Russia's Mercury City tower cuts the ...

Russia's Mercury City tower cuts the Shard down to size

There are 24 comments on the The Guardian story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Russia's Mercury City tower cuts the Shard down to size. In it, The Guardian reports that:

The tapering mountain of pink-hued trapezoidal blocks, one of a cluster of competing structures in Moscow, takes the title of Europe's tallest building from its London rival A towering beacon of pink mirrored glass has overtaken the Shard to become the tallest building in Europe .

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#1 Nov 5, 2012
Moscow rules, London sucks. lol.

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#2 Nov 5, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
Moscow rules, London sucks. lol.
What about Polish American Bob Stupak's Stratosphere in Las Vegas 350 meters tall?

Taller than this. LOL

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#3 Nov 5, 2012
Halonen is Conan OBrien wrote:
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What about Polish American Bob Stupak's Stratosphere in Las Vegas 350 meters tall?
Taller than this. LOL
Federation tower will be 506 m. tall.

Read the articcle to the end.

Vagas is not Polish city.

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#4 Nov 5, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
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Federation tower will be 506 m. tall.
Read the articcle to the end.
Vagas is not Polish city.
It isn't in Europe either.

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#5 Nov 5, 2012
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't in Europe either.
Acordingly Hal it`s Polish and if so it is in Poland.
That`s how his logic works. lol.

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#6 Nov 6, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
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Acordingly Hal it`s Polish and if so it is in Poland.
That`s how his logic works. lol.
According to him, it's all slavic! Or it should be! Have you seen all his posts? He expects Poland to take over the world!

Anyway, cool building you got there. I like pink!
Annie

Southampton, UK

#7 Nov 7, 2012
Shard looks way better, plus of course it's in the most wonderful city of London.

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#8 Nov 7, 2012
The Shard is boring and too pointy!
Annie

Southampton, UK

#9 Nov 8, 2012
surely that's you dear :)

Mercury has been described as a victorian chimney stack by one Guardian reader. That pretty much stacks up.

The shard is simply stunning. Plus it is in a historic business district.
Annie

Southampton, UK

#13 Nov 9, 2012
The commissioner is quoted by Interfax as saying 'It demonstrates that all of Russia is on a level with countries of the eurozone, continuing its planned development and moving forward.'.....

Clearly the American architect who designed the eyesore took his inspiration from Victorian chimney architecture. Victoriana doesn't translate well to skyscrapers. It has to be the ugliest skyscraper in the World.

http://www.buildingregister.com/news/construc...

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#14 Nov 9, 2012
Annie wrote:
Shard looks way better, plus of course it's in the most wonderful city of London.
That is your personal opinion which is not correct.
Annie

Southampton, UK

#15 Nov 10, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
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That is your personal opinion which is not correct.
It's not just my opinion.
The top ten according to tripadvisor voters & number one on the mastercard list of cities with 16.9m visitors :

1 London
2 New York
3 Rome
4 Paris
5 San Francisco
6 Marrakech
7 Istanbul
8 Barcelona
9 Siem Reap
10 Berlin

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination...

So where does Moscow rank?

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#17 Nov 10, 2012
UGly Annie wrote:
The commissioner is quoted by Interfax as saying 'It demonstrates that all of Russia is on a level with countries of the eurozone, continuing its planned development and moving forward.'.....
Clearly the American architect who designed the eyesore took his inspiration from Victorian chimney architecture. Victoriana doesn't translate well to skyscrapers. It has to be the ugliest skyscraper in the World.
http://www.buildingregister.com/news/construc...
You imply that's what the article states but it was just some troll who commented. It does not look like a chimney, you moron!
Now defend your UGly shard! It even has an ugly name! "Oh, let's meet at the SHARD for lunch". It sounds like a threat! Businesses will probably lose half their customers for that alone. An UGly name to match an UGly building.

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#18 Nov 10, 2012
Annie likes slashers wrote:
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It's not just my opinion.
The top ten according to tripadvisor voters & number one on the mastercard list of cities with 16.9m visitors :
1 London
2 New York
3 Rome
4 Paris
5 San Francisco
6 Marrakech
7 Istanbul
8 Barcelona
9 Siem Reap
10 Berlin
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination...
So where does Moscow rank?
When was that poll taken? Have all those people been to London since the Shard was built? The Shard that slashed the face of London forever?
Annie

Southampton, UK

#19 Nov 11, 2012
The mercury looks just like an ugly victorian chimney stack. Such a waste of money.

The Shard looks just like the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, your neck of the woods I believe (you are still living in Springfield Homersville are you not?).

So if you think this building is ugly then you would have to admit San Francisco is ugly too. Why not just admit you're totally biased towards the chimney stack because of your Russian mum.

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#20 Nov 11, 2012
Shard is as idiotic as all of your pathetic United Kingdom.

Small wonder Scots wan to split from you.
Annie

Southampton, UK

#21 Nov 11, 2012
the chimney stack will give tourists a good reason not to visit moscow

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#22 Nov 11, 2012
Annie is Pro Ukraine wrote:
The mercury looks just like an ugly victorian chimney stack.
Shut up you stupid parrot! That isn't even your own description! You only copied that from some other troll!

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#24 Nov 12, 2012
Annie wrote:
the chimney stack will give tourists a good reason not to visit moscow
If idiots such as yourself will not visit Moscow good for it.
Annie

Southampton, UK

#25 Nov 12, 2012
At least you will get Obama coming over. I'm sure he will be thrilled with the chimney. Bet you can't wait.

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