The public in London Bridge, UK were treated to a majestic light display of lasers and lights earlier this week at the unveiling of the new Shard building in central London.
The glass building itself which is now the tallest building in Europe standing tall at 1016 ft tall is comprised of thousands of glass panes which pyramids into a tower which doesn’t meet at the top; revealing 4 shard like tips.
The building which was funded by over £450million from Qatari investors was created by Italian architect Renzo Piano has largely split opinions from public in London, some saying that it is an eyesore; with some saying it looks brilliant.
No matter how you view it, The Shard is here to stay; being situated in a position which is viewable from almost every angle in London Bridge.
The skyscraper will be home to luxury flats most probably being bought out by the worlds’ richest (each apartment costing over £50 million), wanting their own luxury pad in the heart of London’s financial district. Along with this, The Shard will host various quality restaurants and Hotels, with the 5* Shangri-La hotel already opting to lease a space.
One can call occupancy here well over-priced, and they would be right. However the view from the top will be absolutely breathtaking and unique across Europe. With tickets starting at £25 a pop, it certainly will appeal to the touristy area of London Bridge.