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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #1421
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super buena esa construccion en londres.. vvia colombia!!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #1422
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London through a Shard

19 May, 2009
By Ruth Bloomfield

This is London as you have never seen it before – a glimpse of what visitors to the Shard will see when it opens to the public in 2012.





LBQ, the Qatari and UK consortium behind the London Bridge landmark, has created a series of images giving an early taste of the new views of the capital the Renzo Piano tower will expose from its public viewing galleries.

Work on the Shard began earlier this year. It will contain offices, flats, a hotel, restaurants, with the developer claiming it “will herald a new era in high-rise development for London”.

At 310m and with 100 levels, the Shard will be the tallest building in Western Europe. The viewing galleries at a height of 244m will offer the highest publicly accessible observation point in London.

The viewing galleries are spread over floors 68, 69 and 72 and offer a vantage point at almost twice the height of the London Eye.

A triple-height space on the main viewing level will offer floor to ceiling heights of approximately 8m, while an “indoor/outdoor” experience on the third and highest observation deck will partially expose visitors to the elements.

The galleries will offer 360 degree views across London, with the South Downs visible on a clear day.

James Sellar, chief executive of Sellar Property Group, which is part of the LBQ consortium, said: “The Shard is set to become one of the most significant additions to the London skyline in decades. From the outset, it has always been my aim to ensure that this wonderful building is open to the public, so that they get to experience the wonder of the Shard at first hand.”
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1423
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TWINCE the height of london eye, that is the selling point of this tower..
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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #1424
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wow!! how much work has been done?
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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #1425
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Lol, the London Eye will have no visitors when this is finished!
(Hopefully not, but it's possible... )
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Old May 20th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #1426
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The whole ride will be just crap looking at shard standing there high and proud...
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Old May 20th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #1427
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How much will it cost to go to the top gallery?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 05:36 AM   #1428
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From my experiance people will still ride the eye, probably in greater numbers than the shard due to stunning views over the houses of parliament and buckingham palace. The shard isnt in the most tourist area of london (although there are alot of attractions near by), and i think the visitors will be people who have already travelled on the eye or are more descerning / investigative. The london eye is a world attraction and i feel this wont change because of height.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:11 PM   #1429
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From my experiance people will still ride the eye, probably in greater numbers than the shard due to stunning views over the houses of parliament and buckingham palace. The shard isnt in the most tourist area of london (although there are alot of attractions near by), and i think the visitors will be people who have already travelled on the eye or are more descerning / investigative. The london eye is a world attraction and i feel this wont change because of height.
But just the fact of being really high up and in the tallest building of the city is bound to attract people.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:53 PM   #1430
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it's too bad the only supertall in london's pathetic skyline is going to be this eyesore..
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:20 PM   #1431
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If this guy is just going to pop up in here every page or two and troll, I think he should be banned.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 04:03 PM   #1432
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I agree.
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He is doing the same thing in the Strata thread too.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #1434
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The Shard looks great. Wish I could go there!
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:06 PM   #1435
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it's too bad the only supertall in london's pathetic skyline is going to be this eyesore..
I just find it a shame that he has a Hong Kong pic as his avatar, you're a disgrace to that fine city sir!
I think banning would be a sensible course of action, just an idiot...
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:22 PM   #1436
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This tower is beautiful.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1437
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Stop spamming London related threads please.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:48 PM   #1438
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If this guy is just going to pop up in here every page or two and troll, I think he should be banned.
I agree.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:23 PM   #1439
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If this guy is just going to pop up in here every page or two and troll, I think he should be banned.
I'll second that but most importantly... NO ONE should react after say... This post.
He's enjoying it too much. Dork.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:33 PM   #1440
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What I like it is integration of the tower with London Bridge station.
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