Shard viewing point to take visitors 240m above London
Event Communications is working on designs for View from the Shard, a 240m-high public viewing point at London tower the Shard.
The Shard, which, at 310m-high is the tallest building in Europe, was officially inaugurated this week with a laser show marking the launch.
However, work is continuing on the View from the Shard, and other parts of the tower, which will open in February 2013.
Event is working with Shard architect Renzo Piano to develop the three-floor View from the Shard, which will offer 360º views of the capital, allowing people to see for 64km.
The View, which occupies levels 68, 69 and 72 of the Shard, will be accessibly from two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, which will take just 30 seconds to reach the 68th floor.
Level 68 will be the entrance stage, and will lead to the triple-height level 69, which will offer views of London as well as multimedia displays and installations including high-tech digital telescopes.
Above will be Level 72, the highest publicly-accessible level of the Shard, where viewers will be ‘exposed to the elements and sounds of the city beneath’, as well as being able to look up at the shards of glass that form the top of the tower.
Tickets are priced at £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children.