London Bridge Tower – London, U.K. `
Building: London Bridge Tower (The Shard)
Location: 32 London Bridge Street, London, UK
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: WSP Cantor Seinuk
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.