TQ3280 : The Shard

taken 7 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

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The Shard
The Shard
Looking straight up at this vertigo-inspiring construction site.
The Shard at London Bridge
A 72-storey office building and hotel, constructed from 2009-2012 as the centre of the London Bridge Quarter development on the South bank of the Thames. The skyscraper is, at 310m tall, for a while the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station.

The tower was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and cost 450 million. The Government of Qatar financed the building and its Prime Minister declared it open on 5 July 2012. It opened to the public in February 2013.

For views of and from the Shard after opening, see LinkExternal link

The official website is LinkExternal link

See also the Wikipedia entry at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 328 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2586N 0:5.2105W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 328 801
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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