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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #841
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This tower is a waste of time and money
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #842
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #843
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WTF are you all talking about? Who's money is it wasting exactly? Why wouldn't it be built now?

It is going to cost $700million to $800million. But it is going to be worth about $2.5billion once it is completed. I think it is safe to say this is NOT a waste of time or money, so get your facts right before you go posting BS like that.

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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #844
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i love how the people calling it a waste of time and money are from different countries. not some one british like usual.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #845
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I don't see how.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #846
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Well its not your money and its not your time so shut it...
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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #847
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Yes we should all go back to living in the trees, everyone was happy then... it's not even as though it's a case of "if you build it they will come", it's more a case of "people will definitely come so lets make lots of money by building it"!!
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Old May 25th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #848
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ja exactly what are we arguing about again
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #849
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What the hell are you talking about. If you have something to say make it constructive, or elaborate on your points.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #850
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Oh then all the skyscrapers in the world must be waste of money...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #851
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What the hell are you talking about. If you have something to say make it constructive, or elaborate on your points.
pls don't encourage him to elaborate
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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #852
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No you're quite right, please don't elaborate.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:53 AM   #853
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What the hell are you talking about. If you have something to say make it constructive, or elaborate on your points.
so are they gonna build this one or not? pretty annoying...we are waiting soooo long for this one
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:37 AM   #854
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Why don't you just read the thread?

:sigh: Demolition is now well underway. The tower has had problems, but they are all finally over and the funding is in place, construction starts as soon as the old building is down. If you're that impatient then there are a few towers in The City that are now starting construction, Heron and Leadenhall. They can tide us over while the old building is being demolished here.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #855
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You can see why groundscrapers are so popular in London. They must have happily and profitably built hundreds in the time from the start of this project until where they have nearly half way demolished the previous building.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #856
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Inspire !

London is ready IMHO - let us have this first real skyscraper ASAP
and completed by 2012 - with a chapel near the top.. OK PM?
(go on Gordon.. help it along !)
Am off sick so must go pray now..
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #857
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I'm sure that this has already been mentioned but I would like to reiterate this point. This building is not wasting ANY tax payer's money. This is not a project like the 2012 Olympic Games: this is funded 80% by Qatari money: it is none of anyone's business, Londoner or not, what they do with their money.
If they don't like the building, fair enough; that's a different issue. But you cannot oppose the construction of this building on the grounds that it is "a waste of time and money".
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Old June 14th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #858
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Never a truer word spoken.

This does look certain... There are only like 14 apartment to go on the market, but they will be the most sought after apartments in the country, possibly even in Europe. I wouldn't be suprised if they alone paid for a massive chunk of the project costs. And there is already a hotel operator and the first tenant signed up. Once the apartments are sold, the building will be mostly let. It's pretty much guaranteed to go up niw. Knock on wood.

I can't wait. It will be the modern day Eiffel Tower. Soaring and slender, and sitting pretty much by itself so that it's full impact can be felt.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:57 PM   #859
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I welcome the new tower/building i think it looks good not too wired looking nice .
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:24 AM   #860
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The tower is ok. The location is bad. London is already starting to look very dislocated. A few more towers in random locations, and it will be even worse.

Again, the tower alone is fine.
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