EU's tallest building to be found in London commercial property market
The central London commercial property market is home to one of the most remarkable building projects in Europe, which on completion will result in the tallest property in the EU, it has been claimed.
Designed by the international architect Renzo Piano and due to be ready by 2012, the Shard is an indication of the English capital's new economic poise, according to BSR Russia's economics editor Chris Meakin.
Officially known as London Bridge Tower, the building boasts a unique shape, with the bottom being wider than the top, which rises into the air like a 16th century pinnacle or the mast top of a very tall ship.
Mr Meakin explained that the building will boost London, which is already benefitting from its perfect Greenwich Meridian of 0 degrees, "the ideal place for a global trading centre".
"It is close enough to the Far East to trade there in the early morning, it is close enough to the west coast of America to trade there in the late afternoon," he stated.
"A trading desk in London, uniquely, can cover the world's markets during the normal working day," he said, adding the fact it uses "the new global language, English" is also a plus.
Posted by Emma Davies
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