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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:27 AM   #3501
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It possible can be the tallest building in Europe
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:29 AM   #3502
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in the pic that cybertech posted you can clearly see that there is brick work, i dont think that many buildings are built with out some sort of brick work.....
paving?
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #3503
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It possible can be the tallest building in Europe
Yes, if it finishes before the Shard it will be the tallest in Europe until the Shard is complete. That does not change anything about my original statement, that the Shard will be the tallest building in Europe upon completion, until Mercury City Tower is complete.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 11:30 AM   #3504
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...until Mercury City Tower is complete.
absolutely true!
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 11:44 AM   #3505
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If Eurasia adds 2 meters it will be higher than the Shard. BTW, the original height of City of Capitals was also 6 meters lower
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 03:10 PM   #3506
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Just behind the orange ladder and in the top left corner there are concrete block walls.

They are not clay bricks, though.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 05:24 PM   #3507
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 07:42 PM   #3508
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Just behind the orange ladder and in the top left corner there are concrete block walls.

They are not clay bricks, though.
thanks, i`m just exploring the point, no knighthood expected.

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Old August 22nd, 2010, 08:01 PM   #3509
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Ah, I see.

Well, the local context would suggest granite setts - they're common for street paving round SE1. I guess we'll find out in due course.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:21 PM   #3510
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It will be indeed be the tallest in Europe, around ten meters taller than City of Capitals in Moscow. It won't be long until the title returns to Moscow though, as the Mercury City Tower is progressing steadily (though just not quite as fast as the Shard.*)



* = Saying that reminded me of the song "Fast as a Shark" by German heavy metal band Accept. "Fast as a Shard"
How high is Shard today? Mercury City towers is around 120 - 130 meters high.

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Don't forget that the completion of Eurasia in Moscow can start every moment
Eurasia tower is expected to be 309 m, it is still on hold and nobody knows when they will resume it. Yet it is some 220 m high.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:56 PM   #3511
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How high is Shard today? Mercury City towers is around 120 - 130 meters high.
Shard will be 310, Mercury 380

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Eurasia tower is expected to be 309 m, it is still on hold and nobody knows when they will resume it. Yet it is some 220 m high.
That's why is said this:
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If Eurasia adds 2 meters it will be higher than the Shard. BTW, the original height of City of Capitals was also 6 meters lower
Howerver if they will not start soon, you will probably be right
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:10 PM   #3512
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How high is Shard today? Mercury City towers is around 120 - 130 meters high.
The Shard is currently the height of the neighbouring Guy's Hospital, ~143m.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM   #3513
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the shard grows much faster than mercury tower !
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:59 PM   #3514
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the shard grows much faster than mercury tower !
Fast but short
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 11:51 PM   #3515
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The Shard is currently the height of the neighbouring Guy's Hospital, ~143m.
Any up-to-date photos? Because what I've seen right here can hardly make me believe in 143 m, I'd like to see more from various angles...

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the shard grows much faster than mercury tower !
Mercury City towers is currently growing at a speed of 10 days per floor.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:55 AM   #3516
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Fast but short
yes it mat be slightly shorter but quality wise it hammers the moscow tower and in london it is all about quality and not quantity thats where the division is
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:11 AM   #3517
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:20 AM   #3518
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yes it mat be slightly shorter but quality wise it hammers the moscow tower and in london it is all about quality and not quantity thats where the division is
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 02:06 AM   #3519
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yes it mat be slightly shorter but quality wise it hammers the moscow tower and in london it is all about quality and not quantity thats where the division is
Both towers look great, personally I find Mercury City Tower more unique than 'The Shard' in terms of structure and the golden glass cladding (which is something not to be found a lot on skyscrapers these days).
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:29 AM   #3520
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I'm particularly fond of your last picture, chest. It shows the massiveness.
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