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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:07 AM   #6601
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #6602
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #6603
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #6604
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The Shard's design allows it to become a skyline icon in a way OCS could never achieve.
I've always thought the Pinnacle wins the prize for being the most iconic - much as I love the Shard (and probably prefer it to the Pinnacle), it isn't much more than a pyramid shape. I'm thinking of those little keyring models of the Eiffel tower, or skyline silhouettes for company branding - where the Pinnacle's shape should make it much more usable and recognisable.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #6605
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Why couldn't a simple design still turn a building into a landmark? Besides, the Shard stands alone in the south bank, whereas the Pinnacle is mingled in the City cluster.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #6606
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The Pinnacle is mingled in the City cluster.
But the Pinnacle completes the Cities cluster. With Leadenhall backing up to it, leave it out and the skyline seems unfinished. Mainly because there is a tower like gap at the heart of the cluster. Maybe we've all become too used to seeing the Pinnacle there, ingrained in what we see, as it were. Either way there needs to some variation on height, Que the iconic Pinnacle .
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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #6607
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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #6608
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Definately think the shard trumps the pinnacle as an icon!
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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #6609
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But the Pinnacle completes the Cities cluster. With Leadenhall backing up to it, leave it out and the skyline seems unfinished. Mainly because there is a tower like gap at the heart of the cluster. Maybe we've all become too used to seeing the Pinnacle there, ingrained in what we see, as it were. Either way there needs to some variation on height, Que the iconic Pinnacle .
There's nothing wrong with the Pinnacle, it's top class tower but in terms of being a landmark, the Shard takes the cake.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #6610
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Ugly architecture of the building but the glass..the BEST!
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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #6611
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Ugly architecture of the building but the glass..the BEST!
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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #6612
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Ugly architecture? You kidding?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #6613
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Ugly architecture of the building but the glass..the BEST!
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But the Glazing is the building . So you don't like the triangular shape? Is that it?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #6614
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THE SHARD IS THE 21ST CENTURY OF EIFFIEL TOWER
AND IT IS GOING TO BE THE MOST ICONIC STRUCTURE IN LONDON ALONGSIDE ST PAULS CATHEDRAL
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Old May 9th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #6615
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IT IS GOING TO BE THE MOST ICONIC STRUCTURE IN LONDON ALONGSIDE ST PAULS CATHEDRAL
Well, from Parliament Hill Fields, you get that quite literally.

[dunno why you had to shout about it though...]
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:46 AM   #6617
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Old May 9th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #6619
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Would love to see another time lapse. It's the way one can truly appreciate the progress at this point.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #6620
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just posted this over on the London forum
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