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Old May 18th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #6721
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interesting. What would we gain from destroying the sun?

And I'm pretty sure shard is due to open may 2012?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #6722
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It's because the Shard contains a giant antimatter accelerator with which we will destroy the sun, and the others don't. The sun may have set on the British Empire but we're going out on our terms.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #6723
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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #6724
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I actually cant wait until this is completed! When the top spire is completed this is going to sparkle in the skyline and shine in the night! I so badly want to move into an apartment in Southwark, possibly in one of the town houses underneath. Haa
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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #6725
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I actually cant wait until this is completed! When the top spire is completed this is going to sparkle in the skyline and shine in the night! I so badly want to move into an apartment in Southwark, possibly in one of the town houses underneath. Haa
And don't forget to put a laser on top of it!
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #6726
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Someone please answer me, how tall is the Shard now, current height including core.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #6727
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About 280 meters?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #6728
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This building is going to look the absolute nuts when completed and will be so very photogenic, just what London needed. To all the people that comment in the local london papers moaning about what an eyesore it is.... shut the hell up And if your view of St Pauls is hinderd because of this building then here is a word of advise... If the shard is blocking your view its probably because you are standing right behind it, try viewing st pauls from a different angle (its not rocket science)

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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #6729
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This building is going to look the absolute nuts when completed and will be so very photogenic, just what London needed. To all the people that comment in the local london papers moaning about what an eyesore it is.... shut the hell up And if your view of St Pauls is hinderd because of this building then here is a word of advise... If the shard is blocking your view its probably because you are standing right behind it, try viewing st pauls from a different angle (its not rocket science)

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Old May 19th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #6730
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the tower looks so beautiful!
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:39 PM   #6731
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Something a little different... I've been playing with Photosynth on my iPhone, which allows you to create 360° panoramas with remarkable ease.

Here's a few taken this lunch time. Click each link to view on photosynth.net.



View from Tower Bridge






St Thomas Street Footbridge






London Bridge Street





The London Bridge 'spike'
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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #6732
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And here's another thing: I spotted this cage hanging off the top TC, carrying a couple of passengers aloft.



then, a few minutes later, this helicopter turns up and starts buzzing around The Shard like someone is filming or taking photos.



Coincidence?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #6733
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Looks like the guy from extreme engineering from Discovery Channel
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #6734
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Looks like the guy from extreme engineering from Discovery Channel
This tower certainly deserves an episode.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #6735
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by DMK.

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Thatīs good that such a beautiful tower will arise on southern bank I like the city of london round shaped character more than the boxy one of canary wharf
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Old May 19th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #6737
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Some other photos taken this lunch time.

Joiner Street




South side from St Thomas Street




That passenger cage a little closer to [from the footbridge]




West side from London Bridge Street




NW corner from the bus station




North side from London Bridge Walk




Station roof pyramid and Shard from London Bridge Walk

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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #6739
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Does anyone know a good high point where you can clearly see London skyline (except Parliament Hill, Primrose Hill etc)

@cyber terrific capture
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #6740
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This building is going to look the absolute nuts when completed and will be so very photogenic, just what London needed. To all the people that comment in the local london papers moaning about what an eyesore it is.... shut the hell up And if your view of St Pauls is hinderd because of this building then here is a word of advise... If the shard is blocking your view its probably because you are standing right behind it, try viewing st pauls from a different angle (its not rocket science)

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