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Old August 30th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #3621
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I think that image is a bit misleading. The cladding is not as reflective as the photo made it to look like.
+1. That's the result of a) an overcast day, and b) the angle at which it's taken. The glass of the Shard is just off clear by the looks.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #3622
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Guy's would still be one of the ugliest structures in the history of mankind. It's a damn shame it's on the same continent as The Shard.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #3623
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The reclad of Guys Hospital will begin in Spring 2011......
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Old August 30th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #3624
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Love this pic. Giant, big, enormous.

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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #3625
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That's a great shot!
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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #3626
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I hope the height finally increases soon.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #3627
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They are building the biggest amount of flooring they can before the core's setback. Probably to narrow the gap between the building of the core and the flooring.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #3628
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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:25 AM   #3629
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Love the contrast between the foreground and background, sublime!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:14 AM   #3630
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Chest's quality.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:23 AM   #3631
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Wow!
It's exactly the same angle as one of my old pictures of London Bridge area looking at the old building before demo.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 05:28 AM   #3632
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Although the Shard is order of magnitudes better without a doubt, I still think Southwark Towers was a pretty nice-looking building. I'd rather it had been preserved as an example of '70s architecture instead of Guy's Hospital, but unfortunately that's unrealistic. Oh well.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 05:48 AM   #3633
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Although the Shard is order of magnitudes better without a doubt, I still think Southwark Towers was a pretty nice-looking building. I'd rather it had been preserved as an example of '70s architecture instead of Guy's Hospital, but unfortunately that's unrealistic. Oh well.
I agree. I really wish they could have torn down that god awful Guy's Hospital instead of the actually decent looking Southwark Towers
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:01 AM   #3634
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Tear down the awful Guy's Hospital is becoming a common talk here. Before doing that they have to make provision for another to serve that part of public making use of it.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:22 AM   #3635
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There is no current skyscraper that matches the Shards quality and elegance. Until we design one of course .
you seriously need to get over yourself, shard is a great looking tower, but there are alot more buildings around the world that are better. THis is londons first supertall so don't go saying that you are the best at designing them quite yet ok

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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:54 PM   #3636
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Don't rise to it - I doubt he's seen many buildings around the world..
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:42 PM   #3637
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Just noticed that this webcam is back up and running......
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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:55 PM   #3638
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Tear down the awful Guy's Hospital is becoming a common talk here. Before doing that they have to make provision for another to serve that part of public making use of it.
There's a nice tower going up next door to Guy's iirc - I forget its name - maybe they could move the hospital into that

It's a hostpital; not an old residential block or office space. The reclad ought to help, but Guy's ain't going anywhere, despite what some may wish.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:16 PM   #3639
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Don't rise to it - I doubt he's seen many buildings around the world..
I never said you have to agree with my opinion.

And I have seen many buildings
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:23 PM   #3640
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you seriously need to get over yourself, shard is a great looking tower, but there are alot more buildings around the world that are better. THis is londons first supertall so don't go saying that you are the best at designing them quite yet ok
I'd say it's one of the best. The quality, complexity and elegance of the Shard will make it more than just a great looking tower. There is one in particular which I think is better than the Shard, but that tower would not fit in London, while the Shard will fit perfectly, so I'm very happy with what the City is getting. It may be one of the shorter modern supertalls but Renzo Piano has ensured it is among the best. And whether it is the first or not makes no difference to the merits of this particular building.
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