The curse of the skyscraper strikes again

The Shard under construction in central London on April 25, 2012.

And this final note.

You've heard that phrase, the curse of the skyscraper? Y'know, the idea that when a city builds some spectacularly tall's a harbinger of economic doom for that city? Like the Empire State Building gets completed and bam -- the Great Depression hits.

Well, tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. With Britain's double-dip recession and now the Barclays scandal, looks like that skyscraper curse is the real thing.

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