The view from The Shard, UK's tallest skyscraper


Britain has a new tallest skyscraper. The Shard, next to London Bridge, will stand at more than 300m (1,000ft), when it is completed in 2012.

BBC Radio 5 live reporter Stephen Chittenden visited the construction site. "It looks like a sort of etiolated, elongated pyramid," he explains.

"The concrete core has been built," he tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast presenters Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty.

"When it is finished it will be very striking indeed."

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