THE SHARD PRESENTATION

Topics: 2009, Renzo Piano, Shard London Bridge Pages: 10 (742 words) Published: August 17, 2015
THE VERTICAL
CITY

The iconic tower has redefined the
London skyline and is already an
international symbol for London
GENERAL INFORMATION
Status

Complete

Architectural Style

Neo-Futurism

Location

32 London Bridge Street London
SE1 9SG

Coordinates

51.5045°N 0.0865°W

Construction
Started

March 2009

Completed

July 2012

Opening

1 February 2013

Owner

State of Qatar (95%)
Sellar Property Group (5%)

HEIGHT
Architectural

309.6 M (1,016 ft.)

Observatory

244.3M (802 ft.)

Floor count

95

Floor area

110,000 Sq. M

Lifts/Elevators

44

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Architect

Renzo Piano

Developer

Sellar Property Group

Structural
Engineer

WSP Global
(structural
engineers)
Robert Bird Group
(concrete temporary
works),
Ischebaeck Titan on
most floors 40+
(concrete support)

THE CONCEPT
• The Shard was conceived as a building
with multiple uses: a vertical city where
people could live, work and relax.
• It comprises world-class offices, awardwining restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, exclusive residences and the UK’s
highest viewing gallery, The View from
The Shard, offering 360-degree views.
• referred to as the Shard of Glass
• The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72
habitable floors, with a viewing
gallery and open-air observation deck on
the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 meters
(802 ft.).
• It was designed by the Italian
architect Renzo Piano

LAYOUT

Floor

Floor area

Space designation

73 – 87

 

Spire

68 – 72

758 sq. m. (8, 159 sq. ft.)

The view from the Shard (observatory)

53 – 65

5, 772 sq. m. (62, 129 sq. ft.)

Residences

34 – 52

 

Shangri-La Hotel

31 – 33

5, 945 sq. m. (63, 991 sq. ft.)

Restaurants (Hutong, Bollix and Aqua Shard

28

 

South Hook Gas

27

 

Aram Partners

26

52,322 sq. m. (563,189 sq. ft.)

Offices

24 – 25

 

The Office Group

19 – 23

52,322 sq. m. (563,189 sq. ft.)

Offices

18

 

Gallup

17

 

Warwick Business School and Foresight

16

 

Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera UK London Studio
and offices

15

 

Mathys & Squire

14

 

Duff & Phelps

10 – 13

54,488 sq. m. (586,504 sq. ft.)

Offices

9

 

IO Oil and Gas

3–8

54,488 sq. m. (586,504 sq. ft.)

Offices

1–2

6,036 sq. m. (64,971 sq. ft.)

Retail and office reception

Ground

 

Hotel, Restaurant and observatory entrances

CONSTRUCTION
200
9
February 2009
• Mobile crane and small piling rig appeared on site
March 2009
• The crane began putting steel beams into ground, as part of preparations for the core of the building
April 2009
• First steel work went into the Shard’s pile
September 2009
• Crane 1 was erected
October 2009
• Crane 2 was erected
• Steel beams began appearing on site, with concrete
being poured at northern part of the site, ready for crane
3

CONSTRUCTION
201
0
March 2010
• Concrete core was rising steadily at about 3m a day
March-April 2010
• Pause of construction
mid-June 2009
• 33rd floor finished
July 2010
• Core stopped rising, having reached 38th floor
mid-November 2010
• Core had reached 68th floor, with tower’s steel reaching 40th floor and a glass cladding enveloping a third of the
building
Late November 2010
• Core’s height exceeded 235 meters

CONSTRUCTION
201
0

February
2010

Septemb
er 2010

July
2010

November
2010

CONSTRUCTION
201
1 Concrete core topped out at the 72nd floor standing at 245 meters
January 2011
• Installation of hydraulic screens, to form the concrete floor of hotel and apartment section of the tower
• First concrete floor at the 41st floor
February 2011
• Concrete flooring had risen to the 46th floor
August 2011
• Concrete floor reached 67th floor
• Tower’s cladding reached 58th floor
• Core box removed
September 2011
• Completed core reached almost 244m
•...
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