Views from a skyscraper over London

Views from a skyscraper over London

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: The shadow of the Shard falls over the River Thames and The City of London financial district seen from the Shard's viewing platform on January 9, 2013 in London, England. Standing at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is open to the public from February 1, 2013, with visitors paying 24.95 GBP to enjoy views of London. The 95-storey skycraper, which will be surpassed by the still under construction Mercury City Tower in Moscow as the tallest building in Europe, was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and was topped out on March 30, 2012. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Photos from the Shard viewing platform on January 9, 2013 in London, England.

Standing at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is open to the public from February 1, 2013, with visitors paying 24.95 GBP to enjoy views of London. 

The 95-story skycraper, which will be surpassed by the still under construction Mercury City Tower in Moscow as the tallest building in Europe, was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and was topped out on March 30, 2012.

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