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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #6261
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No doubt! - but not as much as Burj Khalifa I would guess.
It will be like a static London Eye then, with much higher view of course.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #6262
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It will be like a static London Eye then, with much higher view of course.
Just get on the Parliament Hill, you can see the whole London skyline and of course it is free
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #6263
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #6264
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Just get on the Parliament Hill, you can see the whole London skyline and of course it is free
I know that, I wasn't complaining, I expected it to be paid.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #6265
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #6266
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #6267
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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #6268
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Love the glazing on the first one.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #6269
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St Paul's in the shade of the Shard - which is still climbing

Inching towards its final height of 1,016 feet, the £400million Shard of Glass will be western Europe's tallest building when finished next May.

The Evening Standard's picture taken from Parliament Hill shows how St Paul's Cathedral is already dwarfed by the futuristic design. Officially known as London Bridge Tower, it will stand 87 storeys high and house offices, flats, a viewing deck and a five-star hotel. A new concourse and a piazza will link it to London Bridge station in 2013.

Conservationists say it has already ruined London's skyline, with its impact on the vista from Parliament Hill - one of six protected panoramas in the capital. English Heritage has criticised the location of the Shard because of the "colossal" impact on one of the capital's most famous landmarks and questions whether it will be as venerated in 300 years as St Paul's is today.

A spokeswoman for the conservation group said: "English Heritage is not against tall buildings, they are a part of London's skyline.

"The existing skyline is a positive but vulnerable asset which deserves care and respect. It should be managed sensitively. Tall buildings should take into consideration the elements that create local character. Southwark deserves investment but it should not come at the expense of one of London's most precious and finite assets - its heritage."

Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Shard was approved despite claims it would impact on two world heritage sites - the Tower of London and Palace of Westminster.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #6270
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #6271
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at this stage it looks a bit like One Bryant Park, the glass looks the same anyway.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #6272
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anyone got a diagram with a true scale to compare this building to say the empire state and the new 1wtc? i know there a few hundred feet bigger but would be nice to see the true scale side by side?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:25 PM   #6273
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I think this thing is about as tall as the ESB without it's spire...
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #6274
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #6275
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #6276
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Good photos rob, but despite it looking good (as always) I think it looks a little bulky when viewed from tower bridge. 1 New Change viewing platform is defo it's best angle!

I like the photo of the shard echoing the masts- very nice in black and white
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #6277
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I like the photo of the shard echoing the masts- very nice in black and white
Ta. I think that's going to work even better when The Shard is finished.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #6278
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Looking good in black and white.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #6279
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Forgot I had this view from Tower Bridge too

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Wow! It's amazing...
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