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Photos from the Shard viewing platform on January 9, 2013 in London, England. Standing at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is open to the public from February 1, 2013, with visitors paying 24.95 GBP to enjoy views of London. The 95-storey skycraper, which will be surpassed by the still under construction Mercury City Tower in Moscow as the tallest building in Europe, was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and was topped out on March 30, 2012.

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