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Old January 6th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #601
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Old January 7th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #602
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That's a great video, very professionally made. Good work, you clever little chicken
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #603
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #604
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CLS loses £25m on sale of Shard stake

17:14 | 10.01.08

CLS Holdings’ shares crashed 5.5% this afternoon after it revealed it had sold its one-third stake in the Shard development at London Bridge at a loss of £25m.

By David Doyle

CLS said it had sold its interest in the London Bridge Quarter project, which comprises the Shard and neighbouring New London Bridge House, to Zijaj for £30m in cash. Zijaj is believed to be a consortium of Qatari investors, linked to bank QInvest, which Property Week revealed was buying out CLS and another one-third shareholder Simon Halabi (21.12.07).

CLS said the £30m sale price reflected a loss of £25m, or 37p a share. ‘This sale has been achieved despite the significant adverse change in the commercial property and lending environment since June,’ the company said.

The sale of Halabi’s stake is expected to take place imminently. As part of the whole deal Zijaj is also expected to buy part of Irvine Sellar's one-third stake, reducing his holding in the skyscraper scheme to around 20%. This would give the Qataris an 80% share in a scheme, which has a projected end value of £1.4bn.

The funding arrangement for the Shard, which has estimated construction costs of more than £800m, could finally enable the Renzo Piano-designed scheme to be developed.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #605
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I have to say following all this has been difficult.

Is the above a good thing?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #606
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Is the above a good thing?
Of course! Basically the project is getting new owners with more money.


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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #607
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #608
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Don't we say "Rebirth" in english?

It seems that you use more and more french words

Otherwise , with this supertall , the Bishop at 288m it would be great
In paris we have 2 supertalls approved , one of 275m proposed , and 3 others under developpment

Stop the f Paris / London fight ,unite ! we are all in Europe , so GO EUROPE
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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #609
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^ Renaissance is a word in English too and has been for centuries.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #610
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Otherwise , with this supertall , the Bishop at 288m it would be great In paris we have 2 supertalls approved , one of 275m proposed , and 3 others under developpment
Supertalls are defined here as 300m or above (including roof/spire).
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #611
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Old January 12th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #612
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What's the deal with the metalwork up the side of Guy's? Is it getting a clean-up? (a reclad or demolition is obviously too much to hope for!)
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Old January 12th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #613
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That thing's been there for ages. I was also wondering.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #614
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Don't we say "Rebirth" in english?

It seems that you use more and more french words

Otherwise , with this supertall , the Bishop at 288m it would be great
In paris we have 2 supertalls approved , one of 275m proposed , and 3 others under developpment

Stop the f Paris / London fight ,unite ! we are all in Europe , so GO EUROPE
We only technically have 1 supertall planned, and that is this one. The Bishopsgate Tower was going to be a supertall, but it was cut to 288m... It will still look like a supertall though, because it is on higher ground than the river.

But I agree with the 'unite!' bit though. It's fantastic that European cities can hold their own in terms of skyscraper development compared to the rest of the world
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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #615
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this is really draaaagging

i am impatient and want to see some action!
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #616
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this is really draaaagging

i am impatient and want to see some action!
Me too. Europe is really really slow in building skyscrapers over 300m. This would be the first one (outside of Russia) and it takes ages.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #617
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Me too. Europe is really really slow in building skyscrapers over 300m. This would be the first one (outside of Russia) and it takes ages.
Hang on in there Tom, there are no supertalls built yet in Moscow. However they do have four U/C and work will start soon on Foster's Russia Tower at a whopping 610 m ! Paris has two proposed and Frankfurt one, so yes Moscow will be the supertall capital of continental Europe for a while.

If Wembley Tower been competed in the 1890's, London would have had the first Supertall in the world!

BTW according to SSP Dubai has 76 skyscrapers (inc 4 supertalls) built and 101 U/C (inc 18 supertalls) - where did you get the 295 number from?
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #618
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Don't we say "Rebirth" in english?

It seems that you use more and more french words

Otherwise , with this supertall , the Bishop at 288m it would be great
In paris we have 2 supertalls approved , one of 275m proposed , and 3 others under developpment

Stop the f Paris / London fight ,unite ! we are all in Europe , so GO EUROPE

Yes and we don't try and ban French words from our language. Thankyou for the support. I fully support Paris too, but not as fully as London
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #619
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Ueah, you should unite and fight against Moscow together
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Old January 16th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #620
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I assume everyone has seen the Boots etc is shut in London Bridge station with a big hoarding specifically saying the shard about to start. But its still not 100% then?

Did the lease run out and they are just holding it just in case?
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