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Old January 25th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #9841
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the cladding needs to catch up before the spire can be installled
Even this seems to have slowed right down recently. The top row of cladding has progressed just two floors this month, as far as I can work out.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #9842
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They don't even have to do much glass, the tower is now so small.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #9843
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But you don't know what they might have to do inside.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #9844
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It looks like they finished with that mechanical floor, the cladding might go up faster now, who knows.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #9845
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It may not seem it at ground level, but the wind is quite strong 260m up. There is a safe working speed limit laid down by regulations. Suspending glass panels over the edge of the building must be done safely.
Unfortunately, at this time of year the wind speed is high for most of the time and may only drop for short periods.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #9846
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ffinybryn, cheers for the explanation.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #9847
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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #9848
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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #9849
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UK's tallest building adds drama to London's sky

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A view of the iconic Tower Bridge over the river Thames, right, and The Shard, left, a newly-constructed high-rise building in London, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe and looks like a slice of glass balancing on the edge of the city's financial district. The 310 meter (1,016 ft) building is designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and financed by the Qatar government. It will be also the biggest mixed use building, filled with offices, upmarket restaurants, a hotel and viewing platforms.. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON—Passengers stepping out of London Bridge tube station cannot help but crane their necks to gaze at the jagged tower under construction: The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union and looks like a slice of glass balanced on the edge of the financial district.

When the tower opens next year, visitors to the observation deck will see helicopters fly by at eye level and take in the metropolis all the way to the distant north Downs Hills. The structure designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano dwarfs nearby landmarks like Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral across the Thames.

The ambitious project speaks of now faded boom times: 1.5 billion pound ($2.34 billion) price tag, fancy restaurants, corporate office space, posh hotel. But it is being completed as Britain and Europe totter on the brink of recession -- and the Shard will loom over a city in decline.

Neighbors are hoping the dramatic tower, visible from most parts of London, will bring big spenders to its south-of-the-river location, for centuries the less prosperous side of the Thames.

"I like the design, I like the promise. I think it's going to blast this neighborhood out of the water," said Cherille McNeil-Halward, 71, who runs a picture framing shop a few minutes away from the Shard. "This tower will bring people with money to spend here, and that's got to be a good thing."

There is no question that the Shard is a riveting addition to the traditionally low-rise London skyline. But some complain it dominates the view, obscuring sights such as St. Paul's impressive dome.

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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #9850
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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #9851
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Has anyone got any dates for when the observation deck'll be open to the public? I'd be keen to go up within the first couple of months.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #9852
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It looks like one lady.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #9853
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It looks like the largest, tallest, biggest, most expensive Obelisque te me instead.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #9854
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It looks better than I thought.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #9855
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #9856
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Has anyone got any dates for when the observation deck'll be open to the public? I'd be keen to go up within the first couple of months.
It won't be open until 2013.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #9857
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #9858
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The Shard's baby neighbour has risen very quickly.

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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #9859
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It won't be open until 2013.
Really? I figured they might be just about on track to have some of it ready for the Olympics. Wasn't that the aim? How annoying.
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