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Old September 25th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #1601
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Some photos taken yesterday, another fine autumn afternoon in London:










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Old September 25th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #1602
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looks like a modernized London... NICE!
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Old September 26th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #1603
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looks like a lot of activity ,great .
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Old September 26th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #1604
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if you want to understand how its going to start off - here you go: you can see the concrete raft/floorplate going in at the moment, sat on the piles, and then once set, they dig out the basement whilst the frame of the tower climbs above it. Very novel method and will be fascinating to watch.

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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #1605
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Great news!!

I hope it goes ahead as fast as Heron!
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Old September 27th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #1606
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I don't know if this has been posted but here it goes. It shows the progression of the construction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WYKyCrK9tM

I suppose we will all have loads to speak about in one year's time .
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Old September 27th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #1607
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The Shard may well be considered his Magnum Opus.
Yes, I agree. It's his best so far. It may well win over the hearts and minds of many Londoners who hate the very idea of skyscrapers and, with a few noteable exceptions, have had good reason to hate them in London.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #1608
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The Shard will certainly be the ESB of London.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #1609
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Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reclad of Londons ugliest building is about to begin, its relavant to The Shard because its located right next door...yep this ugly concrete turd which currently looks like this:

[IMG]http://************/u6054[/IMG]


Will be transformed to this: (Info board outside the redevlopment)





[IMG]http://i37.************/6sqcyv.jpg[/IMG]

In the above picture, you can see, given its location, why something HAD to be done with it..

Ok the best solution would be to demolish it, but seing as its a Hospital, it was never going to happen...but this is sooooooo much better than what it currently is
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Old September 27th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #1610
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interesting vid ,just asking how tall is the crane
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Old September 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #1611
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I didn't know about the recladding of that building. It's great news! It seriously needed a lifting and will make a good pair with The Shard.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #1612
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That's great news xfire, thanks for posting. I love the new shiny facade on the renders and it will defenitely fit next to the Shard
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #1613
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So great to hear about the recladding of the hospital!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #1614
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The Guys re-cladding looks awful IMO... looks like it's been wrapped in tin foil or something. I wish they could just demolish the whole thing - but that would be too expensive and time-consuming, I guess.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #1615
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nice updates
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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #1616
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Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reclad of Londons ugliest building is about to begin, its relavant to The Shard because its located right next door...yep this ugly concrete turd which currently looks like this:

[IMG]http://************/u6054[/IMG]
I kind of like Guys as it is
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #1617
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It looks like the tower of terror. I wonder if the elevators go crazy?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #1618
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That recladding is not something to drool about but it will certainly look better. It would be a shame to have such a concrete monster right next to an amazing glassy tower.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #1619
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I cant tell from the render, but it looks like there is a hint of similar cladding as the shard just with a different patern on the main part of the building. Is this so? Im not so sure about the cladding on the taller structure, looks a bit like anodised aluminium to me.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #1620
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do you know the link to its planning drawings? would be nice to have a look at this project's drawing sets... thanks in advance!
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