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Friday, June 29, 2012
Landmarks around London will be hit with coloured lasers next week for the inauguration of Europe’s new tallest building, The Shard at London Bridge.
A spectacular show will take place on July 5, with 12 lasers and 30 searchlights illuminating the night sky over the capital at about 10.15pm.
If you’re not in London to see it, the spectacle will streamed live on The Shard’s website and Facebook pages to mark the building’s external completion.
The show will see coloured lasers reach out from the 95-storey building on the South Bank to other major landmark buildings across the capital; including the London Eye, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge.
The display will be accompanied by classical music: Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and the Finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite which will be performed live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).
As the music reaches its crescendo, the laser show will culminate in the illumination of The Shard itself, lit from all sides by powerful searchlights rising high into the sky.
The following morning from 9am, tickets to The View from The Shard will go on sale.
Opening next February, this attraction will allow visitors to see London like never before.
Designed by the architect Renzo Piano, The Shard is adjacent to London Bridge station and forms part of the London Bridge Quarter regeneration project developed by Sellar Property on behalf of LBQ Limited in partnership with the state of Qatar.