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5 July 2012

Watch the Shard light up the sky

Tonight, at 10.15pm, we are told to expect a light show emanating from the Shard to mark its official inauguration, with a display 'likely to be visible' around town. Supposedly, it'll all be coordinated with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and the Finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, in a live performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Simon Jenkins seems to have only just noticed the thing is being built, and has been giving the whole thing plenty of airtime, prompting your author's favourite assessment of the situation in the comments on the Guardian website: "In 200 years time someone will submit plans for a building that obscures the view of the shard from certain angles...There will be a public outcry".

For more, see http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/light-show-to-celebrate-londons-shard-completion/8632554.article

^Picture © Duncan~ used under a Creative Commons license^

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