How much does the shard cost?
|1 February 2013
|~£435,023,452 (contract cost only)
|State of Qatar (95%) Sellar Property Group (5%)
How much did building the Shard cost?
The Shard cost a whopping £1,2 billion to build. Towering over London’s skyline, a £34 ticket to its famous viewing deck seems cheap at the price.
How many flights of stairs is a shard?
306 flights of
There are 306 flights of stairs. The total floor space is 11 hectares (27 acres). 95% of the construction materials are recycled.
Does the shard sway in the wind?
The Shard’s “acceleration” (as structural engineers somewhat unnervingly put it) was managed by placing additional mass at the building’s upper levels. Even so, in high wind the Shard is intended to move by up to 20 inches. But it’s not movement alone that’s problem.
Can you go to The Shard without booking?
Visitors who want to see the view from The Shard will be required to purchase timed tickets. Although you must arrive at the time specified on your ticket, you are allowed to stay as long as you wish. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance, as you can save up to 20% per person.
Was the Shard over budget?
The Shard (in London, UK) was wildly over-budget with an original budget of $619,291,750 and a final cost of $2,123,286,000. The Shard was nicknamed the world’s tallest white elephant. After a year, only 6 of the 72 floors were occupied and none of the 26 floors designated to business were being used.
Can you walk up the Shard?
Walk-in visitors were welcome at The Shard when we visited, but you should save money by booking in advance. Current regulations and opening times may have changed. We usually use this company to book tickets in advance, online, and are happy to recommend them.
What is shard slang?
(slang, in the singular or in the plural) A piece of crystal methamphetamine.
How much wind can Shard withstand?
In a later statement the company added: “It is built to withstand wind speeds of up to 32mph and readings, taken throughout, showed that it did not exceed 20mph. “The operative responded with the appropriate conduct during these disturbed wind patterns.
Is the Shard safe?
The safety and security of The Shard and everyone in it is of the utmost importance to us. It is protected by state-of-the-art technology and highly trained security staff.