U.K.'s Tallest Building The Shard Ahead Of Public Opening

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The Shard tower stands on the South Bank of the River Thames in... News PhotoBusiness,Civilian,Construction Industry,Corporate Business,Economy,England,Environment,Europe,Finance,Horizontal,London - England,Shard London Bridge,Skyscraper,South Bank - London,Thames River,Tower,UKPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergThe Shard tower stands on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, U.K., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The Shard, which stands at 309.6 meters on London's South Bank, opens to the public on Feb. 1, and is owned by LBQ Ltd., which brings together the State of Qatar (the majority shareholder) and Sellar Property Group Ltd., with non-equity funding by Qatar National Bank. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images