Western Europe's highest building, The Shard, was opened today by Boris Johnson. It's an impressive looking building. The observation deck is 800 feet high and on a clear day it is possible to see the coast. The Shard Here are some views from the deck. Unfortunately it was a little cloudy today. Views I'm looking forward to taking a trip up there
In terms of an office building close to the City of London the Shard is a fairly mundane building. Lots of support columns to get in the way of office layout, The generators offer limited standby power. It also has a limited headspace and only a 5cm gap under the raised floor and the floor structure will only support a medium occupancy office environment.