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Old August 14th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #3421
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has everyone forgot about New York?
so you really think that N.Y. is in between Chicago and Asia ?
Cīmon !
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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #3422
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why now L.A. ! you wrote Chicago ! btw. Shanghai is more east than Beijing !
I said the US bank tower in was the tallest building between Chicago and Beijing.
Which I said to give Londoners a sense of how big it actually is.

You're argument was that there is another city in-between LA and Beijing...Shanghai.
When it isn't. It may be more westerly, but it is more southerly as well.


Here are some more lame facts...when completed in early 2012...it'd be the 11th tallest skyscraper in the world not in Asia.
And the 2 tallest building in the world not in America or Asia.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #3423
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I said the US bank tower in was the tallest building between Chicago and Beijing.
Which I said to give Londoners a sense of how big it actually is.

You're argument was that there is another city in-between LA and Beijing...Shanghai.
When it isn't. It may be more westerly, but it is more southerly as well.


Here are some more lame facts...if it was finished right now...it'd be the 11th tallest skyscraper in the world not in Asia.
And the 2 tallest building in the world not in America or Asia.
when you draw a line yes, when you look at the latitude no !
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Old August 14th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #3424
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when you draw a line yes, when you look at the latitude no !
I suppose if you're looking at it like that, then New York is between Chicago and Beijing, by just over 1°.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3425
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I suppose if you're looking at it like that, then New York is between Chicago and Beijing, by just over 1°.
actually I meant longitude not latitude !
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Old August 15th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #3426
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so you really think that N.Y. is in between Chicago and Asia ?
Cīmon !
I mean if you looked at a map of the world and drew two lines straight down one at chicago and one at asia NY would technically be inbetween, but there again so would dubai and many other supertall bearing cities.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #3427
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I mean if you looked at a map of the world and drew two lines straight down one at chicago and one at asia NY would technically be inbetween, but there again so would dubai and many other supertall bearing cities.
Technically you're right, if you're using a standard projection centred on the Greenwich Meridian.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #3428
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Every city is somewhere between every other two cities! What does this mean?!?!?

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Old August 15th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #3429
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Old August 15th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #3430
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I mean if you looked at a map of the world and drew two lines straight down one at chicago and one at asia NY would technically be inbetween, but there again so would dubai and many other supertall bearing cities.
OK. This is the shortest distance between Chicago and Beijing - a Great Circle that happens to run nearly over the North Pole.




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Old August 16th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #3431
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So thats officially over and done with back to the Shard, coming along nicely when will the core start growing again?
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I think they are doing the common 'catch up' with the flooring.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #3433
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Can you imagine the volume of water coming down the faces of the Shard on a rainy day in London? In some of the renders there are areas not protected by overhangs?
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #3434
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What is the current height of the Shard?
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #3435
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Old August 16th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #3436
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Looks stunning - and a big improvement - but I have 2 problems with this render.
1. 2 columns going down the wall at one angle, change and then go inwards, then change direction and go into a bigger column. Structually I can't see that being that clever! That's a hell of a lot of stress on those column joins - and if it's supporting several hundred tons of curtain wall... seems precarious to say the least
2. I can see the water running off that front face like a f***** river onto the people below! It'd be like trying to step behind a waterfall!
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Ps. checking out the webcams today... and it seems the core still hasn't started rising again... Looking at the youtube videos of construction progress it seemed to show it would be on the 3rd floor after the setback by now. I assume they're working on floor 38 - which is the first or 2nd floor after the setback. So it appears to be a week or so behind 'that' schedule at this stage... which is actually pretty impressive for something built in London on such a tight, small plot. I recall the Burj Dubai ended up running over a year behind it's originally planned opening date... and of course it's still not fully completed... I don't think all apartments have been handed over yet.
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I recall the Burj Dubai ended up running over a year behind it's originally planned opening date... and of course it's still not fully completed... I don't think all apartments have been handed over yet.
The Burj Khalifa isn't finished yet? Is that why it is still in the U/C forums?
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Old August 16th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #3440
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Can you imagine the volume of water coming down the faces of the Shard on a rainy day in London? In some of the renders there are areas not protected by overhangs?
Never rains in London. That's an evil myth put about by our foreign rivals... probably the French
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