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The Shard

A Shining Landmark

THE STORY
Irvine Sellar, The Shard’s developer and joint owner, had an ambitious vision to create an architecturally striking vertical city incorporating retail, offices, hotel, apartments, restaurants and a public viewing gallery. His idea was to build a diverse vibrant community, and provide multiple areas within which the public could experience the building and its magnificent views. And all of this astride one of London’s major transport hubs.
A Shining Landmark

The Shard has 11,000 glass panels, covering 56,000 square metres (602,779 sq ft). This is equal to the size of eight football pitches! It takes 17 (brave) window cleaners 3 months to clean the whole building.

The Shard has 11,000 glass panels, covering 56,000 square metres (602,779 sq ft). This is equal to the size of eight football pitches! It takes 17 (brave) window cleaners 3 months to clean the whole building.