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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #5601
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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #5602
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Been in London last week. Here is a pic from the Shard I took from the London Eye.

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Old February 25th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #5603
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Cyber's pics are always a delight, no flooding concerns.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #5604
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM   #5605
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Don't look 72 floors down

As the 72-storey Shard takes its place in the London skyline, Neil Tweedie conquers his fears to experience the view from the top.

The public relations man is explaining how we are going to get to the top of the Shard.

"Lift to the 35th floor then transfer to the hoist to take us up the side of the concrete core. If you are not good with heights it's best to keep looking at the person in front of you."

Hoist? No one said anything about a hoist.

"It's a lift, really," he soothes. "But it runs on the outside of the building, at a slight angle."

Angle? What's it doing travelling at an angle?

"And it can be very cold, so wrap up."

Cold? Why should it be cold in a lift?

"Well, it's a cage-type thing, so we are open to the elements."

The sweat is now flowing freely from my palms. Everyone has their pet fear - yours truly's being a lack of proximity to the ground. Something of a disadvantage when visiting the top of what is soon to be Europe's tallest building.

The Shard, though barely half clothed in the reflective glass that will turn it into a gleaming spire, is already a dominating feature of the London skyline, looming over the intimate streetscape of Southwark on the south bank of the Thames. Due for completion in the summer of next year, it will soar 310 metres into the air, a 72-storey vertical city, home to a five-and-a-bit-star hotel, some extremely expensive flats, a "Joe Bloggs at the Shard" type gourmet restaurant and office space for 7,000 workers. The prefabricated spire that will top the building is the equivalent of another 15 storeys in height.

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, lauds the skyscraper as a "clear and inspiring example of confidence in the capital's economy." Simon Jenkins, chairman of the National Trust, prefers "a spike through the heart of historic London" and "a phallus from capitalist outer space." Can a phallus be conical? Well, yes, if it's from outer space, one supposes.

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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #5606
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #5607
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Pretty sure that story first appeared in the Telegraph in the UK. Neil Tweedie's one of their writers.

edit: Ah, yes. It did.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...of-London.html

There's a bonus of a short video on the Telegraph version.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:41 AM   #5608
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Yes, I noticed that later because they mention the Telegraph at the end.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #5609
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #5610
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #5611
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Porto, that is an AWESOME viewpoint- the tower just keeps getting better from that angle! It is without a doubt the best view of the shard, Itll look amazing from there when complete!
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #5612
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It will be cool to see steel and concrete floors put together, it's an interesting mix.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #5613
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lucky old fox it got the veiw we all want
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #5614
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #5615
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gplee on flickr, views from the topf of the Shard:

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Old February 27th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #5616
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WOAH
Great views, can't wait to see this building in the summer, when i hop down to London for a few days
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5617
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #5618
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How I outfoxed the 1,000ft cub

A PEST controller told yesterday how she battled her fears to snare the fox living on top of Britain's tallest skyscraper.
Terrified Lisa Wood was hoisted up the outside of the 945ft Shard twice a day for two weeks to trap him.

When she finally reached the incomplete London tower's 72nd floor, she set a cage trap with pieces of chicken doused in sardine juice to lure Romeo the cub.

But it took a fortnight to outfox the fox, who had stunned builders by scaling the summit and surviving on scraps of their food.

Lisa, 43, said: "He was cunning. It took ages for him to fall for it. He'd look straight in my eyes as if he was saying, 'I know what you're up to'.

"Finally he took the food and the door slammed." She gave Romeo to a sanctuary, which released him.

Lisa said: "My first trip up to trap him was the scariest thing I've done. My son Grant was injured with the Army in Iraq, so he knows fear - and even he was impressed with me."

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Old February 27th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #5619
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Nice project, Will this be the tallest building in the UK?
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Old February 27th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #5620
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