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Old October 24th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #1701
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In this photo, those steel columns are the core of The Shard?
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Old October 24th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #1702
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no, we think they are the supporting steelwork for the lowrise element that sits against the back of the Shard, but in terms of whether they're part of the permanent structure, most definitely. The core will sit where the two yellow diggers are in the foreground of the photo.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #1703
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how much of this will be completed by 2012?
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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #1704
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Isn't this supposed to be topped out by late 2010?
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Old October 24th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #1705
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how much of this will be completed by 2012?
100%.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1706
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Old October 26th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #1707
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I'll tell you what, when I see this tower rising... I really don't give one flying f**k about those dozens of faceless Arab and Chinese buildings popping out overnight.

A proper tower in a proper city. Makes my day!
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Old October 26th, 2009, 06:35 AM   #1708
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Nice photos. This building has an interesting design I think. No doubt it will really stand out in the London skyline.

London needs more such towers as this one in the future IMO!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:22 AM   #1709
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I'll tell you what, when I see this tower rising... I really don't give one flying f**k about those dozens of faceless Arab and Chinese buildings popping out overnight.

A proper tower in a proper city. Makes my day!
there are indeed dozens of bland and cheap towers in those countries but there's the odd good one i can think of such as shanghai WFC, jin mao, HK also has more than a handful of good towers such as ICC, bank of china tower, IFC.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #1710
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There are definitely some stunners, but the ratio is terrible. So many poor towers for every good tower, that it could even become not worth it.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #1711
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #1713
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #1714
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #1715
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #1716
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no, we think they are the supporting steelwork for the lowrise element that sits against the back of the Shard, but in terms of whether they're part of the permanent structure, most definitely. The core will sit where the two yellow diggers are in the foreground of the photo.
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Thanks, but i dont think that those columns are permanent...
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Old October 28th, 2009, 05:49 PM   #1717
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very nice project, super progress !!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #1718
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there are indeed dozens of bland and cheap towers in those countries but there's the odd good one i can think of such as shanghai WFC, jin mao, HK also has more than a handful of good towers such as ICC, bank of china tower, IFC.
It's different when cities build highrises out of necessity, but I don't think it makes them any less proper.

There are also cities where highrises are built from land speculation, but I won't comment on how proper those are.

Anyway, this is bringing a big change to Ldn and I'm looking forward to it.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #1719
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the progress is moving along nicely.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #1720
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