TQ3979 : North Greenwich riverside developments

taken 3 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

North Greenwich riverside developments
North Greenwich riverside developments
Several high-rise blocks on the east side of the peninsula, viewed from the A102 footbridge about 900 metres to the south.
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

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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 April, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 397 795 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8741N 0:0.6775E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 397 787
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