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Old July 11th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #12121
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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 11th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #12122
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I can't stop laughing at the lasers. This towers gets all thumbs up from me, but seriously, are they trying to make this thing look like the HQ of an evil corporation on purpose? It just looks so ridiculous
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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #12123
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #12124
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Is there any news on how many of the residential units have sold, if any?
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:06 AM   #12125
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Children of Men = MUST see movie
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #12126
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he has probably never visited London!
What do you mean? I've visited London several times. I'm just sayin' some people who dislike the building now might like it in a couple of years, when they're used to it :-)
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #12127
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Is there any news on how many of the residential units have sold, if any?
I was curious too. Here's a quote from a recent news article.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...s-7912144.html

"...Asked when the flats would go on sale and at what price, he replied: "We are holding back on selling or leasing for some time. We want to evaluate the impact of the building before we make those decisions." Some reports suggested it was perhaps prospective buyers – some of whom would spend much of the time above the clouds – who were being selective..."
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Old July 12th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #12128
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Thanks. If I recall there are only 12 residential units, one per floor, so there obviously aren't many... I'm sort of shocked that none have been sold thus far, but I'm sure they will and the prices should be impressive.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #12129
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Quick the suns out someone get some pictures
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Old July 12th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #12130
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What do you mean? I've visited London several times. I'm just sayin' some people who dislike the building now might like it in a couple of years, when they're used to it :-)
oh you misread my message, I meant the guy you were politely replying to
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #12131
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Stunning view...



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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #12132
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Shard London Bridge by Adrian Czarny, on Flickr


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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #12133
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That first picture is awesome.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #12134
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It's a shame they didn't clean all the glass before the light show and the blind boxes are still red
otherwise it probably would of looked even more beautiful!
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #12135
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a couple of close-up shots!

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2012_07_01_Shard Inauguration_LR_005 by Insightful Light, on Flickr

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2012_07_01_Shard Inauguration_LR_007 by Insightful Light, on Flickr

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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #12136
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That first picture is awesome.
another sunset shot taken a year ago!

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Old July 13th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #12137
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Very nice! Good luck to London 2012!
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #12138
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Shard from 9th floor of Park Plaza London
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #12139
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i can't imagine how the shard would look like if it was built next to the eiffel tower!


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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #12140
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I can't stop laughing at the lasers. This towers gets all thumbs up from me, but seriously, are they trying to make this thing look like the HQ of an evil corporation on purpose? It just looks so ridiculous
But wasn't that just a show for the opening ceremony? Is not as if they (the lasers) will be piercing the sky permanently.
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