The Shard

The Shard

The Shard is a 95 storey skyscraper in Southwark, London. standing at 309.6 meters high, the Shard is also the tallest construction in the United Kingdom, the 4th tallest building in Europe as well as the 105th tallest building on Earth.

Renzo Piano, the project’s architect, made the Shard as a spire like sculpture appearing from the River Thames. The shard was styled in Neo Futurism. The Shard was conceived as a construction with several uses: a vertical city where individuals could live, work and unwind. The Shard’s construction started in March 2009 and finished on 30th of March 2012,  The View from The Shard, was opened to the public on 1st of February 2013.

The building had been inaugurated on 5 July 2012 by the Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, in a service attended from Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The length of wiring in the construction, 320 kilometres, would extend from London to Paris. Its 11, 000 glass panels have an entire area of 56, 000 sq meters, which equals eight football pitches. The Shard’s energy efficiency is fostered due to triple the glass, with a layer of sun protecting glass contrasts between the interior and outer sheets. The glass clad pyramidal tower includes 72 habitable baths.

The shard has 25 office floors, 3 baths of restaurants, a 17 story hotel, 13 The Bath House Apartments and a triple height viewing gallery, in addition to an open air screening floor on level 72. The approximate price of every one of the ten flats between the 53rd and 65th baths is from 30 to 50 million. The Shangri-La hotel’s swimming pool is situated at the 52nd floor, It’s Europe’s highest swimming pool. the View in also the Shard offers visitors unobstructed 360 degree, 65 kilometres views across the London sky line and beyond.

The name The Shard is derived in the architect’s description of the development as a Shard of glass during planning stages. The Shard is common property of The State of Qatar as well as Seller Property Group. The shard can be spotted from 65 km away, from the South Downs into the Thames Estuary. The Shard is maintained shiny from a team of six abseiling window cleaners.

In the year 2014, the Shard won first place at the Emporis Skyscraper Awards, The Emporis judges hailed the construction as a skyscraper that is recognised immediately and considered as London’s new emblem. A fox has been found on the 72nd floor at the end of construction. On 3 Sept 2012, a team of 40 people, including Prince Andrew, Duke of York, abseiled in the tower’s 87th floor.

The Shard View

Telephone: 0844 499 7111 | Official Website[email protected]

How to get there

  • By Bus: You can find a bus station outside the main entrance to the London Bridge Station, Bus services: 43, 48, 141, 149 and 521 all stop by the shard
  • By Train: The London Bridge Underground Station is only a couple of minutes walk from the shard and the London Bridge Station.
  • By Car: the shard has no parking or drop off facilities, you can find car parks all around London, for more parking information visit: en.parkopedia.co.uk

View from The Shard – Admission

Ticket Type  Price 
Adult ticket £30.95 per ticket
Child ticket £24.95 per ticket

you can purchase the tickets from the shard official website: More Information 

Opening Hours

April – October
Sunday to Thursday | Open 10:00 AM -10:00 PM |  last entry 8:30 PM
Friday to Saturday | Open 10:00 AM -11:00 PM | last entry 9:30 PM
November – March

Open 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday – Wednesday – last entry 5:30 PM
Open 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Thursday – Saturday

Early Closures:

10th May 2017: Last entry 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Viewing Gallery to be cleared before 5:15 PM

Information was gathered from the shard official website

Location

The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9SG

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Casa Milà

Casa Milà

Apartment block constructed among 1906 and 1910 in Barcelona for the Milà circle of relatives.

The façade is an outstanding wave-like mass of rough-shipped stone.
The home windows and doorways seem to be dug out of this stone mass and are trimmed in exquisitely crafted wrought iron work with vegetal forms at the balconies and marvelous grilles on the 2 road-doorways.

On the stepped terrace, coming as an elegant surprise are the massive stair exits of sculptured spirals and confronted with damaged ceramics and marble.
The chimneys convey to thoughts knights sporting visors.

All of this makes up a terrific and futurist area. The indoors marine decoration – ceilings, columns and the furniture designed via Gaudi for this residence are extraordinarily current.
The Mila apartments measured 1,323 squares meters, a sincerely full-size area.

Casa Mila, popularly known as la Pedrera, is a most uncommon building, built among 1906 and 1912 by means of the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO world history in 1984. today it’s miles the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera and homes a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of sports it organises and the one of a kind spaces for exhibitions and other public makes use of it contains. A go to to la Pedrera, landmark constructing and box, offers us a higher knowledge and appreciation of structure and transports us to the period when Antoni Gaudí lived.

los angeles Pedrera changed into built to residence residences and workplaces however the proprietor had issue renting the residences due to the fact potential tenants concept they might have issues furnishing the rooms as they have been irregularly shaped.

The interior of Casa Milá

In the courtyards of the Casa Milà, herbal colors and rounded shapes beautify the partitions. the steps in the backyard which lead to the entrances of the residences, twine alongside the partitions. most of the interior walls may be moved. The art museum of the Fundació Catalunya – la Pedrera is located within the Belle-Etage.

Gaudi designed the Casa Milà solely with natural bureaucracy, in result now not a single right angle may be discovered. you can visit the yards and you may additionally enjoy an condo in the fashion of modernism from the beginning of the 20th Century.

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La Pedrera by day
Adult: €22
Student: €16,50
Disabled: €16,50
Over 65: €16,50
Children (six and under): free
Children (seven to twelve): €11
AUDIO GUIDE INCLUDED

La Pedrera by day Premium
Adult: €29
Children (six and under): free
Children (seven to twelve): €11
AUDIO GUIDE INCLUDED

Gaudí’s Pedrera: The Origins
Adult: €34
Children (six and under): free
Children (seven to twelve) €17

La Pedrera day and night
Adult: €41
Children (seven to twelve) €20,50

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La Pedrera by day and Premium
3 March to 5 November:
Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 8.30pm (last admission: 8pm)
6 November to 24 December:
Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 6.30pm (last admission: 6pm)
26 December to 3 January:
Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 8.30pm (last admission: 8pm)
4 January to 2 March:
Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 6.30pm (last admission: 6pm)

*Estimate duration of the visit: 1h/1h 30min.
*The closure of the upper floors begins 15 minutes before the closing time of the building.

Gaudí’s Pedrera: The Origins
3 March to 5 November:
Monday to Sunday, from 9pm
6 November to 24 December:
Monday to Sunday, from 7pm to 9pm
26 December to 3 January:
Monday to Sunday, from 9pm to 11pm
4 January to 2 March:
Monday to Sunday, from 7pm to 9pm

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Telephone: 902 202 138
Calling hours: Monday to Friday: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm & Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Email: [email protected]
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Bus: 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17.
Metro: lines 3 and 5, estació Diagonal.
FGC: Provença-La Pedrera.
RENFE: Passeig de Gràcia.
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Location

Address: CASA MILÀ “LA PEDRERA”, Passeig de Gràcia, 92. 08008, Barcelona.
Town or city: Barcelona, Catalonia
Country: Spain