The London skyline, with the Shard of Glass and Tower Bridge.
Taken in Rotherhithe, looking upriver into London.
The Shard of Glass, or Shard London Bridge.
Architect: Renzo Piano
Developer: Sellar Property Group
Construction began 2009, estimated to be complete July 2012.
Designed by Sir Horace Jones (1819-1887) and his engineer, Sir John Wolfe Barry (1836-1918) - with the cladding designed by George D. Stevenson after Jones's death.
Construction was by Sir John Jackson (foundations), Baron Armstrong (hydraulics), William Webster, Sir H.H. Bartlett, and Sir William Arrol & Co, with the workers supervised by resident engineer E W Crutwell.
Construction occurred between 1886 and 1894, and the bridge was opened by the Prince of Wales.
20 Fenchurch Street, currently in construction and already with
promises of nicknames - 'The Walkie Talkie' and 'The Pint' - courtesy
of the bulbous top in the design.
Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Developer: Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group
Structural engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Main contractor: Canary Wharf Contractors
Construction began 2009, and is planned to be complete 2014.