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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #8481
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #8482
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Many thanks for the diagram, Culbulla
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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #8483
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so after 5 years of never getting around to it, I finally snuck into our top floor meeting room with my camera to grab a panorama.

this was a practice run really. sometimes around sunset the whole city lights up an amazing orange, that's what I want to capture; nowhere close to that light today, and the shard is kind of indistinct, but hopefully you guys will enjoy the view anyway.

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just the skyscrapery bit with the zoom lens:

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london panorama (city) by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

shard is about 7 miles away btw.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #8484
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That is so awesome, dude! Whoa, that is just amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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Old September 28th, 2011, 12:46 PM   #8485
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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #8486
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FANTASTIC shots! One of the best I've seen. Because of the people that are walking by and looking up. Really gives a great urban feeling.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #8487
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Renzo Piano vs. Rem Koolhaas
Starchitecture rules (in London) but for a true icon, look down:

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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #8488
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It looks lot smaller than it actually is.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #8489
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Remember it's not at its full height yet. It's ~250m just now, so there's still 60m left to go until it reaches its pinnacle.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #8491
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It's growing again!
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #8492
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Remember it's not at its full height yet. It's ~250m just now, so there's still 60m left to go until it reaches its pinnacle.
It looks almost finished from that perspective but this angle shows all.

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Old September 28th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #8493
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Old September 28th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #8494
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Remember it's not at its full height yet. It's ~250m just now, so there's still 60m left to go until it reaches its pinnacle.
Including the new steelwork it's now 262m SkyscraperSuperman, still another 48m to go
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Old September 28th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #8495
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Including the new steelwork it's now 262m SkyscraperSuperman, still another 48m to go
I took reference from ffinybryn's comment that he posted yesterday.
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Top of core (Level 72): 244m
Current steel (Level 75): 252m
Or has there been more steel added today? I may well not be fully up to date.

My main point was that it's not at its full height yet, it's still got a bit to go.
And this is probably one of the most exciting periods of construction.
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I never realized how short most of London's skyline is. I know it is a big city of almost 8 million people, but I just never realized how spread out it is. Were there laws restricting building heights in the past?
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Old September 28th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #8497
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I never realized how short most of London's skyline is. I know it is a big city of almost 8 million people, but I just never realized how spread out it is. Were there laws restricting building heights in the past?
I think it has more to do with urban planning.
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I never realized how short most of London's skyline is. I know it is a big city of almost 8 million people, but I just never realized how spread out it is. Were there laws restricting building heights in the past?
there were and still are.

but probably more important, historically, than a reason not to build high, was not having a reason to build high. it's not an island, it's not even hilly, so it just spread outwards and outwards.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #8499
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Paris is also spread out too with only a a few skyscrapers in La Defense just like any other European city.
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There were strict restrictions on building heights for a long time in London. It was only really in the late 1960s that tall buildings started to appear - Britain didn't get its first official skyscraper (150m+) until 1980 when Tower 42 was complete, and prior to the new millennium it only had 2 official skyscrapers (Tower 42 and 1 Canada Square). The restrictions have been relaxed considerably, hence the large amount of skyscraper development still going on.
This should explain more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_buildings_in_London
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