The Shard: The Vision of Irvine Sellar download free [PDF and Ebook] by Howard Watson

The Shard: The Vision of Irvine Sellar download free [PDF and Ebook] by Howard Watson year 2018
  • Book name: The Shard: The Vision of Irvine Sellar
  • Author: Howard Watson
  • Release date: 2018/12/4
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780349410012
  • Rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Votes: 610
  • Review by: Arthur Maguire
  • Review rating: 9.57 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/17
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: We were told we would never get planning consent and we did. We were told we would never be able to fund it and we did. Then we were told we would never be able to build it and we did.' Irvine SellarIn 2000, Irvine Sellar, a former market trader famous for helping to create the look of the Swinging Sixties on Carnaby Street, stood on a rooftop in Southwark, London, and decided to build the tallest building in western Europe. He had virtually no experience, and he wanted to build at the wrong height, in the wrong place, on the wrong side of the river and at the wrong time.Twelve years later, the Shard, a 'vertical city' designed by one of the world's leading architects, Renzo Piano, changed the skyline of London. It immediately became one of the most instantly recognizable and admired contemporary buildings in the world.This is the story of one man's vision for London and his determination to redefine an ancient but maligned part of the city despite seemingly insurmountable challenges including mass opposition, a huge planning inquiry, the financial crash, and major construction issues that required radical improvisation at every turn. At every twist in the tale, Sellar refused to give up.The Shard is a tale of extreme ambition, innovation and a relentless desire to recast the skyscraper as a force for good.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H45M4S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Business & Industry, Memoirs, Urban & Municipal Planning, Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc, Architectural Structure & Design
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 17.30 USD
  • Dimensions: 267x282x34mm
  • Weight: 612.35g
  • Printed by: Little, Brown
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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