TQ3280 : Base of The Shard

taken 11 months ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

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Base of The Shard
Base of The Shard
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

See other images of The Shard at London Bridge
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3289 8010 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2531N 0:5.2021W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3286 8010
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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