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Old November 22nd, 2010, 12:29 PM   #4581
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It's a name that sticks.

That's also important while marketing a building.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #4582
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Great update!! Any body know what floor they are at now?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:40 PM   #4583
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I think they are on the 65th floor.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:56 PM   #4584
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And two shots from the Millennium Bridge:
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What's the rounded structure on the mid right?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:00 PM   #4585
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I don't exactly what you mean on the mid right. There's a rounded building on the right, it's an office block.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:10 PM   #4586
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It's so dominant... unbelievable. What a beauty!
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:12 PM   #4587
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What's the rounded structure on the mid right?
You mean Riverside House?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:59 PM   #4588
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time for one of my dodgy mock-ups
so 2012/13?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:22 PM   #4589
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The Shard & Guy by Steffen M. Boelaars, on Flickr
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:58 PM   #4590
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A forumer who works on the project has confirmed over in the UK section that the Shard has now passed One Canada Square and become the tallest building in the UK.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:06 PM   #4591
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:20 PM   #4592
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Capital venture: Hot properties in London

The Qatari love of London property goes beyond short-term financial returns, which meant state-backed buyers were able to keep faith in the market when others thought of selling during the downturn.

London is a city where many would have visited for schooling, and where many will still have a European home. The language, culture and legal system are all familiar.

It has also been crucial that the city is perceived as one of the safest real estate markets in the world, of course, both in terms of capital preservation and personal safety owing to its political and financial stability.

These are factors held in high regard in the oil-rich state, and go to explain why sovereign-backed investors have been among the most active in the real estate market in recent years.

Stephen Barter, chief executive of Qatari Diar in the UK, says Qatar is building a portfolio of diversified real estate assets for the long term, describing such property as a “key” investment for the state. He says that while development has been a focus, the state-backed entities would also look to add more income-producing assets.

Simon Hope, managing director of capital markets at Savills, the property consultancy, predicts that London will remain top of the Qatari shopping list.

He says: “London is in focus for such long-term capital more than other financial capitals of the world for a number of reasons. It has a historical fabric that is attractive culturally, while it has some of the most landlord-friendly and capital-defensive leases in the world. So, if you want to ‘lay down a cellar’ of property for the next 30 years, then London is top of the list.”

Qatar began to allocate capital to overseas real estate in 2006, in order to diversify its wealth out of natural resources, and rapidly deployed money into the London market in a series of landmark deals that have built up a portfolio of more than £3bn ($4.8bn).

Qatari Diar, the developer backed by the Qatar Investment Authority, broke records in 2007 with the landmark purchase of the former Chelsea Barracks site in west London for almost £1bn. It plans to create an upmarket London neighbourhood on the 12.8-acre site, which has been slowed by difficulties with local stakeholders, not least the Prince of Wales.

Chelsea Barracks was to be the first in a series of big deals to back developers of prime property, including providing the majority of funding for the Shard at London Bridge and supporting Canary Wharf at both the corporate and asset level, having agreed recently to put money behind Land Securities’ “Walkie Talkie” skyscraper in the City.

Barwa, the property company that is majority-owned by Qatari Diar, acquired the Park House office and retail development in London’s West End for £250m over the summer, also from Land Securities. Qatari Diar also owns the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, although will not gain possession of the building until 2016.

The group has had less success with purchases of more highly leveraged operating companies backed by property assets, such as care-home chains Four Seasons and NHP, having struggled in the financial downturn, while a bid for J Sainsbury collapsed.

The Qatari strategy is predicated on the belief that the best quality buildings and sites in the capital will never suffer too greatly, and offer a good investment that can span generations to come.

John Forrester, head of UK and Ireland at DTZ, which has advised various Qatari-backed vehicles, says that the state plans to build a large investment portfolio of the best of the UK’s property assets.

“Qatar is focused on assets that will give returns over a 25- to 50-year time horizon, so entry price is only one factor in the purchase decision. These are assets with unquestionable intrinsic value which are rarely seen on the market.”

He adds that Qatar is moving to take more control of its developments, having often worked in partnership with local developers such as the Candy brothers. “The Qataris have built up a strong London infrastructure and know exactly what they want to buy.”

Yousuf Al Hammadi, European chairman of Qatari Diar, said in an interview last month that building relationships was still important to the group. He added that there were a number of opportunities that were under consideration in the UK, as well as in other parts of the world.

The state will undoubtedly remain one of the key buyers for real estate over the next two years, although how much it deploys will in part be linked to revenue from its gas production.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:28 PM   #4593
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM   #4595
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That's brilliant, thanks for showing!
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It truly shows the pace at which this one went up, it gives a good perspective.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 11:44 PM   #4597
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I don't usually quote pictures, but damn that is impressive! Is it an HDR shot or some other technique?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 11:47 PM   #4598
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A very interesting image showing the true shape of the Shard:

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With all these fancy dan photos on here, I found quite an interesting image in the Shard pdf booklet.

It's from an angle that I had yet to see.....straight down on top of it.



I knew it was far from a square tower, but I didn't realise how random a shape it was until I saw it from above.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:01 AM   #4599
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As an outsider looking on, it seems as if the Shard has risen overnight.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:48 AM   #4600
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I don't usually quote pictures, but damn that is impressive! Is it an HDR shot or some other technique?
It looks like HDR but what I like most is that the existing floors are all light up.
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