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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #3701
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I hope they will re-clad the concrete pile of crap next to this beauty.
After this one London only misses a 600M plus TV tower.
The BT tower will look short after this one is finished.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #3702
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first time i`ve noticed that Guys and Shard are so far apart, always thought they were like a block apart.
They are very close.You can walk from the entrance of one to other in around 30 secs.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #3703
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The Shard kicks major ass
BTW, have any of you noticed one of the tags?
Lololololol!! Good spot!
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Old September 8th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #3704
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BTW, have any of you noticed one of the tags?
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Old September 8th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #3705
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They are very close.You can walk from the entrance of one to other in around 30 secs.
It's close enough to be part of Shard. I hope they do something about that Guy's Hospital look.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #3706
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Taken with my new iPhone yesterday evening from the junction of Bermondsey Street and Tooley Street

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Old September 8th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #3707
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It looks taller in that last image. You caught that shut from a great angle.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #3708
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Crossing the bridge by Suzy Red, on Flickr

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The 'Shard' gains glass by Deepgreen2009, on Flickr
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Old September 8th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #3709
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What a great view to commuters! It will make the bad days look better.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #3710
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Does this tower deserve so much excitement ? you guys are from medieval times, aren' you ? to be honest, this is just a decent looking tower, not very impressive indeed.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #3711
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #3712
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Ah! The setback core has arrived. Expect further upward growth...
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #3713
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Does this tower deserve so much excitement ?
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you guys are from medieval times, aren' you ? to be honest, this is just a decent looking tower, not very impressive indeed.
If you think 310 m (1,017 ft), virtually one of the tallest buildings in Europe, covered in a very high quality glass and one of Renzo Piano's finest projects is 'just a decent looking tower' fine, it's OK... your opinion But don't tell me nor anyone else who's actually appreciating this that we're 'from medieval times'. It's not our fault you can't recognize a good project when you see one, go worship your Mecca Tower or whatever you call 'contemporary' enough to suit your refined expectations.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #3714
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Hell yeah!

If you think 310 m (1,017 ft), virtually one of the tallest buildings in Europe, covered in a very high quality glass and one of Renzo Piano's finest projects is 'just a decent looking tower' fine, it's OK... your opinion But don't tell me nor anyone else who's actually appreciating this that we're 'from medieval times'. It's not our fault you can't recognize a good project when you see one, go worship your Mecca Tower or whatever you call 'contemporary' enough to suit your refined expectations.

just look at the main page of supertalls in construction around the world, it is not difficult to find that the Shard is nothing.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #3715
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just look at the main page of supertalls in construction around the world, it is not difficult to find that the Shard is nothing.
Height isn't everything.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #3716
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Ah! The setback core has arrived. Expect further upward growth...
Now let's expect the floor number to surpass 50, it will be another landmark.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #3717
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just look at the main page of supertalls in construction around the world, it is not difficult to find that the Shard is nothing.
Do you not have anything better to do than tell people that rightfully think this building is amazing they are wrong. If you don't like the building then don'tvisit this thread its as simple as.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #3718
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Does this tower deserve so much excitement ? you guys are from medieval times, aren' you ? to be honest, this is just a decent looking tower, not very impressive indeed.
You don't sound very bright. Let me guess, depressed high school drop out?
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #3719
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just look at the main page of supertalls in construction around the world, it is not difficult to find that the Shard is nothing.


In height yes, there tons of taller buildings, but there's only a handful that match the quality of this building. You have to respect the thought that went into this, the quality of materials. etc But there's no point going into because I'm never gonna change your opinion.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #3720
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Forget it, some people just care about the numbers. Quality is a unknown concept to them.
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