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Old February 5th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #5441
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It seems the pace is slower now but I think they are already pouring concrete.
Well this weather doesn’t help. TC’s and concrete pump arms don’t seem to like windy weather. But this was expected. I remember talking to somebody last year saying; “visible progress will reduce during the winter”. Then again the internal work continues. But as london marcus said, they've already poured and completed the first concrete floor which really didn’t take long.
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I don't get how a 30+ storey hospital is practical. What if here's a hell of a fire? It can't be easy to evacuate beds from all the top floors...
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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #5443
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Old February 6th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #5444
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Well this weather doesn’t help. TC’s and concrete pump arms don’t seem to like windy weather. But this was expected. I remember talking to somebody last year saying; “visible progress will reduce during the winter”. Then again the internal work continues. But as london marcus said, they've already poured and completed the first concrete floor which really didn’t take long.
And we should be thankful that they take a bit longer with the concrete section because once that's finished and the cladding is all put in place, there won't be much to see to us 'outsiders' until the building opens.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #5445
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #5446
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Old February 6th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #5447
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And we should be thankful that they take a bit longer with the concrete section because once that's finished and the cladding is all put in place, there won't be much to see to us 'outsiders' until the building opens.
Nothing much to look at just the worlds most beautiful building . Anyway by that time our eyes will be drawn across the water to Leadenhall, Fenchurch and with any luck Bishopsgate T.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #5448
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York Handmade supplies bricks to London's iconic Shard development

York Handmade Brick Company is supplying 70,000 bricks to the iconic 87-storey Shard, Europe's tallest commercial building, in south east London. The contract is worth £85,000 and the Alne-based company has created a special brick called Autumn Sunset for this project. York Handmade will also be supplying bricks for the adjacent London Bridge Place development.

David Armitage, the company chairman, told The Press that new trends in architecture were leading to new opportunities for York Handmade, after the business won a £500,000 contract to supply bricks for the new Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

He said: “This is a very prestigious contract, which really puts York Handmade on the map. Our ability to produce attractive bespoke bricks to order means we are now on the radar of influential architects and builders across the country. “It is fantastic that a Yorkshire company should be playing a significant role in the construction of the most iconic building of the decade in London,” he added.

The Shard and London Bridge Place, which are both being developed by the Sellar Property Group, backed by four Qatari banks, are major parts of a wider £2bn regeneration of the area immediately around London Bridge Station. They are scheduled to be completed by spring 2013.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #5449
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Its a nice very tall building be happy it will be tallest of The UK for a long time so it has a title.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #5450
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Are they still building that 150m-odd spike near the Shard?
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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5451
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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #5452
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Old February 7th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #5453
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What is the point in building a spike right next to something like the shard when its only half as tall? Doesn't make any sense to me, and doesn't look particularly good.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #5454
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It must be really cool to work up there, the only downside is having to climb all those steps everyday.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #5455
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The thought does occur that if the crane driver relies entirely on someone else's instructions, why does he need to be up there at all? Can't it just be operated remotely?
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The 150m spike is part of 3 spires right?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #5457
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The 150m spike is part of 3 spires right?
No, the 3 spires is the name for a project consisting of 3 skyscrapers.

Also, I think it unlikely that the 150m spike be realised. Which isn't a problem for me.
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No, the 3 spires is the name for a project consisting of 3 skyscrapers.

Also, I think it unlikely that the 150m spike be realised. Which isn't a problem for me.
You mean the spires it would have 3 towers 1 of 250m 1 of 200m and 1 of 100m but its not going on yet.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #5460
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