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Old March 8th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #5741
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because those floors will be used as hotel rooms and apartments so they have to be concrete
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Old March 8th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #5742
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...it helps keep the noise down.

A few snaps from a half hour meander round the environs of Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market and Southwark Street at lunch time.























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Old March 8th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #5743
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They should pour more concrete while the weather is good.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #5744
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They should pour more concrete while the weather is good.
Excellent idea.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #5745
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Before they need concrete will it be nice weather..... Not needed.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #5746
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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #5747
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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #5748
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Great stuff Porto
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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #5749
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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #5750
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Councillors to investigate social and economic impact of the Shard

The regeneration and leisure scrutiny sub-committee met on Monday night to agree its plans for the investigation which will focus on the skyscraper's economic impact on the immediate locality and the economic and social impact of the development on Southwark as a whole.

The sub-committee will visit the Shard site and meet representatives of Sellar, the scheme's developer. Councillors also want to invite a local trader to join them on the visit to provide another perspective. Committee chair Cllr Mark Glover said that he loves the Shard and can see it from the Tanner Street office of the public relations firm he owns.

Cllr Glover explained that the committee's investigation would not be concerned with what happened within the Shard but with the development's wider implications. "What is the impact on the surrounding area? Will it create local jobs? Is there the potential that it could put local businesses out of business? Or will it provide customers for local businesses?" he asked.

"We've got to take control of the regeneration and make it work for us," said Cllr Martin Seaton. He expressed a fear that the Shard could turn out to be "just another rich persons' development which means that 99 per cent of people in Southwark can't actually go there".

He added: "If it's not creating jobs, then it's not regeneration – it's just transplanting wealth from one part of London to another." Last year the council launched the Shard Southwark Vocational Programme funded from the skyscraper's section 106 agreement to provide training for local people to take up job opportunities in the Shard.

As part of the SSVP, £500,000 has been invested in the creation of real working environments at Southwark College's Waterloo Centre in The Cut, including a new beauty salon, cafe and floristry shop. Although building work has already been completed, planning permission has not yet been granted for the alterations to the college premises.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #5751
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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #5752
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This evening

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then it started raining...
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Old March 10th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #5753
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nice tower very modern design!
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Old March 10th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #5754
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Somewhere in Fulham? Charing Cross Hospital perhaps?
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Somewhere in Fulham? Charing Cross Hospital perhaps?
ah, judging by the image name and after consulting my A to Z it's from the Novotel in Hammersmith, so not far from Charing Cross Hospital...
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Old March 11th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #5758
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Not about the Shard but it looks like it could have a cousin on the south bank.

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Rocket-Shaped Tower Proposed For Southwark

Fast becoming the playpen for architectural experimentation in London (think the Shard and the Quill amongst others), Southwark could welcome this rocket-shaped tower, which is proposed as an extension to the Russian-owned Menier Chocolate Factory, a theatrical space on Southwark Street.

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Old March 11th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #5759
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Three more pics from St Thomas Street yesterday evening; this time, the eastern end.

As you can see, it had started to rain a little. Shame after the lovely weather in the first couple of days of the week.

I think dusk is my favourite time of day for photography

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The Shard is usually at its best at dusk and in a sunny morning.
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