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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:44 PM   #121
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There is limited activity on site. I wouldn't call it construction, more enabling works for demolition for construction!
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:49 PM   #122
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can u take a pic?
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:54 AM   #123
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:59 AM   #124
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Another pic by Cranes Etc

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can u take a pic?
Here you go. Not terribly exciting, but it confirms that work is underway.


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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:42 PM   #125
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cool, i guess we have to start somewhere!
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 03:09 PM   #126
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kinda annoying how long this building has been in planning and how long its still going to be, still at least it seems likely to happen
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 03:13 PM   #127
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It's insane how long it takes things to get built in London. But in such a historic city, with so much to protect, and so many things to consider - strict planning laws, myriad specialists to coordinate, site ownership, leasing expiry dates, relocations, utilities, underground tunnels, demolition in urban areas; I could go on and on - it's actually a bit of a miracle that anything gets built at all.

I share your frustration, but here's looking forward to a very special end product!
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 03:28 PM   #128
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thank you very much Wjfox 2002
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 06:53 PM   #129
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I heard this will be the most complex building project ever under taken (in respect to building a tower of this size). There are many complications, can you imagine something like this being built over 100 year old underground station! i'm no engineer but its obvious there are many obstacles to get through and will be very challenging.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 07:01 PM   #130
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wow, this tower looks so gorgeous..
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 12:05 AM   #131
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I don't really like the top, but overall the building looks pretty darn good.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 03:48 AM   #132
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For me, the weird top is fine, though I don't like the side of the tower. Hmm, isn't it like an onion?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #133
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For me, the weird top is fine, though I don't like the side of the tower. Hmm, isn't it like an onion?
Onion?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:05 PM   #134
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Hasn't the proposal been lowered from 310 meters? I thought it was no longer going to be a supertall.
What is the current proposed height? I hope it will be built at original 310 meters.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:13 PM   #135
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310m / 1,017 ft

87 storeys including plant floors.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #136
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Perhaps you're getting confused with the Bishopsgate Tower, which was reduced in height from 307m to 288m because of protestations from the Civil Aviation Authority. The original London Bridge Tower (of a completely unrecognisable design) was intended to be 366m.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #137
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310m / 1,017 ft

87 storeys including plant floors.
It's listed at Emporis as 306m/1003ft with 66 floors.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #138
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Now it has 71 floors + 16 plant floors.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #139
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It's listed at Emporis as 306m/1003ft with 66 floors.
Guess what! That's wrong.

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310m pinnacle height
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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #140
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As are most things on emporis.
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