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Old July 5th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #11981
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Opening day today, been following this since day one, it's gonna be a great part of London for a very very long time
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Old July 5th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #11982
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The Shard - Laser show Tonight live online

Central London will be lit up by a spectacular light and laser show on the 5th July to mark the formal inauguration of West Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.

A combination of twelve lasers and thirty searchlights will light up the night sky over the capital at approximately 22:15hrs in a display that will also be stre*med live to mark the building’s external completion and celebrate this new landmark on the London skyline.

The show will see coloured lasers reach out from the 95-storey building on the South Bank to other major landmark buildings across the capital; including the London Eye, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge.

The show will also be stre*med live with the musical accompaniment of the London Philharmonic Orchestra on The Shard’s FB page – TheShardLondon
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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #11983
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published today on worldarchitecturenews.com:

Europe's tallest completed building celebrates official inauguration this afternoon

On Wednesday 4 July, a cluster of excited journalists gathered on the 14th floor of The Shard for a press briefing in honour of the official inauguration of London’s newest landmark. Architect Renzo Piano, Founder and Chairman of Sellar Property Group Irvine Sellar, QNB Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of the Shard Fund Limited Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, and Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shard Funding Limited His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, addressed the international press with a brief overview of the £1.5bn project before opening the floor to questions. Non-equity funding for the project was provided by Qatar National Bank (QNB).

complete article here: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=20144


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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #11984
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I'm so excited about tonight's show, was wondering where everyone is going to watch it? I've tried Paramount, and Vertigo their guest lists are closed, anyone know any good roof top bars or just good vantage points?
I cant wait to see this classy glassy scraper light up London?
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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #11985
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A few snaps taken this morning















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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #11986
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I passed through London bridge an hour ago - there's a small crowd gathering and a large police presence (including sniffer dogs). I think they're waiting for the VIPs ( Chest and Cybertect)

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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #11987
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Great addition to the London skyline!
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #11988
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Which part of the building will be opened? Just the office parts, right? The interior of most of the building is still unfinished.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #11989
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I'm planning on watching this from around tower bridge. I imagine all the rooftop bars will be packed/overpriced
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #11990
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A few forumers are meeting up on Southwark Bridge tuten. Your welcome to join us.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #11991
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I may take you up on that if some of my London based friends bail, although I may just abandon them myself, non-shard loving heathens!
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Old July 5th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #11992
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I'd join yous, but it's a bit of a long journey from Glasgow :P. Non-Londoners will have to make do with this:

http://the-shard.com/inauguration/
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Old July 5th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #11993
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Nice.....Even when this tower is short compared to the others being built, this is one of the most beautiful and sleekest on my list!!...
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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #11994
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this came up on my yahoo news feed, reading the comments on this made me laugh but its clear alot of people dont understand the beauty of the building im not a londoner but even i can see this building will be a new icon for the united kingdon like the empire state is to new york the shard is to london
http://news.yahoo.com/londons-toweri...103925459.html
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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #11995
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Congratulations on finishing right on page 600!
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #11996
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Old July 5th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #11997
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The Shard is open!









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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #11999
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #12000
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The laser show seems to still be going while the live stream online has stopped.
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