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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM   #8581
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That last pic is amazing. So futuristic.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:56 PM   #8582
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I have two beautiful babes in this forum - the 1WTC and the Shard!
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 12:37 AM   #8583
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View from Epsom Downs, about 16 miles south west of the centre of London, this afternoon

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 01:01 AM   #8584
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 01:08 AM   #8585
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Thanks Rob, your pictures are priceless. I hope you enjoyed 30'C the glorious weather and the view of London skyline as well

Btw can you see Canary Wharf from that hill?
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 01:23 AM   #8586
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@cybertectBtw can you see Canary Wharf from that hill?
IIRC you can from parts of it, but not where I was today, and there isn't anywhere you can get the entire view across London in one go. Trees and other things get in the way.

I may have a pano in the works from Heathrow to Wapping, but it'll be mighty long and thin.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 02:29 AM   #8587
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Thanks for all pictures so great!!!
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:36 AM   #8588
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Crane height in Cyber's pics gives a good idea of the final height!

Good snaps, Rob!
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:38 AM   #8589
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A few pics of the crane this morning.





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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #8590
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How tall is it now?
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Old October 4th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #8591
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Some photos from lunch time, with a few more to be found in my Shard Gallery.


East side from Queen Elzabeth Street






The Goodyear Blimp was floating around London today




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The crane can be seen in isolation against a clear blue sky again

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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #8592
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Great panoramas up there Rob!
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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:43 AM   #8593
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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #8594
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Old October 4th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #8595
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Old October 4th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #8596
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by chest.

I'm pretty sure that the tip of the crane (now that it's been raised) can now be spotted from almost every corner in London.

BTW, will the height of the Building be something similar to where the tip of the crane is now standing?
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Old October 4th, 2011, 10:32 AM   #8597
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The UK’s tallest tower crane, provided by Select at the ‘Shard of Glass’ project in London, was raised to its highest position on the building this weekend, and has commenced lifting work for the structure’s final spire section.
When fully extended, Tower Crane 7 (TC7) will sit 317m (1,040 ft) above ground level - seven metres taller than the building’s eventual highest point. In a complex operation, it was “jumped” into place so as to enable construction of the Shard’s spire to get underway, and take the building to its ultimate 310m height from its present 244m. The spire will form the top 23 floors of the Shard starting at level 72 (the viewing gallery) and rising to level 95. The crane sits on a platform attached to the outside of the building at floor 55, and will lift the 500 tonnes of steel into place over the coming weeks.
Irvine Sellar, chairman of Sellar Property Group, said: “This is another unique milestone in the development of this global iconic landmark building. The Shard is already making a positive impact on London’s skyline and the spire will complement the design of the building and complete a truly stunning piece of architecture.”
Philip Wainwright, Business Unit Leader of Select Plant Hire said: 'The lifting and installation of crane TC7 and subsequent jumping were the culmination of six months of detailed planning. This has been a complicated logistical operation, and we are delighted with its success. The crane sits on a platform to the side of the sloping structure of the Shard, providing a clear sight line to ground level, enabling us to lift materials to the top as safely and efficiently as possible.'
Although 800 separate steel components will make up the spire, sections have been assembled off-site and transported to the Shard, rather than lift individual beams and attach them at height. It is anticipated that the spire will require a total of around 100 crane lifts to raise all of the large floor and facade sections into place.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #8598
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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #8599
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The UK’s tallest tower crane, provided by Select at the ‘Shard of Glass’ project in London, was raised to its highest position on the building this weekend, and has commenced lifting work for the structure’s final spire section.
When fully extended, Tower Crane 7 (TC7) will sit 317m (1,040 ft) above ground level - seven metres taller than the building’s eventual highest point. In a complex operation, it was “jumped” into place so as to enable construction of the Shard’s spire to get underway, and take the building to its ultimate 310m height from its present 244m. The spire will form the top 23 floors of the Shard starting at level 72 (the viewing gallery) and rising to level 95. The crane sits on a platform attached to the outside of the building at floor 55, and will lift the 500 tonnes of steel into place over the coming weeks.
Irvine Sellar, chairman of Sellar Property Group, said: “This is another unique milestone in the development of this global iconic landmark building. The Shard is already making a positive impact on London’s skyline and the spire will complement the design of the building and complete a truly stunning piece of architecture.”
Philip Wainwright, Business Unit Leader of Select Plant Hire said: 'The lifting and installation of crane TC7 and subsequent jumping were the culmination of six months of detailed planning. This has been a complicated logistical operation, and we are delighted with its success. The crane sits on a platform to the side of the sloping structure of the Shard, providing a clear sight line to ground level, enabling us to lift materials to the top as safely and efficiently as possible.'
Although 800 separate steel components will make up the spire, sections have been assembled off-site and transported to the Shard, rather than lift individual beams and attach them at height. It is anticipated that the spire will require a total of around 100 crane lifts to raise all of the large floor and facade sections into place.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #8600
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Fantastic as alawys

Quality of The Shard is absoulutey breathtaking, but hate that world's tallest and weirdest hospital building though
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