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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #11121
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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #11122
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IF YOU LOVE THE SHARD PLEASE VOTE "LOVE IT"

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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #11123
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Done
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #11124
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I think there's another spike yet to be put in place.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #11125
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no there's not. The spire is finished. Look at the renders. It is finished.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #11126
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I think there's another spike yet to be put in place.
There's one shard to be completed, at the moment a certain derrick crane is in the way...
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #11127
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There's one shard to be completed, at the moment a certain derrick crane is in the way...
One shard to be completed? Which shard is that? Is it part of the spire?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #11128
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I thought the spire was finished..?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #11129
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I thought the spire was finished..?
The spire is finished. It's the Southwestern small shard below the derrick crane which is unfinished.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #11130
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The spire is finished. It's the Southwestern small shard below the derrick crane which is unfinished.
It can't be finished; they are hardly going to leave the top few levels exposed to the elements like that. There must be some cladding to go there.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #11131
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High Prices: Flats For £50m In London Shard



Flats in London's Shard skyscraper are set to break two records when they are sold this summer - not only will they be Europe's highest homes, they will also create the world's most unequal neighbourhood in terms of house prices.

Spread over 13 floors in the 1,017ft glass building, the ten apartments are likely to cost between £30m and £50m each, according to research commissioned by Reuters from the property consultancy Savills.

This is in line with Europe's current priciest homes at the Candy brothers-designed One Hyde Park in Kensington and Chelsea.

Although the Shard was designed by award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also worked on Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou, its surroundings near London Bridge, which once served as a model for the slums in Charles Dickens' novels, are significantly different to upmarket Knightsbridge.

In fact, at around £520 per square foot, the average price of a home in the SE1 postcode is less than a tenth of the £5,000 to £6,000 per square foot the new apartments in the 95-storey building are expected to fetch.

"You don't get this pinnacle of value in relation to the surrounding district in any other city in the developed world," Yolande Barnes, from Savills, said.

"It's the equivalent of building the Shard in Harlem."

Like many of the capital's most expensive real estate, the flats could attract buyers from Russia, the Middle East and Hong Kong seeking to benefit from the weakness of sterling and shield their money from global financial volatility.

Prices for the best properties in central London have risen 44% in the last three years, more than twice the increase across the capital as a whole, according to property consultant Knight Frank.

A spokesman for the Shard, which is being developed by London-based entrepreneur Irvine Sellar and funded by the state of Qatar, said it would act as "a magnet and catalyst for regeneration" and one local estate agent said its towering presence had already boosted interest in nearby homes.

But the glass spire has its fair share of critics.

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO said the Tower of London's world heritage status was at risk because the skyscraper compromised its "visual integrity" on the skyline while columnist Giles Coren, writing in The Times, described the building as an "engorged rectilinear monument to fat-cattism" that has been "dumped directly behind St Paul's".

Meanwhile, dramatic aerial images from the top of the unfinished skyscraper have been revealed by a US student and his two friends who broke into the building and climbed to the top.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #11132
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super cool
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #11133
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #11134
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when completed is this tower could have a touristic area view at the top?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #11135
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Beautiful, I wish it didn't cost so much too fly to London!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #11136
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when completed is this tower could have a touristic area view at the top?
High speed lifts will transport the public to the Shard's viwing galleries-destined to be one of the capital's most sought-after visotr attractions.

Views will extend from an amazing 40 miles across the city.

Viewing Galleries open to public early Feb 2013.

http://the-shard.com/observatory

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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #11137
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I mean it has views and location but £50 million.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #11138
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i heard the shard is about $2.6 billion worth
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #11139
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Hi everyone, been lurking on here for a while. Thought I'd say hello and share some pics, not the most recent on here though

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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #11140
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Hi everyone, been lurking on here for a while. Thought I'd say hello and share some pics, not the most recent on here though
hi there, welcome to ssc and thank you for sharing the pictures but they are not showing atm.

please click on share > BBCode > large > copy the entire code and paste it here ..



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