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Simon Jenkins doesn't like it, so that's conclusive proof that I'm
Like a suped up Hansel and Gretel afair?
I'd defo like that. As it is, I don't like it.
It doesn't need a roof.
in person/in the flesh/real life
^why do none of these sound right :S
Im going to try and add that to my regular vocab. lots of things are going to be in situ.
Haven't felt that way about a building since I saw the twin towers.
Here's a phot I took of it once http://i.imgur.com/7jr03.jpg
It's so imposing - it's hypnotic. I get what you mean about being strangely fascinated by it.
No, you pause in Borough Market and load up on some really middle-class foodstuffs first.
I think it looks amazing and I quite like its staggering modernity against the rest of London, and I like the fact it's where it is, pretty much on it's own, like some alien landing.
But I can understand the practical criticism from various people who will have to live and work around it.
As for what it means for future development in London and whether this will be good or bad, I have absolutely no idea.
Testing for some kind of shindig tomorrow night apparently.
wondered what was happening with green lights flashing tbh
otherwise it'll be like that episode of 30 Rock with the fireworks :')
just a big shiny pointy building. What's going in it? Offices and expensive apartments presumably.
They're going to build a giant pump into the side to make it the world's biggest stomp rocket.
made me cry. Anyone want to give me a couple of million so I could live like a god?
because there are only like 30 people in the world who could afford them so they're just going to call them up directly.
According to a Guardian article there are only about 25 people in the world that could consider purchasing an apartment.
*I may have read it wrong
Architects need to take a leaf out of that book and stop making ugly buildings.
anyway. it would look a lot better if some of the other skyscrapers around london bridge had actually been built, rather than the financial crisis hitting. as it is, it looks a wee bit out of place and doesn't quite work with the feel of the city or area it's in
as a building it's fine
quite enjoyed watching it go up.
got into an argument about it with one of my sustainability module lecturers as she thought it was inappropriately placed and made some pretty cynical comments about councils in London only greenlighting skyscrapers for the public realm levies that they generate. flustered her a bit, don't think she was used to first years talking back to her.
can't wait to see it now it's finished. i love tall buildings.
really enjoying the new WTC going up.
I will go and Google. Thanks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbudhu/7364002228/ is recent
apparently one of the biggest tenants thus far is a Chinese company, who are going to create some kind of business/cultural hub for Chinese investors. seems pretty apt, modern world considered.
It seems like it's shorter than either of the original WTC towers. I assumed they'd try to go a lot higher/bigger.
It's 1776 ft tall versus 1727 ft. Those crazy americans.
It has 6 floors less from what I can see so I'm not sure if the building ex-spire is taller than WTC1 ex-spire, if you see what I mean?
Now answer my question, fuckface! :D
sounds like something from dystopian sci-fi
and for that reason, I approve.
and it'll be pretty much Blade Runner.
ALL SEEING AND SHIT.
it is majestic and ridiculous in equal measure. i love it.
next step world domination.
THERE'S A LASER SHOW TOMORROW GUYS
pew pew pew, KABLAMMO
he's actually having a temper tantrum about someone spoiling "his" London : http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/03/shard-slashed-the-face-of-london
Literally no idea what this means
Trying to work out where best to watch it from at the moment.
but I'm out somewhere else tonight and can't be bothered to wait until like 10pm in the city
Probably the Southbank.
I need to ask to get onto the roof of the restaurant I reckon.
I think the Shard is great.
and no one will care about the shard anymore.
thunder = stolen
Would have been pretty underwhelmed if I'd hung around on a bridge somewhere specially to watch it.
everyone seemed pretty underwhelmed. this was the highlight: http://thoughtsinflight.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a873ef36970b01774312d1c7970d-800wi