Shard to be joined by second tower

One of London's most iconic landmarks, the Shard (pictured above), will soon be accompanied by a brand new 27-story tower, according to reports by the Financial Times.

The architect behind the Shard, Renzo Pianzo, will design the structure as part of the London Bridge Quarter. The project is being spearheaded by Sellar Property Group in partnership with Qatar.

The Shard's sister tower will include 150 apartments, retail space and a roofgarden. News UK, publishers of the Times and the Sun, have already agreed to move into the new building, which will be located next to the Shard.