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Old October 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #1681
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Proper above ground construction has started, you can see it on the webcams on the official website. Expect pictures later today

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It's the brown steel in front of the left tower crane. It looks to be about 2 or 3 floors tall at the moment
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Old October 20th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #1682
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Old October 20th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #1683
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first 2 floors started today
























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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #1684
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Nice pics, that first image is funny/weird with those people randomly walking in the air.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #1685
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Also steel construction like Heron Tower?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1686
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Partially. It's steel up until some point, and then a concrete core starts.

This is it! After so many years, it's finally rising
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Old October 20th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1687
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Absolutely great!!

The most iconic modern building of London finally rising up!

This is when all the fun begins. Now we'll start to see ACTUAL progress.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 06:06 AM   #1688
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How come I never saw any digging or foundation works? Are they using a new method? I'm confused!
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Old October 21st, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1689
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How come I never saw any digging or foundation works? Are they using a new method? I'm confused!
They will be digging the basements out at the same time as the main superstructure rises. They did the same thing with the Heron Tower, also under construction.

It's the only way they can meet the tight construction schedule deadline (May 2012).
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Old October 21st, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1690
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Concrete is being poured.

[IMG]http://i38.************/2ia97hu.jpg[/IMG]

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Old October 21st, 2009, 10:56 PM   #1691
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the site seems to look a lot tidyer now and construction is moving well
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:43 PM   #1692
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 11:46 PM   #1693
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Here's a video of the site today. It's about 70mb / 5 minutes:

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscrapers/shard/3.wmv

I'd recommend viewing in full screen mode.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #1694
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Nice video Will - thanks for taking the time/effort to put that up.

Really gives a good feel for the amount going on on-site and the ridiculous complexity of it all - hope Keltbray, Mace et al have got their heads screwed on for this one! Going to be a great next few years for us skyscraper geeks in London to watch this, Heron, Bishopgate and Riverside South grow...
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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #1695
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In 2100 they finish the tower!
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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #1696
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a new Skyline for London is coming up
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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:45 AM   #1697
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I've uploaded it to YouTube now -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd0zUdqc2Q
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In 2100 they finish the tower!
no that is when the groundwork finished! 2418 is when the building will officially open.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #1699
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Old October 24th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #1700
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Thanks for the video wjfox! It's great!
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