The Shard, London’s Tallest Building

A boat moved along the Thames in December. At 1,017 feet, the Shard is Europe’s tallest skyscraper. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News.

The Shard is the tallest building in London and in the European Union.

The 95 stories skyscraper is 1,017 feet tall.

The official inauguration of The Shard is on Thursday, July 5th 2012.

The tower will be inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew Albert Edward, the Duke of York.

The State of Qatar is the majority investor of The Shard.

It was reported that during the event, lasers are to light up the night sky, beaming across town to touch several landmarks, the London Eye, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge.

It is going to be very beautiful!

This July 2, 2012 aerial photo made available by Newscast shows the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, towering over London. Associated Press Photo.
The shard is seen towering over the Tower Bridge on June 3, 2012. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the architect, Renzo Piano, said he wanted to make sure this building wouldn’t be seen as a symbol of arrogance and a display of power. More of a ‘sparkling, gentle spire,’ he said. Jonathan Brady/European Pressphoto Agency.

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

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