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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #7921
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Old August 10th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #7922
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Wow! What a shot.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 02:26 AM   #7923
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I hope the looters will not set The Shard on fire
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Old August 10th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #7924
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It's amazing shot, but the tower magnific!
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Old August 10th, 2011, 02:49 AM   #7925
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I will be there to fight anyone off that dares touch her <3
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Old August 10th, 2011, 06:03 AM   #7926
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Old August 10th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #7927
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Old August 10th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #7928
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Been a bit distracted by events over the last few days, especially in Croydon which was a bit close to home, but here's a few pics I took yesterday morning.





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Old August 10th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #7929
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that concrete section with the big blue 70 looks dodgy, bad casting or as-per-design?
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Old August 10th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #7930
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Old August 10th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #7931
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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #7932
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that concrete section with the big blue 70 looks dodgy, bad casting or as-per-design?

Firstly, slipform gives a pretty rough finish compared to jumpform. It's a trade off between finish and speed.

Secondly, it is likely that the two thin columns are only temporary works and will be removed later. It looks like the core has slimmed down at the previous floor and these two columns will have been needed to support the existing rig on the final lift rather than reducing the size of the rig, which would be pointless for a floor or two. (But I could be wrong)

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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #7933
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Secondly, it is likely that the two thin columns are only temporary works and will be removed later. It looks like the core has slimmed down at the previous floor and these two columns will have been needed to support the existing rig on the final lift rather than reducing the size the rig, which would be pointless for a floor or two. (But I could be wrong)
Looking at the WSP Shard Brochure it looks like the columns will be removed. As you said Bestbud, they're only purpose was to support the slipform rig.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #7934
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Old August 11th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #7935
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yeah saw the 'boring glass pyramid' and 'better than paris' ones, is there no way to track who tagged them there? :1
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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #7936
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Old August 11th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #7937
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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #7938
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Some recent shots of Flickr:

This first one really shows how dominant it is

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Class 465 (maybe) at Cannon Street Station by mattomatto, on Flickr

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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #7939
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One my favourite things about this tower is how the facets and sides don't meet at the top. It gives that feeling that it can go on forever - that it has that potential of never meeting…but feels like it might at some point in the future. Kind of like the God giving life to Adam at the Sistine Chapel….!

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