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Old July 7th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #12061
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are those gaps part of the design?
The ones about half way up are the portals for the Building Maintenance Units (window cleaning, etc.). They close up when they're not in use.

Here's a triptych from last night - after the lasers had stopped

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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #12062
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Here is a time lapse i took before and during the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTDbN...1&feature=plcp
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #12063
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Here we go again...

Here YOU go again... I like this tower, just as you do, but I respect other people's opinion. Just don't respond to them.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #12064
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So, all they needed to do is double the speed of everything and use some minimal techno instead.. much better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZdJ90NGw0

(...or get nokia to sponsor it! :p http://www.youtube.com/user/nokiauk?v=SX2Gd-kqV5s)

(or use a kettle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jEKXxu3XFY )
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #12065
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #12066
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ugly.
Reserve that response for 20 fenchurch st (walkie-talkie) when it's complete!
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #12067
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I have to say the pics of this lighting scheme are hilarious. Not necessarily bad, but I am laughing out loud at how over-the-top it all is.
It's not the lighting scheme... it was the 'opening' ceremony. A one day event.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #12068
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What a poor show, the tower looks great though.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #12069
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I love how this tower looks (although I still have kind of mixed feelings towards it). This is definitely the time for London. Enjoy it!
About the thing with the lights, I find it a little creepy. In some pictures it looked just like a dalek trying to destroy all the city! Also, a little bit like this:
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Old July 7th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #12070
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wonderful tower during the day. so so at night. The window work and facade have a wonderful texture and I love the different angles the glass bends at. However, the top just seems to peter out kind of weakly.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #12071
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Great photos , everyone .
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Old July 7th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #12072
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do we have an opening date for public obs deck please ,and pricing .thanx
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Old July 7th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #12073
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Is this colour flood lighting a main feature at night or is it only for the opening?
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #12074
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I think it's ugly, plus it seems completely out of place in a city like London.
Thats what the Parisians said about the Eiffel tower
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #12075
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It's a beautiful and futuristic tower! congratulations!

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Old July 7th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #12076
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A quick video I made yesterday -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJeMyWhGjsk&hd=1

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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #12077
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Is this colour flood lighting a main feature at night or is it only for the opening?
I wouldn't be surprised if they used it, maybe not all night but maybe like the Eiffel tower:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTaq_MI6ey8


they do that every hour for 5 minutes, from about 9pm til 3am when it gets light again (depending on the time of year).

They will probably reserve the lasers for special occasions though, e.g. New Year. I suspect we'll be seeing it again during the olympics as well.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #12078
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A quick video I made yesterday -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJeMyWhGjsk&hd=1

That tall sculptured canopy acts as a tall building draft shield/blocker (a very nice/good consideration)?
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #12079
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #12080
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Simply stunning
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