UK - London - The Shard of glass continues construction
Construction continues to London's latest planned skyscraper, the Shard (aka The Shard of Glass). It is being built on the south side of the city near London Bridge. Shard London Bridge, previously known as London Bridge Tower, and also known as the Shard of Glass. The Shard is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Southwark. When completed in 2012 it 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 floors in the roof. Renzo Piano, the building's architect, worked together with architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage of the project. After a lengthy public inquiry, the collaboration successfully achieved its objective, and the developers were granted full planning permission in November 2003.