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Old May 23rd, 2009, 06:41 PM   #1441
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1442
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But just the fact of being really high up and in the tallest building of the city is bound to attract people.
That will attract a certain type of person but the London eye is an attraction in itself, while i think the shard will become a tourist destination, i dont think it will be as succesful as the eye purely because it has mostly an office and residential aspect, its away from the most touristy area of London and the eye provides better views of londons most iconic buildings. This doesnt mean im an advocate of the eye over the shard, just that its already etablished as londons observation platform.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #1443
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I believe people will go on the eye to see the shard
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Old May 25th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #1444
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what's the current high about?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 05:49 PM   #1445
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #1446
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I believe people will go on the eye to see the shard
Or the monument...which would be far better I assume.


So if anyone is panning to visit london in 4 years...check out the monument in the city.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #1447
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I wonder what number of people visit the monument and climb the steps. I only discovered it by chance, its now one of my must see places in london for tourists.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #1448
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I wonder what number of people visit the monument and climb the steps. I only discovered it by chance, its now one of my must see places in london for tourists.
Just as I decended on my last visit to the Monument I heard an American/Canadian lady ask one of the assistants if it had a lift!!!
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #1449
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Haha, those Yanks just can't help but slot themselves neatly into the typical stereotype!
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Old May 27th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #1450
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perhaps they should instal one for tourist we dislike, as the tower tapers at the top and hence the lift would get progressively smaller, how long before they panic!? lol
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #1451
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Just as I decended on my last visit to the Monument I heard an American/Canadian lady ask one of the assistants if it had a lift!!!


only thing about the monument are those metal grilled cages at the top that obscure your view and doesnt allow you to fully appreciate the vista
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Old May 29th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #1452
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No photos?!? If someone snaps one of the construction, would they please post it? Thanks.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #1453
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I believe people will go on the eye to see the shard
I think people will go to the last floors of the Shard to see the Pinnacle, and just after that they will try to sneak into the Pinnacle to catch a glimpse of The Shard... Well, I'm pretty sure I will be among them.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #1454
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No photos?!? If someone snaps one of the construction, would they please post it? Thanks.
Well, there isn't much to see right now - just piling and prep work. Above-ground construction is still several months away.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #1455
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No photos?!? If someone snaps one of the construction, would they please post it? Thanks
From 6 May (i dont know if those posted before)
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarflondondunc/3510024674/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/axelrd/3565888748/
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Old May 30th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #1456
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I think people will go to the last floors of the Shard to see the Pinnacle, and just after that they will try to sneak into the Pinnacle to catch a glimpse of The Shard... Well, I'm pretty sure I will be among them.
There will be a public restaurant on the top (4?) floors of the Pinnacle, and there will be terraces that allow you to go outside. So you should be able to get up there
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #1457
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The website has been updated slightly. The movie has a new scene at the beginning (click on "Film").

http://www.shardlondonbridge.com/

Also, if you click on "Visualisation" followed by "Live site cams" (on the right), one of the webcams now has a closer view.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #1458
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Old May 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #1459
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That will attract a certain type of person but the London eye is an attraction in itself, while i think the shard will become a tourist destination, i dont think it will be as succesful as the eye purely because it has mostly an office and residential aspect, its away from the most touristy area of London and the eye provides better views of londons most iconic buildings. This doesnt mean im an advocate of the eye over the shard, just that its already etablished as londons observation platform.
It might never be as popular but that doesn't mean it won't be better. For me the best current view point is the bar up Tower 42. It's not cheap but say you get a £30 bottle of wine between 3 people you're paying less than entry to the eye, it's more relaxed, and you get to enjoy the wine.(And the view is stunning!) No doubt the Shard will be better still...
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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:59 PM   #1460
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It must not stay in London
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