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Old February 11th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #701
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super tower! looks very modern, thats great
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #702
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Ok fair enough...

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^The LBT will be built directly above london bridge tube station, so id say the transport is pretty good. We're very fond of our medieval structures, its the bland concrete council blocks that really make the area ugly, and fortunatly this should get rid of one of the worst, possibly more when they do up the area. We put up with the royals because americans love the idea of it, and we make big bucks from tourism at places like windsor castle and buckingham palace. In fact they probably draw in much more money through tourism than we pay them.
Ok... this is a very good explanation without telling me to go *uck off. I understand the difference now between the medieval structures and the "blocky" things... It is good this building is built on top of a tube station... otherwise I shudder to think what would happen! The traffic in London is bad enough.

Americans love the idea of the royals? WTF? Where do you get that from? We only like Diana for... for... geesh I can't remember why in the hell we liked her!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #703
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Ok... this is a very good explanation without telling me to go *uck off. I understand the difference now between the medieval structures and the "blocky" things... It is good this building is built on top of a tube station... otherwise I shudder to think what would happen! The traffic in London is bad enough.

Americans love the idea of the royals? WTF? Where do you get that from? We only like Diana for... for... geesh I can't remember why in the hell we liked her!
come to london mate it's nothing but yanks around buckingham palace and all londons historical buildings.Some days you think your in the us of a.Face it mate you yanks love us brits.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #704
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This tower (or a tower is this magnitude regarding size and design) is LONG overdue. If everything is planned correctly, London can easily host numerous supertalls without screwing up the harmony of the city. London has a long and interesting history, and people will flock to London as tourists whether this building is built or not; thats not going to change!! Its only a matter of time before the Shard is built, and towers that are even taller will follow.

I personally think that Prince Charles feels like he is forgotten...
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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #705
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come to london mate it's nothing but yanks around buckingham palace and all londons historical buildings.Some days you think your in the us of a.Face it mate you yanks love us brits.
Oh, by the way... Marrio415 is right... us yankees do love the Brits!!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #706
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yanks love brits... ehm... err... connected to The Shard project? probably not...
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Old February 12th, 2008, 01:16 AM   #707
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Marrio415 is right... us yankees do love the Brits!!
I'm sure it is mutual for the most part
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #708
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I love brit girls, that accent gets me every time.


So is this going to be built? I hope it isnt because it looks so out of place.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #709
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I'm sure it is mutual for the most part
But remember they aint got irony so...
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #710
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So is this going to be built? I hope it isnt because it looks so out of place.
Yep. Out of place compared the crappy guys tower, the crappy New London Bridge House, the crappy London Bridge Station, etc... etc... Yep, totally out of place

Apparently there is a digger now on the roof, eating away, with a skip being constantly taken up there and brought back down again full of rubble. Activity on the site seems to have increased massively since funding was secured. This has gone from being the least likely of the bigguns to be built, to the most likely, in the space of just a month or two.

This is going to be the best skyscraper in Europe. It's elegant, graceful. It blends in well with the London spires that are dotted around the city, yet at the same time looks like a futuristic pyramid dropped through time from the 22nd Century. It is going to be the catalyst for the regeneration of the whole area, and provide the best views of London ever, short of actually getting a helicoptor or plane ride above the city... I can't wait for this.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #711
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http://www.cnplus.co.uk/News/2008/02..._tendered.html

Shard concrete job tendered

While Keltbray presses on with demolition work at the site of the planned 310m high shard in London, Mace is preparing to send out tender documents for the £40 million concrete contract later this month.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #712
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Shard concrete job tendered

While Keltbray presses on with demolition work at the site of the planned 310m high shard in London, Mace is preparing to send out tender documents for the £40 million concrete contract later this month.
Now THATS progress.Cheers W
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Old February 17th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #713
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well this is what the shard schedule looked like a few years ago:
[img]http://************/f3riwh.jpg[/img]


this is the current website schedule which we can see is already way behind track:



the next timeline update will have the project finishing in 2013
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Old February 17th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #714
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come to london mate it's nothing but yanks around buckingham palace and all londons historical buildings.Some days you think your in the us of a.Face it mate you yanks love us brits.
I can tell you're not a regular on North American Skybar.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #715
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the next timeline update will have the project finishing in 2013
Having possession of the site delayed by one year may have something to do with it, it's not easy to build a supertall when you can't get on the site
Because of that delay the schedule was shifted to the right by one year too, why should it be delayed two more years?

Note how planning approval takes longer than construction - now that's ridiculous.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #716
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Old February 18th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #718
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There didn't seem to be much going on today. I spotted a digger on top of the roof though, perhaps we will see more progress with the scaffolding over the next fews weeks.



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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #719
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if we consider the current schedule, the construction should start sometime in may, right?
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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #720
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There didn't seem to be much going on today. I spotted a digger on top of the roof though, perhaps we will see more progress with the scaffolding over the next fews weeks.
Well spotted!

Wow a whole extra floor of scaffolding up since your last photo back on Jan 26 and a bit more polythene. The question is: will we live long enough to see this finished?
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