TQ3979 : Looking back to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station of the Emirates Air Line cable car

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Looking back to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station of the Emirates Air Line cable car
Looking back to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station of the Emirates Air Line cable car
Greenwich peninsula
The peninsula is formed by a meander of the River Thames north-east of Greenwich, which along with the Isle of Dogs to the west, forms the distinctive outline familiar from the opening credits of the TV series "Eastenders". Until the 18th century it was marshland, thereafter gradually drained and industrialised, and in the late 19th century dominated by the South Metropolitan Gasworks. After becoming largely derelict in the later 20th century, the east side of the peninsula was remediated and redeveloped from the 1990s onwards, the focus being the Millennium Dome (later O2 Arena). The west side remained industrial for longer although by 2010 the remaining industries there were starting to close and be replaced by residential developments and an ocean liner terminal.

For a detailed history of the industrial sites on Greenwich Peninsula, see the book "Greenwich Marsh - the 300 years before the Dome", Mills, Mary - self-published 1999. ISBN 0 9535245 0 7

For a photographic record of the west side of the peninsula before recent demolitions, see LinkExternal link
Emirates Airline (Cable Car)
Emirates Air Line is a Transport for London gondola link across the River Thames that is being built with sponsorship from the air carrier Emirates for the 2012 London Olympics. The scheme, comprises a 1 km cable car line that crosses the river from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks, linking two important Olympic sites. The project, estimated to cost 60 million, began construction in August 2011. The cable car was first included on the tube map in December 2011, as a part of the network under construction.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 1 July, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3952 7980 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9956N 0:0.5186E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3958 7988
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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