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richheap
richheap  
12/2/2013 4:21:51 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Technology in action!
@Resurgent: You should be able to get into the retail section of this scheme in 2015, and there are also plenty of other shops at Canary Wharf. Over the last ten years it's become a bit of a retail area to attract people at weekends.

Or, if it's the station bit you're after, Crossrail's meant to start running in 2018. I'm looking forward to getting a train from Maidenhead (which is in the Thames Valley out to the west of London, but not as far out as Oxford) straight into central London.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
11/30/2013 10:13:36 AM
User Rank Burgher
Technology in action!
Rich,

Glulam is new to me and I look forward to seeing how durable it is in your climate.

Also the

"One of our other hosts, James Goonan, also from Canary Wharf Contractors, explained how the boring machine doesn't just make a hole. It also covers the hole with concrete, creating a sealed concrete tunnel, and it lays down tracks behind it so that the materials it needs to create the tunnels – including the concrete – can be easily transported to it."

I wish my City would obtain that machine and build some Public Transporation where I live!

 

Crossrail Station will definitely be on my list of things too see when I visit London.

bulk
bulk  
11/29/2013 7:33:02 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: nice
Before moving to Thailand I worked for a service provider in the US who had a remote hub location that barring any emergency was only visited for checks twice per year. One time a tech went out to do the routine checks after a particular cold snap, he came back to report that a deer had gone through the window and was living in the hub site and looks to have given birth in there. Animal control had to come to get the deer out. 

richheap
richheap  
11/29/2013 4:30:23 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: nice
Yes, a determined squirrel could turn this into a Looney Tunes cartoon, and I think any development would benefit from that.

bulk
bulk  
11/29/2013 4:27:34 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: nice
I hope they have solutions. LoL. but you never know what animals will do. 

richheap
richheap  
11/29/2013 4:21:30 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: nice
Well, I suppose birds could be an issue, although there's not really anywhere for them to nest within the ceiling; but I'd be very surprised to see a squirrel up there. I'm sure building managers have tried and tested solutions for dealing with critters.

bulk
bulk  
11/29/2013 4:01:52 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: nice
I wasnt thinking large critters or anything but more like birds and squriles. They are everywhere and they can find their way into a lot of things, cause a lot of issues. 

richheap
richheap  
11/29/2013 3:58:44 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: nice
I don't see why it should cause a problem. The trees will be on the top floor of this scheme, and so Canary Wharf will be able to control how much soil they are in and so should be able to manage their growth. And I don't imagine there'll be much of an issue with wildlife. Canary Wharf is many things, but a wildlife oasis isn't one of them.

bulk
bulk  
11/29/2013 3:23:18 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
nice
I like the idea of trees poking through the roof, but couldnt this cause issues further down the road as the trees grow larger? or when animals decide to take up residents? 

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