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New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSat Oct 28, 2017 12:37 pm

Philnpt wrote:I think this 'when completed' will be the tallest student accommodation building in the world.
I'm not sure how up to date this link is but at the moment the tallest is a 33 story tower in London
https://www.isgplc.com/en/news/isg-wins ... ion-scheme


I guess it's still a title to hold?

Cardiff - The Capital City of Wales. Home to the indoor boxing attendance record and the world's tallest student accommodation building. Ha!
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSat Oct 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Home to first Fair trade Capital in the world, first £million deal and some of the finest lager in western Europe
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Oct 29, 2017 11:28 am

Rhodri wrote:Home to first Fair trade Capital in the world, first £million deal and some of the finest lager in western Europe

Which lager is that exactly?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Nov 01, 2017 9:31 pm

I wonder if this is how the render will look

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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 3:48 am

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8761770@N ... otostream/

Goodness me, that construction site.. It's so small for such a tall tower.

This is one hell of an engineering project!
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 am

Actually the Engineering is easy. It is the logistics that will be hell ...
Build it and they will come.
Get it wrong and they will fall off.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 1:30 pm

Msmurf wrote:Actually the Engineering is easy. It is the logistics that will be hell ...


Thinking about it, you are correct in saying logistics! I guess the engineering is pretty much the same as any other building, but soil disposal, material storage etc. will probably have to be on another site, and then everything transported between the two. That alone probably adds about 3 months to the construction time of the tower.
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PostWed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm

What stage are we at with this one now? Has piling commenced?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 10:34 pm

They are doing enabling works for a while, I think piling starts in the new year.

They've been really busy these last few weeks clearing things from the site, building a new wall and railings near the path that goes under the Bute Street bridge etc.

They seem to be putting up a wooden frame today, presumably for new hoardings around the site.

So lots of visible daily progress on site actually, just a while until we get to seeing piling and what I guess will be a monster crane on-site.
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PostWed Nov 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Kyle wrote:They are doing enabling works for a while, I think piling starts in the new year.

They've been really busy these last few weeks clearing things from the site, building a new wall and railings near the path that goes under the Bute Street bridge etc.

They seem to be putting up a wooden frame today, presumably for new hoardings around the site.

So lots of visible daily progress on site actually, just a while until we get to seeing piling and what I guess will be a monster crane on-site.


The crane will be mental. Am I right in saying its too tall to have a tower crane extending the entire height? Will they have to jack it to the side of the building?
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