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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #141
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emporis shows the roof height, but not the pinnacle height... and then of course rounds the roof height too. 82 floors minus 16 plant floors = 66 occupiable floors which is what emporis lists. its right but its not quite the whole picture.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #142
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For me, the weird top is fine, though I don't like the side of the tower. Hmm, isn't it like an onion?
We have a lot of weird nicknames for London skyscrapers, but i must say the shard as 'The Onion' is definately not one that I can see catching on Like an onion how??
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #143
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actually i think AM Putra got the idea form the architect Renzo Piano himself - somewhere he descibed the multiple layering of the facade treatment with the analogy of an onion (dont ask me why?!)
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:42 AM   #144
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Well... if anybody has seen Shrek... here you go (from imdb):

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Shrek: Ogres are like onions.
Donkey: They stink?
Shrek: Yes. No.
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No.
Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs.
Shrek: NO. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
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Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:54 PM   #145
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I sort of see what you are getting at...but still...not exactly that onion like.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #146
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I said I wouldn't post in the World Forums anymore because there are too many immature piss-takers around here.

However... this new rendering is so good that I couldn't resist showing it.

Currently on display outside the station -


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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:06 PM   #147
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I love Renzo Piano!!!!!!
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:20 PM   #148
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I just noticed that Renzo Piano is the architect. For London's sake, I sure hope this turns out better than the New York Times Tower. IMO, that is one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. I suppose the design is so different between the two as Shard has a glass exterior that it would be hard to go wrong with it. I'd still be nervous though.

Wifox, that rendering looks great.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:22 PM   #149
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awesome rendering, cant wait for seeing this one with my own eyes
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Old April 4th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #150
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I just noticed that Renzo Piano is the architect. For London's sake, I sure hope this turns out better than the New York Times Tower. IMO, that is one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. I suppose the design is so different between the two as Shard has a glass exterior that it would be hard to go wrong with it. I'd still be nervous though.

Wifox, that rendering looks great.
If the renderings are to be believed...this should turn out to be one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in Europe...trust me
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #151
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Nice vision
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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #152
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That's the rendering?!! I think that's a photo!!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #153
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Touched up version, by Medo:

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Old April 5th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #154
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So its approved, i missed that when is construction scheduled to start?
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Old April 5th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #155
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Hoardings have recently gone around the site, small works are starting, and PWC who occupy the current building are scheduled to move in a couple of months
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Old April 5th, 2007, 03:20 PM   #156
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Great. This developement will provide yet another reason to visit/live in London. Also i cant help contemplating about how spectacular it would be to have a football stadium with a lower tier on one side towards the skyscrapers in London, what a view, and what stadium for football that would be . That is one thing i like about american stadiums/cities.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #157
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So its approved, i missed that when is construction scheduled to start?
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Just wondering if anyone knows why it seems like I saw renders where the building was leaning to one side (non-symmetrical) but now it seems like all the renders are symmetrical? Has the design changed? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #159
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Would be nice to get the better render
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