The Shard in London Bridge is a 72-storey skyscraper designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. This magnificent building is 309.6 metres (1,016 feet) high.
So, the London Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom.
The Shard was designed with energy efficiency in mind. So it is fitted with a combined heat and power plant, operating on natural gas from the National Grid.
The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors. A viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor at a height of 244 metres (801 ft).
From The Shard in London you can see the large city of London for 40 miles (64km).
The lift travels at six metres per second, so meaning you travel from Level 1 to Level 68 in about 1 minute.
Inside the Shard there is the UK’s first Shangri-La hotel boasts 200 luxuriously appointed rooms occupying floors 34-52. Along with breathtaking views and the hotel’s signature 5-star service. Its wide array of amenities includes a gourmet delicatessen, international restaurant, iconic bar and premium event spaces and services.