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Old March 16th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #13261
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This could become a nice banner for the daily menu.. SCROLL FOR THE SHARD >>
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Old March 16th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #13262
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The Shard astonishing beauty can not be unravelled by the other city skyscrapers. It distinguishes itself from a far distance.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #13263
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Old March 16th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #13264
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Please forgive me for asking this question that may have been answered already, so the Shard went from 1,016 feet to 1,004 feet wow I hate how this beauty could be downgraded. Can someone explain how they or who ever came to this conclusion?
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Old March 16th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #13265
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Ok so once the rain settled down and the sun came out I started taking some pictures of the Shard.

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Old March 16th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #13266
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Also, I saw a few interesting things going on which i don't know much about, so if anyone knows about this then feel free to tell me.

So here are the photos:

This photo seems to show the cylindrical cladding to be very badly fitted, any idea why they mucked up this bit so badly?
I sort of appreciate that because each segment is so small, relatively, it may have been too demanding to fit them precisely enough.

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And in these shots you can see bundles of rope being lowered down the building, i saw them being lowered, does anyone know why the were doing this?

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Old March 17th, 2013, 02:21 AM   #13267
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Just visited the tower and enjoyed the view of London from the top of this impressive tower. From the 72nd flower you can see how the thames twists through this huge megapolis. Can recommend a visit to the top of this tower for anyone coming to London.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #13268
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This building is complete, and as such this thread should be moved to the archives.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #13269
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Also, I saw a few interesting things going on which i don't know much about, so if anyone knows about this then feel free to tell me.

So here are the photos:

This photo seems to show the cylindrical cladding to be very badly fitted, any idea why they mucked up this bit so badly?
I sort of appreciate that because each segment is so small, relatively, it may have been too demanding to fit them precisely enough.
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I barely see what resembles cylindrical cladding in any of your images.

However, I think what seems to look like poorly(not badly) fitted is from the jointed pipes at the edge of the claddings. That would still be pronounced in almost every tall building around the world. I don't think that is a major issue though.

From a closer look, Shard is still a very beautiful skyscraper.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 04:19 AM   #13270
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Old March 17th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #13271
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The bent poles are most likely that way from expansion and contraction, something kinda hard to prevent.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #13272
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #13273
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I almost missed that Shard skeletal system(if you liked) in that image.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #13274
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This building is complete, and as such this thread should be moved to the archives.
No it's not - it's externally complete, and the viewing gallery is open, but there's still a lot of internal work going on.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #13275
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Then a moderator should alter the title. With its current title, this thread should be moved.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #13276
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Then a moderator should alter the title. With its current title, this thread should be moved.
We should ask ourselves. Is Burj Khalifa already in archive?
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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #13277
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And in these shots you can see bundles of rope being lowered down the building, i saw them being lowered, does anyone know why the were doing this?
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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #13278
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The bent poles are most likely that way from expansion and contraction, something kinda hard to prevent.
Actually if you look closely, it seems to be the entire sections of cladding that are badly fitted and wonky, not just the poles.
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After 5 months of dedication between March 2013 and August 2013, I am proud to present my longingly awaited HD Shard diagram time-lapse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GU6Cv8-pKY

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Old December 13th, 2014, 03:57 AM   #13280
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