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The Shard: London's Tallest Tower / Renzo Piano

We just featured an article about London’s construction frenzy, which includes over half a dozen skyscrapers for the city.   This new era will completely alter the city’s skyline as tall buildings will be sprouting everywhere to house new office, commercial, and residential activities.  Of these new structures, Renzo Piano’s 310 meter high mix-used tower, The Shard (be sure to check out our coverage of the tower), will not only become London’s tallest tower, but also the tallest building in all of Western Europe. Of all of London’s new developments, we are excited to see this dynamic tower’s impact on the city and its relationship with London’s context and future neighboring skyscrapers.

We have new images to share from Renzo Piano Building Workshop and more video clips of the construction progress after the break.

All images RPBW, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. All videos uploaded by skyscrapercityvideos via youtube.

Evening view from Unilever House
Evening view from Unilever House
Sketch by Renzo Piano
Sketch by Renzo Piano
St. Thomas Street view looking east
St. Thomas Street view looking east
Mock up
Mock up

2000 – in progress The London Bridge tower London, UK Client: Sellar Property Group Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects in collaboration with Adamson Associates (Toronto, London)

Cite:Karen Cilento. "The Shard: London's Tallest Tower / Renzo Piano" 24 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/66089/londons-tallest-tower-renzo-piano/>