TQ3380 : London, The Tower and The Gherkin

taken 6 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

London, The Tower and The Gherkin
London, The Tower and The Gherkin
Two very different icons of London. On the right, the mediŠval Tower of London and on the left, the twenty first century skyscraper building, 30 St Mary Axe, widely known informally as "the Gherkin".
Tower of London
The Tower of London was started by William I in 1080 and has been added to by various monarchs over time. For a fuller history see LinkExternal link
Most of the site is both a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I, II* and II listed. LinkExternal link
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Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
30 St Mary Axe :: TQ3381
The 180 metre tall sky scraper at 30 St Mary Axe, London was designed by Lord Foster (Foster and Partners) and opened in 2004.

Offices fill the 40-storey 48,000 metre floor space. Constructed in a thin-shell structure and thousands of flat glass panels. The building's distinct curved shape gave it its nick-name The Gherkin. It building has also been known as The "Swiss Re" Building, after the reinsurance firm which occupies it, and commissioned the building for their head offices.
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TQ3380, 5974 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
River Thames 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 334 805 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4885N 0:4.7513W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 335 802
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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