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London Bridge Tower – London, U.K. `

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Building: London Bridge Tower (The Shard)
Location: 32 London Bridge Street, London, UK
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: Arup, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Construction: Mace
Completed 2012

The Shard is the tallest building in London, and the 2nd tallest building in Europe (2013) at a height of 306 metres (1,004 feet) and contains luxury office spaces, hotels, high-end apartments, restaurants, a five-story viewing gallery, and a spa.

AE Interest: Slip-form construction, top-down construction, glass curtain wall, double-skin, complex crane-construction technique, expressive architectural concept.
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Written by Alec Gagnon

June 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Posted in Built

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