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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:18 PM   #9921
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286m? i tought +290. why is construction so slow?
They are building up the cladding using a small crane placed on the current roof. When the cladding is caught up, the crane will be removed and more steel will be added
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM   #9922
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286m? i tought +290. why is construction so slow?
that's the way how things work in london, delay, slow, cancel, suspend, insufficient fund
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM   #9923
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when will be opening?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM   #9924
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when will be opening?
the construction process will be completed in may this year. the building is slated to become open to the public in june 2012. by late December 2011, the Shard had become the tallest building in the EU
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #9925
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18 plant floors.. wow
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:07 PM   #9926
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the construction process will be completed in may this year. the building is slated to become open to the public in june 2012. by late December 2011, the Shard had become the tallest building in the EU
Actually that is not true, this is what we're expecting still to happen :

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City of Capitals - 302m (Moscow)
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:10 PM   #9927
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Actually that is not true, this is what we're expecting still to happen :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_the_world

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what exactly are you trying to say and what is not true?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:17 PM   #9928
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This is what I'm trying to say it's not true yet
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:23 PM   #9929
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This is what I'm trying to say it's not true yet






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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:27 PM   #9930
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nice one, you should be more explicit next time , normally rankings are made by continent
Do you have a source for your above European Union skyscraper ranking ?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:04 PM   #9931
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Giovani, Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:24 PM   #9932
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Great to see some glass up there.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:47 PM   #9933
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awesome building,cant wait when it will be finished!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:57 PM   #9934
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Old February 1st, 2012, 05:31 PM   #9935
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UK's tallest building adds drama to London's sky

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.

The developer Irvine Sellar sees the project as a symbol of London's status as a world city. The 72-floor, 310 meter- (1,016 foot-) tall building is designed by an Italian, financed by the Qatar government, and the Chinese hotel group Shangri-La were the first tenants to sign up.

"We want this building to be a building Londoners will feel ownership of," said Sellar. "You can eat there, you can work there, you can sleep there. And you can see the view from there."

The building's exterior will be finished in June but it is unlikely to open until early next year. It will open in a truly historic neighborhood, close to the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, and Borough Market.

In fact, the ultra-modern Shard sits at the edge of ancient London. The first Roman settlement Londinium was nearby on the banks of the Thames. Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" was set in the streets behind the Shard.

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