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Old August 18th, 2010, 02:06 PM   #3461
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As mentioned on the other thread - those 2 big circular columns (see render above - i'm not quoting that big image!) are not part of the final design (I don't think they would have worked - carrying all that load around those angles!) instead those 4 diagonal's go all the way to the ground.
He wasn't talking about the columns.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #3462
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He wasn't talking about the columns.
I didn't know anyone was - I was just saying this render is no longer accurate (must be a previous version from a long time ago). Those 2 round columns do not exist in the build.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3463
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It was the potential waterfall off the edge of glass in that render we were pointing out. Since the design has obviously changed in that area, maybe they will add a covered area also (or a gutter!)
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Old August 18th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #3464
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I can see very well what everyone was pointing out. What I cannot understand is why he responded to someone who was talking about the sculpture by talking about the change in the columns.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #3465
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #3466
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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #3467
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Great pics! Working on level 38 of the core now it would seem.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #3468
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Some pics from yesterday - more not posted here to be found, as usual, in my Shard Gallery.


Arty pic from the Shard Holding Area to get started




However, the more interesting development is some new external steel that's appeared at the eastern end of the site by Gates 3 and 2.












Some more steel up top on the north eastern side of the tower from St Thomas Street




A broad view of the SW corner




Ground level concrete structure progress by Gate 1 on St Thomas Street and Joiner Street




Further along Joiner Street toward the station - I've an idea this will be the head of an escalator down to ground level for when the pedestrian bridge is gone.




From the south end of London Bridge




and detail of the NW corner from London Bridge Walk



NE corner

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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #3469
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These walls of glass are superb.

Are they starting the work in the baby core then?
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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #3470
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Are they starting the work in the baby core then?
I'd say the pictures show that they are indeed doing so.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #3471
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Old August 19th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #3472
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Webcam this evening - just over a tricky piece of steelwork so progress should be pretty quick in the coming week.

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A couple of views from the Millennium Bridge today



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Old August 19th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #3474
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I'd say the pictures show that they are indeed doing so.
Good, will this extension will be used as offices or will it have any other function?
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Old August 20th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #3475
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Noticed a mockup photo of the exterior glazing in the SSC 1WTC pages which appears to use a system of beading and fasteners identical to those employed here. Subtle difference in the glass - the Shard being a pale silver, New York's faintly golden.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #3476
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Early this morning and the light is a lot different - you can already see throughout the day from this angle how the cladding looks different. It doesn't look very reflective at 6.30 am.

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Well, with the light coming at the cladding at an almost horizontal level, the tilt of the exterior reflects it upwards, so you wouldn't see any light reflection from ground level. But you probably know that and only wanted to illustrate that. Just thought I'd clarify.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #3478
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Old August 20th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #3479
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Early this morning and the light is a lot different - you can already see throughout the day from this angle how the cladding looks different. It doesn't look very reflective at 6.30 am.

I think it also looks a hell of a lot worse as at this angle it is translucent instead of reflective - and when translucent what we're seeing is the dark concrete and stuff going on with the construction - when the offices are painted and bright it'll look a lot different.
Yes - once the angle you're viewing it at >45 degrees it seems a lot more reflective (especially if the sky is bright). Viewed straight on it looks quite clear and then all we're seeing is a dark construction site.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #3480
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A couple of views from the Millennium Bridge today
Particularly in this 2nd image we can see the floorplate is bigger on the south side, and smallest on the North (river facing) side. With the setback currently being worked on the core will set back on 3 SIDES - the exception being the side facing the river. It will then rise for another 15-20 stories or so before the next set-back. See my annotation below...
And yes - I know the lines don't touch the side of the building - but because the photo was taken at a slight angle - i've "averaged" where the edge of the building is on both sides.
Personally I think the floorplates become ridiculously small for the flats on those floors 55-70? Hence why they can only squeeze in one large one per floor - and in fact, according to a floorplan posted on here. 2 floors is a duplex for ONE APARTMENT!
FYI - the angle of the walls is 6 degrees from the vertical.


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