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Old August 31st, 2010, 05:01 PM   #3641
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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.
I would love to see that happened but, that building is not going away from that place very soon, I think. A reconstruction would do just fine than a mere reclad.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:26 PM   #3642
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Credit - unknown author from flickr - pic found and linked by 1101001. Annotation by me.

I think the original image (posted at the end of last week) shows the new core emerging. The left edge in this pic is pretty clear - and i've guessed where I think the right edge is.
Note - we know from analyzing the youtube video it sets back on 3 sides (the side facing the river is the only side that doesn't set back at this level).
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:24 PM   #3643
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:16 PM   #3644
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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.
Subscribe it interely. And, as far as I know, one amazing tower like this one doesn't prevent others from being built.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:29 AM   #3645
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The Shard can be seen here in the context of other towers built or planned -

http://www.londonandnyc.com/2010/08/...cityscape.html
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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:30 AM   #3646
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:15 PM   #3647
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from the other forum... and regarding the core...

According to the Better Bankside site, we may still have to wait a few weeks yet...


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Superstructure and Cladding
Duration: to Spring 2012
Structural steelwork has reached Level 28, installing over 250 pieces per week. Elsewhere, the external glass cladding is progressing to all elevations and is now up to level 12, installing over 150 panels per week. August and September sees the intensive period of crane climbing operations continuing with at least one crane-climb planned for each weekend. To provide crane stability at such heights structural steel “mega ties” are being installed at various levels of the building, locking the crane masts back to the main central core.

Central core and internal fit out
Duration: to end of project
The main central core has reached Level 38 where adaptions are being made to the slipform rig. The core reduces in size above L38. 24 hour slipform works likely to resume in mid-September for a couple of months. Internally, Mechanical, Electrical and Lift installations are well underway with significant Mechanical Air Handling Units being installed in the double height basements. There is currently an average of 800 labour operatives on site.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:52 PM   #3648
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Shard and Guy's are like the beauty and the beast!
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:56 PM   #3649
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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.


To expand on that... that is not why it is not climbing. They are re-jigging the slip form rig for the next stage of the core. This wasn't quick when they were in the basement and it is less quick when you're 150m up in the air. That said, it should be showing signs of moving up again in a week or so I'd estimate.

To knock down a few other often repeated fallacies:

- It would be a disadvantage to have steelwork being constructed too close to the slipform rig, not an advantage.
- The core does not rely on the steelwork to be close to the same level as it for it's stability.
- As the core has it's own travelling crane as partt of the rig, it does not require the perimeter tower cranes to grow to service it.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:07 PM   #3650
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What is going to be the level of the second core? Guy's Hospital blocks the view from that angle on the last image above.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:55 PM   #3651
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Capslock, thanks for the explanation

I thought the core couldn't grow to its full height alone, otherwise it would create an imbalance. I was wrong. Thanks once again.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 11:52 PM   #3652
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 12:27 AM   #3653
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this tower is starting to become one of my favorites! Will this be the tallest building in the UK?
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 01:36 AM   #3654
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sure will! Tallest in Europe until the Mercury city tower is finished!
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:49 AM   #3655
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM   #3656
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More significantly, tallest in the EU. Webcams this morning and the cladding is creeping up at a fair pace.



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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:21 AM   #3657
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One of the best supertalls currently under construction, in one of the best cities in the world. Long overdue for London really!

Sorry if this has been asked before, but when is it expected to be topped out, and when is the final completion date?
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:36 AM   #3658
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Shard and Guy's are like the beauty and the beast!
I thought the Shard would look quite nice actually when it's finished
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:45 AM   #3659
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The building is due to be delivered May 2012 - don't know when topping out is. A year from now I would guess??
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I thought the Shard would look quite nice actually when it's finished
The Shard is the beauty...
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