Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Shard

The Shard, Shard of Glass, by Renzo Piano, London Bridge Street, Southwark, London
The Shard (also Shard of Glass) by Renzo Piano, 2012
London Bridge Street, Southwark
London, September 2014

“He saw the 87-storey building as a ‘Vertical City’, with about 8,000 people living and working in premium office space, a world class hotel, luxury apartments, a spa, five restaurants and cafes, retail areas and space for exhibitions and performances. Walking around the public viewing gallery on Level 72, people will see as far as the North Downs, Heathrow and Hampstead, and on clear days have views as far as 30 miles.”
(The Shard - Europe's tallest building, Engineering & Technology Magazine)

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