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.

View of the Shard, looking north

Source: View from the Shard

View of the Shard, looking north

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.

View from 300m above London

Source: View from the Shard

View from 300m above London

View from 300m above London at dusk

Source: View from the Shard

View from 300m above London at dusk

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.

Levels 68, 69 and 72, which will house the View from The Shard

Source: View from the Shard

Levels 68, 69 and 72, which will house the View from The Shard

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.

The top of the Shard

Source: View from the Shard

The top of the Shard

Tickets are priced at £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children.

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  • stuart smith November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    But I’m scared of heights!

  • Desmond Neech November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    It’s a spike in the middle of London !! I do not dispute it would have a very good panoramic view of London but I think the architect went mad with the Autocad array command. In time I may get used to it but £25 to go up a lift shaft Hmmm . . ?? That one i would have to think about.

  • kathy rooke November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I find it beautiful and inspiring – putting aside the politics/economics/ethics etc. I would happily pay for ourselves and our children to experience the view from this UK 21st century icon (despite being presently financially challenged). We have been up the Petronis towers as well as a few other global towers and its always been worth every penny.

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