If you can see the Shard from your corner of London (and chances are, you probably can) then keep an eye out at 10.15pm on Thursday July 5 when it’ll be the star of its own fantastic light show. Not likely to assuage critics calling the building ‘a display of arrogance and power‘, the Shard will be beaming super-bright lasers (or ‘ultrapowered rays of fuck-you’) at 15 less altitudinous buildings, while 42 other lasers and spotlights illuminate the building itself.
If an adequate view eludes you, the whole thing will be streamed live on their Facebook page. And if all the excitement leaves you with a hunger for the high life, the first tickets for the viewing gallery (opening February 2013) go on sale this Friday morning at TheViewFromTheShard.com - they’re expected to be suitably vertiginous at around £20.
The lasers being tested last night. (Photo: Dave Pearce.) Remind you of anything?
The Shard’s true purpose is about to become dreadfully apparent.