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Renzo Piano’s Shard Has Reached Full Height

Still from 'The Shard: A Time-Lapse Study' (Courtesy Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe)

The Shard, architect Renzo Piano’s new London building, which has reached its full height the city’s skyline, according to The Guardian, has been accruing the ire of Londoners ever since the design was first spawned 11 years ago. Among the complaints are that it’s too tall, disruptive of historic views and a waste of energy. But to others, it’s a breath of 21st-century air. Read More