12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
THE SHARD UNDER THE MOON
The 87 storey (306 meters high) skyscraper of London is currently the tallest building in the European Union.
It is a glass-clad pyramidal tower, and has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck (the UK's highest) on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 metres. It was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano.
© Karolos Trivizas.
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