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In Progress: The Shard / Renzo Piano

In Progress: The Shard / Renzo Piano
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under Creative Commons

Renzo Piano’s Shard is quickly climbing up London’s skyline.  The 1,016 ft high skyscraper will provide the mixed use density the city needs, as it incorporates apartments, office space, a spa, hotel and restaurants within its sleek pyramidal form.  Inspired by perhaps a ship’s mast from the Pool of London, or a modern take on the church spire, the Shard will become a prominent fixture in the skyline as it nears it completion.  Check out these images  illustrating the Shard’s progress – the crisp aesthetic commonly found in Piano’s projects is becoming evident as the low-iron glazing is applied to the structure.

More images after the break.

Be sure to view our coverage of the tower here.  Images from Flickr users: Nicnac1000, Allhails,and  Cybertect

Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under Creative Commons
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under Creative Commons
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Nicnac1000. Used under Creative Commons
Flickr user © Allhails. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Allhails. Used under Creative Commons
Flickr user © Allhails. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Flickr user © Allhails. Used under Creative Commons

Cite: Karen Cilento. "In Progress: The Shard / Renzo Piano" 13 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/77674/in-progress-the-shard-renzo-piano/>