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Old October 9th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #1661
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Is it just me...but having been to the top of the Eiffel Tower this building (whilst only a few metres shorter) looks nowhere near as tall.
Eiffel Tower is 300m + antennas (324m). Shard London bridge is 306m.

Roof height: Shard is taller than the Eiffel Tower.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1662
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #1663
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fortunately no one else seems to have been down recently, so I did so myself on the way for a Jimbo tour of Blackheath.

Good progress - above ground bits here surely? Scooparama!

I present a concrete bit of frame.


note several concrete pillars at the perimeter of the site:


and more


wait a darn minute - more!


can't make out much on the excavation side though:


lots of digging in the corner nearest the station concourse. No sign of 3rd tower crane yet though.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #1664
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above ground



that was quick

i was there only last saturday.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #1665
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Great update! Ty
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #1666
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #1667
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this is where is all gets terribly exciting now boys. Above ground by Xmas, and frame topped out by end 2010. Excellent centrepiece to London when the Olympics arrive.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #1668
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Indeed, will be great to have this soaring above the rest of the London skyline when the world's cameras come flocking to London for the 2012 Games.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #1669
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We will have to pay attention to the TV, once they start filming from above for the Olympic Games.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #1670
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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #1671
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It's so amazing to see progress on it.

I wonder how easy is it to get a view of the construction site? I'd love to have a look and perhaps take a few snapshots myself during the weekend.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #1672
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Awesome! This is the best of the London Skyline! If it turns out to be half as good as the renders, it will still be one of the best buildings in Europe! Can't wait for it to rise!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #1673
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It's so amazing to see progress on it.

I wonder how easy is it to get a view of the construction site? I'd love to have a look and perhaps take a few snapshots myself during the weekend.
It's really easy to see the site. Just walk along the walkway overpass from London Bridge Station. It takes you along the entire site with a birds eye view
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Old October 14th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #1674
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Great, thanks. I'll definitely go have a look... after all this is the most amazing thing that is being built in London perhaps since the Parliament Building
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #1675
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steel set to rise in the next few weeks

quote from the uk shard thread from our man in the hole.

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Putting on a few more "interface" plates between plunge columns and concrete slab. The steel in the background, with the purple tent on top, will be going between the two nearest columns to support another column in the middle (another 2 for 1).

Steel starts to go up next week between TC2 & TC3, and then towards the observation bridge over the next few weeks, up to the 5th floor, before the main core starts.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #1676
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Old October 19th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #1678
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Old October 20th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #1679
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That's insane, how is a supertall skyscraper going to fit in there?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1680
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With difficulty... But it's standard London urban form - the main cluster for the City of London is even more insane:

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