Comments on: The Shard as metaphor for London http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-53793 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:07:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-53793 “Those I called desired to take hold of a property and put these individuals available without any subsequent intending according to risk tolerance and / or the things i asked to utilize any property more than a long time,Half inch she states that. “These were being top quality counselors exactly who just didn’t view the everyday life intending costs associated with the serious obstacles of growing aged the united states. With its model, these would not be certain that a funds would certainly be as durable after i could need the idea in order to.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40806 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:30:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40806 “… the author is actually a local too,…” (JustinC)

Umm … well … if you say so.

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By: JustinCormack http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40803 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:45:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40803 MrRFox the author is actually a local too, not a South Asian. But that doesn’t detract from the fact that I might well have written a better article ;-)

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By: ABT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40802 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:42:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40802 I actually quite like it. At least it isn’t another tall, rectangular block. It’s not as nice as the Gherkin or Lloyds insurance building but it’s a hell of a lot better than what used to be there.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40797 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40797 Point taken, JustinC – it probably is ugly as sin, and suspect I’d have joined you in opposing it on that basis were I a local. But our South Asian author never really made that point, did he – he was all shun-the-rich, right? (Easy to understand his reluctance to throw that aesthetic-stone, if you’ve ever been to South Asia.)

So, bottom line – you should have written the piece, not our Asian-import.

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By: JustinCormack http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40791 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:05:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40791 Oh but it is horrendously ugly. And in London we have taste. If they had stuck it in Canary Wharf it would be ok, but you can see it from everywhere, except when it is foggy. Compare the Gherkin, which Londoners love. Half the height, and nice and curvy, thats great. It is true that London Bridge already had some ugly buildings, but this makes it worse. (And the gentrification of parts of the area happened a while back, parts of Bermondsey are rather nice, there is the new White Cube there even).

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40780 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:16:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40780 Equity investments in realestate don’t fit anybody’s definition of “hot money”, except Chakrabortty’s. In fact, they are about as cold as it gets.

Engineering bubbles is a bad idea – haven’t we learned at least that? But this isn’t a manufactured bubble – it’s genuine demand, paid for in cash. It’s a windfall – what’s improper about that? Maybe only just this – don’t make the mistake of believing that it will continue uninterrupted and forever.

I mean really – what is this guy’s point? Does he want to close the City as a financial center? Seems like it. And why? Apparently only because it upsets poor people to have rich people in their midst. Snobs; guess we need to update the Chakrabortty -version of this – “Give me (only) your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses.”

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40772 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40772 Also agree… if the brits get property taxation right then at 1% each russian heiress or arabian sheik in the 47,000,000 penthouses will pay the salaries of exactly 10 inner city teachers each and every year.

Not so bad.

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By: Auros http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/26/the-shard-as-metaphor-for-london/comment-page-1/#comment-40765 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:38:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15468#comment-40765 Totally agree with you here. When the Japanese piled into US real estate (and especially NYC real estate), it worked out terribly for them, but really not too badly for us.

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