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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #12081
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How long until this tower is featured in some dystopian fiction?
I mean, look at it; it has all the trappings of a building fit for Big Brother headquarters (just replace the lasers with spotlights shining down).

Awesome structure nonetheless.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #12082
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #12083
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Some extras from Thursday night

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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #12084
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It's beautiful, much nicer than Freedom Tower in New York.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #12085
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It's beautiful, much nicer than Freedom Tower in New York.
Ehh, I think The Shard and One World Trade Center are about equal.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #12086
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From Thursday, I decided to make a full site visit out of it:
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Old July 8th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #12087
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Old July 8th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #12088
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Nice report.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #12089
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I really hope they keep the lighting like that on the spire, it mirrors the look of the old church below.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #12090
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #12091
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Wow. Greate pictures of a great subject!

They better be keeping that lighting at least until the Olympics, it gives the Shard another dimension of
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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #12092
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Ehh, I think The Shard and One World Trade Center are about equal.

Yes, they are equal. Both are second-world-class towers
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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #12093
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Great pictures to all I truly enjoyed, thank you so much!

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Old July 8th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #12094
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Ehh, I think The Shard and One World Trade Center are about equal.
Not yet they aren't, 1 WTC isn't finished. But even when it is, the Shard is definitely the more adventurous building architecture-wise: it is asymmetrical, it doesn't even come to a proper point, and its base is extremely irregular. Granted, 1WTC will be majestic given the height and the elegance of the cladding, but then it is supposed to be more imposing and awe-inspiring, it's in a city of skyscrapers rather than across from a 1000 year old castle.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #12095
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Old July 8th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #12096
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Simply amazing.

If the Shard would lose against Flame Towers on Eurocup I would definitely authorized to kill myself.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #12097
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They opened it even though it's not completed(cladding incomplete, crane tower still attached). That's a big no-no.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #12098
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The tower cranes belong to The Place, another Renzo Piano building that's going up next door to The Shard.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #12099
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They opened it even though it's not completed(cladding incomplete, crane tower still attached). That's a big no-no.
The cladding is complete. And it's only the bottom floors that are open.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #12100
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The expectations were high, the shape of the building is good, but not very imaginative. I am hugely dissapointed by this, IMO the future of skyscraper design lies in Shanghai Tower-ish type of buildings, more organic and more circular, but The Shard is surely a contribution to London's skyline, nevertheless it looks quite dull and clumsy. It's good to see lightness and grace from a skyscraper, if you like skyscrapers of regular geometric shape, Leadenhall building is superior to The Shard in every aspect.
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