London’s skyline is set for a new landmark. The Shard of Glass in Southwark is a striking piece of architecture. Cutting into the sky like a piece of glass it will reach a height of 1,017 ft (310 m). Due for completion in 2012, the Shard will become the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world.
Photo from Wikipedia (Artist Impression)
Known as the Shard London Bridge, Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge or simply The Shard – no matter what the name it is known by, the building will stay in the memory of everyone!
It has been designed with various triangular shapes connected and will be covered in glass from the base to the very tip. For the brave visitors out there, there will be an open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor (right at the top).
I know where I’ll be visiting next year! What a vision.