Latest update from London Bridge shows The Shard steadily taking shape as workers work around the clock I assume to finish in time for the Olympics. I reckon they are probably at the 70th floor now with a few more to go but it looks like the core is nearly complete.
Interesting solution they have to clean the windows. You might just be able to make out the basket on the right hand side of the building which is hanging from a crane which is sticking out of one of the windows halfway up. It looks like the middle floors are being used for services so that the windows can retract to allow maintenance to happen for all the lower parts of the building. Will be interesting to see their solution for the higher floors. Out of the picture there are some square shorter parts to the building where it looks like the air conditioning plant is housed.
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