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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #1061
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I cant wait

I cant wait for construction to start, i like the new slick rendering, it doesnt look like just a simple design anymore, but it will be a real icon when it is finished

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Old October 28th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #1062
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Recent news releases concerning the Shard

Renzo Piano's Shard to be built despite market meltdown
07 October 2008
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The Shard will begin on site next year despite the economic downtown, developer Sellar Property Group has said.

Chief executive James Sellar said building the Renzo Piano-designed 306m-tall tower, part of his firm's London Bridge Quarter mixed-use development on the Thames South Bank, would provide a vital boost to the UK's flagging property market.

Full article: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/n..._meltdown.html

74-storey Shard of Glass 'will give view of Channel'
09 October 2008
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These are the commanding views residents of one of Europe's tallest new buildings will one day enjoy over London.

Sellar, the developer behind the 310-metre Shard of Glass tower at London Bridge station, says that on a clear day people living in its upper floors will be able to see the Channel.

Full article: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...%27/article.do

Mace’s price for building Shard rises by about £85m
17 October 2008
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Main contractor on landmark project offers guaranteed maximum price in region of £435m

The 310m-tall Shard of Glass in London Bridge is likely to blow its original £350m budget by about £85m, it is understood.

Mace, the main contractor on the project, has submitted a revised price to Teighmore, the development consortium, and is awaiting a decision from the project’s backers.

Full article: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/n..._meltdown.html



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Old October 28th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #1063
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awesome
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Old October 28th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #1064
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London will become more awe-inspiring with this. I hope it gets built quickly.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #1065
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how much left to knock down ?
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #1066
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Very little. Not far frm ground level now. They will be finished next month.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #1067
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Thank God!
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #1068
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next month is great phrase to hear.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #1069
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ooh im excited!!! that video looks good!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1070
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Demolition is nearing completion. Photo by Delegado:


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Old November 20th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #1071
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Site looks so small - hard to believe a 1000ft skyscraper is going to be built there!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #1072
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Why is this not in Supertall section and still in the 'proposed' supertall section?
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #1073
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Wow, demolishion has gone quick indeed. Never knew the tower is so close to the train station though, infact less than 20 metres away from it.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM   #1074
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Why is this not in Supertall section and still in the 'proposed' supertall section?
Because it is not under construction yet.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 04:57 PM   #1075
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i like this tower very much!!! but why don't they built it in CF or the City. maybe a stupid question...
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 05:02 PM   #1076
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Because this tower is made to stand alone, or else it wouldn't have all that soar.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #1077
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http://www.propertyweek.com/story.as...de=3130031&c=1

Qatari Diar to provide finance for London’s Shard development

12:53 | 16.12.08
By Deirdre Hipwell

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company is to provide the bulk of development finance for the Renzo Piano-designed Shard development at London Bridge.

The sovereign wealth fund said today it had agreed to provide a funding facility to London Bridge Quarter, the Jersey-registered holding company that is developing the Shard and a second adjacent development called London Bridge Place.

The extent of the loan has not been disclosed but it is thought to be significant given that the estimated construction costs could be as high as £1bn. Qatari Diar, headed by John Wallace in the UK, has not taken an equity stake in the development but will take a seat on the board of directors of the company.

London Bridge Quarter is an international joint venture owned equally by Qatar Islamic Bank, Qinvest, Qatar National Bank, Barwa International and Irvine Sellar. Sellar Property Group is also the development manager.

Demolition and site clearance of The Shard site will be completed next month and demolition and site clearance will start on the London Bridge Place site in March 2009.

Construction on both sites is expected to start next year with practical completion in 2012.

A spokesman for Qatari Diar said: ‘This further financial commitment by Qatari Diar to London’s real estate market underscores our conviction that, despite its current challenges, London remains one of the most important real estate markets in the world and it is one in which we have an ongoing interest. We take a long term view of all of our investments here and remain confident of their successful outcome.’

A spokesman for London Bridge Quarter said: ‘Obtaining this new facility, which is a major part of our overall financing requirement, enables the programme for completion of The Shard and its sister building London Bridge Place to remain on programme for completion early in 2012.’
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #1078
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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #1079
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Great looking tower!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #1080
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It is looking like it will be another month for this demolish process to be done.
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