/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings

World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings: The London Bridge Tower

iStockphoto

The London Bridge Tower, London

Nicknamed The Shard for its eight jagged vertical glass panels, this Renzo Piano–designed tower has offices, residential floors, and a Shangri-La hotel. Controversial since its completion in mid-2012, the 95-story skyscraper—built in an irregular pyramidal shape—is remaking the iconic London skyline. When it opens to the public later this year, visitors will be able to take in the city from the viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, situated at a dizzying height of 804 feet.

Launch Date: 2013 (public observation deck)

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace