London Shard tower keeps climbing to the sky

London Shard tower reaches completion

I’ve been keeping my beady eye on the ride of what will be Europe’s tallest skyscraper, although my view from Brixton is rather limited: I can only see the top of the thing!

Here’s how it looks as of the 3rd June 2011, with the floors slowly rising up to meet the top of the central core.

London Shard tower reaches completion

Here’s an overall view looking north from Brixton. To the left of the Shard is the distinctive outline of the Strata tower with its three built in turbines (I’ve yet to see them move, by the way).

London Shard tower reaches completion

Shard from the top of the Monument.

London Shard tower reaches completion

View from London Bridge.

Read more about the Shard – and see lots of photos of it under construction – by clicking on the links below.