TQ3380 : The City from Hay's Galleria

taken 3 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

The City from Hay's Galleria
The City from Hay's Galleria
Taken from the northern end of Hay's Galleria where a balcony over the old wharf entrance looks directly over the Thames. Ahead the view is of the remarkable skyline of the City of London.
The main buildings from left to right are:
20 Fenchurch Street - The Walkie Talkie - large black concave faced skyscraper 160m (525')
122 Leadenhall Street - The Cheesegrater - 225m (738')
Heron Tower - 202m (663') to roof, 230m (755') to top of antenna - tallest tower in The City (3rd tallest in London after The Shard (in Southwark) and 1 Canada Square (Canary Wharf))
Willis Building, Lime Street - Black with vertical stripe - 125m (410')
30 St Mary Axe - The Gherkin - Curvy sided "iconic" building completed 2003 - 180m (591')
1 Minster Court - Post-modern Gothic (see TQ3380 : Minster Court from Hay's Galleria)
2 & 3 Minster Court - to the right and in front of 1 Minster Court
At the far right is a tall crane constructing yet another high rise addition to the skyline.
In front of the Cheesegrater, Heron Tower and Willis Building is the large glass fašade of Plantation Place with the spire of the otherwise ruinous St Dunstan in the East pointing skyward in front of it. Running along the bank of the Thames in front of them all, is the Custom House.
[Edit Sep 2015] The unlovely "Walkie Talkie" has been awarded the 2015 "Carbuncle Cup" for "Worst building of the year" awarded by Building Design magazine. While buildings such as The Gherkin and The Shard have generally met with public approval, this concave overbearing leviathan has few admirers and is widely considered to be a blot on London's landscape - judge for yourself from the above image.
BD magazine article - LinkExternal link
Guardian article - LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Primary Subject of Photo
City Centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 331 808 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6275N 0:5.0048W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 331 803
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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