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Old April 24th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #6381
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I don't think we will be seeing a reclad soon, if things can be really slow with the private sector, it must be even worse with a public healthcare system.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #6382
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The picture before the last, no kidding.
Do you think The Shard should stand alone in that area like Tour Eiffiel in Paris? Or, it would look better when it has other skyscrapers around it?
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #6383
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It could have other skyscrapers around but not so tall, the Shard has to be the star.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #6384
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It may have a trio of 200, 150 and 100 meter neigbours. But IMO, the shard is a standalone tower, and it was intended to be so.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #6385
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Besides it, cleaning service London and other municipal works will be executed with use of modern ecological standards, thus the architectural project propagandizes new standards of quality at building of modern skyscrapers.





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Old April 24th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #6386
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Lovely renders. the best new tower in the world!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #6387
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shard today 24.4.2011 by The Shard Baby, on Flickr
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Old April 24th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #6388
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #6389
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:31 AM   #6390
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That last picture !!
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #6391
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Old April 25th, 2011, 05:36 AM   #6392
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another question.. after the shard is finished... What would be the top 5 tallest building in europe?? In what place will the Shard be?
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #6393
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I think like this

1.Mercury City Tower, Moscow
2.The Shard, London
3.City of Capitals, Moscow
4.Naberezhnaya Tower, Moscow
5.Triumph-Palace, Moscow

Moscow rules alongside London
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Old April 25th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #6394
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Old April 25th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #6395
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Don't know if this has been posted or illuded to from Building Website. So here it is anyway.... (I put this in the domestic forum too so delete and keep it in one if peeps prefer)

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Shard and Cheesegrater part of a dying breed, says Ken Shuttleworth

The architect of London’s iconic Gherkin tower has pronounced the death of skyscrapers in the capital.

The raft of high-rise towers being built in the City to open by 2014, including the Shard and the Cheesegrater, will be the last of a dying breed of skyscrapers, he says.

Ken Shuttleworth, the architect at Norman Foster who designed the Gherkin, told Bloomberg News he expects developers to move away from skyscrapers to cheaper ‘ground-scrapers’.

“The age of bling is over,” Shuttleworth said. “Money now drives everything so if you can build something for half the price, you will. The tall glass box is dead.”

Tenants are demanding “austere and efficient” buildings that are more likely to be “ground-scrapers” than high-rises, he added.

Yesterday British Land announced it had won planning permission for a controversial groundscraper development at Broadgate in the City, which will house Swiss bank UBS.

But surely this depends on the investor no? If middle eastern money wants to invest in something high profile and economics is scewed because of the hubris involved with middle eastern investors then the rules Shuttleworth states here don't apply, I would guess he is referring to UK investors and developers in such projects? Obviously it depends if it is demand led or client led too.

I'm not sure how he draws this conclusion apart from taking it from a one-dimensional angle relating to UK involvement from design to build? Thoughts anyone?
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Old April 25th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #6396
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I think like this

1.Mercury City Tower, Moscow
2.The Shard, London
3.City of Capitals, Moscow
4.Naberezhnaya Tower, Moscow
5.Triumph-Palace, Moscow

Moscow rules alongside London
would it not be be:

1.Mercury City Tower, Moscow
2.16 IBC Tower 1, Moscow
3.The Shard, London
4.City of Capitals, Moscow
5.The Pinnacle, London
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Old April 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #6397
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the glass looks soooo thin!
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Old April 25th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #6398
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