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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #9701
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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #9702
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I wonder if they built it to hide the horrid brown building behind it?
Does spending half a billion pounds on a state of the art skyscraper to simply cover up an older building sound like a plausible explanation to you?

Dont be silly!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #9703
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Does spending half a billion pounds on a state of the art skyscraper to simply cover up an older building sound like a plausible explanation to you?

Dont be silly!
when its as bad as guy's then yes!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #9704
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...?newsfeed=true

guardian.co.uk, Friday 13 January 2012 12.56 GMT


Oh no, the Shard is yet again besmirched by nasty architectural 'critics'

writes Owen Heatherley:

"Accordingly, if you look at the current south London skyline, the ludicrously overpowering, overscaled, overpriced Shard is a skyscraper in its purest form; the Guy's hospital tower, next to it, is a mere high-rise. It's made of concrete, it's inexpensive and, worst of all, it serves a useful function."
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Old January 13th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #9705
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I love the london bridge this is very beauty full and interesting place in the world
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Old January 13th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #9706
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Oh no, the Shard is yet again besmirched by nasty architectural 'critics'

writes Owen Heatherley:

"Accordingly, if you look at the current south London skyline, the ludicrously overpowering, overscaled, overpriced Shard is a skyscraper in its purest form; the Guy's hospital tower, next to it, is a mere high-rise. It's made of concrete, it's inexpensive and, worst of all, it serves a useful function."
sounds like an usual communist statement to me.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #9707
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Does spending half a billion pounds on a state of the art skyscraper to simply cover up an older building sound like a plausible explanation to you?

Dont be silly!
On top of the above, the Shard will only block Guy's Hospital from one viewpoint. Silly man indeed!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #9708
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The above pic is gorgeous. I just wish the Shard's cladding looked that good in the day light.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #9709
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #9710
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Londoners are proud of the Shard, which will be Western Europe's tallest building when it is completed later this year - but a new report may force the capital to swallow its pride.



It finds an "unhealthy correlation" between the building of skyscrapers and subsequent financial crashes, identifying nearly 20 cases in the past 150 years where architectural exuberance has preceded an economic fall. The report by Barclays Capital cites nearly 20 famous examples around the world, ranging from the Empire State Building in New York to Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Report author Andrew Lawrence said the pattern appears to hold in London. He cites the completion of Tower 42 in 1979, ahead of the early 1980s recession, of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf in 1991 amid another downturn and the Millennium Tower in 2009, in the midst of the current crisis as examples.

Lawrence concludes that with China and India currently building dozens of towers, it may be time to think twice about investing in emerging markets.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...fore-a-fall.do
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #9711
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Yes London is big thats why it got the nickname metropolis.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #9712
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Very good point that, I would totally agree. The good news is that the "Shard" is one of the more impressive buildings that got underway before the recent economic demise so it had to be finished, the even better news however, in my opinion, is that dozens of freak egocentic monstrosities were shelved, hopefully forever, as they could easily have ruined London and many other cities, forever.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #9713
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Shard from street level

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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #9714
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Does anyone know something about the rental prices for the offices and the residences?
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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #9715
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Hi, owner of this image here
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Glad you all like it, any questions let me know! I have more.

Just interested, to the guy that posted it how did you come to find it?
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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #9716
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Just interested, to the guy that posted it how did you come to find it?
hello, welcome to skyscrapercity forum

basically, we regularly update this thread with all the latest pictures, news and articles from many available sources and websites (mainly from flickr) across the internet. so, this is how your fantastic picture of the the shard was discovered. i credited your work as well and i look forward to seeing more london skyline pictures from you.

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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #9717
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A bunch of pics from yesterday





















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Old January 15th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #9718
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No problems! It was quite nice to find my pic being reposted. I am very glad you like the pic, keep an eye on my flickr feed in case I get time to take or upload some more

In the meantime I am going to enjoy some of the other spectacular photos on this site

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basically, we regularly update this thread with all the latest pictures, news and articles from many available sources and websites (mainly from flickr) across the internet. so, this is how your fantastic picture of the the shard was discovered. i credited your work as well and i look forward to seeing more london skyline pictures from you.

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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #9719
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amazing pictures and angles from the helicopter. nice to see it from up there :P
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