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Old July 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #7781
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Old July 29th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #7782
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Why would developers spend money on a public hospital just to make it 'pretty' and why that hospital specifically? That would be very controversial. The NHS is the one who has to take action.

Because the sheer ugliness of Guys is damaging to the image of the Shard... I'm pretty sure as a tenant in the Shard I wouldn't want to look out of the window at that thing after paying so much money.

I'm sure they could come to some sort of deal to partially fund a reclad of the hospital, after all... the building of the Shard and other planned highrises is supposed to signify "regeneration" .. that includes the hospital.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #7783
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Because the sheer ugliness of Guys is damaging to the image of the Shard... I'm pretty sure as a tenant in the Shard I wouldn't want to look out of the window at that thing after paying so much money.

I'm sure they could come to some sort of deal to partially fund a reclad of the hospital, after all... the building of the Shard and other planned highrises is supposed to signify "regeneration" .. that includes the hospital.
That's a good idea for a skyscraper fan but I doubt that work.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #7784
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Old July 30th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #7785
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #7786
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The thing is the local council have already agreed on a reclad for Guys - unfortunately what they've gone for is a nasty cheap mess.

Would be great if the Shard developers stepped in and agreed to subsidize a better looking reclad.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:30 AM   #7787
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Shard is looking great and will be great to stay in.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #7788
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A few pics taken today. Usual mention that there's others not uploaded here that can be found in my Shard Gallery


General view from Queen Elizabeth Street (together with some emergency works to fix a gas leak that caused some disruption to traffic today)




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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #7789
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Imagine how impressive that view would look by around 2015, with Pinnacle, Leadenhall, 20 Fenchurch and 100 Bishopsgate all in the frame.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #7790
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The Shard looks like it's part of the City in that picture.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #7791
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Old July 30th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #7792
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Londeners have always been trend setters, in fact the British people have always been trend setters. Somehow British brands, in clothing, shoes, design etc, are far better and trendier than any other country on this planet and I mean that, being a female and in love with fashions and brands etc, off course Italians or French or even Scandinavians can come up with great stuff, but really when you encounter the British stuff, you are in love FOREVER and their impact is long lasting.

Now we talk about architecture, this tower is really going to be a worldwide known and widely recognized symbol and icon for the city of London! Just look at its scale and its perfect beauty. "She" will steal the show certainly next year when Olympic 2012 comes to UK and to London and will be an aw-inspiring structure. On my top 3 list.

As Eiffel Tower is France, Shard will be London! the new London ..

Great job and my deepest respect to those who build it.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #7793
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This is not good guys, I am not inclined to believe this wholeheartedly but this is a rather worrying story!http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...don-skyscraper
Says Ken Shuttleworth, the man whose architectural firm, Make, just got planning permission for a 54 storey residential tower in the centre of Croydon...

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Old July 30th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #7794
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If demand keeps growing they should go upwards.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 02:57 PM   #7795
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:35 PM   #7797
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Do skyscrapers usually grow arms?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:40 PM   #7798
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the shard is a transformer, oh shit -
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:12 PM   #7799
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LOL Guys you are comparing apples and oranges... Paris after Baron Haussman reconstruction is essentially a planned city and they rely on preserving old architecture too much. London is exact opposite and the same is Eiffel tower and Shard. You cannot compare that, it´s nearly as absurd as Supertall World Cup finals (Petronas x CB).
What Charlotte said is that The Shard will become an iconic tower (for London of course) like what Tour Eiffel in Paris is.

She didn't say that these towers are comparable in terms of architecture, attractiveness or charismatic etc etc.

Well, whether people like it or not it will become a recognizable landmark for "London".



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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM   #7800
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LOL now the skyscrapers can grow arms, next generation supertalls will be able to jerk off
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