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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #3741
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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.
The tower does indeed deserve excitement IMO. It's the first supertall in one of the world's most powerful and famous cities. The first in the EU for that matter, maybe even the tallest in all of Europe for a time. It may not be the tallest in the world, but it does have world class quality in terms of design and materials that few other supertalls match and even fewer nowadays surpass. In terms of it's setting, the building is tall and it will stand out, making it important for London. If they wanted they could probably built a tower 2 or 3x the height, but it isn't needed and wouldn't fit right now. And besides, most people can appreciate a good building whether it is 10m tall or 1000m tall. If you think size is everything then maybe you're trying to compensate for something?

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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #3742
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Well said Newcastle Guy that is a cracking photo. Getting good now the core is pushing on -

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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #3743
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Yes, The Shard is really beautifull skyscraper, one of the most beautifull, I think. But there are a lot of other towers with comparable beauty. It is impossible to select the best of them.

And what about Russia Tower?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=396624
It is for sure the most beautifull disign I have ever seen. I hope it will be build.
Nobody said that there aren't other great towers under construction right now, but some towers (and we have to be fair, particularly in developing countries) are just about height and cheap cladding.

That's one astonishing shot there Newcastle!
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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #3744
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I think people must know it's a good building, it seems to be getting such a slating from people - especially Russians who seem to be giving it more attention than anything in Moscow is getting from anyone.. maybe there is a reason..
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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #3745
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Some people assume that because London had never had a supertall, it should always be that way.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #3746
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Thanks to Newcastle Guy for posting my photo, I was about to do it myself but you saved me the trouble
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #3747
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Thanks to Newcastle Guy for posting my photo, I was about to do it myself but you saved me the trouble
It's a great photo, thanks for taking it and sharing it in the first place!
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #3748
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Thank you Newcastle Guy!

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The tower does indeed deserve excitement IMO. It's the first supertall in one of the world's most powerful and famous cities. The first in the EU for that matter, maybe even the tallest in all of Europe for a time. It may not be the tallest in the world, but it does have world class quality in terms of design and materials that few other supertalls match and even fewer nowadays surpass. In terms of it's setting, the building is tall and it will stand out, making it important for London. If they wanted they could probably built a tower 2 or 3x the height, but it isn't needed and wouldn't fit right now. And besides, most people can appreciate a good building whether it is 10m tall or 1000m tall. If you think size is everything then maybe you're trying to compensate for something?
Very well said!

I agree 100%!

The Sydney Opera House may not be the biggest opera house, the Taj Mahal the largest tomb, or the Statue of Liberty the tallest statue ... but this does not diminish the importance and prestige they have attained.

The height of a skyscraper is becoming less and less important as time goes by. It's not like when the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" for decades and even generations. For a few years the Petronas Towers were the tallest, then the Taipei 101, now the Burj Khalifa - but I assure you it will be but for a few short years! - and then something else will be taller.

Beauty, quality of design, placement, context, purpose, will trump mere height when it comes to skyscrapers.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #3749
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Very well said!

I agree 100%!

The Sydney Opera House may not be the biggest opera house, the Taj Mahal the largest tomb, or the Statue of Liberty the tallest statue ... but this does not diminish the importance and prestige they have attained.

The height of a skyscraper is becoming less and less important as time goes by. It's not like when the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" for decades and even generations. For a few years the Petronas Towers were the tallest, then the Taipei 101, now the Burj Khalifa - but I assure you it will be but for a few short years! - and then something else will be taller.

Beauty, quality of design, placement, context, purpose, will trump mere height when it comes to skyscrapers.
Indeed Some of the best supertalls going up or proposed now are far from the tallest. Tour Verre is a good example. And WTC3 may not be the tallest of the WTC set, but IMO it could end up being the best of the bunch.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #3750
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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #3751
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Been a bit busy with work so far this week, but here's a few views from today.

From Tower Bridge







Tooley Street, by Potters Fields



and a couple at London Bridge this evening with the iPhone



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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #3752
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Been a bit busy with work so far this week, but here's a few views from today.

From Tower Bridge

This will be an amazing view. Precious photo
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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #3753
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how cute, its baby shard popping out.......coochie coochie coo.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #3754
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For some reason it reminds me of the "inner mouth" of the aliens in Alien...
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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #3755
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Fabulous cyber!

That setback is exciting
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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #3756
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Like Newcastle Guy said, this is a great building in a great city! But it's even more than that, I think It'll create a precedent in Europe regarding not only the height but also the quality of future skyscrapers. Hopefully there will be other projects in Paris or Frankfurt that will want to compete with The Shard. It won't be easy though
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #3757
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More of this mediocre tower, don't no why I bother really?

From the roof at work
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #3758
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11001001 don't rise to the crap that some people spill - I've been biting my lip on these forums all week. Many people are very grateful for the work you have done - thanks for the photos.
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Now we know that the core is definitely returning to its old speed.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #3760
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Some great shots there, the core is picking up again!

And please ignore some stupid comments, I'm sure this updates are greatly appreciated by everyone.
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