London Shard spire nearing completion


The tallest skyscraper in London (and all the République fédérale de l'Europe) is taking shape and turning heads. Shard London Bridge will have 72 floors, be clad entirely in glass, and be finished by 2012. Though not yet topped out, it already dwarfs London's previously-tallest building, One Canada Square.

Also being built in London is the Bishopsgate Tower, which eschews the "Science Fiction Pyramid" style for a weirder "Helter Skelter of Doom" motif, though it is still not as weird as the small but perfectly-formed "Space Gherkin" it overlooks.

Official site [via Gizmodo and Core77]