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Um, what's with the white steel? Pre-fireproofed...?
I want to know about this also. If it's just aesthetic, meaning you can see the frame through the glass, wouldn't it be easier to paint assembled?
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this will accent the london skyline
     
     
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This tower, Pinnical and the Shard will how everyone says radically alter London's skyline. But great to see London isn't just building, and IS preserving its old history.
     
     
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what's the building to the right of Heron?
     
     
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what's the building to the right of Heron?
100 Middlesex Street. It's a block of student accommodation. Height will be around 110m.
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100 Middlesex Street. It's a block of student accommodation. Height will be around 110m.
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Can anyone tell me if NIMBYs tried to derail this project? I'm surprised there are so many tall skyscrapers in the city, which seems to me unusual for a european city.
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Can anyone tell me if NIMBYs tried to derail this project?
Without exaggeration, NIMBYs have tried to derail practically every tall building project in London. Heron Tower actually went to a public inquiry, which had to be decided on by the Deputy Prime Minister. Luckily he ruled in favour of the developers - but it delayed the project by a year or so.


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I'm surprised there are so many tall skyscrapers in the city, which seems to me unusual for a european city.
Actually, there aren't that many. Very few are over 500ft. And they're mostly concentrated in the "City" (main financial district) and Canary Wharf. London has very strict guidelines regarding skyscrapers and where they're allowed to be built.
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This has now reached the 100m mark, tall enough to be a 'highrise'.

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Looks impressive...Last time I was in London was like 7 years ago, and so much has changed since then...
     
     
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White?

Was anyone ever able to answer why the steel is painted white?

I would assume that it's intumescent paint. But that is usually put on after the steel is erected. It would get beat up through the construction process. Plus, the steel columns in the core are not painted.

So I think it's painted for aesthetics. Since the skin is glass and there aren't spandrel panels to cover the structure - the steel is painted. And because they are shop-welding the column-beam connections and bolting at intermediates, shop painting makes sense. - It's usually quicker and cheaper to do in the shop as opposed to the field.

I also noticed openings in the steel. Those must be for moving air.

Anyone associated with the project able to confirm any of this?
     
     
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Was anyone ever able to answer why the steel is painted white?

I would assume that it's intumescent paint. But that is usually put on after the steel is erected. It would get beat up through the construction process. Plus, the steel columns in the core are not painted.

So I think it's painted for aesthetics. Since the skin is glass and there aren't spandrel panels to cover the structure - the steel is painted. And because they are shop-welding the column-beam connections and bolting at intermediates, shop painting makes sense. - It's usually quicker and cheaper to do in the shop as opposed to the field.

I also noticed openings in the steel. Those must be for moving air.

Anyone associated with the project able to confirm any of this?
Yes, yes, me and Zerton already asked about this, but noone has answered so far. I actually agree with you, looking at it again. If you look at the renderings, the facade seems so transparent that white steel would make sense in pulling off its "look". I think what sold me, though, is when you pointed out that the interior columns are not white. Thanks!

P.S. repeat - anyone able to actually confirm any of these theories, please let us know! Thanks!
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