The Shard at night

This evening, I am providing information and images on one of London’s iconic pieces of architecture, namely the Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower. This is a 95-story supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London, that forms part of the Shard Quarter development.

More information:

  • Located at 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
  • Height: 309.6 metres, or 1,016 feet, high and as such ranks as Western Europe’s tallest building.
  • Floors: 95
  • Architect: Renzo Piano.
  • Facilities include a 5 star hotel, business offices and restaurants.
  • Visitors can purchase a ticket to reach the viewing platforms which provide an unrivalled 360 degree view of the City of London.

The Shard in context of London skyline

The Shard viewed through Tower Bridge