The Shard makes a big impression
This is a legacy post from the findaproperty.com blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.
Have you looked up recently?
For all those London-based readers, and any who’ve been visiting the capital for a spot of Christmas shopping lately, you may have noticed a rather humongous change to the familiar London skyline. In a word it’s The Shard, a humdinger of a development over at London Bridge.
The Shard, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, stands at 243m (800ft) and is now officially the capital’s tallest skyscraper, and it’s not even finished yet.
The tower has just outgrown previous record holder – Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square, which stands at 235m (771ft).
When completed in May 2012, the new south London skyscraper will be the tallest building in the European Union.
It will eventually rise to an eye-popping 87 storeys or 310m (1,016ft). Wowser!
And good news for London residents and visitors alike, it will also have a sweet viewing platform on its 72nd floor, which is expected to attract more than a million rubberneckers a year.
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