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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #11201
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Well, technically speaking, since it doesn't quite come to a point, I 'm not sure it is

Edit: the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang is 20 metres taller anyhow

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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #11202
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The tallest pyramid without a 3 leg base.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #11203
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Damn TransAmerica is only 250m. I thought it was a supertall for sure.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #11204
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It takes a lot of limitations to this building called the highest.
Europe = The European Union
The basis of the three corners = The basis of the four corners

And so on...
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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #11205
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Isn't the true definition of a pyramid - amongst the rest, like sides being triangles and stuff - that is has a square base?
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #11206
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great to see Europes tallest building in the UK
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #11207
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It takes a lot of limitations to this building called the highest.
Europe = The European Union
The basis of the three corners = The basis of the four corners

And so on...
It's just all fun man.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #11208
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #11209
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #11210
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #11211
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #11212
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originally posted by The Shard Baby.


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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #11213
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great to see Europes tallest building in the UK
Phenomenal design, but not the highest in Europe!
Ugly is usurp "the title of" highest skyscraper in Europe...
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #11214
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Rob, that second photo of yours is brilliant.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #11215
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I love this building, but I think they did it a disservice by having one of the points at the top be so much lower than the other 3. (as illustrated in cybertect's picture below)
Due to this oversight, I think that it looks awkward and unfinished from certain angles. (obviously it IS unfinished, but the top will never fill in) Does anybody else agree with this?


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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #11216
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Unfinished at the top.

I am sure Piano thought long and hard about the top of such a signature building. Perhaps one day we will get some insight into the whole design process of this building from the first sketches to its completion. I think this building deserves it in that it is the first major, immediately visible building designed by a foreign architect. It is very rare for the British to allow non-nationals to design buildings for its capital. I am sure there must be one or two. But this is the first major declaration by a major contemporary architect that is impossible to miss in modern London. Here's hoping we will see many more. Perhaps one day skyscrapers design by Zaha Hadid, and Calatrava for example. Now that will be quite something!
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Old April 18th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #11217
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this is the tallest building in Europe
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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #11218
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I love this building, but I think they did it a disservice by having one of the points at the top be so much lower than the other 3. (as illustrated in cybertect's picture below)
Due to this oversight, I think that it looks awkward and unfinished from certain angles. (obviously it IS unfinished, but the top will never fill in) Does anybody else agree with this?
I think it looks better like this. The irregularity here, and at the rest of the facade, makes it look like glass shards. If it was more regular and perfectly symmetrical in shape then it wouldn't imitate shards of glass since broken glass is never in a clean, regular shape. It gives it a less contrived, artificial look, and justifies its name as 'the Shard'.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #11219
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it is going to be just like the current design, kind of like a massive broken glass structure



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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #11220
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I love this building, but I think they did it a disservice by having one of the points at the top be so much lower than the other 3. (as illustrated in cybertect's picture below)
Due to this oversight, I think that it looks awkward and unfinished from certain angles. (obviously it IS unfinished, but the top will never fill in) Does anybody else agree with this?
I think once they finish the bits that are missing, it won't make any difference. It'll be exactly like the render (and that doesn't happen that often with buildings, renders are misleading plenty of times).
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