The Shard Opens in London
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Shard London Bridge, or The Shard, opened to the public today. Towering 309.6 meters (1016 feet) into the sky, the building is the tallest in the European Union. The project’s architect, Renzo Piano, intended for the building’s angled glass panes to reflect sunlight and the sky above, changing its appearance according to the weather and seasons.
We will be seeing this in London soon!
Reminds me of childhood 4th of Julys… When it got dark enough, my twin sister and I would frantically write our names in the air with the names of the boys we liked before the sparkler burned out. So much for Independence! lol. Happy 4th!
The scale of the fires burning in the Western United States this summer can be hard to fathom. But the view from space reveals the true extent of the devastation. Satellites have captured some sobering images of the fire, smoke and burn scars scattered across the Intermountain West.
While the fires in Colorado are dominating the news this week, blazes have also been raging in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona in June. Here are some of the scenes from space collected by NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Geological Survey this month.