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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TQ3380 : City Hall and The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3380 : River Thames, City Hall and The Shard by David Dixon
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by Oast House Archive
TQ3180 : The Shard seen from Waterloo East Station by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard from Borough Market by Chris Allen
TQ3280 : The Shard from the air by Thomas Nugent
TQ3280 : A view down river by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3380 : Poppies by the Tower, London by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : East end of Sumner Street by Stephen Craven
TQ3280 : The Shard under construction by Oast House Archive
TQ3380 : Poppies by the Tower, London by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard rising above Borough High St by N Chadwick
TQ3278 : Groundworks following demolition, Heygate Estate by Robin Stott
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Shard by N Chadwick
TQ3380 : The Balcony, City Hall, London SE1 by Christine Matthews
TQ3280 : London Bridge Station and the Shard by PAUL FARMER
TQ3280 : The Shard by Eirian Evans

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

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