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Old December 8th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #1901
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Old December 8th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #1902
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Thank you Mr Fox. May be worth sneaking out of the wedding to go and see it and nip into the boozer by London Bridge to check on the football!
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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #1903
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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #1904
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Big update from today.

There's more pictures I haven't posted in my Shard gallery

I tried a new trick today, hoiking my camera up on top of a monopod to get some extra height over the site office below the walkway. It got me an extra metre or so.





Look in the lower right of the picture above (to the left of the chap leaning on the handrail) and there's some shuttering for what appears to be a lift shaft and some core concrete already cast [?!]


New steel in situ









More steel waiting to be fixed




Basement activity








Some random workers doing their thing




("Think Safety Act Safely")




London Concrete lorry heading up Duke Street Hill after delivering to site



Keltbray lorry a little further up Duke Street Hill after collecting spoil from site

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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #1905
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sorry for asking ,but i thought the core would rise before any steel work happened ?
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Old December 9th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #1906
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Thanks for the wonderful photos
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Old December 9th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #1907
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Today's haul of pictures

Steelwork is becoming quite visible from the bus station - bottom right is the entrance to the bridge from where the rest of the pictures were taken





St Thomas Street elevation taking shape. The two new columns now have their tops (at least to this level)




Basement overview







closer in - floor slabs inside the core appear to have been cast since yesterday







Some human interest







A few more posted at http://www.cybertects.co.uk/gallery2...e/london/shard
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Old December 9th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #1908
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sorry for asking ,but i thought the core would rise before any steel work happened ?
Look at this construction animation posted earlier and judge for yourself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WYKyCrK9tM
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Old December 10th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #1909
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Wow, those white beams are just massive! Visually, I think this will look a whole lot better once the core begins to rise.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #1910
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This may be a stupid question but will the building abut the bridge that most of the pics are taken from? It almost appears as though the bridge will be in the way.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #1911
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It runs over Joiner Street, which is not part of the site of the tower itself. However, looking at the planning docs lodged with Southwark Council and squinting at some of the renders, it seems it's ultimately destined to be replaced by an escalator with a ground-level crossing.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #1912
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A couple of long-distance shots across the river of the cranes on site framed by the Tower of London



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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #1913
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God damn. That building in the background of your last pic is a disaster. Why would they build the shard so close to that piece of shit?
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Old December 11th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #1914
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God damn. That building in the background of your last pic is a disaster. Why would they build the shard so close to that piece of shit?
The Trellick Tower? I tought everyone loved that brutal beauty.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #1915
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The Trellick Tower (designed by Ernő Goldfinger) is in west London.



That's Guy's Tower by Watkins Gray that you can see; part of Guy's Hospital and the tallest hospital building in the world.
I dunno. I quite like a bit of brutalist concrete.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #1916
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Here's some picks from my photos from today. As usual, there are more in my Shard Gallery.


Probably the most exciting development is that work has started on the slipform rig for the core



a bit bigger for the pixel-peepers...





Delivery truck seen from Stainer Street at the south-eastern end of the site. You can see the pedestrian bridge from the railway station to Guy's Hospital in the background.




St Thomas Street from the bridge. The framework is starting to fill out.




Steel being lifted from the lorry. Looking back the other way to Stainer Street.



Gratuitious crane hook shot




Overview of the interior of the site




More steel




Those columns on the St Thomas Street side




As you can tell, I like cranes



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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #1917
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God damn. That building in the background of your last pic is a disaster. Why would they build the shard so close to that piece of shit?
Dont worry, its undergoing a complete reclad:....



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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #1918
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Very nice updates cybertect.

It's great to see this amazing project come true.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #1919
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The Trellick Tower (designed by Ernő Goldfinger) is in west London.



That's Guy's Tower by Watkins Gray that you can see; part of Guy's Hospital and the tallest hospital building in the world.
I dunno. I quite like a bit of brutalist concrete.
that has to be the ugliest thing i have ever seen in my entire life. holy freak, that building is so insanely ugly i cannot even believe my own eyes.

its freaking nasty. ew.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #1920
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that has to be the ugliest thing i have ever seen in my entire life. holy freak, that building is so insanely ugly i cannot even believe my own eyes.

its freaking nasty. ew.
i agree, id rather have a hunded guy's than 1 of this next to the shard...
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