BRITAIN’S tallest building was officially unveiled yesterday — with a dazzling laser display that lit up the London skyline.
Beams of light shot out of The Shard on the banks of the River Thames to mark the completion of the skyscraper’s exterior.
The view from inside is equally awesome. I was
one of the first journalists welcomed in for a sneak peek a few hours before last night’s breath-taking display, which was rehearsed days earlier.
My ears popped as I whizzed up the middle of the 1,016ft glass structure at a rate of six floors a second.
Although work on the inside is expected to continue into 2013, I was taken 800ft up to the viewing gallery.
It doesn’t open to the public until February but tickets go on sale today at a pricey £24.95 each for adults.
Spectacular … The Shard turns yellow
For that, you do get extraordinary 40-mile views in each direction from the site in Southwark.