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London The Shard Skyscraper

The Shard (also referred to as the Shard of Glass,[3][4] Shard London Bridge or the London Bridge Tower[5][6]) is a skyscraper in London, England. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, it was topped out on 30 March 2012[7] and opened on 5 July 2012. The Shard is the tallest completed building in Europe, and is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-metre (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.
The Shard replaced Southwark Towers, a 24-story office block built on the site in Southwark in 1975. Renzo Piano, the Shard's architect, worked with the architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage. The tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck – the UK's highest – on the 72nd floor, at a height of 245 metres (804 ft).[8] The Shard was designed with an irregular pyramidal shape from the base to the top, and is clad entirely in glass. Its structure was completed in April 2012.


The newest addition to the London skyline, The Shard, is now the tallest skyscraper in Europe, with its pyramidal shape and glass structure. The observation deck will open to the public in February 2013!...Here I captured it from the Thames riverbank in low tide...

London The Shard Skyscraper

London The Shard Skyscraper

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  1. cnmark 31 months ago | reply

    Great angle!

  2. Anna Kwa 31 months ago | reply

    Another brilliant creation with amazing reflected light and eye catching colors!

  3. 5GAGA :* [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

  4. .snap.sh00ter. 31 months ago | reply

    nice blue hour shot!!!!

    that bridge sure is interesting! =)

  5. Kiki FL 31 months ago | reply

    The purples and blues are captivating in this one.

  6. japzky 31 months ago | reply

    excellent color.. nice angle also..

  7. Marc Haegeman Photography 31 months ago | reply

    Cool razorsharp compo!

  8. paul bica 31 months ago | reply

    awesome angle !!!

  9. Tim Archer Photos 31 months ago | reply

    awesome! the light is excellent here, but i love the detail in the foreground. top angle too!

  10. Liamfm . 31 months ago | reply

    very nice angle and colours

  11. Jacquin-Qc 31 months ago | reply

    Une autre splendeur à votre collection!

  12. Lukemn 31 months ago | reply

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  13. MadonnaJ 31 months ago | reply

    Incredible image! Love the perspective and processing. Bravo my friend.

  14. michi26miami79 31 months ago | reply

    perfect angle and colors!!

  15. spiraldelight 31 months ago | reply

    cool , love the Shard..!

  16. AD Artworks.com 28 months ago | reply

    Great composition!

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  18. ronnyvan 26 months ago | reply

    sweet pic ,

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