if that's what you are asking for
309.98 meters according to the planning document.

50cm shorter than the US bank tower in LA, the tallest building between Chicago and Beijing. (I think)
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire

Last edited by eddyk; August 14th, 2010 at 02:41 AM.
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #3412
london_marcus
Registered User
 
london_marcus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: London
Posts: 655
Likes (Received): 38

image hosted on flickr
london_marcus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #3413
scalatrava89
Registered User
 
scalatrava89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Wales, London
Posts: 1,492
Likes (Received): 99

Has anyone got any idea where those cylindrical steels are going? (cybertect’s last photo)
scalatrava89 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #3414
Pfeuffer
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: eurasia
Posts: 1,929
Likes (Received): 405

Quote:
Originally Posted by eddyk View Post
309.98 meters according to the planning document.

50cm shorter than the US bank tower in LA, the tallest building between Chicago and Beijing. (I think)
bullcrap ! think twice ! or never heard of shanghai e.g. ?
__________________

Zefire liked this post
Pfeuffer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #3415
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,938
Likes (Received): 7186

Definitely the best view, from where it looks more massive. Thanks for the update, as usual.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cybertect View Post
St Thomas Street, the western elevation

__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #3416
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,017
Likes (Received): 1496

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pfeuffer View Post
bullcrap ! think twice ! or never heard of shanghai e.g. ?
Distance between LA and Beijing - 6257 Miles
Distance between LA and Shanghai - 6499 Miles

Tallest building in Beijing - 330m

Think twice
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #3417
Pfeuffer
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: eurasia
Posts: 1,929
Likes (Received): 405

Quote:
Originally Posted by eddyk View Post
Distance between LA and Beijing - 6257 Miles
Distance between LA and Shanghai - 6499 Miles

Tallest building in Beijing - 330m

Think twice
why now L.A. ! you wrote Chicago ! btw. Shanghai is more east than Beijing !
__________________

Zefire liked this post
Pfeuffer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #3418
droneriot
Urban Hermit
 
droneriot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cydonia Mensae
Posts: 4,664
Likes (Received): 2622

And there's a topped out 330m building in Pyongyang.
droneriot no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #3419
El_Greco
Épater la Bourgeoisie
 
El_Greco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London/Taipei
Posts: 19,307
Likes (Received): 8167

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
__________________
My Travels : Barcelona|Edinburgh|Glasgow|London|Madrid|New York|Paris|Taipei|Vilnius
El_Greco no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 14th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #3420
ArrHo
Registered User
 
ArrHo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bristol
Posts: 728
Likes (Received): 19

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pfeuffer View Post
why now L.A. ! you wrote Chicago ! btw. Shanghai is more east than Beijing !
has everyone forgot about New York?
__________________
London is my Head, while Bristol is my Heart.
ArrHo no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
32 london bridge street, london, london bridge tower, renzo piano, southwark, the shard, the shard of glass

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu