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The Shard

The Shard

The Shard in London is nearing completion and has recently become the tallest structure in Europe at 310 meters. It hurts the neck to look up at it, but the views from the observation deck will be magnificent. There will be three floors of restaurants as well as offices, a hotel and apartments as shown on it’s nice website. The cost of construction so far is £450 million. Fortunately not a cost for the Great British tax payer to bear the brunt of. That is probably why there isn’t much controversy surrounding it, apart from the Daily Mail suggesting that Qatar is slowly taking over London.

The Shard

I like how, from this view, the building looks rather smug and pleased with itself.

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6 responses to “The Shard”

  1. Ro avatar

    Yes, watched it go up – it is extremely impressive and your photos – especially the second one – bring this out

  2. Anthony Welwig avatar
    Anthony Welwig

    What a monstrosity! Ugly, an eyesore, a waste of money and other resources, and frankly, another white elephant to plague London’s skyline.

    1. Jeffrey Taylor avatar
      Jeffrey Taylor

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  3. andyo1976 avatar

    Great pictures of the Shard. It was said that the London eye was going to be an eye sore and doesn’t belong, It does belong and is an accepted part of the London skyline, as will the Shard be! Great engineering, built in England.

  4. SilverTiger avatar

    I agree that the Shard is an eyesore. It clutters the view from so many angles and seems to follow you arround. It is a monument to greed and to the corrupt nature of our London administration that happily gets into bed with developers instead of protecting and improving our environment. London is not Dallas and obscenities like the Shard have no place here.

    The danger is that now we have the Heron Tower and the Shard, the door is open to other exploitative developers to steal our sky and turn the city’s streets into dark and windy canyons.

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