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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #12101
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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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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #12102
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Totally agree with you, this building is beautiful!
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Old July 9th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #12103
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If the Shard would lose against Flame Towers on Eurocup I would definitely authorized to kill myself.
What is your problem with Flame Towers? I like the Shard but Flame Towers is either not bad at all



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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #12104
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #12105
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any pics of the interiors ?
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #12106
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Old July 9th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #12107
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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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Old July 10th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #12108
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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.
Although not the centre of the film... it appeared briefly in 'Children of Men'



The owners of the Shard say they get several calls a day from film companies wanting to use the tower as a location... but they always turn them down.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #12109
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #12110
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Thats what the Parisians said about the Eiffel tower
he has probably never visited London!
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #12111
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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 !
also I would hardly call South London a "historic" London skyline! Certainly it is not a widely celebrated aesthetic. Rather the history of many sections of the London skyline, particularly outside of the tourist cores have always been a hotchpotch of styles and silhouettes, forgettable apart from its scale and overall presence. Surely the strong aesthetic of the Shard can only therefore help people to focus and remember an area that they would have quickly forgotten previously.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #12112
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arent those lasers a hazard to air traffic? nice lighting anyway!
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #12113
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arent those lasers a hazard to air traffic? nice lighting anyway!
It was for the opening night only, and there was a warning distributed by air traffic control.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #12114
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looks beautiful with those lasers
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Old July 10th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #12115
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Old July 10th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #12116
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I guess this title should be changed to 'Completed'. Or are they still working on the cladding? Thought I read that somewhere in this thread.
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I'm surprised that the Shard doesn't look strange being isolated from the other skyscrapers. *burjkhalifa*
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #12118
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I guess this title should be changed to 'Completed'. Or are they still working on the cladding? Thought I read that somewhere in this thread.
Do you guys count internal work as progress or do you just label them as 'complete' only when all the cladding is finished? Because the tower is not close to being finished internally.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #12119
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Do you guys count internal work as progress or do you just label them as 'complete' only when all the cladding is finished? Because the tower is not close to being finished internally.
There has been a tendancy on this website to label structures as "complete" once the exterior is finished. Then they usually sit in the U/C forum for a few more months until the interior is complete. After that, it is then put in the archives. Tokyo Sky Tree is an example of this.

The exception is the Burj Khalifa, which should have put in the archives over a year ago.
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Do you guys count internal work as progress or do you just label them as 'complete' only when all the cladding is finished? Because the tower is not close to being finished internally.
Usually just the exterior or when it has opened.
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