The Shard in London is to be officially inaugurated on July 5th with a spectacular laser light show.
Topping out at a height of 310m (1,017ft), the Shard is the tallest building in the European Union and the 72nd-floor, 360-degree viewing level will provide visitors with spectacular views across the capital.
In April, the spire at the top of the Shard was lifted into place. The 66m-tall pinnacle is made up of 800 separate pieces of steel and is clad in some 516 panes of glass.
According to the Evening Standard, 12 lasers and 30 searchlights will illuminate the Shard and other famous buildings in the vicinity including the Gherkin, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern.
The ceremony will be attended by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, the governor of Qatar Central Bank and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shard Funding Limited, alongside the Duke of York.
Author: Editor Gavin Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 202 0255)