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Dumbing up the Shard

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Overly dramatic music, a constant bombardment of stats and a repetitive narrative (we get it, it’s dangerous to work in high winds) managed to drain any interest from Renzo Piano’s Shard in Channel 4’s much-hyped The Tallest Tower documentary last week

Although the tension created by playing heavy metal music over shots of parked trucks was truly incredible, the programme ignored any intelligent discussion about the design or impact London’s largest structure will have on the city. Hopefully Piano will prove more insightful when he speaks about the tower at the RIBA next month.

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