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London’s enormous Shard newspaper finally opened today, and will be (if only for a short time) the tallest building in all of Europe.However, we’d like to put forward a new possible title — London’s most hated building.
Yes, while the title isn’t based on scientific data right now, the skyscraper seems to be getting a very negative reaction on Twitter and Facebook. The Guardian even wrote not one but two incredibly damning articles in the last fortnight, one evocatively titled “The Shard has slashed the face of London for ever” and another titled “The Shard is the perfect metaphor for modern London” (dek: Expensive, off-limits and owned by foreign investors”).
And currently the tallest building in Europe, though Russia's planned Mercury City Tower will surpass it by the end of the year.
However critics say the building doesn't fit with its neighbours — and notably, ruins a view of St Paul's Cathedral from Parliament Hill.
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