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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #561
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OK. Sorry.

Just to reiterate what I said before, I'm chuffed about the news, and I think this tower will 'personify' the regeneration and renaissance of London that has and continues to happen in the city. Turning it from a place no one really wanted to be a few decades ago, to a city that can compete on the world stage again. I think this building will be a monument to that
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Old November 24th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #562
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High local labour costs and a difficult construction site that requires the building to be built entirely within its own footprint.
And the highest quality materials too
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Old November 24th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #563
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The US already has stupidly huge buildings though.


Nice one!

Damn... This tower is taking forever...
If it gets canceled in the end I'm going to be seriously annoyed for all those pages I read here for nothing.
Fingers crossed!

PS: we would need a smily for that by the way! Fingers crossed
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Old November 25th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #564
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I really hope it will get built...
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #565
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We should hopefully know this week. As I have said in the Shard thread in the UK forums, demolition progress has greatly improved in the past week, that shows to me that the developers are either confident that the Quataris will buy a big stake, or that they already have. If they do, this will be sure to go ahead. It already has two prelets and the apartments will sell like hotcakes. Very, very expensive hotcakes.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #566
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Yes personally i'm buying 10 apartments. One for each of my cats. Yes, yes...i'm that rich. Now just get on and build the lovely pointed one please, which I am very sure will happen.

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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #567
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i agree with zenith cos im buying one for my horse.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #568
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Any news??, I hope this this goes forward it's such a cool building.

Damm the credit crunch!
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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #569
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will there be any private appartments in there. and at what price?
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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #570
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will there be any private appartments in there. and at what price?
Yes, there will be luxury apartments on floors 53-64.

I expect it will all be marketed very privately, given they will be the most exclusive apartments ever built in London, so the prices won't be readily available to the public. However, you can probably guess the minimum, when you consider that the apartments over at 1 Hyde Park recently sold for over £100 million each......

Oh, and winstainforth wanted an update. No news from the investors, but I have a recent photo update. This was taken by me a few days ago. Scaffolding is about halfway up -


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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #571
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Hey wjfox2002 what's that blue stuff above those buildings?

Have they removed anything from the other sides, that one looked untouched.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #572
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OMG great proyect!! its awesome!!
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Old December 9th, 2007, 09:14 AM   #573
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Hey, why can't they just demolish the building on the site Las Vegas style (with dynamite)? Would it be too dangerous?
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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #574
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Hey, why can't they just demolish the building on the site Las Vegas style (with dynamite)? Would it be too dangerous?
Because it lies directly over a major train and underground station, and the site footprint is extremely tight, being surrounded by numerous other buildings including the largest hospital in London.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #575
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thanx for that update on the pricing 100million plus thats mindblowing.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #576
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gosh £100 million is alot!


ooooo i hope this building is built we deserve it !
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #577
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This tower will give london a whole new look, finally the UK will have a supertall!! I can't wait!
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Old December 14th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #578
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I hope the shard will block the view of Guys Hospital


god that bulding ugly!(GH)
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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #579
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Well it will from one angle. Hopefully once it's built it'll take the attention away from Guy's.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #580
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wjfox2002 or anyone else who knows...

because of the tight surroundings will this tower need to be built pretty much within its own footprint??
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