TQ3280 : The Shard from the air

near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

The Shard from the air
The Shard from the air
As seen from a flight from Glasgow approaching London City Airport.
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
London Bridge Station
London Bridge Station consists of two parts, the main station (platforms 8 - 16), which is the terminus for Southern services from Kent, Sussex and South London, and the through section (platforms 1 - 6) with trains continuing on to Charing Cross, Blackfriars or Cannon Street. Platform 6 is the busiest platform in Europe.
It is the oldest of the London terminal stations, being opened on December 14th 1836 by the London and Greenwich Railway.
In 2013 a major rebuild began of the station to increase the number of through platforms, the rebuild will be completed in 2018.
A longer history can be found at LinkExternal link
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Monday, 6 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 328 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2800N 0:5.2010W
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