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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    The "Shard".

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 15 Jun 2012 - 16:21

    I'm beginning to like the London skyline...BBC England



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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 15:38

    Watched a program last night about them building it, I'm confused, they didnt seem to have any problems...
      
    Most program's of this nature nowadays portray scenes of danger, impending doom and failure, how we ever have a fish on our plate, or a train gets from A to B (possibly a bad example) I'll never never know, example:-
    "We're on the fishing trawler Havenevercaughtafuckingthing out of Death Bay Harbour, we've been at sea for over a week now and have never caught a fu#ing thing yet, the skipper and crew are getting restless, it's down to the ships cook Patrick McGee, better known as one hand wanker McGee after an altrication with another crew member involvimg a blender,,, it's McGee's job to serve up a hearty breakfast before the last haul of the trip, depending on what the haul brings up it could mean financial make or break for the crew of the Havenevercaughtafuckingthing,  so tensions are running high, but there's a problem, one hand wanker McGee's having difficultly with the electric can opener, it's making no progress on the industrial size can of baked beans he's trying to open, one hand wanker McGee knows the crew will not be happy if they don't get their beans, the stakes are high, it could mean the different between him being called one hand wanker McGee, or just, McGee... He struggles with the mighty electric can opener but makes no progress, he knows there's a manual can opener in the galley, but he's a proud man and is not prepaired to call on a crew mate for assistance in opening the beans... Desperately he searches the galley for the instruction manual for the opener, he finds it just as he hears the crew starting to gather in the mess expecting breakfast  to be there, he knows things could quickly turn nasty, as he fumbles through the pages of the manuel he can sence the crew are becoming restless, just then the skipper appears in the galley doorway, McGee sences his frustration, but the skippers an old sea dog, he's been in these tight situations before, without saying a word he quickly assesses the situation and within a second plugs the can opener in, breakfasts saved, it's a bumper haul, financial ruin is averted,  and McGee's wife gets that Roger Rabbit she's been dreaming about for years"...
    Anyway back to the Shard documentary, everything went according to plan, they knocked down the old building, they dug out the old foundations, as they were just about to start laying the new foundations water from the Thames started flooding in, but they soon sorted that, once they got up to about fifty story's or so high winds started to give them problems at times meaning work had to stop, but they had factored that in and were still on schedule, all the thousands of metal girders, windows etc fitted perfectly and so on... Now it sounds as if all of this was a bit boring, no,,, the documentary just showed how they built the thing, no oscars for acting, plus nothing was repeated unlike most program's of this type where after the adverts it seems as if you were watching it from the start again, and the narrator did not sound like Bill Patterson, bliss...
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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 17:00

    Yes i watched it and thought wow good job,It was a bit like watching the germans build a huff house,
    No dramas just plain good old building work, How nothing like an 8 x 4 sheet of ply or something didnt blow off was a miracle, The crane driver had nerves of steel too, talk about sway,
    One thing puzzled me - How did they take the crane down at the end  
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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 17:07

    They had one up the side, I suspect it dismantled the one they built in the lift shaft as you see the one on the side lifting the final top sections in to place, I then again suspect it was one of those cranes that jacks itself up then adds another section to its base, to dismantle reverse the process...
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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 18:15

    I liked the story about one hand wanker magee best... 



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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 18:24

    The Lone Ranger wrote:I liked the story about one hand wanker magee best... 
    Cant see that being educational tho,   , I like programes like that Shard,
    Grand designs are another favourite of mine, And that George bloke too  
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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 1:54

    George ! that Davis guy from Asda...

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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 9:30

    Adam Mint wrote:George ! that Davis guy from Asda...

    NO NO NO NO, Restoration something, Usualy starts blubbing because the wife die's half way through or summat, Gives them a book at the end - well the husband anyway  
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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 17:33

    Not seen that then, and George Davis is still innocent.



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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 17:49

    Adam Mint wrote:George ! that Davis guy from Asda...

    Ever since posting the above I've been bombarded with adds like this, not just on this site...



    I want my porn ones back, sob sob sob...

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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 18:15

    I must be missing out, I don't get any ads... 



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    Re: The "Shard".

    Post by Mermaid on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 18:20

    me neither



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