The Shard & HMS Belfast, London.

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G Lokey on August 13, 2012

This skyscraper was topped out on 30th March 2012. It stands 309.6 metres high (1016 ft) and is the tallest completed building in Europe and is the second-tallest free structure in the UK after the 330-metre concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station. It has 72 habitable floors with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor at a height of 245 metres. Not a trip I'll be making I can tell you! It was designed with an irregular pyramidal shape from the base to the top and is clad entirely in glass. HMS Belfast is, of course, a museum ship originally a Royal Navy light cruiser moored permanently in London. She saw action in the Second World War and the Korean War.

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  • Uploaded on August 13, 2012
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX9V
    • Taken on 2012/08/12 12:49:17
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 8.46mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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