29 Jan '13, 11pm

Get to the point

Get to the point

I have to say I’m a little miffed. For the last three years I have been craning my neck out of the cab window marvelling at the way construction workers assembled – and that’s the right word – assembled The Shard. So it was late last Monday that I found out that cabbies could – for free – go up to the viewing platforms instead of paying £24.95 if you pre-booked or if you should just turn up on the day a whopping £100. T he Shard has polarised opinion, during the last year I have been authoring a feature entitled the London Grill in which the same 10 questions are asked of the guest contributor. Two questions are: ‘What is your most hated/loved building in London’. The Shard comes up time and again. One contributor was so enthused by its construction she had photographed it through every stage of the build. This Marmite of a building reminded me of the anecdote when after i...

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