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Old March 26th, 2011, 05:21 AM   #5901
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I just discovered that there are alot more pictures of the Shard than of 1WTC on Flickr. I'll post the best ones, or at least the less amateur ones.

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Old March 26th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #5902
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Beautiful tower, but would have been better in the Docklands.
Totally disagree, The Shard doesn't deserve to be lost in a crowd of boxes... they would make it look smaller than it is because of the way it tapers, the location facing the City by the Thames is spot on, the only bummer is the proximity of Guy's.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #5903
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Looks really good to me.. and great shots! thanks..
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Old March 26th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #5904
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This one seems like a pic of a skyscraper being built in the 1970s, really cool.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #5905
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Old March 26th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #5906
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Old March 27th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #5907
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way to go London
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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #5908
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #5909
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Old March 27th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #5910
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Old March 27th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #5911
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Thanks for the last minute information anthonySE1!
I also had some fun making a render of what it will look like when all the concrete floors have been poured, when the side cranes have been removed and when the backpack is complete!
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #5912
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So am I correct in saying that after so many floors, they will return to steel?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #5913
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The last floors are for technical stuff and radiators, so most probably they will return to steel.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #5914
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What's the reason for the switch from steel to concrete then? Is it just because the office floors have a higher cieling so the steel is the quickest method?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #5915
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What's the reason for the switch from steel to concrete then? Is it just because the office floors have a higher cieling so the steel is the quickest method?
I think it's something to do with soundproofing - the concrete floors are being poured for the hotel and residential sections of the tower. The offices don't need as much soundproofing, so they can just be built with steel.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #5916
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Mostly noise reduction on floors used for the hotel and apartments. Concrete tends to propogate it less.

With the smaller spans higher up the building it also keeps the floor to floor height down as you can have a self-supporting floor in something like 200mm depth. With steel you'd be looking at at least that for supporting beams and then you've still got the floor itself on top of that. With the larger ceiling void in office spaces you can use the beam depth to help run services through. Not so much use on domestic and hotel levels.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #5917
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What's the reason for the switch from steel to concrete then? Is it just because the office floors have a higher cieling so the steel is the quickest method?

A combination of:
  • acoustic control for the residential levels
  • lower office levels have deeper floor plans; steel beams are more efficient at bridging these spans than concrete
  • concrete dampens the torsional stresses on the building in high wind shear
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #5918
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They have been pouring floor 50 today.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #5919
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Thanks for the clarification everybody! After reading it all it's sort of a "duh!" moment from me Makes perfect sense!
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Old March 28th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #5920
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