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How long did it take to build the Shard?

How long did it take to build the Shard?

three years
How long did it take to build The Shard? The building work started in March 2009 and was completed on July 5 2012, taking just over three years to build.

When did shard finish construction?

The Shard’s construction began in March 2009; it was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012. Practical completion was achieved in November 2012. The tower’s privately operated observation deck, The View from The Shard, was opened to the public on 1 February 2013.

Will there be a taller building than the Shard?

1 Undershaft, at 290 metres (950 ft), also approved by Sadiq Khan in 2016, is planned to form the centrepiece of the City of London’s skyscraper cluster. It is the tallest skyscraper currently proposed for London and will only be exceeded in height by The Shard.

How fast is the Shard lift?

6 metres per second
The average lift speed in The Shard is 6 metres per second. This makes it a smooth and speedy journey to the top.

Who owns the top floor of the Shard?

The tower has 72 floors that can be used for offices, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck – the UK’s highest – on the 72nd floor, at a height of 245 metres (804 ft)….

The Shard
Owner State of Qatar (95%) Sellar Property Group (5%)
Architectural 309.6 m (1,016 ft)
Observatory 244 m (801 ft)

Does The Shard have a 13th floor?

The Shard comprises 26 floors of high specification office space, three floors of restaurants, the 19-floor five-star Shangri-La Hotel, 13 floors of residential apartments and London’s highest public viewing gallery.

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What foundation does the Shard have?

The Shard is an unusual mixture of concrete and steel, a tiered wedding cake of a building with a concrete basement, structural steel from ground to level 40, concrete from levels 41 to 69, and steel again from there to the top at level 95.

What’s taller Eiffel Tower or Shard?

At 308 metres the Shard is widely quoted as now being the tallest building in Europe. But while the main body of the Eiffel Tower is only 300 metres tall, it stands at 324 metres once you add the base and television antenna.