TQ3380 : River Thames, Tower Bridge and The Shard

near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

River Thames, Tower Bridge and The Shard
River Thames, Tower Bridge and The Shard
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London.

The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers.

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The Shard at London Bridge :: TQ3280
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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Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 May, 2012
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
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Thames 
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London 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 336 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2819N 0:4.5559W
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