“This towering endeavor embodies our vision to create an alternative investment to oil. And today, I’m proud to say that we are at the final stages of inaugurating The Shard, London’s newest iconic landmark,” said Ali Shareef Al Emadi, QNB Group CEO and Board Member of the Shard Funding Limited.
The tower will consist of residential apartments, offices, signature restaurants and the five-star Shangri-La hotel. And will be the tallest building in Western Europe when it is official opened.
Some analysts have said Qatar’s involvement with the Shard is another example of its program of “soft diplomacy” with Western countries.