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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #6841
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Just a note on this;

The economic impact is based not just on those employed in the tower,but on the multiplier effect such investment brings. Aside from indirect advertising and exposure the tower generates, and the small number of local jobs it provides, there are further factors to consider.

Local suppliers, security, facilities etc will generally provide lower skill jobs in the surrounding areas from the office and hote sublets. The spending by tower residents on local facilities, such as bars, restaurants etc will also provide a large boost to loca employment. The increased revenue in turn, will allow new businesses to establish themselves and this increased tax base will improve local council revenues to help abet employment losses there.

Multipliers of investment income tend to explain why even small investments help significantly greater than the initial amount would suggest, and the service industry needed to support a modern workforce generally provides the major boost to employment rather the jobs created directly from the initial investment. In turn, this also explains why the loss of a major factory or firm has a major impact beyond the initial set of redundancies in other parts of the country.

So, it is regeneration, and will have an impact for the better on local employment, though it may take a while for the full impact to be felt.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #6842
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Hi guys, beautiful pictures as always.

I am planning to make a correct digital scaled model of the tower, inc detailing which is generally not found on most renders i.e. i don't think i have seen a 3D model with the chrome facade strips yet.

Does anyone have any of the plans/sections/elevations? I've been following this thread since early days and i have one or two saved from the official website, but i cant find any for the shangra lia hotel or higher segments.

Thank you in advance.

I will post a lot of cool stuff once i start progress and complete!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #6843
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i don't think i have seen a 3D model with the chrome facade strips yet.
The vertical ones that project from the glazing panels about 10mm?

That is ambition for detail.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #6844
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It is, but i am seasoned in CGI fortunately (2 year course in game design and now architecture school) :-)!

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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #6845
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(2 year course in game design and now architecture school) :-)!
A long time ago in a galaxy far away (well, Cardiff in 1987) I wrote an article for the student mag of the Welsh School of Architecture suggesting that, since society as a whole was going to be spending more and more time in virtual environments, architects should engage with them as fully as they do with real-world buildings and not just leave their design to people making games for the Amiga

[the same piece also has something to do with the origin of my forum name...]
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #6846
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Hehe!

Yep i completely agree!

I find it funny when i play most modern games (ok 3-4 years ago) and they are scaled incorrectly with windows in places which would make structures completely implausible etc, the list goes on!

Fascinating though.

May i ask, did you go to Architecture school?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #6847
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Yep. I did five years at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, but didn't complete my Part 2 due to a nasty bout of glandular fever in my final year.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #6848
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once the floor plates reach the top of the core will the tower be 70 floors and does the tower have an observation deck?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #6849
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Like any river in its mature phase, the Thames is carrying vast amounts of silts in its water, which is why it is brown.

Canary Wharf is built around old docks. Any silt in the water will settle out onto the dock basin floor, leaving the water in the dock clear and blue (mostly a product of reflecting the colour of the sky). The docks are largely sealed off from the river and, by and large, new silt doesn't enter into them except from direct run-off from the land around.
Thank you for that, I was actually about to ask that question But isn't it possible to make the water more blue and clean?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #6850
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once the floor plates reach the top of the core will the tower be 70 floors and does the tower have an observation deck?
The viewing galleries are floors 65-66, the top of which is 244m. Roof is 248m. Above that is the radiator / spire.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #6851
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Have they topped out the core?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #6852
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Yup, the core topped out late last year. All that needs to be done now is remove the slip form rig which surrounds the top, which they will do when floors reach the adequate height.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #6853
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Thank you for that, I was actually about to ask that question But isn't it possible to make the water more blue and clean?
You've got to figure
  • how to remove 300,000 tonnes a year of sediment that the Thames carries

  • what do do with it once you have

  • what happens downstream in estuary areas that rely on sedimentary deposits to maintain them against encroachment from the North Sea.

  • how much energy that will all take

  • is it really worth it just to change its colour, which is natural anyhow?

The efforts to clean up the Thames over the last fifty years have focused on removing man-made pollutants and making it a safe place for wildlife and people.

e2a:

Besides, who'd be able to make sense of the opening lines of The Kinks' Waterloo Sunset if you changed it

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night


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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #6854
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #6855
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #6856
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Beautiful pictures. I especially like picture no 2 where you have the BP HQ in the foreground (it is BP HQ isn't it?). London is a big city !
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #6857
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This last ones are jaw dropping.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #6858
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this afternoon by me

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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #6859
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A selection of photos taken today. Mostly I was out:

a) enjoying the sunshine

b) trying out a new lens purchased on eBay - a Canon FD 35-105mm f/3.5 which is just approaching its 28th birthday. I reckon it was £35 well spent



The rest of today's catch can be found in my Shard Gallery


Great shadow from a tower crane on the north-east corner seen from Tooley Street




The new tower crane on top of the Backpack (spot the new steel)






Hoisting some steel for the Backpack roof






More intrepid passengers taking a ride in a cage




South side from Bedale Street




A peek through the new bridge on Borough High Street




From the north side of London Bridge this evening






North side from the bus station




Looking up at the north side of the mini backpack through the new concourse roof in the station.

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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #6860
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Beautiful pictures. I especially like picture no 2 where you have the BP HQ in the foreground (it is BP HQ isn't it?). London is a big city !
You're right that it's the HQ of a big oil firm, but not BP. It's the Shell HQ.
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