Back in early 2010 I noticed a tower block with a skip sticking out of a window around two thirds of the way up.
At that time I was not aware of The Shard project. Five months later, demolition had progressed to the point where The Shard construction was visible from the south end of London Bridge.
Over the following 32 months, I have taken a sequence of pictures every two weeks or so, mostly from the same position at the end of London Bridge. In May 2011, I happened to be on the right side of a plane coming into land at London City. At that point, the concrete core for the lift shafts was substantially complete.
In July 2012, The Shard was formally opened, however there was much more building work going on, included a new office block in the forecourt of London Bridge station, in The Place.
I have taken a few pictures from other perspectives, one being from the churchyard of Southwark Cathedral.
The View from The Shard open for visitors to see the views from near the top in February 2013. The day before I went up I took the last picture in the sequence from the end of London Bridge.
The full sequence of pictures can be seen in my smugmug gallery.