Canary Wharf was built on the old West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs. With the advent of major container ships in the 1960s, the docks, which were suitable only for smaller vessels, had steadily declined and by 1980 had closed entirely. The area has been reinvented as a major London business district, with […]
Millennium Dome: here you can read about Millennium Dome in virtual tours and see examples of Millennium Dome 360 virtual tours.
Following the clearance of the Greenwich Peninsula in South East London The Millennium Dome was originally built to house the Millennium Experience, a large number of exhibits and attractions connected to living in the year 2000. Open to the public for one year the exhibition was a financial failure and further tainted an already heavily criticised project.
Following a major refurbishment of the complete internal structure the site re-opened in 2007 as The O2. A complex containing bars, restaurants, cinema and the O2 Arena, a 20,000 seat capacity multi-purpose indoor stadium.
365 metre diameter
Features twelve 100 metre high support towers
Architect Richard Rogers
Construction by McAlpine/Laing Joint Venture
This image was shot as part of a commission for the cable car across the Thames, the Emirates Air Line. It was captured near Royal Victoria Docks and takes in a huge view across South and East London, and distant landmarks like the QEII Bridge at Dartford. You can zoom in and explore in detail […]