In Pictures: The Shard Rises…Damnably Fast

Building work on the EU’s tallest tower, the Shard of Glass at London Bridge, is proceeding apace. Actually, it is proceeding at waaaay beyond the pace that many might have expected. Some reports suggest that an extra three metres are added every day as the concrete core is poured and steel frame elements are bolted on. Compare these pictures with our update six weeks ago, when the core was still a glint in the cement mixer’s eye. We’re now seven floors high and counting. Just sixty-five more to go.

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