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Old September 3rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #421
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Last few tenants have moved out. The entire site is now completely vacant.










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Old September 5th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #422
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I can't wait until the day where I walk down Ringmore rise and see this building



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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #423
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nice picture


this is an exciting project
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #424
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wowyou will sure get a good view of it...if i ever gets built that is...
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #425
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with the crane up it looks promising.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #426
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I'm new to the forum, and well a bit of a noob when it comes to some of the projects that are going on around London but i've taken a keen interest. London in 2012 will have a terrific skyline, the Shard will only add to its beauty of modern architecture and I desperately hope they can resolve funding issues.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #427
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Welcome to the forums Splish! It seems to just be a funding argument rather than a lack thereof - I too hope it can be resolved soon.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #428
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Thank you elfabyanos

I'm not upset about the constant delays this project has had but I wouldn't like it if this tower wasn't to proceed, might cost a fortune but it will make a stunning addition to the skyline, and since it will supposedly attract 'the same number of tourists as the london eye' surely their missing out on valuable profits?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #429
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Big article here on Building.co.uk -

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...rycode=3094541

NOTE: If you scroll down, near the bottom there are 3 videos showing the construction method. The first one looks awesome!
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Old September 8th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #430
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Nice videos.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #431
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So, it begins....

Good article BTW, interesting to note how structural steel is going to be used roughly half way up, then concrete on top of that. Usually it's the other way round.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #432
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demo stands for?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #433
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It stands for demolition.

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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #434
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shouldnt it say approved?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #435
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No, because the current status of the project is demolition of the current site...
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Old September 9th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #436
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ok i see
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Old September 10th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #437
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Source (10.09):

Tower finances cast shadow over project


Funding for London’s tallest tower is once again in crisis mode. The troubled £350 million London Bridge Tower ( LBT) known as the Shard of Glass by Renzo Piano is scheduled to be the tallest building in Europe, and has been heralded as an exemplar design. However, once again a crisis is brewing around Syrian born Simon Halabi who owns a third share of the project. He has been in the news over his disasterous £460 million investment in Esporta, the sports and fitness chain which went into admistration this month. His personal losses on Esporta have raised questions about his involvement with the LBT but as with any private individual, finances can be difficult to unravel. The total value of his commercial property empire has been estimated at up to £5bn, of which around £2bn is equity. Halabi is no stranger to controversy. His previous row with LBT co-developer Irvine Sellar had acrimonilously ended up in court. Earlier this year Halabi also had a run-in with his advisers. In July, a case was brought by KPMG against him for unpaid fees, but Halabi settled at the doors of the court, reportedly paying some £1.2m to the accountancy firm.

Enabling works and demolition have already started on LBT and the project is due for completion in 2011.

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Old September 10th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #438
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I won't trust any article that can't even spell "administration".
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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #439
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nothing new there...what I don't get with the shard is £350 million?Pinnacle = £500 million (minimum)...Anyone elaborate?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #440
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I won't trust any article that can't even spell "administration".
or the word acrimoniously.
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