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Old May 15th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #11561
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Old May 15th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #11562
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #11563
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #11564
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Once completed, The Shard will probably Europe's tallest building if I'm not mistaken.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #11565
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[QUOTE=everywhere;91401575] Once completed, The Shard will probably Europe's tallest building if I'm not mistaken. [/] it currently is, however Mercury City Tower in Moscow whilst not topped out is currently taller than the Shard. The Shard is really only the tallest externally complete building until Mercury City finishes in 2014/2015
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Old May 15th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #11566
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What is that crane thing atop of the Shard? When will it disappear?
BMU; never
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Old May 15th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #11567
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Old May 15th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #11568
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im not trolling, and this is just my personal opinion, but i cant stand the glass they have chosen on The Shard. Its way too clear. I hate it when you can see the internal concrete and insides of the building. The glass should have been more reflective or darker...
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Old May 15th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #11569
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it currently is, however Mercury City Tower in Moscow whilst not topped out is currently taller than the Shard. The Shard is really only the tallest externally complete building until Mercury City finishes in 2014/2015
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Old May 15th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #11570
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One of the best looking buildings in the world?
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Old May 15th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #11571
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What is that crane thing atop of the Shard? When will it disappear?
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BMU; never
BMU its not actually a crane, and located in the middle of the Shard. Will be (BMU) at the top floors too?
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Apparently this finishes externally and internally in July 2012, and the observation deck opens in Feb 2013.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #11573
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #11574
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Apparently this finishes externally and internally in July 2012, and the observation deck opens in Feb 2013.
The observation deck will be well worth a visit on a clear day.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #11575
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Call me a fuddy duddy, but I don't like it. It's a bit gauche. I'd be annoyed to rock up in London as a Tourist for the first time and see it lit like that. If there is any landmark which stands out as "traditional" old England (though fake, kinda) it is Tower Bridge. This make it look like a badly thought out way to promote an old night-club.


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Old May 15th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #11576
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^ it will be only for a few weeks during the olympic events.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #11577
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Misty2k you old fuddy duddy. I love it, I really hope they keep it, I think they will. Mixing the old and new is amazing we should embrace it and cry with joy!
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #11578
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Don't know, I agree with Misty. Much classier just lit heavily with white light in my opinion. Each to their own though and sure it will make a positive impression on many.

At least the effort is being made.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #11579
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #11580
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it currently is, however Mercury City Tower in Moscow whilst not topped out is currently taller than the Shard. The Shard is really only the tallest externally complete building until Mercury City finishes in 2014/2015
Thank you for the info.

For now, London needs to savor the moment...
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