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Old April 15th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #6181
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On which level is the actual building?
poured floors are up to 53, core is 72....if thats what you wanted to know
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Old April 15th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #6182
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Popped out at lunch to get some better pics of the new panels on the concrete levels.





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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #6183
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Better start building them then!

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London Banks Will Add 11,000, Need Four More Shard Towers

Banks and financial-services companies in London will add 11,000 employees in the next three years and will require the equivalent of four Shard skyscrapers to accommodate them, BNP Paribas (BNP) SA’s real estate unit said.

Banks will need 1.6 million square feet, with the City of London district and Mayfair areas most likely to benefit, according to the report. The 1,016-foot (310-meter) Shard will be Britain’s tallest building when completed. “Financial-sector demand will be there, the occupiers will pay the rents,” BNP Paribas said in the report. “Occupiers will push hard for lease flexibility.”

About 75 percent of financial companies said business would expand over the next three years, and 55 percent said they would employ add employees, the study said. The strongest growth is expected by smaller financial companies while the biggest banks are expecting to expand more slowly, the report said.

Transport links are the most important consideration in influencing decisions about the location for new office space, followed by lease flexibility, rent level and workforce availability, the report said.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #6184
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I bet Boris will not let the opportunities go
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #6185
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Sheer skyscraperness! Kudos for London!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #6186
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I bet Boris will not let the opportunities go
He's more skyscraper friendly these days.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #6187
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He's more skyscraper friendly these days.
Indeed he is, thank god. Bishopsgate Tower, 20FC and Leadenhall should be nearing completion by 2013/14 so the these banks and financial-services will be spoilt for choice onto where they'll go.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #6188
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Taken by Tom Burnham:

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The Shard from Guy's Hospital, London by Tom Burnham, on Flickr[/img]
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #6189
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Some fun for the weekend - a pano from Thursday

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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #6190
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I know it's not anything like the professional pics you guys are used to, but I thought I'd post it anyway!


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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #6191
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That'd be a great banner!

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That's a great shot- London eye?
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #6192
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Not really the right aspect ratio for an SSC banner and it wouldn't crop well.

Besides, I'd want some better light than the grey fug we had yesterday.

I think you're right about the London Eye, though.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #6193
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@cybertect, i just want to ask you one question, how do you take panorama picture? Do you have to capture 2 or 3 times and then you add all those segments together by photoedit software? Can i take pano picture with normal digi camera like FS-37? no?
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #6194
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I'm pretty slap-dash about it.

That was made up of four hand-held photos taken with my 5D and a 35mm prime lens. Set the camera in manual exposure mode to ensure it's even across all the pictures. Then shoot four frames trying to keep them level. I overlap about 30% on each one to give the stitching software the best chance of lining things up well.

If I were doing it properly, I'd have a tripod and a specialist pano head that ensures the camera pivots about a single point in space.

From there on in, it's into Photoshop CS5 which has a stitching facility. Crop, tidy up and then my usual PP.

There's a number of software options if you don't have Photoshop - PTGui for example, which has a version you could try out for free.

You may find it a rather more difficult with an FS-37 as it doesn't allow you to control the exposure manually (it does AE program only) so you'll likely find that one side of the image is darker than the other with shifting light conditions.

I suspect that you may find that PTGui and other stitching software won't correct for distortions in the lens of the FS-37, which will make seamlessly joining up the images trickier.

Having said that, give it a go!
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #6195
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wow can't wait to see it complete.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #6196
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@cybertect thank you for giving me this helpful advice and i'll try some pano snaps soon
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:52 AM   #6197
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Skyscrapers play havoc with London's historic skyline

London's newest skyscraper is advancing floor by floor into the record books, but critics say The Shard and a rash of other towers under construction are ruining the capital's historic skyline.
And that historic skyline "ruined" some previous historic skyline and that one ruined nice countryside. What's the point?
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Old April 16th, 2011, 03:15 AM   #6198
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Old April 16th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #6200
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To be honest, i am not a fan of The Shard's shoe
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