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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #9821
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Old January 24th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #9822
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It is making a perfect impact on London skyline, indeed a distictive statement!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #9823
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I think it's wonderful.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #9824
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Old January 24th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #9825
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Thanks! They were actually taken on Instagram - iPhone 4S camera never fails to impress me.
It's an absolute doozy, that camera. My 5MP 4 just can't seem to keep up at all.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #9826
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Old January 24th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #9827
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After watching the Interview with Renzo Piano I learnt that the Shard has got no car parking.

I know that it sits on top of a very important Underground Stationv(London Bridge), but still I can't imagine it not having at least a few parking places.

Has anoyone got the info about this?
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Old January 24th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #9828
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Brilliant shot by gee there. Fantastic juxtaposition of form and textures.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #9829
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After watching the Interview with Renzo Piano I learnt that the Shard has got no car parking.

I know that it sits on top of a very important Underground Stationv(London Bridge), but still I can't imagine it not having at least a few parking places.

Has anoyone got the info about this?
there is literally no space to park around there. it is on a public transport hub surrounded by Victorian streets, an large open market. the Thames is right there. there are a couple of large public car parks down the road a bit but no one in their right mind wants to drive and park at London bridge.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #9830
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #9831
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Yaay spire, the best part's coming!


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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #9832
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This part must be more complex than most of us think. That's way it's taking a bit.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #9833
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'Surrounding modern buildings show no respect for the Tower of London'

The iconic 11th-century citadel that is the Tower of London, with its ancient walls, streets, steps and turrets, has been let down by a towering failure of City planners, says Simon Jenkins

Bad news. Unesco may soon strip London's two most prominent tourist sites, Westminster's Parliament Square and the Tower of London in the City of their world heritage status. Chief reason is the towering Shard, which will be western Europe's tallest building, now looming over both of them from its launch pad on the south side of London Bridge. Westminster's grouping of Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Whitehall is probably far enough away to survive the shock. The Tower of London is a different matter.

The rough-and-tumble old citadel has become such a London familiar that few people really know it. William the Conqueror's White Tower still sits nobly in the centre of the composition, sadly deprived of the original limewash that gave it its name. Inside are the original apartments, two chambers to each floor, and a Norman chapel. In the basement is a magnificent armoury museum. This remains the finest 11th-century structure in Britain.

On the river side of the Tower is Traitor's Gate and a suite of medieval chambers fitted out for Henry III (who kept a zoo in the grounds). This mini-palace has been recreated, complete with throne room and peaceful oratory looking out over the Thames – a serene view touched by the sadness of those passing to their deaths beneath.

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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #9834
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Soon it will become officially the highest skyscraper in Europe! When the scheduled opening?
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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #9835
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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #9836
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This part must be more complex than most of us think. That's way it's taking a bit.
the cladding needs to catch up before the spire can be installled
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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #9837
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wanting that glass spire to rise :/
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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #9838
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why is the building so slow?
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #9839
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Any chance for T/O by VD?
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #9840
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