Reasons to Visit London’s Shard Building
The Shard skyscraper was finally completed in spring of 2012 after nearly a decade in the planning and construction process. It’s been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary and also been center of much controversy from those who worried that it would marr London’s skyline.
Similar concerns were raised about older London icons the Millennium Dome and St. Paul’s Cathedral when they were first built. It’s interesting to compare the cost of building those buildings to the cost of constructing the Shard.
The Shard is largely owned by an investment group based in Qatar, joining the list of pricey London properties that are not owned by groups based in the capital. With the cost of building in the capital only on the rise, it will be interesting to see which investors move in to ensure that London’s tall buildings keep coming up.
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