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:applause: Solves the gap problem we have had between the Walkie Talkie and the main cluster (Leadenhall, 42, Swiss Re, (Pinnacle) and Heron).:cheers:
 

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^^True Saint Paul's will limit the design badly, maybe we will end up with another wedge shaped structure!:lol:
 

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^^No unfortunately, I was in fact not on site, but just about tall enough to poke my camera over the hoardings! :D
 
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From Christmas Eve:

52-54 Lime Street site entrance
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr

Demolition remnants
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr

Unfortunately for me, they have recently put a hoarding up around the whole site, so I found it difficult to take any shots from over the top:

52-54 Lime Street - New site hoarding
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr

Fortunately, I found a bollard beside the Willis Building to stand on instead!

52-54 Lime Street site
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr

McGEE diggers
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr

Main site
by The Shard Baby 2006-2014, on Flickr
 

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True, 30 Saint Mary's Axe is a spectacle within the City of London - unfortunate that this very keystone of the 21st century city cluster is being enveloped by these overshadowing high-rise skyscrapers...yet that's sort of how it all began with Saint Paul's and now we are seeing the very building which was the tallest building of the time, being replaced by the tallest building of the City of London of its time. It's simply a fanciful demonstration of constantly replacing the old with the new, it can have its beneficiaries for the stance for London as a world class developing city or does it detract from the classic architectural visual merit that London has retained for many centuries? Discuss?
 

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Rolled steel protective pedestrian walkway! :happy:
 

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The hoarding should come down once the first stage (section) of the re-construction of St Helen's Plaza has been completed and once they have tested all the bolts on The Leadenhall Building.
The current blockade around The Leadenhall Building has enclosed the whole galleria area! Though it is just for public reassurance at the moment. After all, there is no danger at all - it's The Leadenhall Building!
 

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Latest sky-graph diagram :):

Sky graph - LBT + 22B + 1CS + 110B + LB + WWA1 + 8CS + 52LS + T42 + VT + 30SMA + 100B + 1BR + 20FS + GHT + 51LS + Lloyds + TNB
by The Shard Baby 2006-2015, on Flickr
Includes (from left to right) The Shard,22 Bishopsgate, 1 Canada Square, 110 Bishopsgate, The Leadenhall Building, Wood Wharf (A1 building), 8 Canada Square, 52-54 Lime Street, Tower 42, Vauxhall Tower, 30 St Mary's Axe, 100 Bishopsgate, 1 Blackfriars Road, 20 Fenchurch Street, Guy's Hospital Tower, 51 Lime Street, The Lloyd's Building and The News Building. Drawn on Microsoft Paint 2003 & 2007.
 

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:drool:
 

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Does this have a concrete core or will it be all steel like the Heron tower?
From what I can tell from the floor plans in the planning applications is that the core will be concrete. :)

Applications search: http://www.planning2.cityoflondon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=M9TK1EFH02B00
Level 25 floor plan: http://www.planning2.cityoflondon.gov.uk/online-applications/files/C82611D4E64D0BD4A57CDEAB566ABA14/pdf/12_00870_FULEIA-LEVEL_25_FLOOR_PLAN-220668.pdf
 

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Maybe if you study the webcam archives for long enough, you might see me occasionally pop up behind the hoarding at the top-right of the image! :D
 

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^^That is a very tall crane. :yes:
 
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