London - The Shard, City Hall and Tower Bridge at sunset

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The Shard, City Hall and Tower Bridge

taken from the top of Oliver's Wharf

to the left, construction of The Shard

Shard of Glass - London Bridge Tower

Shard London Bridge, previously known as London Bridge Tower, and also known as the Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge and The Shard, is a skyscraper under construction in Southwark, London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station.

Renzo Piano, the building's architect, worked together with architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage of the project. The tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. The building has been designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top. It will be clad entirely in glass. The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be on the top (72nd) floor.

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  1. ♥Anja von Egger ♥ 33 months ago | reply

    Good morning Julius :)


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  3. Inga Arna 33 months ago | reply

    Love the beautiful silhouette in this awesome shot my friend.
    Warm hugs from sunny Akureyri.

  4. Vide Cor Meum Images 33 months ago | reply

    Great shot, I love the Shard, think its so nice to have some exciting architecture south of the river. ( being a southy and all). Some nice little details here the light on the building and the bird just add to the shot.

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  6. Harvest 11 33 months ago | reply

    What a incredible composition in how it builds the mood, Julius.

  7. jjamv 24 months ago | reply

    y estos son mis puntos de vista de Londres
    sólo un poco más lejos de la ciudad

    London - The Shard, City Hall and Tower Bridge at sunset window view of a London sunset

  8. Susana M.L. 24 months ago | reply

    Lo dicho...todo un privilegio disfrutar de semejantes vistas mi querido Julius!
    Yo debo de confesar que no puedo quejarme tampoco ya que desde mi ventana veo las majestuosas catedrales de mi ciudad.
    Muchas gracias por dejarme disfrutar de tan bello paraje, amigo!
    Buenas noches.
    Susana

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