TQ3280 : Demolition of foundations of PWC building, London Bridge

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

Demolition of foundations of PWC building, London Bridge
Demolition of foundations of PWC building, London Bridge
A couple of weeks on from the scene in TQ3280 : Demolition of PWC building, London Bridge - nearly complete and the excavators are down to below ground level in the demolition of the PWC building. Foundations for the 'Shard of glass' skyscraper will soon begin.
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 Link

The official website is LinkExternal link

See also the Wikipedia entry at LinkExternal link
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TQ3280, 5724 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 January, 2009
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
The Shard 
Category
Demolition site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3288 8013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2694N 0:5.2101W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3285 8010
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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