Earlier last year Site-Eye began time-lapsing a 5 year building project taking place beside the Thames, near the Waterloo area of London.
The resulting building is to be known as ‘One Blackfriars’ and will join the growing list of architecturally impressive skyscrapers springing up across London’s skyline.
How the finished tower will look; the design tapers out in the middle, creating a distinctive aesthetic. The 50 storey tower will reach a height of around 170 metres (similar in height to the Guerkin) and provide spectacular views across the capital.
How the site currently looks; the completed structure will comprise a mix of retail space, a hotel and residential flats. A one bed apartment at One Blackfriars is currently on the market for just over £1 million.
Site-Eye currently have just the one camera on site with this due to increase to three once the construction work proper begins.
Our time-lapse services will provide the building’s owners with a complete visual record of the construction progress. This can be used to analyse the construction methods, as a marketing tool for them and the building or simply as a visual treat to be enjoyed.
SITE-EYE AT BVE LONDON
Site-Eye are exhibiting their services and showing off some of their latest work at this year’s BVE expo all this week.
The expo is open to all and is being staged in London’s Excel Center.
This will be the fifth year that Site-Eye have exhibited at one of the country’s most prestigious trade shows.
With over 100 companies displaying at the expo, Site-Eye are lining up alongside more familiar names such as Canon and Adobe.
Visitor numbers are expected to be well into the thousands; so lots of people to watch the best of our time-lapse work.
For more information about BVE and to register for your free entry pass visit the official website at: bvexpo.com
BROADGATE ICE RINK
Just added to YouTube; this latest piece of time-lapse footage from a recent Site-Eye project shows the construction of the Ice Rink at London’s Broadgate.
Following on from the release yesterday of our footage from the Royal Academy this is another example of the short-term time-lapse jobs undertaken by Site-Eye.
The time-lapse camera here was positioned at a nearby high vantage point and captured the construction works over a period of a few weeks.
The Ice Rink has been open since early November and will remain in use until the end of February.
SITE-EYE VIDEO FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN
A time-lapse video filmed by Site-Eye is being featured in today’s edition of the Guardian.
The video, which you can watch above, was filmed over the course of two weeks at the start of January and shows the construction of a new art installation in London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
The video can be seen on the online edition of the paper alongside an article about the Academy’s new exibition ‘Sensing Spaces’ which opens this weekend and will run until April.
Link to the Guardian’s article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jan/21/sensing-spaces-vaulting-ambition
Site-Eye undertake a range of short term time-lapse jobs such as this as well as their long-term projects which can run for years at a time.
On the 11th of December London spent the day shrouded in thick fog.
BBC weather forecasters said the morning’s fog in London was as much as 150m deep in places.
Site-Eye have collected a sample of the best images captured by their time-lapse cameras located across the city.
Daily Site-Eye have around 100 cameras snapping shots of the country’s capital.
The energy giant Shell have reached an important milestone in the construction of what will be the world’s largest ‘floating facility’. The 488 metre long hull has been floated out of the company’s dry dock and into the sea for the first time. And Site-Eye were on hand to film it.
Site-Eye sent their senior engineer, Tom Edwards, out to the Geoje complex to reposition the long-term time-lapse cameras for the next stages of construction and film the hull’s floatation. The resulting video has already amassed nearly 400,000 views on Shell’s Youtube page.
Site-Eye have spent the last year time-lapsing the construction of the Shell “Prelude” facility at the SHI yard, located in Geoje, South Korea. The project has been covered by four of Site-Eye’s unique time-lapse cameras positioned at various points across the construction site. This has allowed us to cover a far greater area than normal and to focus specifically on individual aspects of the construction process, these are then brought together when complete to form the vast hull you can see in the above video.
The floatation of the Prelude hull was the first time this massive structure has left the safe confines of the dry dock, it will now sit a short distance out to sea whilst further aspects of the ship are built and added over the coming months.
The Prelude facility, once complete, will have decks measuring the equivalent of four football pitches; cargo tanks weighing around six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier, total storage capacity equivalent to around 175 Olympic swimming pools, it will be moored to the seabed from a turret higher than the Arc de Triomphe and has been designed to withstand any weather conditions, including a ‘category 5’ cyclone.
The facility will sit above the ‘Prelude gas field’ located about 125 miles off Australia’s north-west coast where it will be able to tap into the natural gas supplies that are currently too hard to extract. The ship, which will weigh around 600,000 tonnes, cannot actually move itself and will be towed into place by other ships, once in position Shell plan to leave it there for the next 25 years.
Opened earlier this summer, the Moorfield Hotel was time-lapsed by Site-Eye due to its unique construction.
The rooms were individually built off site in Northern Ireland and shipped to the site of the Moorland on the Shetland islands. Each room arrived fully built and fully fitted out - that is to mean, the rooms were ready to move straight in.
The rooms were then dropped in place one by one leaving only minor works left to be carried out.
From an empty site to fully operational hotel in just a matter of months, this construction practise is now expected to be tested on other sites.
For more information check out McAleer & Rushe’s page on the Moorland Hotel where this also a video incorporating some of Site-Eye’s footage: http://www.mcaleer-rushe.co.uk/project/the-moorfield-hotel-brea-shetland/
Crossrail reached another important milestone today as 1,000 tonne tunnel boring machine Elizabeth broke into one of Europes largest mined caverns, 40m below Stepney Green in the East End of London.
Our Site-Eye colleague is exhibiting some of his work in Paris next week
I’m pleased to announce that i’m part of a group exhibition opening in Paris next week along with friends and colleagues from Get the Picture. Work from my project ‘Theres No Time For Art' will be shown along with my 'Drug Wrap' series. If you're in Paris for Paris Photo feel free to come along to the opening on the evening of the 15th.
David Cameron was in Belfast on Friday visiting the Bombardier factory as part of an investment conference where he was screened a film about the company made by Site-Eye. The film featured footage from our 5 years of time-lapse undertaken on the site and was made to commemorate the successful launch of their new aeroplane range - the C Series.
Bombardier is an aerospace and transportation company founded in Canada in the 1940’s. Its factory in East Belfast has been specially constructed to manufacture the wings for their new aeroplane range.
Site-Eye have been filming the site since 2009 beginning with the groundworks and initial factory construction right up until the first batch of wings were successfully produced just a couple of months ago.
The film that was screened featured much of this unique time-lapse footage as well as footage provided by Bombardier of the first C-Series test flight.
For more on this story check out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-24493601 and http://www.bombardier.com/en/media-centre/newsList/details.bombardier-aerospace_20131011_primeministerformallyopensbombardi.html