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Old August 12th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #7941
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Nice to see something like this being built in London.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #7942
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Nice picture!
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #7943
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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 -
I agree, but it is also the shape.. At the pic above here, it also looks taller.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #7944
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #7945
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Absolutely stunning.

It's like London's Eiffel Tower, a magnificent landmark sitting alone and attracting attention.

The funny thing though is that people on this forum always speak about "cheating" skyscrapers, and this is one of them since the upper quarter of it is unoccupied space and masts.

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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #7946
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While we're talking about the upper part... Will there be some public space? An observation deck, café or something? Would be really cool up there.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #7947
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There'll be an observation deck.

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Old August 12th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #7948
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The funny thing though is that people on this forum always speak about "cheating" skyscrapers, and this is one of them since the upper quarter of it is unoccupied space and masts.

Not really, the space is used for plant and cooling. It's required for the building to work. One Canada Square for example is a good parallel, it is always counted to 235m but the pyramid on top is plant, not office.

I don't have a problem with spires if they actually part of the design. It's onw you get something like the Pentominium, which had a 100m stick placed on top (now removed from the design) just so Dubai could try to claim tallest residential building over the Chicago spire. I'd say there's a big difference between that type of spire (New York Times Tower and Heron Tower being other examples) and the type of spire the Shard has.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #7949
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Old August 12th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #7950
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Bring it on!

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Old August 12th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #7951
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The glass looks so delicate!
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Old August 13th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #7952
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Thought I'd just share this pic of the canopy on Joiner Street today as I rather liked it.

Looks pretty well complete on Joiner Street - they've started putting one up round the corner on the north side.

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Joiner Street Canopy by cybertect, on Flickr

More to come over the weekend.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #7953
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The upper part really looks like 3 shards of glass nice tower
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Old August 13th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #7954
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The upper part really looks like 3 shards of glass.
Funny that .

I'm looking forward to seeing the 'shards' being finalised, it will all become clear.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #7955
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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 13th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #7956
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One of the best angles of The City i've ever seen.

Thanks a lot to stack1378 for bringing this epic shot.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #7957
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Wow! This is simply gorgeous! Its nice to see the Shard almost topped out!
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Old August 13th, 2011, 09:49 AM   #7958
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Lets just removing that London fog, shall we.
(Sorry, rush job, so the colours are a bit "70s photograph")
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Old August 13th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #7959
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Surprising picture!. How can you do that
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Old August 13th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #7960
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In the last floors of the Shard, beyond level 72 will be like in the render below?
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