Construction starts on innovative London tower

08/26/2009 | Inhabitat

The 72-story Shard skycraper in London will become the tallest tower in Western Europe when it is completed in 2012. Construction has started on the project, which will include a mixed-use development in the London Bridge Quarter. The Shard -- envisioned as a "vertical city" -- will include office space, luxury residences and a public viewing gallery, among other things.

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