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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #10421
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Very cool optical/atmospheric effect this morning.

The sun had burned off an early fog, but left us with these sunrays bouncing off the glazing of The Shard.



This is at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Street and Tower Bridge Road

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round the corner on Gainsford Street, a different angle of incidence produced a different effect.

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Ray of Light 3 by cybertect, on Flickr
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #10422
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Very cool!
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #10423
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Great shots...
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #10424
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That is really cool. I like the reflections.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #10425
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Lunchtime today

East side from Druid Street




SE view from near Bricklayers Arms, with south side glazing



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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #10426
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Great pictures! Nice to see that gap in the glass is almost closed.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #10427
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Great updates! London is becoming to be a serious skyscraper city now!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:37 AM   #10428
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Finally they are building the spire or crown, I am very curious about how it would like in the reality.
I am a little bit dissapointed with this lower triangle because it doesn't stand out from the background as in the renders does, at least for now.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #10429
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Old March 13th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #10430
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Finally they are building the spire or crown, I am very curious about how it would like in the reality.
I am a little bit dissapointed with this lower triangle because it doesn't stand out from the background as in the renders does, at least for now.
I find the glazing to be a disappointment in general. In the renders it is much more reflective than it appears in reality.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #10431
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Looking as good as ever.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #10432
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I find the glazing to be a disappointment in general. In the renders it is much more reflective than it appears in reality.
the colour of the shard changes depending on the weather and light. the panels look crystal clear and irritatingly reflective in a sunny day but it looks pretty dim in a cloudy day.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #10433
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Interestingly I'm warming to the matted look that occurs during grey days. Nicely understated, but then it definitely comes alive during dramatic lighting in the sky (which is very frequent, London is not constantly grey), a very dynamic tower!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #10434
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This must win best skyscraper of 2012!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #10435
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I love it- I just wish it had company. It looks so bizarre all alone like that.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #10436
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This tower is amazing but the most amazing thing of this thread is that every page of it has an incredibly wonderful compilation of pictures. It is pure joy for photography lovers like me. Congratulations to all of you who contribute with your shots.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #10437
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Very cool optical/atmospheric effect this morning.

The sun had burned off an early fog, but left us with these sunrays bouncing off the glazing of The Shard.



This is at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Street and Tower Bridge Road

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Ray of Light 1 by cybertect, on Flickr

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Ray of Light 2 by cybertect, on Flickr


round the corner on Gainsford Street, a different angle of incidence produced a different effect.

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Ray of Light 3 by cybertect, on Flickr
OMFG! I don't have nothing to say about it. It's more than perfect!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #10438
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Blimey ell!!!!! Sine when did London become the next Frankfurt? It does look fantastic
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #10439
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OMFG! I don't have nothing to say about it. It's more than perfect!


I took a few pics on my way home this evening











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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #10440
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Bonus pic I forgot to upload last night

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