Slicing through London’s skyline.

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.

Three superimposed images showing how the Shar...

Image via Wikipedia

4 thoughts on “Slicing through London’s skyline.

  1. Wow, just another thing to add to my bucket list. Oh wait, London’s at the top of my list already! Well, just another stop to make in London. Awesome. The pictures are stunning!

  2. I go past the Shard every single day on my way to work (I work in London Bridge)! It is pretty awesome – the glass cladding is on to quite a height already. A few months ago, they found a fox on the 72nd floor – and it had to be rescued and brought back down to ground level. Don’t know how on earth it got there!

    • Awesome it is. I want to see it. I think I’ll have to wait for the summer until I’m in London again. It will be almost finished by then I expect. A fox on the 72nd floor? That’s mad!

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