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Old October 31st, 2010, 10:45 PM   #4321
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Although in fairness, it is only half built. So it may look better once the tip is complete.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 10:45 PM   #4322
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sorry but your in a very small minority but each to there own
What is the general consensus on the shard v the pinnacle?
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Old October 31st, 2010, 10:59 PM   #4323
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small floor plates near the top are perfect for hotel rooms and apartments. if those floors had large floor space the rooms would have to be really big or have some rooms with no windows at all
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Old October 31st, 2010, 11:04 PM   #4324
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the last time i crossed the millenium bridge...very recently...lots of people were staring at the magnificent tower...its interesting...also lots of pics taken ... this tower just totally fits to London...especially at this part of the town...and with the autumn light...at the starting of the dusk IS just wonderful the reflection by good weather on the cladding from ST pauls, Mill. Bridge
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Old October 31st, 2010, 11:46 PM   #4325
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Old November 1st, 2010, 12:46 AM   #4326
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that last shot shows the glass looking incredibly beautiful. excellent choice of glass
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Old November 1st, 2010, 01:12 AM   #4327
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great pix. good to see 200m mark painted on core.very rare heights are indicated on cores ,only floors. my diagram is pretty close. 200m mark halfway thru lev57.
current core height now at lev60 or 213m/700ft!
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Old November 1st, 2010, 02:26 AM   #4328
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Brilliant! Thanks for the diagrams cul, scant believe it's 220M + already ^.^
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Old November 1st, 2010, 09:03 AM   #4329
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What is the general consensus on the shard v the pinnacle?

It's not really fair to comment until both are completed, but to me the Pinnacle is somewhat kitsch in comparison. And how anyone could call the design of the Shard 'boring' is quite beyond me. Sure, you may not like it, but to call it boring?

For me, the real gem could be the so called Cheese-grater.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 12:50 PM   #4330
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Great angle. Is that St. James' Park?
No this was taken from the western end of Hyde Park
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Old November 1st, 2010, 02:22 PM   #4331
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Sunday, 31st October, 1pm - I took a trip into London today
Taken with my Panasonic TZ7 (not my FZ28),
Is this Joiner Street? - I forget the street names! All 3 taken from a similar location as I walked down it towards the main station...
this things looking proper enormous now - it's really dwarfing the old Edwardian(?) housing!
You can see a bit of crane extension being carried over the building in the 1st photo...

... and then in this 2nd photo it was being lowered down the other side (presumably to be picked up by the crane it was going to be installed into)





These next 2 were taken from the other side of the station.




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Old November 1st, 2010, 03:49 PM   #4332
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Thanks for the diagram Culwulla, it's really good to know what stage they're in.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 04:12 PM   #4333
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Meatball unsurprisingly is in the vast minority of those who would call this tower 'boring'

Also as someone said, for apartments and hotel rooms, massive floor plates are not needed. This was actually why mr Piano designed the tower this way.

In any event, neither you nor I or any other non billionaire will be living in this tower...so I couldn't give a shit how big or small the upper floor plates are. But if it was what you're after....I propose 20 Fenchurch Street.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:06 PM   #4334
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Shard in the distance -

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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:18 PM   #4335
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Something like this would have been better. Its got alot more clout to it even though the height is similar.
I think the whole idea behind this building is that is not supposed to be imposing. When it is finished it will have the ultimate soar factor, being that it is a pyramid shape and will appear to literally soar up into the London sky. Anyone who has ever stood underneath the Transamerica Pyramid will know about this. It appears so much taller than it really is. I think the tower will be unique, elegant and non-imposing and I reckon that was the architects idea and design purpose. I can't wait to see it finished more than any other London skyscraper.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:36 PM   #4336
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What is the general consensus on the shard v the pinnacle?
Shard is an icon, Pinnacle is just a lovely building.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:41 PM   #4337
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am not so sure it is - unless all we're seeing is a crane tip I think it's hidden behind Canary Wharf towers.
Oh, wait a sec - is that it to the left of Canada 1?

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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:52 PM   #4338
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Shard is an icon, Pinnacle is just a lovely building.
Pinnacle is an icon, Shard is just a lovely building (in my opinion )
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Old November 1st, 2010, 07:40 PM   #4339
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Pinnacle is an icon, Shard is just a lovely building (in my opinion )
I find because of size and location, the Shard will certainly stand out and become more of an icon of the skyline. Pinnacle fits perfectly in its small cluster. That area of the skyline, to me, is the "look at what our design speaks". It's ballsy and bold. Both are beautiful, so I completely agree with you all the same!


googledpeakoil you are correct! That's the Shard poking out to the left of Canada 1.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 07:55 PM   #4340
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They are... London is very lucky to be home to both of them.

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Both are beautiful, so I completely agree with you all the same!
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