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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #1261
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i heard on the radio today that building work starts tomorrow,its the first time ive heard the building being mentioned outside this website , so onwards and upward then .
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Old March 17th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #1262
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Great! This is one of my most anticipated upcoming skyscrapers.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1263
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http://www.ft.com/cms/0e45e12c-0619-..._referrer=mrss

FT interview on the shard from the construction site.....
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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #1264
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Cool! All systems go!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:22 AM   #1265
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couple of questions
the top being 310m.
how high where spire starts? 245m?
how high is observation deck? 230m?

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what are the large floors below spire structure? ob decks?

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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #1266
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amazing building... so beautiful...
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #1267
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Outstanding !!!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #1268
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amazing tower!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #1269
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great building, wrong location, should be in the city or CW
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #1270
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couple of questions
the top being 310m.
how high where spire starts? 245m?
how high is observation deck? 230m?

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what are the large floors below spire structure? ob decks?

Pinnacle height: 310m
Roof height: 306m
Top floor height (observation deck): 244m

Floor layout -

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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #1271
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great building, wrong location, should be in the city or CW
I couldn't disagree more. The location is perfect - absolutely spot on. This tower will basically complete the regeneration of the South Bank (which includes a major upgrade of one of London's busiest train stations). Plus if you built this in the City, it would be lost amongst the other towers, and Canary Wharf is quite far away from the main tourist areas. Here at London Bridge, it will really stand out - you'll get the full soar and impact of it.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #1272
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wjfox, i scaled the elevation above and where it says spire --this is the 244m height.
where is 306m roof? the whole top 50m is open frame spire. isnt it?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #1273
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^ I believe there are plant floors between the 244m and the 306m, as shown in the render above. The spires don't start from the roof of the building, but from 244m - effectively wrapping around the plant floors. There is a floor below the 306m that you could walk on, if that's what you're asking.

THis video shows the floors upto 306m:

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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #1274
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great news!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #1275
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The spire, that appears to be open, actually contains the radiator/plant floors.. to cool the building and sh*t like that. The top floor height is technically 244m, as we don't could the plant floors. As you can see from that closeup though, there are extra floors above that for cooling and stuff.

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No, it shouldn't.

It's where it needs to be, and it'll form a gateway for the Thames with the Bishopsgate Tower on the other side.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #1276
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I couldn't disagree more. The location is perfect - absolutely spot on. This tower will basically complete the regeneration of the South Bank (which includes a major upgrade of one of London's busiest train stations). Plus if you built this in the City, it would be lost amongst the other towers, and Canary Wharf is quite far away from the main tourist areas. Here at London Bridge, it will really stand out - you'll get the full soar and impact of it.
But it is totally out of scale...clusters work much better.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #1277
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But it is totally out of scale...clusters work much better.
"Totally out of scale" would be 600m+. This is borderline supertall. Not too short, not insanely tall - but just right. This will be London's equivalent of the Eiffel Tower, and I don't hear anyone complaining about that.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1278
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Culwulla - do these help?








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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #1279
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Looks taller than only 310 meters high. But design is simply beautiful and impressive !
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #1280
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Design is beautiful. I don't know though how it will fit in London's skyline.
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