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Shard now UK's tallest building

Britain has a new tallest building after the Shard, currently under construction near London Bridge, yesterday outgrew the previous holder, Canary Wharf Tower in Docklands, which stands at 235m (771ft).

When it is completed in 2012, the Shard, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, will also become the tallest in the EU at 310m. However, it still does not come close to matching the world's tallest building: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is 828m high.