Height/Floors: 1,016ft/95 floors
Another example of Neo-Futurism, The Shard is one component of the London Bridge Quarter development and the (current) tallest building in the EU. Designed by international starchitect Renzo Piano, this glazed pyramid is meant to be a “vertical city,” because “horizontal” is soooo 20th century. Inside, you can find shops, apartments, the Shangri-La Hotel, offices, restaurants, and bars... so if you live/work there you really don’t need to go outside. Ever. Mindnumbing fact: The Shard contains 200 miles of wiring, roughly the distance from London to Paris.