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Shard observation deck to be Europe's highest

Pictures have been released of the Shard Viewing Galleries which will become the highest publicly accessible observation point in Europe.

The 310m Shard skyscraper being built at London Bridge will become the tallest building in Europe.

At 244m, the publicly accessible viewing galleries spread over floors 68, 69 and 72 will offer a vantage point over London, almost twice the height of the London Eye.

The 360 degree viewing galleries will be accessed directly from an entrance on the mezzanine level at below ground level so that visitors do not cross over with any of the other users of the building.

Developer Sellar Property Group said the skyscraper being built by Mace is the “most significant addition to the London skyline in decades”.

Sellar Property Group chief executive James Sellar said: “From the outset, it has always been my aim to ensure that this wonderful building is open to the public, so that they get to experience the wonder of the Shard at first hand.”