London Shard contractors say rig will accelerate construction

06/18/2009 | Engineering News-Record

Excavating the three-floor basement while slipforming the core of London's Shard, which will be the city's tallest skyscraper, will allow builders to speed construction of the project. A rig is now at work forming columns into pile tops in the building's basement, officials say. They expect the core of the building to go up in November.

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