In Pictures: View of London from The Shard

About a year ago, Western Europe’s tallest building – The Shard – officially opened. At the time, I put together a little article with some background information about this new addition to London’s already impressive skyline. Now, six months after it was opened to the public, I finally went atop the structure to see how London looks like from up there.

Offbeat: Europe’s tallest building officially opened

Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, officially opened in London yesterday. The 310 m (1,016 ft) tall glass pyramid structure was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani of Qatar, who bankrolled the lion’s share of its construction, at 3:15 pm yesterday . Later that day, the Shard displayed its dominance over the London skyline by firing laser beams at other iconic buildings at a 10:10 pm light show.