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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #4921
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #4922
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the reason the river used to freeze over was because the arches of London bridge were smaller..slowing down the rivers current. the new bridges allows the river to flow much faster.
Pinching a flowing river will speed up the current through the narrowed opening.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #4923
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Not the Shard but it's part of the overrall redevelopment:

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Designers on board London Bridge transformation

Network Rail today announced the successful bidders for two major design contracts for the redevelopment of London Bridge station and the remodelling and resignalling of the railway infrastructure in the London Bridge area.

The work at London Bridge is one of Britain’s largest and complex railway projects. The station will be completely rebuilt to create more space for passengers with additional concourse space below the platforms at street level. The track layout will also be radically changed and the signalling renewed to accommodate metro frequency services on the Thameslink routes through the station.

This major upgrade will enable the route to combat congestion at the station, and provide greater journey opportunities for passengers on Thameslink services. The 16 month contract will see WSP take the current scheme for the station building through outline design to the build phase due to begin late in 2012.

The plans for the station include an entirely new station concourse, more space for passengers, better interchange between trains, buses and other modes of transport, and more capacity for longer more frequent trains to use the station.

Martin Jurkowski, project director for the second phase of Thameslink works said: “We’re confident that the design we are taking forward is the best possible solution in terms of operational capacity and affordability. The next challenge is to take this design through the planning process, and to deliver a station that meets the needs not just of London’s transport network, but of the surrounding area.”

WSP UK rail sector director, Dave Darnell, said: “We are delighted to be appointed as lead designer for London Bridge station and look forward to working with Network Rail to transform the station into a flagship transport interchange. This project has particular significance for WSP in adding a further dimension to our involvement in the revitalisation of the area around London Bridge, which includes the Shard, London Bridge Place and the bus station projects.”

Jacobs Engineering will complete the outline design of the railway systems elements including track, signalling, telecoms and associated power supplies. This will see extensive improvements and modernisation to the railway at and around the station, and elsewhere on the route to accommodate the longer, more frequent Thameslink trains.

“Both teams presented strong bids, and showed a real understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the project,” Network Rail’s Jim Crawford, major programme director for the Thameslink programme, said. “Engaging with the right suppliers, and giving them the opportunity to develop an effective design that will help facilitate the safe and cost efficient delivery of this challenging project is critical to the success of the Thameslink programme.”
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #4924
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I'm off on hols next week and circumstances have conspired against my getting out with a tripod in the evening this week to catch the Christmas tree.

However, I did manage to salvage this view from London Bridge Walk before I caught my train home this evening. 1 second hand held, bracing myself against a concrete column seemed to do the trick - it is nice and sharp

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Old December 18th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #4925
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Your pictures are always so clean.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #4926
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the reason the river used to freeze over was because the arches of London bridge were smaller..slowing down the rivers current. the new bridges allows the river to flow much faster.
No, along with a changing climate, its mainly because the Thames used to be a much, wider shallower river with a slower current (in some places it is only apparently 35-40% of its old width). Over the last few centuries property development, sewer construction, boulevard/rail construction etc etc have forced the river into a narrower channel and thus in the past allowed the river to discharge and clean itself more effectively.

Anyway back to the Shard, beautiful pics (as always) Cybertect
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Old December 18th, 2010, 01:21 AM   #4927
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Old December 18th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #4928
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Old December 18th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #4929
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fantastic bank of shots. i just gets better and better.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #4930
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They mus internal work, neither the core nor the cladding seems to be growing.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #4931
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the core has topped out
and as for cladding they have added lots to the east side
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #4932
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Well, the concrete section of the core topped out right?
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #4933
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yeah it has reached level 72, the concrete floors will probably start rising next month
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Old December 18th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #4934
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No, I mean won't there be a steel section of the core?
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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #4935
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im sure they would wait for the floors to catch up as that would be part of the spire
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Old December 18th, 2010, 11:20 PM   #4936
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What a gorgeous building. And the cladding couldn't be more fitting there!
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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #4937
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Beautiful structure, can't wait to see it complete. Is it going to stick out like a sore thumb on the skyline though?..
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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #4938
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Is it going to stick out like a sore thumb on the skyline though?..
Yes it is and that is the general idea.

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They can build tall on the surroundings, but keep it smaller. The Shard has to be the star.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #4940
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