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Old November 14th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #1801
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very impressed with progress,especially with the digging works.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1802
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quiet on site today. About 20 people in high viz jackets but little machinery moving.


no addition to the frame in recent days


excavation of basement pretty close to completion


west side of the site


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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #1803
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Some amazing progress there!
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Old November 15th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #1804
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what a mess! great construction site. go london
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #1805
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Did they do any archaeological studies before all the foundation work? Did they find anything cool? A city with so much history has to be loaded with artifacts underfoot...
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Old November 17th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #1806
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Old November 17th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #1807
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London's first supertall...location is a bit far from the financial districts?
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Old November 17th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #1808
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Correct - however this sort of tower looks great on its own rather than stuck in the middle of a cluster. Also, it's mixed use, so it's got a viewing gallery, residential apartments and a hotel as well as offices.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #1809
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London's first supertall...location is a bit far from the financial districts?
Not at all; directly opposite The City of London and practically on top of one of London's mainline termini (London Bridge)... Most City of London commuters arriving at London Bridge station walk across London Bridge into The City of London rather than take the Northern Line one stop... It's that close.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1810
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how safety consurce are they,was that steel worker wearing his harness in the last pic ?
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Old November 17th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #1811
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Interesting article in Pop Science. The Shard London Bridge is in the list of "Best of what news in 2009":

http://www.popsci.com/bown/2009/prod...-london-bridge


Shard London Bridge
New method puts towers up faster

Renzo Piano’s 72-story glass tower in London, expected to be the tallest building in Western Europe when it opens in 2012, employs a bold new method that could speed construction of tomorrow’s skyscrapers: Build the tower and dig the basement at the same time. A custom deep-diving rig put the tower’s structural columns into the ground before excavation took place, so one construction crew can dig the basement—which otherwise puts everything else on hold—while another installs elevators, staircases and mechanical fixtures on top of the columns. Engineer Bob Gordon of the Mace Group estimates that the technique will save seven months of construction time.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #1812
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how safety consurce are they,was that steel worker wearing his harness in the last pic ?
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His got two ropes to hook himself on to, thats why one of them is hanging behinde him, he would be hooked onto the beam more then likely, if not then his a brave man.
The same was asked in the Brit forum.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #1813
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Did they do any archaeological studies before all the foundation work? Did they find anything cool? A city with so much history has to be loaded with artifacts underfoot...
I hope not because that could delay construction.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #1814
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #1815
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what a mess! great construction site. go london
This defiantly qualifies as the wackiest construction site. Some of the workers must be pretty confused.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #1816
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That's what I call progress! Great to see
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Old November 20th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #1817
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #1818
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Love this pic, really cartoony
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Old November 21st, 2009, 02:41 AM   #1819
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http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3153473&c=1

The UK’s most powerful pump

Byrne has bought what it says is the UK’s most powerful concrete pump, which will be used for the first time on the Shard (pictured). Measuring 8m long and 3m high, it can pump more than 90m3 of concrete per hour.

It also recently introduced an off-site product that cuts build time by manufacturing elements like floor plates and concrete columns off site. It recently saved two months constructing a concrete frame for one job.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:00 AM   #1820
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