Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Shard: Vertical city will tower over London

 the shard, london, london bridge station, skyscraper, natural ventilation, public transport, train station

Construction has begun on the Shard, a skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Western Europe and will provide amazing views of London. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (who was also responsible for the California Academy of Sciences), the Shard was inspired by towering church spires and the masts of ships that once anchored on the Thames. The new mixed-use development is located in the heart of London Bridge Quarter and will sit adjacent to the London Bridge Station, one of the busiest train stations in London. …

The Shard: Vertical City Will Tower Over London

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