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[4 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tall buildings the world-over were celebrated yesterday (3 September), which was Skyscraper Day, yahoo.com writes. With China only months away from constructing the world’s highest skyscraper, the 2,755 ft Sky City, London’s tallest building (The Shard) falls woefully short at less than half the height. However, it’s only in the last few decades that the […]

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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Mace and EC Harris have been confirmed as the team behind the construction of a tower which will be crowned the tallest in the world, guardian.co.uk reports. Mace was involved in building the Shard, however this new project will see the creation of a tower that, at approximately 1,000 metres, will stand at three times […]

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[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Nothing makes a statement like The Shard – London’s newest skyscraper that redefines the city’s famous skyline to become a symbol for the capital, recognisable throughout the world. Shooting up into the sky like a beautiful sharp pyramid of glass, it happens to be the tallest building in Western Europe standing at 1,016 feet high, […]

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[18 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

In a review of 2012’s best architecture, the Olympics has emerged as the key influence – according to two experts. Architecture critic Ellis Woodman, writing for telegraph.co.uk, hailed the “transformation of 560 acres of contaminated former industrial land in East London” into the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park as a “national triumph”. Image source This […]

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[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The completion of the London Shard’s exterior was celebrated on Wednesday night (July 5th) with an extravagant light show. Image source According to telegraph.co.uk, the skyscraper is the tallest building in Europe and developers sought to highlight the building’s debut in the capital with an eye-catching show involving streams of light – which were emitted […]

News, Refurbishment »

[10 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

The 34-storey tower at Guy’s hospital is to receive a revamp in order that it will ‘sit more easily alongside the imposing Shard building’, constructionenquirer.com reports. Image source The project has been designed to make both aesthetic, practical and energy-efficiency improvements to the 38-year old building, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust confirmed. It […]