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The Shard - The Official Guidebook - 2nd revised edition

Kenneth Powell

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 64

  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson

  • Date Published: Mar 2015

  • Stock Code: 84988

  • ISBN: 9780500343074

  • Binding: Hardback

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Designed by the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano and developed by Irvine Sellar, The Shard is one of the worlds most striking new skyscrapers and is now, at 310m, the tallest building in Western Europe. Almost twice the height of any other viewing gallery in London, the View on floors 68, 69 and 72 offers visitors a 360-degree, 40-mile view over one of the worlds most historic and exciting cities. Organized spread by spread, easy to navigate and as elegantly designed as the building itself, the official guidebook sets The Shard in the context of Southwark, before outlining the design principles and construction story of the building. Also included are Q&As with both the architect and the developer and fascinating facts and stats relating to this extraordinary building. Central to the books purpose as the official guidebook is a series of twelve double-page panoramic photographs of the view from The Shard, all of them new to this edition. An informative souvenir for visitors to The Shard, the book will also be available in the trade, making it available to all Londoners and visitors to the capital.

About the Author

Kenneth Powell

Kenneth Powell is an architectural critic, consultant and historian based in London. He has written extensively about contemporary architecture for newspapers and journals in Britain and abroad and is the author of many books, including monographs on Richard Rogers, Edward Cullinan, Will Alsop and Ahrends Burton Koralek as well as New London Architecture and New Architecture in Britain. Actively involved in the field of conservation over many years, he is a former Director of The Twentieth Century Society and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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