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Old June 4th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #1481
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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.
I disagree, the London of old had dozens (hundreds?) of spires reaching into the sky. This is a futuristic take on old London, IMO. And it will be an icon for the capital, showing it's just as forward thinking as anywhere else.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #1482
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Haha, those Yanks just can't help but slot themselves neatly into the typical stereotype!
Or, they were elderly or disabled and wouldn't otherwise be able to reach the top. What if they were Canadian, would you have reacted the same way? You do understand that most towers (even older ones) have been retrofitted with lifts, don't you? Don't slot yourself into the uncultured, uncaring Scottish stereotype. You're dangerously close.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #1483
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Old June 6th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #1484
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wonderful building... though too much of a standout in historic and cultural london... I still applaud piano's sleek design though....
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #1485
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Or, they were elderly or disabled and wouldn't otherwise be able to reach the top. What if they were Canadian, would you have reacted the same way? You do understand that most towers (even older ones) have been retrofitted with lifts, don't you? Don't slot yourself into the uncultured, uncaring Scottish stereotype. You're dangerously close.


I assume you don't know much about the Monument.
Here is something for you:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monument

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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #1486
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hows the site looking ?
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #1487
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A lot of piling works going on.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #1488
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from my travels today:

hadn't seen the new hoardings until today - snazzy!



4 piling rigs, 2 mobile cranes and a shed load of equipment, although the site was quiet today:


big piles


organised chaos:


looks like they got halfway and gave up for the weekend:
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Old July 5th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #1489
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Nice updates.

Can you pls resize those pics? Thanks.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #1490
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Nice to see there is progress on the site. Cool pics.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #1491
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thanx for the pics.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1492
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could become in my top ten fav' when finished,really nice
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #1493
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Amazing tower!

I love London's skyline, so contemporary...

It has to be finished in 2012?

It would look nice being one of the center of the atention of the Olimpic Games


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Old July 9th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #1494
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It has to be finished in 2012?
May/June 2012 - a few weeks before the Olympics.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #1495
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Lets hope it finishes on time.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #1496
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It will be the biggest tower in UK right?
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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #1497
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exactly
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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:30 AM   #1498
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London's skyline is the most stylish and unique in Europe. I like it a lot. And this tower is just a great point to all this! Congratulations
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Old July 10th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #1499
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Fantastic to see progress! They are still going for 310m?
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Old July 10th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #1500
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im happy for London but also for whole europe which finally have a 300 m skyscraper...im glad ... what about the three house projects nearby ? on hold? or cancelled?
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