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Concerns Over Privacy as Shard's Hotel Offers Guests Unexpected Views

Concerns Over Privacy as Shard's Hotel Offers Guests Unexpected Views
Concerns Over Privacy as Shard's Hotel Offers Guests Unexpected Views, © Flickr CC User Patrick Collins
© Flickr CC User Patrick Collins

Since opening to the public last week, guests at the Shard's Shangri-La Hotel have been discovering that the building offers crystal clear views of more than just London. At night, the glass panels which extend beyond the edge of the floor plates and give the building its characteristic crystalline appearance act as mirrors, offering views into neighboring rooms. The Financial Times reports that when they visited, "guests in the neighbouring room were clearly visible as they prepared for bed." You can read more on the story (and see proof of the effect) on the Financial Times.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Concerns Over Privacy as Shard's Hotel Offers Guests Unexpected Views" 13 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/505830/concerns-over-privacy-as-shard-s-hotel-offers-guests-unexpected-views/> ISSN 0719-8884
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