It is the sundrenched late afternoon of April 21st 2009, and they’re busy building something:
What I’m getting at with the above imagery is:
(1) This is a construction site, and these people clearly know what they are doing. Constructions almost always turn out exactly as planned.
(2) Look at the state of it!!!
I recognise various individual bits of tech there, like the reinforcing rod tubes, and that big blue propeller for digging holes, to put such things as reinforcing rod tubes in. But all that stuff jammed together in a confined space like that? It looks like someone’s attic for goodness sake.
Yet, it was from this outdoor attic that there duly emerged … the Shard.