Photographs │ London │ The Shard

Photograph of The Shard, a skyscraper in London nearing its completion, as seen from the London Millennium Footbridge. (6 July 2012).

No other building is more controversial than The Shard in London at the moment. Many people either love it or hate it. I’m ambivalent: Southwark Cathedral is one of my favourite buildings in London, so I dislike the way The Shard completely overpowers the cathedral, yet from distance, The Shard looks very distinctive. I would like London to be a living and evolving city, not some sort of ossified, stuck-in-the-past place, so I generally welcome new architectural landmarks.