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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #341
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But for me, nothing ever will be more beautiful and organic than Swiss Re...! Anywhere
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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #342
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Slow down!
Look at the Spire (two times higher and in my eyes more interesting), Waterview Tower, Moscow Tower...
Maybe the finest and most exiting building in Europe, if you don't count Russia to Europe..., but never the most in the whole world!
But a nice desgin though!!
Oh now, the Moscow tower is just the Shard on steroids.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #343
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Oh now, the Moscow tower is just the Shard on steroids.
Oh now, the Shard is just Russia Tower suffering from impotence
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Old August 11th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #344
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Oh now, the Shard is just Russia Tower suffering from impotence
I shall not sink to your level...hmmph *written quivering with rage*

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Old August 11th, 2007, 06:28 AM   #345
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and anyway, excessive steroid use can lead to impotence.

yeah- I know, kinda gone off topic. The metaphor died long ago.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #346
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the russia tower does not for example have low iron crystal clear glass planned for it which is one of the most expensive types of cladding you can get. this is the sort of glass they put on the front of a tv screen or make goblets from, it has high resistance to oxidation, brilliant tensile strength and uniform porosity. it will literally be clad from tip to toe in the same glass you make chandeliers out of!

people should be aware that the budget for london bridge tower is £1.2 billion. thats $2.5 billion dollars. it will be the most expensive skyscraper *ever* built anywhere.

anyone who frankly thinks the russia tower will compare to this in anything more than height has little idea of the detail of the designs of both buildings and the m/e and structural engineering within.

the very top crop of london towers coming along - leadenhall, bishopsgate, and this are totally peerless in the sheer quality being used in building them. you can already see that quality with the willis building and swiss re for yourself and it is nothing less than you would expect for what is the single richest place on the planet. these are what billion dollar buildings look like...





people around the world can build whatever the hell they want, they can make them as tall as they want. i dont care. i want buildings designed and built that have a design life of hundreds of years without having to replace the glass like london bridge tower does. you can build a hundred russia towers or poxy supertall apartment blocks in dubai or chicago but you'll never come close to the build quality on these - you cant afford it in those buildings anyway as that market doesnt exist there which can pay those headline rents - so i'll take our design quality over your **** comparisons any day of the week.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #347
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woah... easy on there fella.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #348
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wow, great work of art.... incredible!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #349
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Nice rant.
Nice comeback Nah, I don't blame you mate. Afterall, you can't argue with the truth.

Edit: Eh? My reply is before his post?

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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #350
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people around the world can build whatever the hell they want, they can make them as tall as they want. i dont care. i want buildings designed and built that have a design life of hundreds of years without having to replace the glass like london bridge tower does. you can build a hundred russia towers or poxy supertall apartment blocks in dubai or chicago but you'll never come close to the build quality on these - you cant afford it in those buildings anyway - so i'll take our design quality over your **** comparisons any day of the week.
Nice rant.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #351
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Gothicform for Prime Minister!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #352
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Edit: Eh? My reply is before his post?
Even forum mechanisms are against you
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Old August 12th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #353
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I won't go back on my word though.

Look at the finesse and intricate design of the shard, with it's numerous technical innovations similar to those in the Swiss RE. The Russia tower is just a big version of one of those Russian rockets without the Soyuz capsule on top.

Yeah its bigger, well done- I'm sure that'll impress all those with simpler tastes.

ahhh, who am I kidding? - I would have like to see the Shard be a bit a taller, but in design it's still superior.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #354
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glad to see london has some supertalls!!!!!
when will this building start building?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #355
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not soon enough.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #356
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is it better for london to remain low rise? for the beauty of the old castles there? but of cos, its beautiful futuristic
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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #357
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the russia tower does not for example have low iron crystal clear glass planned for it which is one of the most expensive types of cladding you can get. this is the sort of glass they put on the front of a tv screen or make goblets from, it has high resistance to oxidation, brilliant tensile strength and uniform porosity. it will literally be clad from tip to toe in the same glass you make chandeliers out of!

people should be aware that the budget for london bridge tower is £1.2 billion. thats $2.5 billion dollars. it will be the most expensive skyscraper *ever* built anywhere.

anyone who frankly thinks the russia tower will compare to this in anything more than height has little idea of the detail of the designs of both buildings and the m/e and structural engineering within.

the very top crop of london towers coming along - leadenhall, bishopsgate, and this are totally peerless in the sheer quality being used in building them. you can already see that quality with the willis building and swiss re for yourself and it is nothing less than you would expect for what is the single richest place on the planet. these are what billion dollar buildings look like...

people around the world can build whatever the hell they want, they can make them as tall as they want. i dont care. i want buildings designed and built that have a design life of hundreds of years without having to replace the glass like london bridge tower does. you can build a hundred russia towers or poxy supertall apartment blocks in dubai or chicago but you'll never come close to the build quality on these - you cant afford it in those buildings anyway as that market doesnt exist there which can pay those headline rents - so i'll take our design quality over your **** comparisons any day of the week.
whooooaaaa there buddy. dont bring chicago into this, please
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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #358
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Yep. The bigger version can be admired in Moscow soon.
/\...so this is presumably the quote that brought on that response.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #359
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people around the world can build whatever the hell they want, they can make them as tall as they want. i dont care. i want buildings designed and built that have a design life of hundreds of years without having to replace the glass like london bridge tower does. you can build a hundred russia towers or poxy supertall apartment blocks in dubai or chicago but you'll never come close to the build quality on these - you cant afford it in those buildings anyway as that market doesnt exist there which can pay those headline rents - so i'll take our design quality over your **** comparisons any day of the week.
I agree, London is the skyscraper architectural capital of the world and everything else being built is just commie blocks on steriods in comparison . You're also right that the Shard is 100% quality, that glass is beautiful!
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Coincidence? - I think not!

Pesky Russians up to their old tricks! I wouldn't be surprised that every skyscraper in Moscow is in fact some sort of disguised missile.

Whilst the gentleman's option is this
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