TQ3180 : View towards The Shard, Waterloo East Station

taken 2 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

View towards The Shard, Waterloo East Station
View towards The Shard, Waterloo East Station
Waterloo Station & Waterloo East Station :: TQ3079
Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain (passenger numbers) and the largest of the London terminal stations.
Opened by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) on 11 July 1848 as 'Waterloo Bridge Station',it was designed by William Tite. In 1886 it officially became 'Waterloo Station'.
In 1899 the L&SWR decided on a total rebuilding. The new station was opened in stages, finally opened in 1922 with 21 platforms and a concourse nearly 800 feet (250 m) long. The main pedestrian entrance, the Victory Arch (known as Exit 5), is a memorial to company staff who were killed during the two world wars.
Platforms 20 and 21 were lost to the Waterloo International railway station site, which from November 1994 to November 2007 was the London terminus of Eurostar international trains to Paris and Brussels.
A few minutes walk from the main station, connected by a walkway, is Waterloo East, which connects with trains from Charing Cross
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 February, 2016
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3139 8005 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2471N 0:6.4992W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3134 8005
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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