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Old Posted Feb 16, 2010, 3:17 AM
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The pilecaps for the core are nearly done being prepped for the foundation slab.
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A quick phone image - Place was crawling with workmen this afternoon - and beginning to look much tidier. The Pile caps are tough as hell to "clean". There was some serious hammering on them - centre right.

     
     
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must admit my understanding of it is that the core is imminent and ready to go once the tower cranes are up, and the latest site photos seem to show they're ready. Unlike RS where they're doing the basement first to ground, we seem to understand that the core is starting shortly and the basement and then superstructure will fill in around it......hopefully.

anyway, today from a snatched lunchtime Iphone:


making steady progress catching up with the excavation the southern end of the site.


there was a big red mobile crane on the northern most gantry (gate 1) - not sure what its needed for, but suggests heavy lifting in northern end of site (nearest Heron) where the Favco can't reach. Perhaps crane base for t/c 2?

anyway - very busy on site, more people than I've seen before. Plus lots of interested people queueing up to peep through the two plastic windows.
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It looks like this one is just about ready to be moved to the under construction section.
     
     
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i hope so! whats up with the poles holding up the walls? theyre in the most random positions.
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Lots of activity. This one seems to be speeding up.





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that seems like construction started. can we get confirmation? if so it should be moved to the u/c section
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i read an article in the Evening Standard yesterday that said they were just waiting to pre-let a few more sq feet and then they would secure enough funding for construction proper to begin. let's hope it happens - this should be such a cool tower and a new (and much needed) focal point for the City skyline.
     
     
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FWIW, the CTBUH lists it as underconstruction(http://buildingdb.ctbuh.org/?do=building&building_id=592)) and there's clearly construction work going on.





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Extra Shoring Braces

Aleks -

Those "poles" are temporary braces that are used to shore the ground around the site. With other structures nearby, the downward force on the ground in and around the Bishopsgate's excavation is quite high. An excavation this size and depth provides a large weak spot in the soil for that downward pressure to cave in. In order to mitigate that pressure from blowing into the hole, the poles you ask about are used. As the floors rise up to these braces and the the gap between the below grade perimeter walls is filled with compactable material(s), the braces are then removed upto that level.

There are other methods of shoring as well.

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this should be such a cool tower and a new (and much needed) focal point for the City skyline.
Couldn't agree more - London will never be the same again, once this beast goes up. I hope people start calling it the Curly Wurly again.
     
     
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It'll be the Shanghai Center of London particularly with those 2 other highrises there.
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Wow, it's a fiesta del rebar down there.
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^ Yes it is. I reckon it won't be too long until the lowest layer of bracing is removed to make way for the core rebar.
     
     
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The first massive pour has been completed.


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Another tower crane is being installed in the core.


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