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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:37 AM   #1461
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What is that supposed to mean!?!?!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:21 PM   #1462
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Looks like i will have another favorite building after the Gurkin
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Old June 1st, 2009, 08:36 PM   #1463
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It must not stay in London
I agree, once its built, it must be shipped oversea, but how???
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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:26 PM   #1464
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I agree, once its built, it must be shipped oversea, but how???

It would be easy. The parts of the Shard could be taken apart, then shipped overseas, and finally they could be put together in his backyard.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:34 PM   #1465
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It must not stay in London
Of course. We'll just prop it up on a cart and wheel it across the ocean.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:38 PM   #1466
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Beautiful tower. Love it!!!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:25 AM   #1467
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I agree, once its built, it must be shipped oversea, but how???
Attach a couple of powerful boosters one side of what will be the base, then add a control tower on the other side and tada!! You get an imperial destroyer! Simple as that amigo
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:14 AM   #1468
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Wasn't this already almost constracted ???

Here we go, only glassing left :

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1469
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scaffolding work look so disorganised.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:09 PM   #1470
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Wasn't this already almost constracted ???

Here we go, only glassing left :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/...5c999cc2_b.jpg
I think you're posting in the wrong thread....

... oh wait, you're trying to be funny?

WOWZOMG HAHAHALOLZ LOLOCAUST THAT IS BRILLIANT NOBODY HAS MADE THAT JOKE YET HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!1111ONEONEONE

EDIT: ^This is sarcasm, it suddenly dawns on me that if you have no sense of humour you probably have no grasp of sarcasm either.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:12 AM   #1471
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4chan-type humor is always appreciated.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:41 AM   #1472
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i'm sorry i'm horribly late
but could someone repost the video that everyone's taking screencaps of?
i've looked and can't seem to find it.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 02:11 PM   #1473
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i'm sorry i'm horribly late
but could someone repost the video that everyone's taking screencaps of?
i've looked and can't seem to find it.

http://www.shardlondonbridge.com/

(click on "Film").
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 04:38 PM   #1474
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Excavation and superstructure construction

Why the Shard is special

What is unusual about the project is that the construction of the core will start at ground level and go downwards into the three storey basement as the superstructure is constructed upwards. This will save time.

The site is in a densely built up area and there is hardly any storage space. To get round this constraint, the ground floor slab will be poured before basement excavation starts. The 16.5m deep basement will then be built top down as superstructure and above ground core construction starts. “We were intending to build the core bottom up, but it was taking too long,” says WSP Cantor Seinuk director Kamran Moazimi. “Instead we’re going for a top down strategy including the core.”

Firstly the piles are sunk. Piles 900mm in diameter are used for the secant basement wall, and the piles that support the basement floor are either 1500mm or 1800mm diameter.

These piles go to 53m depth and are filled with concrete to around 16m below ground floor level. For the core, large plunge columns will be fed down the empty top sections of the shafts used to create the piles. The plunge columns are embedded in the top 5m of concrete in the pile shafts. Foam concrete is then pumped in around the plunge columns to fill in the voids.

These plunge columns will support the core while the basement is being excavated. They are large braced plated columns around 500mm square. The columns weigh around 800kg/m and will be taking around 19MN each.

The slipforming of the core above ground will start at the same time as the basement is excavated, meaning that these columns take the load of the core while it is being constructed. Once the basement excavation reaches the bottom, the concrete walls of the core will be poured.

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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #1475
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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!!!
I'm new here, so I'll probably get crucified but.....

Chances are, if she were an American, she probably would have asked if it had an elevator, not a lift.

Maybe she was joking, maybe she has a medical condition, maybe she was serious.

Certainly no other nationality would have asked such an asinine question.

Sarcasm intended.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 05:38 AM   #1476
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lol yeah, no american would ever ask if something had a "lift"
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Old June 4th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #1477
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personally, id say that it dosent fit in London, being a very cultural city, London looks very good with it's own western style peaceful buildings that has its own beauty.
however the tower does look stunning, but itll just be standing there by itself since its one of the only supertalls in London. It would look better in cities like HK or LA.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #1478
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personally, id say that it dosent fit in London, being a very cultural city, London looks very good with it's own western style peaceful buildings that has its own beauty.
however the tower does look stunning, but itll just be standing there by itself since its one of the only supertalls in London. It would look better in cities like HK or LA.
True, it will stand out on it's own, at least for some time.

But, with the Bishopsgate tower (the pinnacle) at 288m it nicely mirrors the the city square. I imagine it won't be long till it has it's own cluster.. Infact the "three houses" were proposed not too long ago, though renders have not been made, it will be very close to the 300m mark.

I understand the uncomfortable feelings about it not fitting in, but many said that about Tower 42, the Gerkin and such... yet they all look great?
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Old June 4th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #1479
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True, it will stand out on it's own, at least for some time.

But, with the Bishopsgate tower (the pinnacle) at 288m it nicely mirrors the the city square. I imagine it won't be long till it has it's own cluster.. Infact the "three houses" were proposed not too long ago, though renders have not been made, it will be very close to the 300m mark.

I understand the uncomfortable feelings about it not fitting in, but many said that about Tower 42, the Gerkin and such... yet they all look great?
The Shard is going to look awesome standing alone. It will be THE landmark tower, and the Big Ben of the 21st century.
The fact that it won't be a part of the city's cluster is for the better. Imagine the view one will be able to get from Shard's observation deck! There will be no better place for starring at the Pinnacle and the rest of the buildings standing just across the river.
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The Shard is going to look awesome standing alone. It will be THE landmark tower, and the Big Ben of the 21st century.
The fact that it won't be a part of the city's cluster is for the better. Imagine the view one will be able to get from Shard's observation deck! There will be no better place for starring at the Pinnacle and the rest of the buildings standing just across the river.
I do not dispute this, I too believe it will create a new icon for london. I also believe it will look better on it's own, but this may not last very long. The London Bridge Station is a huge transport hub, and as such planning permission for large buildings are easier to obtain around it. It won't be long till new proposals are unearthed for Southwark.
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