After a growth spurt in the summer and autumn, the Shard at London Bridge has now reached nearly three-quarters of its height. By this time next week, it will pass the 235m mark, and in doing so relieve One Canada Square in Canary Wharf of its 18-year reign as Britain’s tallest building.
The new tower’s pumping concrete core is really starting to make an impact across London, and as the floor plating and glazing catch up, the scale of this building, and how it is going to dominate London’s skyline from miles around, is becoming apparent. So we spent the last couple of weeks traipsing around town to see how it looks from various key (and not-so key) vantage points.
If you have any suggestions for good spots to view it from, drops us a note in the comments, or tag any of your photos of the Shard in the Londonist Flickrpool with “shard” and we might use them in our next round-up.
More pictures of the Shard:
- Last December, the tower had barely risen from the ground…
- …but by February the core was on its way up.
- In July, it was roughly the height of Guy’s Hospital tower.
- Urban75 has some recent pictures from ground level.
All photographs by author unless otherwise stated.