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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:39 AM   #10621
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The Place is progressing pretty slowly...
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:01 PM   #10622
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I believe the Shard is the only Skyscraper in the world that generates its own rays of sunlight
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:41 PM   #10623
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I believe the Shard is the only Skyscraper in the world that generates its own rays of sunlight
It can't be sunlight then, it's shardlight
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 02:30 PM   #10624
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Wow. The 310 metres are close!
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:30 PM   #10625
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Even though Mercury City Tower is a bit taller than Shard,
I rather like Shard, than Mercury.
Cause as for me, cladding of Mercury looks too old and old-fashioned,
This is what i call quality architecture, Shard's cladding and building itself look excellent.
(but though Mercury will look prettier, when it'll be completed, but though Shard is better.)

Also, i don't like Mercury, because Posokhin was one of architects, he built all those Luzkov-style kitsch buildings
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM   #10626
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 09:10 PM   #10627
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From the London Evening Standard:
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Shard workers defy vertigo to bolt together spire at 985 feet



The pictures alone are enough to induce vertigo in even the most adventurous of souls. But for these three men, sitting with their legs casually dangling hundreds of feet above the London skyline, it’s all in a day’s work.

The workers are 985 feet above ground level — almost as high as the Eiffel Tower and three times the height of Big Ben — putting the finishing touches to the Shard’s spire.

Sections of steel, prepared and cut off-site and weighing up to seven tonnes each, are being lifted to the top of the glass-covered building using cranes, where the workmen bolt the individual pieces together.

Once the spire is completed — which, weather-dependent, is scheduled to take place next week — about 500 tonnes of steel will have been used to build the spire over London Bridge station in 100 separate lifts.

The scene recalls the 1932 photograph by Charles C Ebbets, which shows workmen eating lunch on the 69th floor of the GE Building during construction of the Rockefeller Center in New York.

Unlike those men, health and safety regulations now require workers to wear safety harnesses. The shell and core of the building is due to be completed in June. But London Bridge Quarter, which owns it, says the site will not be fully up and running until this time next year.

Spokesman Baron Phillips said: “These pictures illustrate what a fantastic building the Shard is becoming and it’s something we believe Londoners are taking to their hearts. We can’t wait for it to be completed and become a truly international landmark.”

When it is complete, at 1,016 feet the Shard will be Europe’s tallest building — but not for long. It is to be overtaken by the twin towers of Hermitage Plaza in Paris, which will measure 1,050 feet and is set to be completed in four years’ time.

Work began on the Shard in February 2009 and has cost about £450 million so far.

It will host offices, restaurants, flats, the five-star Shangri-La hotel, and a viewing gallery with 360-degree views stretching for 40 miles.

It is now the tallest building in Britain, beating Canary Wharf, which is 771 feet high. The world’s tallest building is the 2,716ft Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:29 PM   #10628
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That must be the most thrilling experience in their careers.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:03 PM   #10629
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Seen a picture of this on the front page of my local paper. (The Northern Echo) it was saying how many people in the north east has worked/work on The Shard.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #10630
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Red lights by www.nick-moore.com, on Flickr

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Waiting for the coach home by Mike.Turner, on Flickr

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Alreet to Shardie and March sunset from Tower Hill! by yorkshire stacked, on Flickr
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:28 PM   #10631
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Once the spire is completed — which, weather-dependent, is scheduled to take place next week — about 500 tonnes of steel will have been used to build the spire over London Bridge station in 100 separate lifts.
Whoo hoo! Can't wait!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #10632
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Great night pics, as always.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #10633
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Old March 24th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #10634
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Nice, it is growing fast.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #10635
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There isn't much more to grow now.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #10636
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another dramatic sunset this evening...









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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #10637
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Wow, even more stunning than the last set of sunset pics, Chest
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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #10638
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Beautiful photos, that incredible sunset with the tower
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Old March 24th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #10639
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Wow, stunning shots. Like a queen.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #10640
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The last picture looks like a volcano.
This building looks almost identical to a proposed 1030' tower for Hamilton, Canada. (same size too!)
Looks much better in real life.
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