GDenny Builders Grimsby – Inspirational Buildings

Posted By on August 15, 2015, in Great Builders

The Shard in London I an amazing looking building which gets it name from looking like a ‘Shard of Glass’.

The Shard

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.

The Shard inauguration ceremony light show

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.

View of the Shard

Sourced at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shard

About GDenny Builders

Established in 1991,GDenny Builders proudly serves Grimsby and it’s surrounding area’s with affordable, quality building services.