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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:01 AM   #1201
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I think that this tower will be magnificent when completed.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:07 AM   #1202
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Rule Britannia!

A magnificent trophy for London. A gorgeous glorious building. Congratulations to London.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:13 AM   #1203
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Project design is not bad, but there have been delays in implementation
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 09:05 PM   #1204
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Has anyone got any floor plans? I've never been able to get a proper idea of shape of this tower. It looks slim in some renders and wide in others... help!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 09:18 PM   #1205
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Has anyone got any floor plans? I've never been able to get a proper idea of shape of this tower. It looks slim in some renders and wide in others... help!
Appartmet floor plan.



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Old March 2nd, 2009, 09:31 PM   #1206
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2 floor apartments with spas, double height winter gardens, a reception and a media room...

The developer will probably be able to make a profit with them alone lol.

It has just become one of my life's ambitions to own one of those in the future.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 01:35 PM   #1207
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looks like a very complicated design though. How do they fuse external glass though? not by welding is it?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:22 PM   #1208
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The Shard construction site yesterday:

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Site Overview:

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The cofferdam starting to take shape:

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Random piece of machinery!

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:50 PM   #1209
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I think will be a blight on the London skyline - which in my view is already fragmented.

Great building in its own right, however.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:05 PM   #1210
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Does anyone know a little about the geology of London? More specifically, what kind of bedrock lies beneath the London pavements? For example, building skyscrapers were not a problem in New York City because of the unusually solid and very hard bedrock of Manhattan Mica Schist of which you can see outcroppings in Central Park. If the bedrock is insufficient, will it be necessary to drive pilings into the ground?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1211
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I think will be a blight on the London skyline - which in my view is already fragmented.
Sigh. There's always one isn't there.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:40 PM   #1212
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Indeed.





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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:55 PM   #1213
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This would look so gorgeous!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:08 PM   #1214
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I think will be a blight on the London skyline - which in my view is already fragmented.

Great building in its own right, however.
what a bit like Hong Kongs fragmented skyline
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:12 PM   #1215
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Floor plans look really good. As do the views of the tower itself.

I could see myself living there
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1216
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What a nice surprise to see this one under construction
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:42 PM   #1217
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Does anyone know a little about the geology of London? More specifically, what kind of bedrock lies beneath the London pavements? For example, building skyscrapers were not a problem in New York City because of the unusually solid and very hard bedrock of Manhattan Mica Schist of which you can see outcroppings in Central Park. If the bedrock is insufficient, will it be necessary to drive pilings into the ground?
Mostly clay I believe, makes building the worlds biggest underground network very easy, but not perfect conditions for skysrapers.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #1218
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what a bit like Hong Kongs fragmented skyline
HK doesn't have a fragmented skyline, it has the best one in the world, don't be silly. Unless you're being sarcastic, in which case I appologise!

I've never seen those apartment floorplans before.. oh my goodness, utterly increadible
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Old March 4th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #1219
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A panorama I took this afternoon:



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Old March 4th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1220
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And a video...

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscrapers/shard/1.wmv

Make sure you watch this in "full screen" mode.
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