The Shard: "a lunatic attack on London"
- The Guardian

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Dezeen Wire:
as Renzo Piano's Shard takes shape in London, art critic Jonathan Jones decries it as "a flashing warning sign of disease" - The Guardian

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  • Michael Stevenson

    All great buildings attract a hate response. The Shard can only be accurately assessed over time. It IS bold and brash, but so is human nature in a competitive city context. It’s impersonality aptly mirrors (literally!) the abstract realism of the technological age. Give it time.