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messageThe Shard
Posted by Paul 06 March, 2010 13:52

Does anyone know when The Shard in London Bridge is due to be completed? I have heard 2011 but that seems a bit too soon.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by philip walker 06 March, 2010 15:23

Wiki says 2012, so does skyscrapernews.com

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by philip walker 06 March, 2010 15:29

[www.skyscrapernews.com]

43 lifts to get stuck in!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by PeckhamRose 06 March, 2010 15:41

Love it. Can see the beginnings of it from my flat already I think! (It may be something else!)

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by zephyr 06 March, 2010 16:15

PeckhamRose Wrote:
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> Love it. Can see the beginnings of it from my flat
> already I think! (It may be something else!)


It has MACE at the top of the current structure

I think it will look fantastic and it certainly better than the Guys tower that is next to it

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Oh when the Saints, go marching in.... to the Premier League
twitter - @Thunderbird4

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by The Minkey 06 March, 2010 18:55

I was out of action September - January so missed the beginning of the construction. It's flying up!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by pk 06 March, 2010 20:26

zephyr Wrote:
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> PeckhamRose Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> I think it will look fantastic and it certainly
> better than the Guys tower that is next to it


yeah, it will look best fromt the angles where it blocks out the Guys tower which could spoil any skyline

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by brum 06 March, 2010 21:27

I agree that the Guy's tower is old and ugly - I remember it features in the opening credits of the old black-and-white episodes of Steptoe and Son - however... it's where my daughter was born (15th floor I think), so I have a very big soft-spot in my heart for it....

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 06 March, 2010 21:34

I was there last week (in the coward's dental department) - the views from the tower are exceptional.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by ruffers 06 March, 2010 23:05

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> I was there last week (in the coward's dental
> department) - the views from the tower are
> exceptional.


I had a 2 hour root canal and removal in there... me, student, assistant, "boss", we felt like a team.
Great views though.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by KidKruger 07 March, 2010 09:01

You can view the groundworks from the walkway from LB over to Guys.
Before they actually started laying the steel they have spent many months, maybe more than a year, setting the ground with piles etc and I been watching with me mate before beers - sort of big boys toys interest, it's a serious science getting to the point where you can actually start the works above ground !

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by skidmarks 08 March, 2010 09:23

It will be at the 72 floor by October so twice the height of Guys.

It is great that there will be a building in London at last with a public viewing platform.

Apparently Guys Hospital is going to be reclad but I’ve heard rumours that this is a bit half arsed and won’t do much to enhance the block.

Some webcams
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messageRe: The Shard
Posted by woofmarkthedog 08 March, 2010 09:45

Don't...

Get me wrong, I like shiny new modern 21st century architecture very much

But, is it me or does "The Shard" look like a regular tower block, with some pointy bits leaning up against it

I will probably grow to love it like the "The Gherkin" which I thought looked more like a "Butt Plug" at first
There again it still does, though we all know it is the "Butt Plug" we go along with "The Gherkin" name out of politeness, for tourists & the like

Imagine going into a chip shop & being served a real "Gherkin" that shape; come on please, what would you think

"Butt" & "Plug" first, then maybe "pickled/brined cucumber" second, wouldn't you..

Really ?


W**F


(It's OK , I know your answer already)

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Paul 14 March, 2010 01:53

Thanks Philip - wonder if it will affect prices in ED what with it being a very easy commute if you're going to be working in it.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by woofmarkthedog 14 March, 2010 15:04

Paul Wrote:
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> Thanks Philip - wonder if it will affect prices in
> ED what with it being a very easy commute if
> you're going to be working in it.

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Oh snore....


That old " dinner party " Chesnut rears it's head

Do you have a golf handicap too ?


W**F

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by PeckhamRose 14 March, 2010 16:22

I can see the Heron Tower from my flat and from our perspective it is behind and to the right of the Gherkin which is a shame as I like seeing the gherkin standing out on its own. Anyway, The heron tower is the tallest till the Pinnacle gets going, then the Shard will overtake the lot. The Pinnacle I like too, it's by the Gherkin and Lloyds and replaces an old block which was taken down from the bottom up leaving the steel core in the middle. We were taking friends round last weekend. Took great construction shots!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Paul 15 March, 2010 17:16

Sorry, I forgot - you're more interested in "Butt Plugs". I 'll be sure to mention something similar so as not to bore you next time.

C**K

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by woofmarkthedog 15 March, 2010 17:42

Paul Wrote:
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> Sorry, I forgot - you're more interested in "Butt
> Plugs". I 'll be sure to mention something similar
> so as not to bore you next time.
>
> C**K
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Pauline....


Now were talking

When IS your next .....ahem..."dinner party"


I'll be there

Are you a size queen ( like me ) ?


W**F

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Jeremy 15 March, 2010 18:25

The Shard will not effect house prices in ED, because there are already lots and lots of other offices within a short walk of London Bridge.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Vick 15 March, 2010 19:20

Apparently it 'tops out' towards the end of the year.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by woofmarkthedog 16 March, 2010 00:07

Vick Wrote:
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> Apparently it 'tops out' towards the end of the
> year.

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What...


Will they be drinking at the " Party " ?

( oh this hurts me more than it hurts you, I promise )


" Shardonnay "


( unreserved apologies )



W**F

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by wjfox 24 May, 2010 17:01

Some pics I took over the weekend -

[www.skyscrapercity.com]

The core has reached level 28. It will have 87 floors when finished. It's difficult to overstate the impact it will have on the skyline... this building will be taller than the Eiffel Tower. cool smiley

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by citizenED 24 May, 2010 22:06

Thanks for the fantastic photos Mr Fox.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by wjfox 23 October, 2010 23:55

It's getting really big now... concrete core has reached level 56.

Here's a recent video I took:

[www.youtube.com]

Incredible to think that it still has nearly 120 metres to go!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by PeckhamRose 24 October, 2010 11:44

It's looking fabulous. Have been watching its progress from our flat.
And yes, to walk around it is fun, specially by St Thomas Hospital.

Can also see I think the cranes at the base of Pinnacle! They've done the foundations. Looked in there the other day.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by citizenED 24 October, 2010 22:02

I was there yesterday, on the footbridge between London Bridge Station and Guy's. As part of the Big Draw festival, some of the design team for the building were there talking about the building and drawing with members of the public.

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by PeckhamRose 25 October, 2010 11:30

I'd love to have gone but had not even heard of a Big Draw Festival!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by katie1997 18 November, 2010 23:46

Has anyone else almost fallen onto the tracks at platform 6 trying to see the fantastic feats of engineering and construction as they get closer to the top?

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Eileen 19 November, 2010 02:39

there is an amazing clear view of the Shard already from Peckham town square beside Peckham Library. It is in a direct line!

messageRe: The Shard
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 19 November, 2010 06:50

'Peckham town square' is a bit fancy! What happened to Canal Head?

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