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Old July 17th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #1521
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working (sort of..) going on a site trip with mace
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- how many cranes are there going to be?
- when will the first crane go up?
- when will the cofferdam start to be constructed for the central core?
- how many people will be working on site at the peak of construction?

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Old July 18th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1522
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Russia might be on the European continent, but it's not European culturally. Russia is more reactionary than Texas or Oklahoma. At least in Texas, killing journalists isn't deemed acceptable.

Then again, Britain isn't really "Europe". It's the UK.
In Russia, the killing of journalists is not acceptable. Unfortunately the killers of journalists in Russia can live quietly in London.
Like the terrorists living in London.

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Old July 18th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #1523
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In Russia, the killing of journalists is not acceptable. Unfortunately the killers of journalists in Russia can live quietly in London.
Like the terrorists living in London.
What the feck are you on about mate?
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Old August 11th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #1524
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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #1525
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Will this be the tallest building in Europe when completed?
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Old August 12th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #1526
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Will this be the tallest building in Europe when completed?
If completed this year it will be the tallest in Europe.
The later it is completed the lower chances it is the tallest.
PS 3 towers is Moscow can be taller.
1 Eurasia tower is going to have 309 metres. More than a half is built, but it is 'on hold' now. They can easily add 2 metres if they want to.
2 The Federation tower will have more than 500 metres. It may be 'on hold' soon due to the money problems. It is more than a half built already. It won't be completed with the current speed soon/
3 The Mercury tower has 5 floors now. The full height will be 380 metres. The current speed is 1 floor per month.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1527
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If completed this year it will be the tallest in Europe.
The later it is completed the lower chances it is the tallest.
Of course it won't be completed this year. Perhaps it won't be the tallest in Europe but the tallest in the EU.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #1528
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Yeah, the tallest in the EU definitely. It will also be the EU's first supertall skyscraper.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #1529
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If completed this year it will be the tallest in Europe.
The later it is completed the lower chances it is the tallest.
PS 3 towers is Moscow can be taller.
1 Eurasia tower is going to have 309 metres. More than a half is built, but it is 'on hold' now. They can easily add 2 metres if they want to.
2 The Federation tower will have more than 500 metres. It may be 'on hold' soon due to the money problems. It is more than a half built already. It won't be completed with the current speed soon/
3 The Mercury tower has 5 floors now. The full height will be 380 metres. The current speed is 1 floor per month.
The Federation Tower will be 360m. Unless I'm mistaken, the central part is a 'tower', not a skyscraper, more in the sense of the CN Tower.

It's not ALL about height. In my opinion design is much more important, and I think the Shard comes up trumps. To me it's grace, elegance, and suitability to it's location puts it above it's eastern rivals. The whole 'ours is taller' thing reminds me of Dubai. It may have a few good designs, but the majority is tall but crap. I'm not saying the Moscow towers look crap, because I do think it has a higher percentage of better looking towers than Dubai, but it still seems like a place where height and scale take priority. Perhaps not to the same extent, but it's there. Your comment about Eurasia sums it up.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #1530
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Glad to see at least this pyramid rising in Europe after all these years.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #1531
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Your comment about Eurasia sums it up.
You got me wrong/
Many towers in Moscow's city became taller than it had been planned before.
Federation tower, Naberezhnaya tower and City of Capitals now are much higher than it was planned.
So we can expect that Eurasia will be taller.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #1532
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Will there be any other highrise building to be constructed next to or beside it? I mean, would it look dull if London skyline only has this super tall building while others are so small and short?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1533
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These were taken today, 14/08/09. Not much rising above ground.











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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:33 AM   #1534
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Will there be any other highrise building to be constructed next to or beside it? I mean, would it look dull if London skyline only has this super tall building while others are so small and short?
Not really. It's nice to have juxtapositions in a skyline. Get's boring when they are all the same. That's what's so special about the London skyline and many British cities.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:52 AM   #1535
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Will there be any other highrise building to be constructed next to or beside it? I mean, would it look dull if London skyline only has this super tall building while others are so small and short?
The Shard will sit among smaller high-rises. It will also be just across the river from the skyscrapers in the City. There are plans for other new scrapers close to the Shard but I for one would prefer it to have some space to itself.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #1536
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mine from yesterday - groundworks continue. According to an on-site mole, expect the first tower crane and above ground works starting in Sept.....





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Old August 17th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #1537
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In September? Great!

I'm desperately needing to see a core rising. Heron is already a reality, so I want to see this one getting taller. If it is expected to be complete by May 2012, they need to hurry up. It's a beast in size.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #1538
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Will there be any other highrise building to be constructed next to or beside it? I mean, would it look dull if London skyline only has this super tall building while others are so small and short?
Theres a proposed development of 3 towers right next to it (the tallest being 250 meters) but we haven't received any renders yet.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #1539
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Will there be any other highrise building to be constructed next to or beside it? I mean, would it look dull if London skyline only has this super tall building while others are so small and short?
Would you want loads of skyscrapers around the Eiffel Tower? No. Some things are supposed to stand on their own.

And elsewhere, London has fourteen 200m-300m towers either built or planned. They're hardly 'small and short'.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #1540
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Would you want loads of skyscrapers around the Eiffel Tower? No. Some things are supposed to stand on their own.
Somebody hasn't told the developers then as they plan a 80m building next door & 3x resi's rising to 250m. Its also in a high rise zone designated by the local council.
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