Twelve years after the idea for this remarkable building was first mooted, The Shard nears completion in London. It dominates the city's skyline and is by far the tallest building in London (and the European Union), reaching up a staggering 1,017 feet. The Shard will become an integral part of the London skyline.
Upon its completion in May of 2012, Shard London Bridge will be the tallest building in the European Union. Located in Southwark, London, the 330 meters (1017 feet), irregular triangle structure will be entirely encased in glass, using an advanced form of glazing that gives the building a different appearance in the changing weather and seasons.