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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #481
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well plenty of lookout points then.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #482
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HaHa... WTC 1 is already up tp $3 billion with the republican weak dollar in place.



LOL... I don't even want to embarrass you. Just take my word its not London.

So, it always seems to come to to Middle East investment to make things pop in London.

erm, i think youl find London is the Richest place on Earth.
down Bishopsgate street alone there are deals worth Trillions of Pounds (£) going through it every day.

also there was that list, showing the top richest citys and the proof, i dont know where it is now,
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #483
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erm, i think youl find London is the Richest place on Earth.
down Bishopsgate street alone there are deals worth Trillions of Pounds (£) going through it every day.

also there was that list, showing the top richest citys and the proof, i dont know where it is now,
London certainly has the largest economy of any metro area in Europe with a GDP of about $550 billion, however New York has a GDP of almost $1 trillion, and Tokyo is more than $1 trillion. Sure huge money flows pass through London's financial system, but probably no more than New York or Tokyo on a daily basis. The really big deals today are done globally between these three centers. BTW world GDP is about $50 trillion so it seems unlikely that deals of "Trillions of Pounds " are done every day.

Back to the Shard.

Has demolition work started? last photo showed scaffolding going up.

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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #484
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The City overtook New York in terms of volume of trade fairly recently.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #485
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damn, SSC sure has alot of city vs city- junkies.
do you all put up pics of your city on your wall and get off to them
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #486
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I was merely stating a fact! And London isn't my city anyway.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #487
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no it wasnt you.. anyways its human nature. I was just crackin a joke
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #488
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Respect Astounded. Someone who knows and quotes figures accurately on economics is rare on SSC.

Do i recall somebody saying that London Bridge Tower is a copy of transamerica tower?

I wonder what inspired that parallel. Oh let me guess, they're both conical. I know, while we're at it, 3 world trade centre is a copy of St Helens, they're both box shaped. Burj Dubai is a copy of Sears tower, they're both staggered shaped, and Petronas are obviously copies of Chrysler, they all have nice spires.

Tharpe, your right, the City of London, (square mile), has the richest income per capita of any other metro region.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #489
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wow, shangri-la hotel has really made some moves. they are exapdning very quickly!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #490
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(deleted) - how are messages really deleted?

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Old September 30th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #491
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Tharpe, your right, the City of London, (square mile), has the richest income per capita of any other metro region.
Respect noted Aleboy, so you'll appreciate how silly it is to talk about income per capita of a "metro region" with 9,200 population. Dividing the GDP of the City by the 9200 residents, mostly local workers who live there, is nonsense. Metro regions have populations measured in millions. How about the per capita income of Bill Gates estate?
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #492
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Image from WSP Cantor Seinuk the structural engineers.

This building will transform Southwark, let's get started!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #493
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cant wait for that image for real?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:54 AM   #494
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Respect noted Aleboy, so you'll appreciate how silly it is to talk about income per capita of a "metro region" with 9,200 population. Dividing the GDP of the City by the 9200 residents, mostly local workers who live there, is nonsense. Metro regions have populations measured in millions. How about the per capita income of Bill Gates estate?
As an economist I wouldn't hesitate to calculate income per capita of a region with population of 9200. That number is big enough although it wouldn't reveal high income per worker in London. GDP per capita figures are compiled for countries like Palau which have very small populations.

My wording was poor. City workers rather than city residents was the group to whom I was referring. Also, by metro region i meant the City of London as a region of the Greater London metropolitan area, just like Chelsea and Kensington.

Defining a metro area as somewhere that should be 'measured in millions' is a tricky business because population does not necessarily correlate with the definition of metropolitan. It is, rather, a description of an urban area, which has adjacent towns and suburbs, not a marker which denotes a population of an urban area has exceeded a particular threshold.

I suppose the colloquialisms employed in my earlier post undermined any academic credibility I might have. Such overt ineptitude proved too tempting a target.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:55 PM   #495
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The demolition crane is up and ready to go!

Dunno how old the photo is, anyone nearby with a camera?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #496
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its looking promising if the cranes up and ready to go.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:16 PM   #497
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That's only for the demolition of the existing building there.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:26 PM   #498
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its been there for a good few weeks. PwC only just finished moving out in early Sept, so they will be soft stripping and putting up the scaffolding around the outside. That said, I understand that some UK forumers think the demolition has ground to a halt until the funding and consortium are agreed (1/3rd partner looks like he's being forced out to be replaced by a Middle Eastern government investment fund). Personally I think its progressing on plan, whatever eventually transpires with the Shard funding etc, the demolition of the existing building is guaranteed.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:49 PM   #499
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The new London is emerging from the ground, i carnt stop thinking this but just look how the shard compares to the buildings around, eg the car garage on the left, remnants of old inferior 1980’s developments, taking over by 21’st century sleek modern “planned,” architectural design and town cityscape planning!!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 12:38 AM   #500
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Looks amazing.
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