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Old July 6th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #12021
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Beautiful pictures. Congrats for this nice addition to london.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #12022
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Old July 6th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #12023
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As has been said already the laser show was abit of a let down (from where I was standing anyway), I was expecting to hear some music and for there to be more lasers. Standing on London Bridge, they were visible but not that clear most of the time, although I think the street lights may have had a lot to do with it.

I was however impressed with the turnout, even though it was advertised in The Standard etc, I wasnt expecting there to be as many people as there was (even though there was bound to be alot of people, I kept thinking it was going to be mainly skyscrapercity types dotted around with their tripods out )

It felt like Carnival at times.

Here is a very shaky video showing what it was like on London Bridge

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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #12024
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #12025
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #12026
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It's a top tower but surely they could have taken a leaf out of the Burj Khalifa's book and fired some fireworks off it, that's what really gets the public going.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #12027
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Very nice pics...
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #12028
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It's a top tower but surely they could have taken a leaf out of the Burj Khalifa's book and fired some fireworks off it, that's what really gets the public going.
Apparently, they wanted to but it's too close to the hospital
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #12029
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Here is a very shaky video showing what it was like on London Bridge

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ7glmRiWtM">YouTube Link</a>
Thanks for the video, the bridge looked busy from down on the river where I was, no idea it was this packed up there though
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #12030
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Apparently, they wanted to but it's too close to the hospital
Fair enough then I guess.

Still, def a top addition to the skyline. Can't wait to go up it.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #12031
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The media in Australia has pushed the notion that the Shard is a blot on the historic London Skyline ? I know London has a huge history and is lucky to have so many links to it's amazing architectural past yet it is a living city right now in the 21st century. Congratulations on a building that will become yet another must visit site in your wonderful city. Humans are funny things,,,,,,,,they get used to or become familiar with something relative to their own lives and never think it should change.........They complain but they pass and the world keeps doing it's thing...enjoy !
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The media in Australia has pushed the notion that the Shard is a blot on the historic London Skyline ? I know London has a huge history and is lucky to have so many links to it's amazing architectural past yet it is a living city right now in the 21st century. Congratulations on a building that will become yet another must visit site in your wonderful city. Humans are funny things,,,,,,,,they get used to or become familiar with something relative to their own lives and never think it should change.........They complain but they pass and the world keeps doing it's thing...enjoy !
I'm sure when they first built St Pauls, many hated it.....when they first built the Houses of Parliement many would hate that design too....

....'traditionalists' need to get over themselves. It's like the folk who say "you mustnt build a supertall near the Empire state building"..... why ? It's had it's day as the king of the hill.....progress is progress and we shouldn't allow sentimental crap to hold us back.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #12033
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As Renzo Piano said himself to his critics, every building is modern at some point.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #12034
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This year, there are many important events in London.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #12035
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Tower bridge and Bridge tower.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #12036
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Amazing time-lapse by Anatoleya. Looks less disappointing than ever
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Old July 6th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #12037
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I know, I know, don't quote images; but imagine if SSC used one of these photos for the banner instead of the rubbish they normally use
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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #12038
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Shard tower opened to the public or not yet?
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Obviously they (the building management) have not seen the light shows in Hong Kong.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #12040
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Shard tower opened to the public or not yet?
According to the Wiki, it will be opened to public next year.
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