The Shard, London, England, United Kingdom

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The Shard
Designer Renzo Piano
Affiliate Architect Adamson Associates
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Date 2009 to 2012
Building Type Skyscraper
Construction System concrete, steel, glass
Climate Cold Temperate
Context Urban
Architectural Style High Tech
Builder Mace
Street Address
Notes Also known as 32 London Bridge, Shard London Bridge, and Shard of Glass



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Building Details
Client Sellar Property Group
Area 111,000 square meters (1.2 Million square feet)
Stories 72
Height 310 meters (1017 feet)

Project Credits

  • Developer: Sellar Group
  • Financial Advisor: QNB Capital
  • Project Advisor: Qatari Diar
  • Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa, Italy
  • Affiliate Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Principal Contractor: Mace
  • Project Manager & Contract Advisor: Turner & Townsend
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
  • Structural Engineer: WSP
  • Services Engineer: Arup


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