TQ3280 : River Thames, Southwark Bridge and The Shard

near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

River Thames, Southwark Bridge and The Shard
River Thames, Southwark Bridge and The Shard
Shard London Bridge, previously known as London Bridge Tower (LinkExternal link - Design Build) and also known as the Shard of Glass (LinkExternal link New Civil Engineer), is a pyramid-shaped mixed use skyscraper building under construction in Southwark, South of the River Thames. Standing almost 310 metres tall, it is the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, the second tallest building in Europe and the tallest in The European Union.

Shard London Bridge replaced Southwark Towers, a 24-storey office building constructed on the site in 1976. When completed, the tower will have 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor. It will be clad entirely in glass. It is scheduled to be opened in 5 July 2012.

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Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
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City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 328 801 [100m precision]
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