Exhilarating Photography Of The Shard 32 London Bridge

The Shard

The Shard of 32 London Bridge is a pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Southwark, London. Standing almost 310 metres tall, it is currently the 2nd tallest building in Europe and the tallest in the European Union. It 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.

Shard London Bridge replaced Southwark Towers, a 24-storey office building constructed on the site in 1976. 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. It was designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top, and is clad entirely in glass. Shard London Bridge’s structure was completed in April 2012, and it will open to the public on 5 July 2012.

The Shard will be the tallest building in Western Europe, its crystalline façade transforming the London skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) vertical city of high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital’s highest viewing gallery offering 360° views.

Well-connected and comprehensively serviced by central London’s transport infrastructure, facilities and amenities, the Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire change.

“The Shard at London Bridge Quarter will redefine London’s skyline and become a symbol for the capital, recognisable throughout the world.”

Tower Bridge pink and orange sunset at night over the River Thames

Excandescent Sunset


Twilight by London Bridge

The Shard in blue / London Bridge

Shard Sunrise

Take a look to the sky just before you die.

Captain birdseye's fisheye view of London

on top of the dome

Looking Out

Sunset Smog

Swoooosh!!! Tower Bridge / London

The Scoop and some more *scoops* / London

London Sunset

new dawn new day..

sunset over London- front page feature KINGDOM PHOTOGRAPHY

The Shard from City Hall, after the rain

Last night in London / sunset / Tower Bridge / The Shard

Londres - London

Morning Shard

Head in the Clouds

The girl, the dolphin and the bridge

The Shard From Southwark Bridge

City Lights / Gracechurch St / Monument / London

Guy with a Piano

Urban Bokeh


London City Hall

Caught in the Act

London - The Shard.

London The Shard


Primrose Hill sunrise.. #1

London Tower Bridge

from london, with love

The Shard and top crane lit up at night - 18 November 2011

Shard of light

London The Shard @ Night

Pink and orange sunset behind The London Shard

Millenium Bridge over the River Thames London (Explored!)

The Shard from Leathermarket Gardens

The Shard, London, March 2012

Shard Fog

The Shard: Plane lucky

April blue sky over the Shard

The Shard & More London

The Shard London Bridge Tower from the Tower Bridge [CPL] ϵӿƿІѻⱤɛƌ

City view from Broadgate Tower

Sunset from Wapping

Anthony Timmons is the founder of AMPt Design and runs spoutfire.com.

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