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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #10121
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Looks like an even crappier version of that hotel in Pyongyang.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #10122
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This tower looks good. It's style fits well with the other "new" buildings in the London area.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #10123
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Looks like an even crappier version of that hotel in Pyongyang.
even though I don't agree that was still pretty funny. So far the cladding looks really bad at some angles depending on how the light reflects off of it.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #10124
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Haven't posted on here in a few years but been following the Shard progress for a while now. Are they just going to leave the parts at the top open to the elements? The highest part of glass is a triangle shape that leaves those levels exposed... and it shows it like that on the models to.. doesn't seem good to me.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #10125
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has the steel topped out ,with just the glass the rise above it ,and why have they got angled glass at the top part on one side ,why didnt they continue the glass from where it stops at the top ,why the gap ?
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Haven't posted on here in a few years but been following the Shard progress for a while now. Are they just going to leave the parts at the top open to the elements? The highest part of glass is a triangle shape that leaves those levels exposed... and it shows it like that on the models to.. doesn't seem good to me.
Those triangular "missing" pieces are there to make it resemble some 13 'shards of glass' leaning together to form a kind of 1000 ft tall multi sided pyramid, some of the other 'Shards' are already topped off much lower down.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #10126
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Haven't posted on here in a few years but been following the Shard progress for a while now. Are they just going to leave the parts at the top open to the elements? The highest part of glass is a triangle shape that leaves those levels exposed... and it shows it like that on the models to.. doesn't seem good to me.
I was wondering the exact same thing... anyone know if these levels are sealed at the top or what is going on? In the photos of current construction as well as renders they appear exposed...
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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #10127
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #10128
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I think I am right in saying those exposed parts make up some of the 15 radiator floors in which the buildings heating system is centred, the public viewing bit makes up 4 floors all of which are inside and fully cladded as far as I know
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #10129
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I also really like the bold design of this project but as others have mentioned above I'm also confused about this triangular shape of glass that has already been installed which looks like it's going to be cut off too short judging by the rendering instead of soaring above the top like the other pieces of glass appear to do. That just seems like a very odd thing to do and it makes me wonder what the top of this building is going to look like when it's completed.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #10130
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the radiators idea was shelved in development, the building will feature a conventional chiller & DFU system. The top deck will be exposed to the elements as the image suggests. I' don't see why it couldn't be used as part of the observation levels, obviously would have to be secured against jumpers and closed during adverse weather... open 3 days a year then?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #10131
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I also really like the bold design of this project but as others have mentioned above I'm also confused about this triangular shape of glass that has already been installed which looks like it's going to be cut off too short judging by the rendering instead of soaring above the top like the other pieces of glass appear to do. That just seems like a very odd thing to do and it makes me wonder what the top of this building is going to look like when it's completed.
Look at the render above, S0143's post. The completed triangular section is the shortest part, there is only a small 3 metre tip to go on the end. But the other three sides will rise the extra 15-20 metres.

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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #10132
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I think the fact that this picture shows a 20 floor building that is going to have an additional 30 meters of Glass fins on top of it, practically Zero tenant s, and just a few of the lower floors as observation decks is mind boggling
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #10133
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #10134
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has southwark become the centre of london now?
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has southwark become the centre of london now?
I don't know
So, its situated near the centre, anyway.
The Tower is really close to The Shard, for example
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #10136
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so your friend thought this tower was ugly?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #10137
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #10138
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Old February 14th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #10139
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #10140
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