Qatar's The Shard to launch tourism tour

London's tallest building to start View From The Shard tours from 69th floor on Feb 1, 2013
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The lobby of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspect of London, and at 244m they are twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city. The 'View from The Shard' opens to the general public on February 1, 2013 and costs £24.95 for adults. (Getty Images)
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A woman admires the view from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspect of London, and at 244m they are twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city. (Getty Images)
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A journalist reports from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. (Getty Images)
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Workmen operate from a cradle seen from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. (Getty Images)
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A woman admires the view from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. (Getty Images)
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A rope-access worker ascends past the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. The 'View from The Shard' opens to the general public on February 1, 2013 and costs 24.95 GBP for adults. (Getty Images)
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A woman admires the view from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. (Getty Images)
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Women admire the views from the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspects of London. The 'View from The Shard' opens to the general public on February 1, 2013. (Getty Images)
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