The Shard in London is officially the tallest building in Europe, proudly rising 309.6 meters (1,016 ft) above ground level. The skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-metre (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station. According to The Telegraph, the external completion of The Shard was celebrated with a spectacular laser light show held at Southwark, south London. The 95 story building was illuminated by twelve lasers and 30 searchlights, creating an unforgettable spectacle for the people present at the inauguration. Colors filled up the London sky in an attempt to immortalize the grand opening. At the incredible building rate in Europe, we can’t help but wonder how long will the Shard be the continent’s tallest skyscraper. Enjoy the light show in the video below and feel free to share your thoughts regarding this imposing project!
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