The Shard becomes Britain’s tallest building

Posted on by Rob Powell

The Shard London Bridge tower this week became Britain’s tallest building.

Construction on the development is still underway but the core has now moved higher than the previous tallest building – One Canada Square at Canary Wharf. The landmark Canary Wharf tower had held the record for 18 years.

Once completed in 2012, the Shard, next to London Bridge station in Southwark, will stand at 310m in height and offer 600,000 square feet of prime office space spread over 24 floors.

Other floors in the tower, designed by Renzo Piano, will be used for a luxury hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a spa and viewing gallery.

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