commercial office, residential
- The Shard is the first skyscraper in Western Europe to both reach and exceed 1,000 feet in height.
- Europe's highest public viewing gallery in a building is situated at 244 metres (800 feet) on levels 68 to 72.
- The building's design has been described by the architect as resembling a sharp, crystal pyramid.
- The Shard's extensive use of energy-saving materials and techniques contributes to the building using 30% less energy than other high-rises of comparable dimensions.