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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:22 PM   #10881
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I hope noone minds me quoting these photos onto this page. But WOW these are amazing and the best pics I've seen.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:30 PM   #10882
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Holy goodness, wow.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:52 PM   #10883
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The first of Pansori's picture is really strange! It makes London seem really small Great picture!
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:29 PM   #10884
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I still won't view it as externally complete until that crane is off. In fact have they even put the last piece of glass on yet?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #10885
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The spire was completed this afternoon.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:18 PM   #10886
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:27 PM   #10887
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It has a surreal look!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:14 AM   #10888
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Aahh, I remember the day when the first steel beam was visible on the site and started making GIF's. Weird feeling to see this now fully completed as if it has been years and years ago when I saw that first beam. Yet, it's only been 2.5 years or so.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:34 AM   #10889
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"Aah remember when this were all fields..."

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:10 AM   #10890
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:12 AM   #10891
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Holy goodness, wow.
indeed. this is probably my favourite image of The Shard. look at all those lovely angles
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:02 AM   #10892
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Congrats to London!
These are sensational pics of an outstanding building here.

And what an impact on the skyline... Most likely The Shard will be the icon of the London skyline like Transamericana Pyramid of San Francisco's (and it's even more beautiful).
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:06 AM   #10893
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A bit of a photo splurge.

Possibly should mention I was out with my 4-and-3/4 year old son as I'm looking after him for the first week of his school holiday for Easter. We've developed a bit of a tradition of going for 'adventure' days out on London's public transport with him deciding where we go next.

South side with the panels installed over the weekend, seen this morning. Seriously, straight after arriving at London Bridge, my son insisted he wanted to go look at The Shard on our way to catching an RV1 over Tower Bridge.








East side shard complete






This pointy package was lifted about 12:30 pm.



then decanted into a lower level of the spire.




About an hour later I was having lunch with my son at Zizzi in St Katharine Docks when what I think was the penultimate panel to be fitted emerged...



I was able to carry on snapping from my table while munching my pizza.









After lunch he wanted to go see the Gherkin. Quite insistent that he wanted to touch it and go inside - the latter bit was solved by going into the newsagents at the bottom. Heaven knows where he gets it from...

Later on he asked to make a visit to the Monument. He climbed the 311 stairs well for someone who's not even five yet and was very proud of the certificate he got at the end of it






The other pointy package going up about half past four, captured from the Monument




Workers at the top - waiting for the last glazing panel to arrive







Unfortunately, we had to get our train home a few minutes before the last panel was put in place.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:10 AM   #10894
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Oh, and a bonus pic just for Simon Jenkins

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:12 AM   #10895
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Fantastic images cybertect
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:21 AM   #10896
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:05 AM   #10897
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I thought the last spire was supossed to be the tallest.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:13 AM   #10898
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:41 AM   #10899
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I love this shot - really puts things into perspective! Can't wait to get to London and see it!

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:14 PM   #10900
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London's supertall skyline has arrived.
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