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Old November 23rd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #4621
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You tempted me to do it. It really made my day. Specially this gem has kept me thinking about skyscrapers:


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An appropriately empty signifier for the bankrupt neoliberal ideology of the government that brought it to life and the new spivs in power. Fill it with the homeless. I dare say it'll stand empty for years. Such buildings are the new landmarks of ruling class decadence and cultural decay.
Very philosophical indeed. Perhaps we have to undertstand that the majority of people either hate skyscrapers or simply don't care about them.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 10:58 PM   #4622
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #4623
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these people are so far up their........sorry almost snapped, i just hate these people who have no concept of change or growth and i bet its these people that complain about buidling in the countryside. newsflash if we build these towers we wont need to build so much housing in the country
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #4624
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I always think it's funny when one of their arguments is that skyscrapers are a product of rich people and companies showing off. They aren't wrong, but some of the best architecture of the past 200 years has been banks and big companies building their headquarters, or rich people building extravagent houses.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #4625
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I actually like this one:
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I work in a building right next to the Shard and have watched it being built. What's fantastic about it is that completely blocks the view of Guys's Hospital.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #4626
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that comment is brilliant
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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #4627
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I always think it's funny when one of their arguments is that skyscrapers are a product of rich people and companies showing off. They aren't wrong, but some of the best architecture of the past 200 years has been banks and big companies building their headquarters, or rich people building extravagent houses.
It's true, whether people like it or not it's the big money that makes skyscrapers come true.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #4628
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ARe you guys really sure the core is over 235 metres now?

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Is bigger better? London's tallest buildings

As the Shard prepares to become Britain's largest building – in the next few weeks its concrete core will overtake One Canada Square in the Docklands – take a look at some of London's biggest structures

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Old November 24th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #4629
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I always think it's funny when one of their arguments is that skyscrapers are a product of rich people and companies showing off. They aren't wrong, but some of the best architecture of the past 200 years has been banks and big companies building their headquarters, or rich people building extravagent houses.
Only the past 200 years? I can pretty much assure you that many of the cultural heritage sites of ancient times (see Rome or Athens etc.) were for the most part built by the super-rich of the time to impress the common people, same as the great skyscraper architecture of modern times.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #4630
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Old November 24th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #4631
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If i remember the last diagram by CULWULLA, couple days ago level 67 is the last level of the concrete part of the core?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #4632
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its already higher then 235m one canada square.??
lev69 in core is about 240m!!

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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #4633
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The Guardian comments are largely uninformed. This is my opinion - like it or not, this building is likely to become one of the most recognized skyscrapers in the world today. It may not be the largest or tallest but what the Shard has over and above most other skyscrapers is that it is in London, which is the second most visited city in the world after Paris and arguably the most important city in the world, where it has no true competition - media, business and tourist traffic that go through London is unmatched by most cities across the world and rather like being born to a celebrity couple this building will not be able to escape celebrity status the world over.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #4634
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i feel like london is making it self look worse with these new buildings there should be more square fat buildings...

but they should be taller and proportionally wider.
You don’t know what you’re talking about! Historically London’s been a city dominated by spires and steeples!

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Old November 24th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #4635
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thanks for the diagram CULWULLA, i always thought that the roof would exceed 300m. well it's pretty tall for london, nonetheless.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #4636
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Thanks for the answer Culwulla, many articles were saying yesterday the Shard 'will become Britain's tallest building', their sources are probably not very good.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #4637
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Old November 24th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #4638
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very cool updates, this project under construction is one of the fastest supertalls on the way !
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Old November 24th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #4639
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ive worked out core is at 236m, so its just taller then one canada sq.
it has lev68/69 inside. it will toppout at lev72 or 248m.
so another 12m or so to go.
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fantastic, thanks cul!
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