London now has the tallest building in the European Union. 'The Shard' stands at 310 metres tall, and is known for its unique shape like a shard of broken glass.
Rob and Callum discuss London's newest skyscraper.
This week's question:
According to the Guinness World Records, the first ever skyscraper was built in the USA. In which city was it built?
a) New York
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
Reaching for the sky
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very tall buildings with many floors
- a shard
a piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, which usually has sharp edges
- forking out
spending a lot of money on something
- the wow factor
a quality that makes someone feel excited or surprised when they first see something
a famous building
wealthy and successful
- observation deck
a viewing platform in a tall building
let or rented out
recognised and accepted because of its location or long-term existence
uncertain or having risks