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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #101
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A rendering I did recently, showing the view from East London -


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Old February 7th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #102
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Yes and if it was the Paris skyscrapers under threat you would say exactly the same thing.

UNESCO have no actual power, just power of persuasion. If we show Ken etc... that we support him, and are aganst UNESCO, then it will help him stick to his guns.

Learn the facts before you go blabbing mate.
Excatly!

anyway loads of us have allready written letters straight to the majors office.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #103
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Petition Signed. I'm #660.

Good luck with this one chaps. I wholeheartedly wish London finally gets this brilliant structure.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #104
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Thank you We need all the signatures we can get
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Old February 9th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #105
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I signed number 676.GO the shard and go bishopsgate get BUILT
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Old February 9th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #106
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that a nice architecture! Go LONDON! Go OLYMPICS 2012!!
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Old February 10th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #107
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Two things I like about the building are the height and the glass. Overall though I do not like this building because, from certian angles, it looks like it is leaning to one side and unsymmetrical. At the top, it looks as though the building is coming apart. I think it would look much better if the triangular pattern would continue and culminate into a spire. This building will look better when some of the proposals that have interesting geometric shapes are built in London. It looks like it will at least fit well in within the context of London's future skyline.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #108
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Overall though I do not like this building because, from certian angles, it looks like it is leaning to one side and unsymmetrical. At the top, it looks as though the building is coming apart. I think it would look much better if the triangular pattern would continue and culminate into a spire.
Well, the previous design was just how you describe... that's why they changed it! By breaking up the spire, it creates the "shard of glass" effect which gives the building its name, making it appear lighter and more delicate, less contrived.


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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #109
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Wonderful Buildings in London! I love the way they build tall buildings in this city. The buildings are very artistic.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #110
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The current design is much better
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Old February 14th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #111
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When you say Britian it is not just London, Leeds/Manchester/Birmingham/Liverpool/Glasgow are also following trend with some fantastic highrise proposals, you've also hit a point as Britian has some pretty stricht planning rules when it comes to building tall.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #112
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Really can't wait for this one to rise.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #113
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what's the latest with Unesco on this, it's been a week or a bit since we heard from them? BTW I apologise for asking my previous question, that might have drifted to topic away a bit and unintetionally heated the situation, I'll shut up now!
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Old February 16th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #114
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Very modern and beautiful tower!




Wow...wjfox2002 what an awesome picture you got as your avatar! Where can i download it in full size??

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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #115
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Preliminary works on site are imminent. This is an extract from an email, sent today, to employees in the current building -

It has been agreed between PwC and Mace - the building contractors for the Shard of Glass - that Mace will be allowed access to the Level 1 partners' car park for preliminary exploration of the site. Once access is granted, we will no longer be able to use the Level 1 car park. Although we are awaiting confirmation of the exact date, the closure to PwC of the car park is imminent.



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Old February 26th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #116
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They are only closing a car park! I think "Preliminary works on site are imminent" is a tad farfetched lol. Until I see at least a wrecking ball or dynamite on site I won't believe a word of it!
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #117
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Anybody seen this new update-Development Progamme Seems to be getting longer and longer.

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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #118
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god the way that development programme is coming along is seriously starting to make it look more and more doubtful this thing is gonna be finished by 2012, god imagine an olympic flyby of the london skyline and seeing a huge half finished building sticking out like a sore thumb
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Old February 28th, 2007, 12:33 PM   #119
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god the way that development programme is coming along is seriously starting to make it look more and more doubtful this thing is gonna be finished by 2012, god imagine an olympic flyby of the london skyline and seeing a huge half finished building sticking out like a sore thumb
Bear in mind that generally buildings, especially one this size, will be externally complete up to a year before they're actually 'finished', so to all intents and purposes it should at least look finished by 2012.

Dunno how impressed Shangri-La would be about this though!
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Old February 28th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #120
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They must have updated it a 3rd time, the last time they did it, which was about a month ago, had the information about residential and hotel fitting out times. Of which the hotel fitting out was complete by Q2 2010, so Shangri-La need not worry
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