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

    Your lights at the top look different to mine :hmm:
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    However, I have noticed this recently and the light on St Paul's is a new addition St Paul's.jpg

    Maybe it's the tip of a jib of a crane and we can't see the arm, but it looks like it's on the dome :hmm:
     
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Well, it won't. Better to abandon your dreams now than live the rest of your life in disappointment.
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :D

    Maybe I'll have to see if St George's Wharf Tower is any better
     
  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think you will have a good chance with that one.
     
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  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Caught it again today at 3.10pm (just in case anyone wants to know roughly the time the sun might hit it). Wasn't as dazzling and it didn't last as long as yesterday though :(

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  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Greebo

    Pics at 1428 are more dazzling
     
  8. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    :( gutted.....looking forward to that too.
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :D

    We need a new building built to satisfy our needs for one that the sunset will reflect nicely off
     
  10. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    There's no light like that on St Paul's, given I think you took pic from the south it must be something on the south side of river as there's nothing like that between St Paul's and the river.
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I know I've never seen a light like that on St Paul's, which is why I noticed it immediately.

    What could it be other than a crane?

    Have had a look on Skyscraper forum to see if anyone's put pictures up that might give us a clue but can't see anything
     
  12. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    maybe a 450 ft high glass Flame shaped building....and Flame as in proper Flame shaped....not like the 'now you see me now you don't', non pointy shard effort. The Flame would come to life at sunset....could we possibly build it to catch sunrise too....maybe a discreet porthole left to baffle the future generations, who would gather in 'We Love London' sweatshirts, to watch the weak winter sun shine through at exactly fourteen minutes past three....what can it mean, who are they, are we alone......the future is bright - the future is Flame.
     
  13. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Looking at the pic it looks like it's a lot closer to the camera than St Paul's probably a crane or something on one of the buildings going up around Blackfriars road or thereabouts.( St Paul's is only a few hundred yards from me but because of where I am I can't look south but deffo it's not something on north side of river)
     
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :cool:

    Get designing then ;)
     
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Ah well, maybe someone will figure it out, like they figured out the cricket ground lights :D
     
  16. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

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  18. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    i love the shard.
     
  19. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Yes, It appears to be far too large to be behind St Pauls:

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  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :D

    So what is it? Crane?
     
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    btw, I didn't see light there last night, so maybe crane has moved position.

    eta: I've just looked through my binoculars and there are two cranes there

    St Paul's crane.jpg
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

  25. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Are they putting stupid cladding panels all over the Guy's tower? :mad:
     
  27. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  28. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

  29. bromley

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

    I think the cladding improves Guy's.
     
  30. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Had a great time up the shard last Monday. It really is breathtaking the IWW from up there.

    What's really nice is that although you get a ticket to go up at a particular time you don't seem to get chucked out. We were up there for nearly an hour. :) need to get the pics off my camera and post them :oops:
     
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