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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #6581
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Amazin shots on flickr just found:

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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #6582
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Looking good London.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #6583
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is there any chance of a insde pic.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #6584
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I fear that The Shard will become too dominant on the London skyline. Unlike the The Gherkin, it is too tall and massive to fit in if you ask me. Also, The Gherkin has that smooth pattern, which makes it more pleasant and elegant to look at, while this building is simply colossal.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #6585
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Old May 7th, 2011, 01:34 AM   #6586
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Awesome aerial shots!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #6587
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The second one is especially good.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 10:43 AM   #6588
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I fear that The Shard will become too dominant on the London skyline. Unlike the The Gherkin, it is too tall and massive to fit in if you ask me. Also, The Gherkin has that smooth pattern, which makes it more pleasant and elegant to look at, while this building is simply colossal.
I think it'll look less massive than One Canada Square... granted it's significantly taller, but The Shards taper versus OCS's bulk makes the Shard more elegant and less 'massive' overall

Interestingly, both buildings have exactly the same floorspace (111,000m2)... but the vast bulk of The Shard's floorspace is in the lower floors / backpack.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #6589
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The Shard's design allows it to become a skyline icon in a way OCS could never achieve.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #6590
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #6591
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #6592
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Has anyone been on google earth 3D? They have 3d models of practically all of London with the correct textures, including the shard under construction!!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #6593
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I fear that The Shard will become too dominant on the London skyline. Unlike the The Gherkin, it is too tall and massive to fit in if you ask me. Also, The Gherkin has that smooth pattern, which makes it more pleasant and elegant to look at, while this building is simply colossal.
I'd rather see accentuations like the Shard breaking up a skyline than a uniform row of structures. It gives the eye something to latch onto amongst a see of uniformity - similar to a mountain range that has character because it has a few peaks jutting up higher than the rest of the range.

Meh - whatever though, diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks I suppose.
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Not directly related to the Shard but just to show that its office space is a mere drop in the see and that the skyscraper boom has no reason to be over.

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City towers on the rise…but not fast enough

As the Shard rises over the London skyline, it might seem to passers by that the UK capital will not be running out of office space any time soon. But a new survey indicates that, though developers are gradually rediscovering their appetite for new projects, they are not doing so at a sufficient pace to keep up with demand from the City's financial industry.

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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #6596
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Willis looks great from that angle!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #6597
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just to clear things up about my photo: it was taken from the top of a small hill very close to Beckton DLR. great spot for a BBQ
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Some more lovely shots off Flickr:

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just to clear things up about my photo: it was taken from the top of a small hill very close to Beckton DLR. great spot for a BBQ
I like how you managed to capture CW, The City and The Shard in the middle.
And I'd like to say thanks for your amazing aerial shots too
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