Shard London Bridge, the tallest skyscraper in Europe

In London you can always find a lot of interesting things for any visitor, many of them among the best in the world at their thing. One of the great novelties in the city is "The Shard" , a spectacular recently built skyscraper that has become the tallest in Europe. It is 310 meters high and thus surpasses two London giants such as One Canada Square (235 meters) and the British Telecom Tower (191).

This new building was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano and is in a landscape where you can also find the famous London Bridge or the London Eye. Its official opening is scheduled for early 2013 and has no less than 87 floors. It will house offices for, according to estimates, about 7,000 people, in addition to having apartments to live in, costing about 12 million pounds each (almost 15 million euros).

Officially called the Shard London Bridge , there will also be a 5-star hotel called Shangri La , parking spaces and a viewpoint that spans 4 floors and offers a breathtaking view of the city. Its appearance is of irregular triangular shape from the base to the top and it is completely covered with glass . On the top floor, in addition to the viewpoint, there is also a terrace where you can sit and have a drink while enjoying the views.

The place where it was built is where the Southwark Towers buildings formerly stood, which were demolished in 2006. Although it is not completely ready yet and its inauguration is a few months away, it is definitely worth stopping by. to be able to admire not only its height and beauty but how well it fits into the London skyline.