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Old Posted Jan 9, 2009, 6:13 PM
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Signing contracts and getting the money to fulfil the contract are not the same.

They don't as yet have the money. And since I find the Pinnacle too Dubai-esque for my liking I hope they never find it.

Leadenhall is so brilliantly London, like a Lloyds-style money-making factory turned upright.

The Shard, for all its light, will have something of a foreboding presence over the city. It would have fitted in well in V for Vendetta. A fantastic building.

In contrast, I see nothing of London in either the Pinnacle or the ridiculous-looking 20 Fenchurch Street.
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I agree 100%. This has to be the least favorite of the current crop of new talls for London. It is just boring, the bottom of the tower is decent, but I find the wrap effect sort of a gimmick. Leadenhall is indeed the best of the current proposals, the Shard is o.k. But if only Leadenhall went up I would be happy.
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I agree 100%. This has to be the least favorite of the current crop of new talls for London. It is just boring, the bottom of the tower is decent, but I find the wrap effect sort of a gimmick. Leadenhall is indeed the best of the current proposals, the Shard is o.k. But if only Leadenhall went up I would be happy.
This tower is nasty, look at the curtain wall. The Shard will be the real pinnacle of the London Skyline (height), but this is a beautiful design, easily one of the best in the world right now. It may not scream present day London, but it will become an icon like 30 Axe and the Shard.
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And here's a video I made in the City recently, including the site of this tower -

http://www.willfox.com/videos/skyscr...rt2jan2009.wmv

It's about 7 minutes (100 megabytes).


If you prefer to watch a low-res version, I've posted it on my YouTube account -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtR35VSvyg
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how long till it starts to rise
     
     
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could we have a new update please?
     
     
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nevermind, I got this and the shard mixed up.

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how?
actually they aren't totally different
     
     
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OK, here's the latest update from SSC:
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this should be in the u/c thread - the building is well and truly being built, with the tower crane in place...
     
     
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this should be in the u/c thread - the building is well and truly being built, with the tower crane in place...
You're certainly right about the crane being installed already, but there still hasn't been any permanent construction yet. the site is still in the process of being cleared.

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Meanwhile, back to the site... just before the heavens opened at lunchtime today I grabbed these


It shouldn't be long now until construction proper starts.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2010, 10:02 PM
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From the 11th

Looks the the excavation for the core has started.
     
     
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lots of activity today. There is also a new update board but unfortunately the picture from my camera phone didn't come out
It did say that the second tower crane will be erected in March to enable the construction of the main core. Other things are completion of demo (Feb) and pile capping starting with big concrete pour for a date I don't remember... There is a mobile concrete pump on site now

Lots of digging out of the old basement floor and some concrete pouring even.





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Here's another update from SSC:

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this was from Tuesday but it was raining HARD!!






Sorry for poor image quality the result of water on perspex...
     
     
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Huh. It turns out some of the caissons are already in the ground. Construction board ho!
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carnage on site - continued breaking out of concrete by Keltbray:


but a semblance of progress, note the chuffing big pile caps with their luminous ends on. These are appearing all the way around the perimeter of the site:


what I presume is the start of the core at northern end of site - was excavated down through concrete mat, now filled in, with concrete and rebar. The wooden boarding looks suspiciously like the footing of a tower crane and the text above suggests that two t/cs will be going up inside the core.....:
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2010, 6:16 AM
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There's been lots of progress in the past couple days. Looks like the excavation for the core is nearly complete.
     
     
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