TQ3280 : The Shard from the air

taken 7 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

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The Shard from the air
The Shard from the air
As seen from a flight from Glasgow approaching London City Airport.
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
London Bridge Station
London Bridge is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station. It occupies a large area on three levels immediately south-east of London Bridge. The main line station is the oldest railway station in London fare zone 1 and one of the oldest in the world having opened in 1836. It is the fourth-busiest station in London, handling over 50 million customers a year.
As of 2018, London Bridge is served by Southeastern services from Charing Cross and Cannon Street to destinations in southeast London, Kent and East Sussex and is a terminus for many Southern commuter and regional services to south London and numerous destinations in South East England. Thameslink services from Bedford to Brighton are expected to resume later in the year.
In 2013 a major rebuild began of the station to increase the number of through platforms, the rebuild was completed in 2018.
A longer history can be found at LinkExternal link
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TQ3280, 5516 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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Aerial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 328 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2800N 0:5.2010W
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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