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A second tower crane base has been installed in the core.


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I'm really excited to see this project moving along.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2010, 4:25 PM
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Supposedly the financing is nearly in place to ensure the completion of construction.

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Construction of ‘The Pinnacle’ skyscraper – also known as the ‘Bishopsgate Tower’ and the ‘Helterskelter’– is close to beginning thanks to an imminent funding package. The developer, Arab Investments, has arranged £550m of debt financing as well as £100m of equity from investors, totalling the £650m required to start work.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2010, 3:11 AM
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omg! finally! ahh, london is finally getting taller! i cant wait to see this building. i find it interesting that the lobby is open. i like the idea, but where's the actual lobby? i've seen renders of the open air part, but not the actual glass enclosed lobby.

anyways, great to finally see it rise! that last picture is so clean btw! and that crane w/o the arm looks like a robot with 2 guns!
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Installation of the 2nd tower crane was completed yesterday. I work in the building next door and it was an awesome sight when they lifted the boom section into place!
     
     
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I hereby dub this building "The Upskirt."
     
     
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I hereby dub this building "The Upskirt."
Lol yeah that base is pretty wild. In a good way.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2010, 5:05 AM
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2010, 5:15 AM
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Also, some epic renders posted by gleegie




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OMFSGJC! Those renderings are incredible!

what's the building next to the white-covered building in this picture? it looks like time warner center but shorter. the question is... which came first!
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Boy, it sure does look like the base of TWC. That is Plantation Place, built in 2004. However, its construction was delayed a bit due to an archeological dig that had to be carried out on the site.
     
     
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Are they making a bad ass slide that goes down the edge of the building? That would be awesome lol.
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Those renders are stunning. What an incredible addition to the London skyline this will be.
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Apparently the original crane base wasn't a base at all, and was in fact just a regular tower section. It is now being replaced with a proper base that will be able to climb up as the building grows.
     
     
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WOW! Love this picture. Best thing is how well the building uses the lot.

     
     
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