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In 2012 ‘The Shard’ will open on London’s South Bank and become Europe's tallest building. The colossal new skyscraper will be 1,004 ft tall and have an immense 1.361 million sq-ft of floor space. There will be enough room for 600,000 offices, 65,000 flats, a 200,000 sq-ft hotel and it will have a total of 44 lifts. Construction has now began, despite the public objections that the Shard will ruin London’s skyline and that St Paul’s Cathedral will become overshadowed. (more...)
One of London's most popular architectural icons, The London Eye, celebrates its tenth birthday this week! It was officially opened on 31st December 1999 by then-prime minister Tony Blair, but face technically difficulties meaning it couldn't open fully to the public until March 2000. Ten years on and over 30-million people have taken the breath-taking ride to view the capital from above. It was the worlds largest Ferris wheel until two years ago, when the Singapore Flyer took its crown by being 30 metres taller. (more...)