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Old August 27th, 2005, 08:57 PM   #61
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well spotted!
but why has the core appeared to have topped out, Surely the lifts will reach the top floors?
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Old August 27th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #62
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well theres no point........ with the top 3 floors all being the same house/flat....... why do all floors need a lift??? only the lowest floor needs a lift lol
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Old September 1st, 2005, 04:11 PM   #63
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Today while I was passing!



and a close up of the top where it seems patriotism is alive and well!

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Old September 1st, 2005, 05:01 PM   #64
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what camera did you use if you dont mind me asking as i'm looking to get one soon
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Old September 1st, 2005, 05:11 PM   #65
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what camera did you use if you dont mind me asking as i'm looking to get one soon
Its a Canon Powershot S1 IS.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 09:39 PM   #66
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This image quite clearly shows that the core is still to rise further. You can see the rebar protruding from the top to allow laps onto more vertical bars. I don't know why they are doing it in 2 phases. Perhaps it steps back into a single liftshaft for the remaining floors or something.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 11:07 PM   #67
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http://www.doka.com/imperia/md/conte...worknews/8.pdf

This DOKA newsletter says the core will be 85m. Article about Orion on page 4, and photo on the first page.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #68
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Very interesting PDF. thanks CAW
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Old September 5th, 2005, 12:56 AM   #69
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So was my optimistic dwg correct then? The tower is to be 3x higher than the lowest part?
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Old September 5th, 2005, 12:06 PM   #70
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MoreStorey if anything your diagram was a bit to short as you can see form the rendering the main tower is about twice the size of the 2nd block



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Old September 5th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #71
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the tower is starting to make an impact on the view from st andrews, looks like it ll appear about as tall as alpha from that angle, so it should be quite tall, unfortunatly it partially blocks the veiw of the hyatt!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #72
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Driving through the city centre this morning I noted that the Orion crane has again been extended.

It wouldn't surprise me if the penthouses have their own lift, but we shall see! Looking forward to the cladding going on - and the wraps coming off!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 12:00 PM   #73
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so do you reakon that the tower will be taller than that core??
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Old September 6th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #74
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Almost definite - I would say the penthouses are yet to go on. They wouldn't use the form work they previously used because the extrenal walls of the penthouses are mostly glass, so bespoke formwork or precast concrete will probably be used.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #75
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... plus, the press would have reported the topping-out of Orion - it is pretty high profile!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #76
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I'm confused. The article that caw posted states the core will be 85m tall. There is no way that is 85m, so how are they gonna make it any taller, and if it is being made any taller, why have they stopped. I believe that there is still more than just the penthouses to go on.
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I'm confused. The article that caw posted states the core will be 85m tall. There is no way that is 85m, so how are they gonna make it any taller, and if it is being made any taller, why have they stopped. I believe that there is still more than just the penthouses to go on.
Read my last post. The core will certainly start to rise further.

Biosonic - all formwork is bespoke. (Edit - I see what you mean though beacuse the floor plates change shape)

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Old September 6th, 2005, 09:03 PM   #78
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If the core is to be 85m then the top of the building will definatly rise to at least 90m
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Old September 6th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #79
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If the core is to be 85m then the top of the building will definatly rise to at least 90m
Now, if I remember correctly when discussing the height of Orion I was the only one to say that it was taller then 90m - Oh my joy
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Old September 7th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #80
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The lowrise parts of the building look really class! Whether it's 90m or not, this is quality architecture.
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