Gallery: The Shard: Vertical City Will Tower Over London

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Construction has begun on the Shard, a skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Western Europe and will provide amazing views of London. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (who was also responsible for the California Academy of Sciences), the Shard was inspired by towering church spires and the masts of ships that once anchored on the Thames. The new mixed-use development is located in the heart of London Bridge Quarter and will sit adjacent to the London Bridge Station, one of the busiest train stations in London.

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  1. modymac September 23, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Its really a great design,i am impress.

  2. davidwayneosedach August 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Don’t we all love London! Thes new buildings and bridges mix the fururistic with Dickens. What a place to visit! What a place to live!

  3. R.Thyagarajan August 27, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Lady Macbeth taunts Macbeth of indecisiveness that was the least expected in him, resolved to be best man of England. In Shakespeare play Macbeth she says’ ‘I would have dashed the brains out of the baby that milks me if I had sworn like thee’. No one would be a graduate in London without doing at least one Shakespeare in college. If one like Lady Macbeth is in real living in London she would only be telling the Londoners ‘sun never set in the kingdom of Briton once. You Londoners must ensure London never misses any recent development in any field undone in it.’ Possibly that is what is happening in London, in the field of architecture and building. This is not notably by its own citizens

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