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The Shard under construction at London Bridge Station, Jan. 2011 - 2

Progress on the construction of the Shard next to London Bridge station. The design is by the architect Renzo Piano. Once the site had been cleared, construction started in March 2009.


The 72-storey central core was finished in December 2010 and is 244 metres high. On completion the Shard will have risen to 87 storeys at 310 metres (1,016 ft) and be Europe’s tallest commercial building.

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Taken on January 9, 2011