A maintenance worker had his nerves severely tested on Monday afternoon after getting stranded high up the Shard in high winds.

The man was working in a window cleaning cradle which was seen swinging in the wind by eyewitnesses, 72 storeys up the tower. The fire brigade was called to site, however on hand engineers were quickly able to make the cradle safe again.

The man, who works for Mace, a site contractor at the Shard, is said to be unharmed. Mace has said that wind speeds were within safe limits.

Located in Southwark, the incredible new skyscraper is due to be officially opened tomorrow. It is now the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe standing at nearly 310 metres and with 95 storeys.

Office space at the Shard will be located across floors 4 to 28, providing Grade A space and featuring naturally-ventilated winter gardens. Floor plates will range from 14,500 sq ft with offices providing the very best views in London.

Qatar is in 95% ownership of the Shard and tomorrow Qatari prime minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, will arrive in the Capital to officially open the imposing new structure.

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One Response to Worker Gets Stuck up the Shard 3 Days Before Official Opening
  1. Imagine the office views! Best coffee break space ever which includes “Naturally Ventilated Winter Gardens”… now that sounds cold, but pretty!

    I wonder how long it will be before Health & Safety ensure that building window washing systems become automated in some way 😉


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