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Old Posted Jun 9, 2010, 12:29 PM
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This will be an instant landmark and will be for London what the ESB and Chrysler are for NY.
I would not go that far Robby, 80 years later I would still take the Chrysler Building over this. True it will be iconic for London, as it is one of their first skyscraper projects worth noting, but...not in the same league.

The words London and skyscraper still sound funny in the same sentence.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2010, 12:58 AM
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Why is the core so tall, and the rest of the tower much lower. It looks very different, compared to One WTC. I guess they use another construction method. However, good progress here, haven't cheked out that thread for a few months.
yeah, in london they use to build the cores like that, i remember back in 2002, i was living there, and in the city, they were building some buildings with this technique, very high cores, i remember seeing a couple of cores, i didn't know what where those for in that time, coming out of the canary wharf tube station, they were cores like 10 or 11 floors high and i was, wtf are those things like chimneys for??
some years later then realized.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2010, 5:39 AM
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^ The Barclays Bank tower in Canary Wharf was like that. They nearly topped out the two cores - something like 30 stories - before starting on the main structural steel.
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progress on this is spectacular!
     
     
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Wow, that glass is exceptionally transparent. This ought to be a very dynamic building once occupied.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2010, 8:47 PM
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yeah, that glass is sexyyy! i want more of that glass here!
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^ Now that is slick, and I like that.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2010, 12:49 AM
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That glass looks exceptional. Can't wait to see more.
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That is a beautiful building!
     
     
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Alot of people are going to see that building during the 2012 olympics and think what is that beautiful building, and from then on out it will be a major London Icon.
     
     
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^ you mean more than just us geeks opinions matters?!!

yeah this will be nice.

really makes me want the moma tower verre in midtown to happen. ahhhh welll!
     
     
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Alot of people are going to see that building during the 2012 olympics and think what is that beautiful building, and from then on out it will be a major London Icon.
I have to agree with this statement. Having never lived through the construction of a TRUE icon (at least not that I can think of off the top of my head at 2:30AM), I have to imagine that this is what it is like. Skyscraper geeks like us are going OFF about it, but the general population probably barely notices it even exists. But that will all change once it dominates the London skyline!
     
     
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A pic I took today, from the penthouse level of Strata (scroll to the right if you have a smaller screen) -



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If that core get's any higher on its own, they may have to call it the Shaft.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2010, 6:30 AM
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call it whatever you want, that glass is extremely sexy!
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