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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:37 AM   #501
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i wish theyd get on and build it,
demolishing could be done in a couple of minutes with a crate full of TNT!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 12:56 PM   #502
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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.
Thanks for the info about the crane jimbo. A crane can be taken down as easily as it's put up, but not a building. Compared with the others around it that building is almost new and surely has value. It will be a project milestone when the building starts to be demolished. Five points for the first photo of real demolition!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 02:25 PM   #503
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i wish theyd get on and build it,
demolishing could be done in a couple of minutes with a crate full of TNT!
well then people like you would expect new tower to rise from ruins overnight
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:48 PM   #504
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lets just all be patient
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:24 PM   #505
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lets just all be patient
Will you please stop spamming this thread all the time with pointless comments about nothing.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #506
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Leave socky alone...
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Old October 4th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #507
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i wish theyd get on and build it,
demolishing could be done in a couple of minutes with a crate full of TNT!
Yeah too bad they won't run with that idea...
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Old October 4th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #508
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That link is in Euros, €546bn is ~$770bn in today's money... anyway far more annoying is the fact we could have moved from our crappy office in Euston to 1 London Bridge and seen all the action. Seems we're moving to Holborn now, still better than lovely Euston.


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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 October 4th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #509
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Guess what, there's a whole 96 page discussion about this supertall over in the London forum.

(Moderator, is there some way to merge these two threads?)
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Old October 4th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #510
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(Moderator, is there some way to merge these two threads?)
That's not how this forum works.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #511
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Ok there's a link on the first page, hopefully others will find it eventually. (Or make some kind of link?)
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Old October 4th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #512
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Or make some kind of link?
You just posted a link. And there's one in the first post in the thread along with all the other basic info.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #513
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Guess what, there's a whole 96 page discussion about this supertall over in the London forum.

(Moderator, is there some way to merge these two threads?)
Dude, we all know about the threads in each section

Its just that this thread is for the world to see and comment on, and the UK thread us for us brits to see and comment on.

No need to stress

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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #514
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Hmmm.

Well the scaffolding is going up slowly on one corner but there is no sign of any work which is damaging the fabric of the building yet.

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Old October 5th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #515
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i wish theyd get on and build it,
demolishing could be done in a couple of minutes with a crate full of TNT!
Oh my god yes I totally agree! I can't wait for them to build this thing but jees already just do it!!

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Old October 5th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #516
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The design of this building is great. plus, those residences towards the top will probably have great (virtually) unobstructed views
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Old October 5th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #517
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this seems to big for London, hope they change the design of the building
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:00 AM   #518
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Why can't they just demolished it Vegas style? Any restrictions or something?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #519
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^well the tube station right next door/underneath doesn't help.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #520
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Why can't they just demolished it Vegas style? Any restrictions or something?

It's a very complex site that requires both the demolition and the construction to be carried out within the footprint of the current building.

Adjoining the building to the north is the main passenger concourse of London Bridge station, which is a major rail terminus and interchange that handles 100,000 passengers every day.

To the west, immediately outside the current entrance, is the bus station and cab ranks serving the rail station.

To the east there are rail tracks that terminate almost at the edge of the building.

To the south, and three levels down, is a major road with London's biggest (and the world's tallest) hospital immediately on the other side
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