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The Shard | Renzo Piano | Architecture

Here are the latest images of The
Shard
, a mixed-use tower at London Bridge in London, designed by
Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Construction work has started on the 306 metre-high building, which will sit
on an irregular-shaped site adjacent to London Bridge station as part of a new
development called London Bridge Quarter.

The design consists of several glass facets that incline inwards but do not
meet at the top, and is inspired by the masts of ships that once anchored on the
Thames.

The 72-storey building contains offices, apartments, a hotel and spa,
retail and restaurants and is topped by a 15-storey public viewing gallery (below).

The Shard will replace the 1970’s Southwark Tower building on Bridge Street
which has since been demolished in preparation for construction, which is due to
be completed in 2012.

Here’s some text from Sellar Property Group, the developer:

THE SHARD AT LONDON BRIDGE QUARTER – A WELCOME ADDITION TO THE LONDON SKYLINE
The Shard
The Shard is one of the most enigmatic b…

Paraty House | Marcio Kogan | Architecture