The London Bridge Meets The Shard!

Came across a cool blog from 2modern about the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard, a 72-story mixed-use skyscraper, will be the centerpiece for the project. The Shard will include residential, hospitality, office, and retail components. Once completed, it'll be the tallest building in Western Europe. Check out some renderings of The Shard and the London skyline.

The Shard might give the London Bridge and the London Eye a run for their money as London's most recognizable symbols.

The Shard will be 1004 feet tall upon completion. In city where most everything is in the 4-10 story scale, The Shard will be quite a site to behold.

Very few cities look as beautiful as London at night.

The Shard is being designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Quite the name for an architecture firm, who just happened to design the Menil Collection Museum in Houston.

These panoramic views of London never get old! Simply breathtaking.

With as much precipitation as London gets, these massive, clear glass canopies offer rain protection, yet preserve maximum sunlight for pedestrians.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You seem to make reference to "The London Bridge".

It seems only Londoners really know that the bridge you think of as an icon is actually called "Tower Bridge".

London Bridge:

Tower Bridge:

November 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger HF Guy said...

You are quite right. Sorry for the ignorance. I might have to plan a trip out there this summer to get my landmarks straightened out.

November 18, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a current construction site image of the Shard.

January 20, 2010 at 2:54 AM  

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