Developed by Sellar Property in association with LBQ Ltd. and designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, The Shard is a multi-use vertical town rising to the equivalent of 95 stories. It brings over 111,000 square meters and 72 habitable floors of premium office space, retail stores, luxury residences, a five-star hotel, restaurants and a public viewing gallery to central London.
- Completed: 2012
- Height: 310 m
- Floors: 95 total, 72 occupiable
- Total floor area: 111,484 sqm
- Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
- Building owner: LBQ Ltd.
- Developer: Sellar Property Group
- Contractor: Mace
- 15 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
- 2 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
- 13 KONE DoubleDeck elevators
- 3 KONE hydraulic elevators
- 3 KONE TransitMaster™ 150 escalators
- 2 KONE EcoMaster™ 130 escalators
- 5 KONE JumpLift construction time elevators
THE RISE OF A SUPERTALL
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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
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FAST LANE FOR VERTICAL COMMUTERS
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GATEWAY TO THE NEW MILAN
A high-rise hub worthy of Milan’s reputation for style has sprung up in a formerly neglected space in the heart of the city. It is arguably the most ambitious urban renewal project Italy has ever seen.
A SKYLINE REDEFINED
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LIFELINE OF MADRID
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ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
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TRUE TO CLUB COLORS
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LE ROYAL GOES GREEN
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ARCHITECTURE WITH LIFE
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BUILT FOR TOMORROW
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RECORD-SETTING DESIGN IN DUBAI
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LIVING IN HARMONY
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