The Shard

Computer generated image of the Shard Building in London

The Shard by Renzo Piano

Shard London Bridge becomes the UK’s tallest skyscraper

The Shard London Bridge, currently under construction, has been crowned the UK’s tallest skyscraper.

The tower, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, outgrew previous holder Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square, which stands at 235m (771ft).

I live fairly close to the Shard and have been noticing the speed with which it has been growing over recent weeks.
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Half Mile High Tower Opens in Dubai

Burj Tower

Burj Tower

World’s tallest building opens in Dubai

The world’s tallest building has been opened with a dramatic fireworks ceremony in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa was revealed to be 828m (2,716ft) high, far taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101.

Known as the Burj Dubai during construction, the tower has been renamed after the leader of Dubai’s oil-rich neighbour, Abu Dhabi.

Last month, Abu Dhabi gave Dubai a handout of $10bn (£6.13bn) to help it pay off its debts.

Construction of the Burj Dubai began in 2004, at the height of an economic boom.

Clad in 28,000 glass panels, the tower has 160 floors and more than 500,000 sq m of space for offices and flats.

Holy shit that is insane in the membrane, 828 meters! That’s over 3 times the size of Canary Wharf Tower which is the tallest building here in London.

I love a tall building, the biggest I’ve seen are the old Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) in Chicago at 442 m (1,451 ft) and the Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong at 416 m (1,362 ft). They look pretty effin tall so this thing must look colossal.