TQ3280 : The Shard

taken 3 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

The Shard
The Shard
Looking straight up at the Shard from the forecourt of London Bridge station.
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
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3290 8013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2691N 0:5.1928W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3289 8017
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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