The Shard at London Bridge :: Shared Description

A 72-storey office building and hotel, constructed from 2009-2012 as the centre of the London Bridge Quarter development on the South bank of the Thames. The skyscraper is, at 310m tall, for a while the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station.

The tower was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and cost £450 million. The Government of Qatar financed the building and its Prime Minister declared it open on 5 July 2012. It opened to the public in February 2013.

For views of and from the Shard after opening, see Link

The official website is LinkExternal link

See also the Wikipedia entry at LinkExternal link
by Stephen Craven
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TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : A misty Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard, lit up by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3180 : View towards The Shard, Waterloo East Station by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard Laser Display as seen from Alexandra Palace by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : Glazing the Shard by Stephen Craven
TQ3280 : America Street by DS Pugh
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by Oast House Archive
TQ3280 : The Shard by Stephen McKay
TQ3380 : The Shard and St Paul's Cathedral from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3280 : The Shard by Oast House Archive
TQ3380 : Tower of London, London, E1 by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street Railway Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ3380 : Tower of London from The Shard, London SE1 by Christine Matthews
TQ3380 : Tower of London and The Shard, London by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard from Tower Pier by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard appears above the rooftops by Stephen Craven
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick

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Created: Fri, 12 Feb 2010, Updated: Wed, 27 Feb 2013

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