In Pictures: The Shard Construction Update

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In Pictures: The Shard Construction Update
View from Borough Market.
View from Borough Market.
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Floor plates are rapidly catching up with the concrete core.
Floor plates are rapidly catching up with the concrete core.
Panels of glass have been installed on the lower floors.
Panels of glass have been installed on the lower floors.
The scene from our secret viewing platform on the north bank.
The scene from our secret viewing platform on the north bank.
Dark clouds over the construction site.
Dark clouds over the construction site.
The view from Wapping.
The view from Wapping.

See also: more recent pictures from November 2010

The Shard of Glass at London Bridge continues its heavenly climb. The tower, set to be the largest in the EU on completion in 2012, is now roughly the same height as neighbouring Guy's Hospital. Its recent spurt in growth will now slow while the steel work catches up with the thrusting concrete core. Lofty though the tower already appears, it's not even half way to its eventual 310 metres. You can follow progress over on the skyscraper cities site
, which has daily updates on the project.

Last Updated 19 July 2010