Caught a programme by Channel 4 last night on the building of The Shard.
Love it or hate it, (I love it) The Shard is destined to become one of London’s most dominant landmarks. The film lifted the lid on the challenges and achievements of an enormous engineering project in a densely populated area of London.
Filmed over four years, The Tallest Tower: Building the Shard provided exclusive behind-the-scenes access to this architectural journey, and the story of one man’s desire to leave a lasting mark on the capital.
The demanding construction schedule required builders to add a new floor every seven days, and has used 100,000 tonnes of concrete, 11,468 glass panels, a spire made of 500 tonnes of steel and the UK’s tallest crane.