GDenny Builders Grimsby – Inspirational Buildings
The Shard in London I an amazing looking building which gets it name from looking like a ‘Shard of Glass’.
At the moment it is the tallest skyscraper in London and currently the tallest building in the European Union and the second-tallest free standing structure in the UK.
It has 87 storeys; 72 of which are habitable and is situated in Southwark forming part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard’s construction started in March 2009 and was inaugurated on 5 July 2012 and then practically opened in November 2012. The tower’s privately operated observation deck ‘View from the Shard’ opened to the public in February 2013.
It stands 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high and was designed by an Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Shard was developed by Sellar Property on behalf of LBQ Ltd and is jointly owned by Sellar Property and the State of Qatar.
Sourced at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shard