London Shard skyscraper inaugurated
July 5, 2012 - The Shard, London’s latest skyscraper and the tallest building in western Europe, is to be inaugurated. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the 310m-high building consists of offices, three floors of restaurants, the five-star Shangri-La hotel, residential apartments and a public viewing gallery offering 360-degree views of the capital. It is due to be open to the public next February.
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