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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #441
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Looking forward to seeing this building go up.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #442
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or the word acrimoniously.
What's wrong with this word?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #443
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Overall design is nice, ground level is shite.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #444
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ground level is shite.
Erm...... why?

The base is one of the best features in my opinion. And compared to what's there at the moment it's a million times better. This will totally transform the area, from a concrete 70's hell-hole into an extremely modern attractive part of London.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #445
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Old September 11th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #446
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Erm...... why?

The base is one of the best features in my opinion. And compared to what's there at the moment it's a million times better. This will totally transform the area, from a concrete 70's hell-hole into an extremely modern attractive part of London.
I don't know what's there currently, not really considering that.

I just think the ground-level design looks a bit too vertical and glassy. It's the sort of thing that looks nice in renders, less so in person.

One guy's opinion, anyway.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #447
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i love the ground level, but i think it could be more grand
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Old September 12th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #448
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i agree, it could have more luster to the ground level, but great bldg overall
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Old September 12th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #449
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Old September 12th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #450
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the thing is from a distance people aren't going to notice it from ground level, they'll be looking at it up up up......for the vast majority of the time as with all tall buildings and to look over other buildings.

I think it looks fine the way it is, one guy is entitled to his opinion but that doesn't mean I have to agree with him.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #451
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I have to admit that the base looks great, just like the rest of the tower.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #452
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Agree.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #453
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So the last render has the Piano eggs, cafes & overhead canopy, just like his Aurora Place in Sydney:



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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #454
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wjfox2002: Yeah, that's pretty god-awful. Def an upgrade.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #455
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cant wait till it starts.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #456
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cant wait till it starts.
Stop making spam posts like this.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 12:33 PM   #457
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nothing new there...what I don't get with the shard is £350 million?Pinnacle = £500 million (minimum)...Anyone elaborate?
I have a feeling it might just be that the Shard was proposed quite a few years earlier, and the figure quoted in the article is just out of date? When it was first mooted there was generally less construction going on, now the industry is in boom in London and raw materials have also gone up in price globally. But I'm not 100% certain.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #458
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That aurura place in Sydney looks quite interesting - i really havent contrasted the Shard with much of Piano's otherworkds - but the similarities (especially horizontal glass canopies) are starting to emerge.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #459
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Stop making spam posts like this.
sorry maybe i am not aware of the situation but the only thing he did was saying he was impatient the building start I dont see the problem with that ...

BTW can anyone say me what demo means maybe demonstration but what do you mean by that ?
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #460
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sorry maybe i am not aware of the situation but the only thing he did was saying he was impatient the building start I dont see the problem with that ...
It becomes a problem when virtually all of his posts in this thread are the same - "wow", "nice", "cant wait", etc...


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BTW can anyone say me what demo means maybe demonstration but what do you mean by that ?
Demolition, obviously.
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