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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:14 PM   #8901
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Wow, it's even visible from St Helen's plaza?!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:21 PM   #8902
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I've seen it from there time to time. Have you not been that way recently wjfox?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:24 PM   #8903
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Posted by ffinybryn in the UK thread yesterday.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:09 PM   #8904
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Is it at 260 metres then?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:07 PM   #8905
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Is it at 260 metres then?
It's actually at 261.3m.

The official height of the 78th floor is 259.9m, but the central columns stick above the floor by just over a metre, ready for the next column to be connected on top. This means that the Shard (although uncompleted) is the tallest building in Western Europe - with only those pesky Moscovites to go...

That's got to be worth a
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:13 PM   #8906
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Not to be confused.
Muscovites say about the European continent and not about Western Europe.
in European continent the tallest building will be a Mercury City Tower (335m) and Complex Federation (510m)
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:14 PM   #8907
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So close!!!

Can't wait to see the exterior of this beast finished.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:31 PM   #8908
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So it is now the tallest building in the EU!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:31 PM   #8909
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That's definitely worth a - say hello to the tallest building in the European Union!

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Not to be confused.
Muscovites say about the European continent and not about Western Europe.
in European continent the tallest building will be a Mercury City Tower (335m) and Complex Federation (510m)
I'm pretty sure he's talking about Triumph Palace (264.3m) and Naberezhnaya (268.4m), both of which are still taller than the Shard, but the Shard will be taller than both of them when it is finished.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:38 PM   #8910
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In France, we call that a "suppositoire"
Google told me that the traduction in English is suppository. This is exact ?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:13 PM   #8911
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That's definitely worth a - say hello to the tallest building in the European Union!


I'm pretty sure he's talking about Triumph Palace (264.3m) and Naberezhnaya (268.4m), both of which are still taller than the Shard, but the Shard will be taller than both of them when it is finished.
So Mercury City Tower 290 m right now almost ready
And a complex federation of in August 2012 top out
and ready city of capitals tower moscow 302 meters which will ultimately lower shard

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:14 PM   #8912
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In France, we call that a "suppositoire"
Google told me that the traduction in English is suppository. This is exact ?
Oui, la traduction est peut-être juste (on met une suppositoire dans le cul) - mais pourquoi?

The Shard est une suppositoire?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:18 PM   #8913
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Sorry, j'ai confondu avec l'autre tour. Le clone de la Tour AGBAR. Je ne sais plus son nom.

Mais je suis profondément véxé et jaloux que les rosbeefs puissent construire une tour (pas laide de surcroît) en face d'un monument historiquement connu et avec plus de 300 mètres.

Il y a t'il eu des oppositions de riverains ou de personnages politiques ? (En général, c'est à cause de ça que les projets de tours n'aboutissent pas en France)
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:21 PM   #8914
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Sorry, j'ai confondu avec l'autre tour. Le clone de la Tour AGBAR. Je ne sais plus son nom.

Mais je suis profondément véxé et jaloux que les rosbeefs puissent construire une tour (pas laide de surcroît) en face d'un monument historiquement connu et avec plus de 300 mètres.

Il y a t'il eu des oppositions de riverains ou de personnages politiques ? (En général, c'est à cause de ça que les projets de tours n'aboutissent pas en France)
my french is very rusty, but I think: "sorry I was confused with the outher tower. the clone of the AGBAR tower, i don't know the name". = 30 St Mary Axe aka the Gherkin. Which actually opened before AGBAR (and imo is a lot nicer), but I admit I don't know which was designed first

Then, you say you are profoundly vexed(?) and jealous that the brits have built a 300m+ tower opposite an ancient monument, and I think you're asking whether there is political opposition to it?

I don't really know. I think most of the opposition comes from places like English Heritage rather than MPs?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #8915
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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #8916
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It's actually at 261.3m.

The official height of the 78th floor is 259.9m, but the central columns stick above the floor by just over a metre, ready for the next column to be connected on top. This means that the Shard (although uncompleted) is the tallest building in Western Europe - with only those pesky Moscovites to go...

That's got to be worth a
wow thats amazing must be a real rush at the top!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #8917
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wow thats amazing must be a real rush at the top!
Welcome to SSC!

Without being blase, it's not much different at 75 as it is at 40. You get used to it. Although not for the faint-hearted...

The view is virtually enclosed in the London "bowl" of hills with the exception to the East. The view is probably as far as the M25 in all directions depending on the weather.

It's easier to see the Shard against a clear background than to pick out individual landmarks from the top. However, Wembley, Emirates and the Olympics stadia all stand out. Obviously, there are good views of that domed building near St Pauls tube station, the City and Westminster etc.

The viewing gallery will be a very popular attraction next year and I can see there having to be a time limit to stop it getting crowded!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #8918
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in European continent the tallest building will be a Mercury City Tower (335m) and Complex Federation (510m)
So if they manage to finish it earlier than Mercury City Tower, it is the tallest European building for a short time at least
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Old November 4th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #8919
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LONDON HAS NOW GOT THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE EU!

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Old November 4th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #8920
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LONDON HAS NOW GOT THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE EU!
And how long did you wait for this?
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