Urban Explorer Climbs London's Shard

Building is Europe's tallest

The Shard, London

The Shard, London     Photo: George Rex/Flickr

On Saturday, urban explorer Bradley L. Garrett announced that he has climbed London's Shard, the tallest building in Europe. Garrett, 31, says he sneaked past a security guard with two friends and charged up 76 stories, then exited a hatch onto the roof and climbed a crane on top of the building. It is unclear when the trespass occurred, though Garrett says he has broken into the site "half a dozen times" since December 2010. In February 2011, a fox was found living on the Shard's 72nd floor, but the building is considered one of the most secure properties in the city. Garrett holds a PhD in urban exploration from the University of London.

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