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  • Writer's pictureWill von Behr, MA

What is The Shard in London?

The Shard is a 360° viewpoint located on the 72nd floor of one of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers.

The Shard

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Completed in 2012 and designed by celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano, the 310-metre Shard is one of Europe’s tallest buildings and one of London’s most iconic modern landmarks.

Take the lift to the 72nd floor where you’ll get the best view of the capital, some 240 metres above street level.

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