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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:37 PM   #1621
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Shard project chief: above ground by Xmas

1 October, 2009 | By Nick Whitten

A critical milestone was reached last week on the £425 million project to create Europe’s tallest building, when the first crane was installed.

Bernard Ainsworth said this proved that work on the main structure was going ahead, and that the 310 m-high Shard’s concrete core would be visible before the end of the year.

Piling is now all but complete, and excavation for the basement started last Thursday, with more than 100 contractors now on the site next to London Bridge.

Mr Ainsworth, of developer Sellar, said: “It all proves what we have said the whole time, that the intention was to build this. We were never here to pretend – it is definitely happening.”

The first of five tower cranes was erected by main contractor Mace, standing 105m above the ground.

It will initially be used to lift the reinforcement bar as the construction of the ground floor slab is completed.

A second crane will be put in place in the next couple of weeks to service the slipform core construction.

Byrne Brothers is on site to carry out the basement excavation with the help of Keltbray. Steel is expected to start going into the ground in mid to late November.

Mr Ainsworth added: “In this climate, any building is good. We are pleased with the progress so far. The team is building up.

“We have got to finish it by May 2012 so it needs to move speedily.”

By the end of 2010 the Shard’s concrete core will top out at around level 72 of the 87-storey building.


In all, four cranes will service the steel frame erection up to level 40, and one will continue to climb up the building from level 72 upwards to construct the steel spire.

Transport for London and upmarket hotel firm Shangri-La have between them agreed to take up 40 per cent of the Shard space.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:14 PM   #1623
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I love how they're pushing the environmental friendliness of the re-cladding BEFORE they tout the improvement of medical care.

"Improving the environment and the experience of anyone who...."

Does anyone else see this as just a LITTLE bit propagandist? Because refurbishing a hospital should have a good impact on the environment before it helps patients.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:09 PM   #1624
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I love how they're pushing the environmental friendliness of the re-cladding BEFORE they tout the improvement of medical care.

"Improving the environment and the experience of anyone who...."

Does anyone else see this as just a LITTLE bit propagandist? Because refurbishing a hospital should have a good impact on the environment before it helps patients.
What are you talking about??? This is nothing to do with a hospital and its not a refurb.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:21 PM   #1625
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I think Krattle is talking about the recladding of Guy's Hospital mentioned on the previous page.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:25 AM   #1626
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Yes, I am - the one talked about on the previous page. I just think it's ridiculous to be touting the environmental aspects of a hospital before you talk about how renovating it will help provide better care.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 05:34 AM   #1627
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Wondeful news wjfox!

Above ground work is much more interesting than basement preparation.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:03 PM   #1628
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:16 PM   #1629
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great another crane going up
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:25 PM   #1630
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This one is going to rise up fast!
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:16 AM   #1631
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Wow.. Europe's tallest building. I'm very happy to hear that the cran is in place.. Can't wait to see this baby rise
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Old October 4th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #1632
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The site shot from a distant view. Amazing cranes are up .



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Old October 4th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #1633
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Neat!!! So will they install third and fourth cranes soon right? I saw the video that shows that tower will have 4 cranes.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #1634
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Finally it's rising...certainly it's gonna be a fantastic scraper, probably the best in Europe, can't await to see it topped out!
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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #1635
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yes its great to see the cranes from a good distance,now we wait for the building to catch up.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #1636
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #1638
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theres got to be alot of planning on this build cos they cant keep alot of materials on site at any one time.
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Wow.. Europe's tallest building. I'm very happy to hear that the cran is in place.. Can't wait to see this baby rise
Is Moscow part of Asia? I don't think it is. In which case this defenitly won't be the tallest in Europe. Don't forget the Federation Tower, the Mercury City Tower, City Hall and City Duma, and Eurasia.
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Is Moscow part of Asia? I don't think it is. In which case this defenitly won't be the tallest in Europe. Don't forget the Federation Tower, the Mercury City Tower, City Hall and City Duma, and Eurasia.
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