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Old November 13th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #9021
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Old November 13th, 2011, 01:38 AM   #9022
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Old November 13th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #9023
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I didn't realise it had quite so many odd angles and shapes to it...this is going to be a fascinating building to look at. Only a couple of week til my next London excursion. Will have to make a detour through London Bridge
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #9024
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^ don't forget to snap a couple of pics too

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Old November 13th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #9025
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It looks as though it will be topped out and cladded by christmas at this rate of going.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #9026
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Hi all , i took this pictures this week on my visit to London , hope you enjoy them










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Old November 13th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #9027
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Extreme plumbing: Pumping water up the Shard

When the Shard opens for business next year, the glass prism will dominate the London skyline. Europe’s tallest skyscraper will stand at a staggering 87 storeys, 310m above the Thames.

That’s not the most staggering statistic about it though. Do you know how much sewage will be flowing out of it when it’s fully occupied? Thirty-six litres per second. 129,600 litres of foul discharge per hour. That is 3.1 million litres per day.

Just how does a building cope with so much waste and water? Join us as we walk you through extreme plumbing 101: getting water to heights you never thought possible.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #9028
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Why is it that special, in the burj khalifa must they get water twice as high.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #9029
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I bet they have more experience with skyscrapers though.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #9030
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whats the current height please.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #9031
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That was an area of construcon I didnt want to think about... Still interesting though
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #9032
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #9033
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Why is it that special, in the burj khalifa must they get water twice as high.
So work on anything other than the tallest tower in the world is unspecial now, and unworthy of being praised? I still find it an achievement, whether or not the Burj Khalifa did it at 500m higher...
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #9034
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the view from my new place features everyones favourite shard:
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #9035
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******* EPIC! GO ON LONDON TOWN!
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #9036
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The issue of sewerage in towers came up the other day in a lecture and the Burj Khalifa was addressed. It is actually a comparably much greater feat considering dubai's practically medieval sewerage system.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #9037
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Is there a way to get this picture in 2k resolution or something around that ? I want that on my desktop right now

It's a beautiful tower - simple yet effective
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Old November 14th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #9038
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the view from my new place features everyones favourite shard:
you have such a great view


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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #9039
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That was an area of construcon I didnt want to think about... Still interesting though
I was thinking about the waste problem some time ago when the pipework was being installed. (That's one hell of a drop!) Wouldn't it be useful if power could be generated at the bottom of the pipe?

This idea was dismissed once it was realised that this would involve "the sh*t hitting the fan".
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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #9040
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They're planning on re-cladding it, which will be nice. It's quite the eyesore at the moment. http://scut.ly/yy
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