From today, The Shard by Renzo Piano is the tallest building in Western Europe! Its crystalline façade transforming the London skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) vertical city of high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the luxury 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital’s highest viewing gallery offering 360° views.
Positioned in the heart of London, London Bridge Quarter sits centrally between the West End, Westminster, the South Bank, the City and Canary Wharf. The Shard has been conceived by the Sellar Group to be the capital’s most dynamic building. It will focus the attention of the world on London Bridge Quarter.
Well-connected and comprehensively serviced by central London’s transport infrastructure, facilities and amenities, the Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire change.
From the outset, the concept for the Shard was to create more than a tower. It is a vertical city, mixed-use building that combines public and private spaces in one energetic community – accessible and vibrant, yet prestigious and exclusive.
“This is my vision: I foresee the tower as a vertical icy, for thousands of people to work in and enjoy, and for millions to take to their heart”, wrote the Italian architect Renzo Piano.