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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:22 PM   #11761
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^ Tokyo as well

I like this building, but it look rather out of place. The London skyline is pretty spread out.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:25 PM   #11762
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^ Tokyo as well

I like this building, but it look rather out of place. The London skyline is pretty spread out.
Yeah. It would've looked taller if they'd build this in the middle of the financial district.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #11763
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I've just realized...two months and this is complete... Have to look for another building to follow.
Hehe I know that feel. As soon as a building is complete I lose interest in it. Of course I still want to visit the building in real life but I like seeing how the construction of a new tower makes an impact on the city.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #11764
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This building does look like a glass version of the San Francisco's transamericana piramid tower.
In what way? It is nothing whatsoever like it architecturally: that Shard has different materials, different base, different profile, doesn't come to a point, and isn't even a real pyramid since it has numerous asymmetrical tapering sides. It looks about as far away from the Transamerica pyramid as it is possible for a vaguely triangular-sided building to look.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #11765
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In what way? It is nothing whatsoever like it architecturally: that Shard has different materials, different base, different profile, doesn't come to a point, and isn't even a real pyramid since it has numerous asymmetrical tapering sides. It looks about as far away from the Transamerica pyramid as it is possible for a vaguely triangular-sided building to look.
Even at a cursory glance, what an outrageous assertion.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #11766
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Even at a cursory glance, what an outrageous assertion.
Yeah, I also feel that the design of this is quite a bit better then the Transamerica Pyramid, and definitely more pleasing to the eye
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Old June 4th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #11767
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From Blackfriars Road this morning:


Looks like Pyongyang
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #11768
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yeah it does from that view.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #11769
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Yeah, I also feel that the design of this is quite a bit better then the Transamerica Pyramid, and definitely more pleasing to the eye
Yea that building is pretty ugly, the Shard is not.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #11770
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Perhaps I should have made myself clearer, I was actually taking the rise out of Copperknickers overwrought reaction to a poster's (perhaps superficial) comparision of The Shard to the Transamerica Pyramid.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #11771
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I ment the shard has some things wich the transamericana tower has to.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #11772
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A lot of mentions of the Shard in the Jubilee Pageant today. Though unfortunately it was obscured with cloud so we couldn't see much of it in London's first significant event since topping out. We'll get some great shots of it for the Olympics though.
I actually liked that The Shard was shrouded in cloud. It was almost like a Royal waiting in the wings.

No doubt The Shard is a fantastic looking tower. Will be broadcast around the globe in the days and weeks ahead
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #11773
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Yeah. It would've looked taller if they'd build this in the middle of the financial district.
No it wouldn't, the other tall buildings would have made it look shorter.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #11774
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Well anyways. This tower was built prety fast!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #11775
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I know this is off topic, but can someone tell me why it is spelled "Thames" and not "Tims"?
Because it runs through London, not Aukland.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #11776
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Old June 6th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #11777
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Anyone know the specifications of Shard Residences?
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Old June 6th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #11778
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Beautiful! They did a nice job with the completion of the building. It is a reflection of one of Europe best architectural works.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #11779
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Because it runs through London, not Aukland.
hahaha!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #11780
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quote Cybertect:



has anyone stood underneath these covers yet? where does the water go when it rains? to put it crudely, I cant see any guttering or downpipes!
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