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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #12801
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Shard or Olympic Park could house BT's "iconic" television studio

BT is in talks to use an “iconic” landmark building for its new television studios, prompting speculation that it could set up in London’s Shard skyscraper or at the Olympic Park.

The telecoms giant is looking for a 40,000 square foot space to act as the hub of the new sports channel it is due to launch in the first half of next year, as it prepares to ratchet up competition with rival BSkyB.

Sources told The Daily Telegraph that BT had considered a number of different “prestigious” sites, including some outside London, to house offices, editing suites and three different television studios.

One of the options under consideration was a homecoming to the BT Tower, the company’s original headquarters north of London’s Oxford Street. However, BT was forced to rule that idea out because the Grade II listed building’s ceilings were too low.

However, the company’s property team is understood to have identified another site and expects to finalise a deal within the next few weeks.

Sources pointed towards either the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe whose prominence on the London skyline would give the BT brand a boost, or the Olympic Park at Stratford.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #12802
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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #12803
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Old November 20th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #12804
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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #12805
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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #12806
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Why is the big arm still up. Have they not finished cleaning the windows yet?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #12807
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Why is the big arm still up. Have they not finished cleaning the windows yet?
I don't think it can fold down, so it's like that sticking up forever
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Old November 21st, 2012, 02:42 PM   #12808
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Old November 21st, 2012, 02:46 PM   #12809
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Glad to see The Shard hasn't taken up smoking yet.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:40 PM   #12810
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So futuristic, looks dystopian.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:21 AM   #12811
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I don't think it can fold down, so it's like that sticking up forever
That's a darn shame They should have made it retractable.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:30 AM   #12812
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Maybe they leave it like that to be a lightning rod/conductor, not sure (even though lightning isn't that common here)
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 04:43 AM   #12813
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 01:15 PM   #12814
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:21 PM   #12815
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Why is the big arm still up. Have they not finished cleaning the windows yet?
Window cleaning and maintanance is a almost constant, and time consumming job. You would see the big arm up allot


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Maybe they leave it like that to be a lightning rod/conductor, not sure (even though lightning isn't that common here)
To me it clearly looks that it bends 1/3 in http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumberj...on/8197519952/

.... wich also makes sense, considering the tappering shape of the building, and the need for a longer arm to also reach the lower levels
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:44 AM   #12816
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As I see, London has the best buildings in europe and in the world, including this one!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 06:17 AM   #12817
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I love this tower!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 06:28 AM   #12818
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yes is really nice
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 10:39 PM   #12819
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A quick snap from Tower Bridge this evening, with the new lights at the top of The Shard.

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Old November 24th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #12820
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i like the lights at the top!
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