A laser show has been staged to celebrate the
inauguration of London's
The event was attended by the Duke of York and
the Qatari prime minister. The ceremony unveiled the massive 310m high structure
which has been funded by the Qatar
The spectacular show could be seen throughout
the city, lasers shooting in all directions from the newest of London’s landmarks
The shard is joint owned, by the State of Qatar and the
country’s prime minister (Hamad bin jassim bin jabr A-thani) who also was
present during the inauguration ceremony
Although many of the locals are not completely
sold by the idea due to the fact for an average family of 4 it is estimated to
cost 90GBP to ascend to the viewing platform of the Shard.
The tourist attraction viewing platform which
opens in February to the public will cost 24.95GBP for an adult and 18.95GBP
A bit too expensive for some of the locals, who
are suffering in the current economical status.
Russell gray of the Bermondsey village action
says "We have this massive pyramid slapped down here as a monument to the
munificence of the Emirate of Qatar.
Yet the price is yet another of the many examples of how the Shard is clearly
at odds with the community in which it's defiantly planted itself."
The PR firm insists that the shard project is competitively
priced compared to other major London
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, governor of
Qatar Central Bank, which joint-owns the tower, said: "The Shard is the
newest London landmark and a beacon of the city
resilience and expansion, even during tough economic times.
"The light show will mark a key moment for
the Shard, and one people around the world can enjoy."
mayor Ken Livingstone told BBC Radio Four's Today programme: "It will
define London and it's our equivalent to the Empire State
"It brought 10,000 jobs to one of the most
run down and deprived areas of London but unlike a lot of the other tall
buildings, Londoners will have access to this one.
In: Regional News
Tags: laser show, London, laser, lights, ceremony
Location: London, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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