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Old Posted Mar 2, 2012, 10:21 AM
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This building is awesome

Am curious to know why they have left this gap in the glazing for four floors and whether they will fill it in before or after they continue up with the spire?

Any engineers in the house?


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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 8:04 PM
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Some random photos from my London trip last week

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:39 AM
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Well if the Tower of London, The Pyramids, The Colosseum etc. have lasted as long as they have, then I'm pretty SURE than this will be here a thousand years from now.
I think most skycrapers have a designed lifespan of 120-200 years. Someone feel free to correct me though. This has always made me worry that I would see buildings like the ESB and Chrysler torn down in my lifetime due to age.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
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I could have sworn I posted this last week, but maybe I hit preview and not Submit... or maybe it was one of the many, many times that IE crashes on me at work.

Either way, here is an evocative shot from last Friday when the Fog hung over London.


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Taken by me from Tooley Street, outside the More London complex.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 12:02 PM
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That's a cool shot!

Does anyone know what is going to be on the top few floors of this? Will they be inhabited? It seems like they would be awfully small to be of any use. In the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco the point is basically the roof.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 6:10 PM
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I honestly cannot believe that this building is still somehow under construction.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:57 PM
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Why is this spire taking so long are they waiting on the materials? Or is their some kinda of problem or delay that keeping them from finishing this building? Its driving me crazy I want to see the finished product!!!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:59 PM
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 2:07 PM
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Why is this spire taking so long are they waiting on the materials? Or is their some kinda of problem or delay that keeping them from finishing this building? Its driving me crazy I want to see the finished product!!!
I second that emotion. I work less than 100 yards from The Shard; it's literally in my eyeline every time I look up from my monitor. As I crane my neck to look up I see the same 4 storey unglazed gap and missing spire. It's pretty infuriating.


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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 2:50 PM
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I like the way the cladding looks in the sun, but not when it is overcast. It looks dreary. This might be a problem for a building in London.
     
     
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I'm not really following this tower, but can someone tell me what the very tip top floor will be used for? Office? Observation? Condos?

Either way whatever it is, I bet the views are incredible!
     
     
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I'm not really following this tower, but can someone tell me what the very tip top floor will be used for? Office? Observation? Condos?

Either way whatever it is, I bet the views are incredible!
Observation Deck, and Radiator Floors.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 11:04 PM
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I could have sworn I posted this last week, but maybe I hit preview and not Submit... or maybe it was one of the many, many times that IE crashes on me at work.

Either way, here is an evocative shot from last Friday when the Fog hung over London.


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Taken by me from Tooley Street, outside the More London complex.
In this snap, you've taken advantage of one of the things that London has long been famous for in conjunction with the Shard.

Great shot, misty. Evocative and mysterious.

Next year, I expect to visit the UK and the Shard will be one of many subjects in my photography 'round London.
     
     
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This picture says it all! 900+ years of London greatness!

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Old Posted Mar 7, 2012, 8:51 AM
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gorgeous monolith!
     
     
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wonderful building.


Bears a passing resemblance to:

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Old Posted Mar 7, 2012, 8:16 PM
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the spire has now begun construction






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the spire has now begun construction






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This is truly exciting , love this building! How long will it take to install the spire?

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 3:46 AM
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This is such a beautiful tower. Elegant. Great sheathing.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2012, 3:37 AM
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Am curious to know why they have left this gap in the glazing for four floors and whether they will fill it in before or after they continue up with the spire?

Any engineers in the house?


Dee
The top will house an observatory gallery, if it hasn't already been answered.
     
     
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