The Shard starts...

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by kyser_soze, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    People might be joining the Shard High Club
     
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I was told today that it costs £100 to go to the top of The Shard if you don't buy a ticket in advance.
    £100!
     
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    That's about £1 per storey. Based on this I am going to start charging people £2.50 to visit the upstairs of my flat.
     
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  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Their website seems to have seized up
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    From The Telegraph

     
  6. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    Has anybody noticed that on a winters night this building has an uncanny resemblance to Mordor ?

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    That might explain why one does not simply walk in and take a lift to the 72nd floor without paying. :hmm:
     
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    It has been noted. I think I posted a photoshopped pic earlier in the thread
     
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  9. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's always the first thing I do :confused:
     
  11. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

     
  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    As that article mentions, it's quite sad to see the rash of shamefully mediocre skyscrapers that are appearing around London at the moment. The shard is not one of them.
     
  13. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    It's more Isengard I'd say.
     
  14. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    It's a great addition to the London sjkyline. I can see it from my windows, in fact I can see it from where I am now in bed :D, I love the way it can look completely different depending on the light.
     
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  15. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    i thought it was too small to be the shard when i saw it completed
     
  16. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Tall buildings often look surprisingly small when youre up close ime :D Skyscrapers are best viewed from a distance.
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've just been almost temporarily blinded by looking at the sun's reflection on The Shard. Was really dazzling :eek:
     
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I do like the way the light changes on it throughout the day, but still pissed off it doesn't seem to get the sunset like another building near to it.

    Anyway, here's some pics

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    DSC08241.JPG
     
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  19. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    That remind me of Thundercats.
     
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It can't, because of the slope on the surfaces which means that they are always reflecting the upper parts of the sky. As sunset by definition happens near the horizon, there's no way you'd be able to see the reflection of it in the angled surfaces of the Shard (unless you were way higher up than the Shard itself).
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Oh :(:oops:
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I have no idea what Thundercats is so googled and it's a cartoon

    :confused:
     
  23. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    If the sunset makes the sky red though it should be nice.
     
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  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Yeah, well that's more what I was thinking. If you're up close to it, you can see the clouds and sky reflected as in this picture I posted earlier in thread, so I assumed the sunset would show up

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    There's no picture TitanSound :hmm:
     
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not sure if it's a reaction the recent helicopter crash, but recently the top of the thing has been lit up like a Christmas tree at night.
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Nah, that's been since before the helicopter crash.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I took a picture of it thinking it was a temporary thing. This was taken on 17 December. Bit fuzzy as it was early hours of the morning and it was too freezing for me to be sticking my head out the window for too long

    DSC07900.JPG
     
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's a quick snapshot of how it looks now:

    shard.jpg

    I need to buy a tripod!
     

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