Look at any recent picture of London City's skyline and there's one building that stands head and shoulders above the rest. While The Gherkin ( 30 St Mary Axe) is possibly the most recognized of London's tall buildings , The Shard is undoubtedly the tallest. Standing at 309 metres it is currently the 2nd tallest building in Europe( missing out by 30 metres to Moscow's Mercury City Tower).
Opinions are still divided on The Shard with Boris famously describing it as 'an intergalatic spear' , whilst Prince Charles called it 'an enormous salt cellar'.
Love it or loathe it you can't deny The Shard's domination on the London Landscape. With The Gherkin, The Cheese grater and the Cucumber Tower to come,how many more vegetables or kitchen utensils will it take before London has a new tallest building. Who knows? The sky's the limit.
(shot on Samsung Galaxy S3)