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The Shard: Europe’s tallest building launched amid debate

Mayor of London Boris Johnson poses in front of the Shard in London as he arrives for the inauguration of Western Europe's tallest building, Thursday, July 5, 2012. The Shard is 3010 meters tall (1,017 feet) and features high-quality offices, a 5-star hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites and three floors of restaurants. It will also feature exclusive super-prime residential apartments and the top levels will consist of the capital's highest public viewing gallery offering 360° views of London. AP PHOTO/SANG TAN

Europe’s tallest skyscraper the Shard was being inaugurated in London with a spectacular laser show Thursday, as critics debate whether it is an architectural triumph or a blot on the skyline.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »