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The Shard, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

Mixed use tower(306 m high) at London Bridge(and probably the reason why they’re shutting down Shunt. Bastards.) on which construction has already started.

‘The design consists of several glass facets that incline inwards but do not meet at the top, and is inspired by the masts of ships that once anchored on the Thames(must have been a quite big ship ” that once anchored on the Thames”).

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The  72-storey building contains offices, apartments, a hotel and spa, retail and restaurants and is topped by a 15-storey public viewing gallery and should be completed by 2012.’

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There has been an immense amount of comments since the renderings hit the world wide web(25th of August) – in the end, we’re talking of a building that goes as high as the building regs allow in the UK. Yes, maybe it looks a bit like this, the pointy Foster designed eco-tower, but hey, who said architecture is original? I’m a big fan of Piano’s work and to be very honest, the renderings made me wee a bit(you can see more of the project, here). Well done, CAD monkeys!

Anyway, does Prince Charles know about this?

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