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"It's Not The Tallest Building In The World...

 
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: "It's Not The Tallest Building In The World... Reply with quote

...and it never will be."

Wise words from property developer Irvine Sellar. Just as well he didn't actually build the thing.

The only other remotely favourable comment about The Shard, in this little film from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18438604
was "Phenomenal"

The views from various levels may be stunning, on a clear day, but the building itself looks.....

Well, what do you think?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks unfinished. Must be a nightmare cleaning the windows. It's not straight. It won't be there in a 100 years time. Would have been a more impressive feat of engineering if it was the other way up. Thin at the bottom- fat at the top. Would have been worth more too- room for lots more posh flats at the top.

A good view though and it does make for a good landmark, if you're lost- head for the Shard and you'll find Waterloo is not far away.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, don't like it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've watched it grow and I like it. A very striking piece of architecture.
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