We will miss the grand opening.
But have watched and photographed the progress from all sides.
The Shard will be the tallest building in the European Union.
“The tower will stand at 310 m (1,017 ft) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. The entire building has been designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top. The tower will be clad entirely in glass and will be used for mixed-use purposes, including offices, residential apartments and hotel. The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be on the top (72nd) floor.”