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Heron Tower
Coordinates : 51°30′58″N 0°4′51″W / 51.51611°N 0.08083°W / 51.51611; -0.08083 HERON TOWER GENERAL INFORMATION STATUS Complete TYPE Commercial LOCATION London
London
, EC2 United Kingdom CONSTRUCTION STARTED 2007 COMPLETED 2011 HEIGHT ANTENNA SPIRE 230 metres (755 ft) ROOF 202 metres (663 ft) DIMENSIONS OTHER DIMENSIONS 2,400-square-metre (26,000 sq ft) site TECHNICAL DETAILS FLOOR COUNT 46 FLOOR AREA 461,478 sq ft (43,000 m2) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECT Kohn Pedersen Fox STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Arup MAIN CONTRACTOR Skanska WEBSITE http://www.salesforce-tower.com The lobby features a 70,000-litre aquarium containing hundreds of fish. The HERON TOWER (officially 110 BISHOPSGATE) is a commercial skyscraper in London
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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London
LONDON /ˈlʌndən/ ( listen ) is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom . Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain , London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it _ Londinium _. London's ancient core, the City of London
City of London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex , Essex , Surrey , Kent , and Hertfordshire , which today largely makes up Greater London
Greater London
, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
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EC Postcode Area
A POSTAL CODE (also known locally in various English-speaking countries throughout the world as a POSTCODE, POST CODE, EIRCODE, PIN CODE or ZIP CODE) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail . In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies. One example is the French CEDEX system
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Kohn Pedersen Fox
KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES (KPF) is an American architecture firm which provides architecture, interior, programming and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. KPF is one of the largest architecture firms in the world and is currently one of the largest in New York City , where it is located. CONTENTS * 1 Recent work * 2 Approach * 2.1 Beginnings in the United States (1976–1980s) * 2.2 Expansion to Europe (1980s–1990s) * 2.3 Work in Asia and internationally (1990s–2009) * 3 Selected projects * 4 Awards and honors * 4.1 AIA National Chapter Awards * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links RECENT WORKToday, KPF's projects include civic and cultural spaces, commercial office buildings, transportation facilities, residential and hospitality developments, educational and institutional facilities, and diverse mixed-use commercial developments
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Arup Group Limited
ARUP (officially ARUP GROUP LIMITED) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London which provides engineering, design, planning , project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment . The firm has over 14,000 staff based in 92 offices across 42 countries, and is present in Africa , the Americas, Australasia , East Asia, Europe and the Middle East . Arup has participated in projects in over 160 countries. Arup is owned by trusts , the beneficiaries of which are Arup's past and present employees, who receive a share of the firm's operating profit each year
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Skanska
SKANSKA AB (Swedish pronunciation: ) is a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden. Skanska
Skanska
is the fifth largest construction company in the world according to the Construction
Construction
Global magazine. Notable Skanska
Skanska
projects include the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, 30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe
, MetLife Stadium , Mater Dei Hospital , among others
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Skyscraper
A SKYSCRAPER is a tall, continuously habitable building having multiple floors . When the term was originally used in the 1880s it described a building of 10 to 20 floors but now describes one of at least 40–50 floors. Mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses, a skyscraper can also be called a high-rise , but the term "skyscraper" is often used for buildings higher than 100 m (328 ft). For buildings above a height of 300 m (984 ft), the term "supertall" can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as "megatall". One common feature of skyscrapers is having a steel framework that supports curtain walls . These curtain walls either bear on the framework below or are suspended from the framework above, rather than resting on load-bearing walls of conventional construction. Some early skyscrapers have a steel frame that enables the construction of load-bearing walls taller than of those made of reinforced concrete
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City Of London
The CITY OF LONDON is a city and county that contains the historic centre and central business district of London
London
. It constituted most of London
London
from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages , but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London
London
, though it remains a notable part of central London
London
. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London
London
; however, the City of London
London
is not a London
London
borough , a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster )
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List Of Tallest Buildings And Structures In London
This LIST OF THE TALLEST BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES IN LONDON ranks skyscrapers and towers in London
London
by their height. Since 2010, the tallest structure in London
London
has been The Shard , which was topped out at 310 metres (1,017 ft), making it the tallest habitable building in Europe at the time. The second tallest is One Canada Square in Canary Wharf , which rises 235 metres (771 ft) and was completed in 1991. The third tallest is the Heron Tower in the City of London financial district, which was topped out in 2010 and stands at a height of 230 metres (755 ft), including its spire. The Greater London area is currently about level with the Paris Metropolitan Area as the metropolitan area in the European Union with the most skyscrapers
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The Shard
THE SHARD, also referred to as the SHARD OF GLASS, SHARD LONDON BRIDGE and formerly LONDON BRIDGE TOWER, is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark
Southwark
, London
London
, that forms part of the London
London
Bridge Quarter development. Standing 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and the 111th-tallest building in the world . It is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, after the concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station . The Shard's construction began in March 2009; it was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 6 July 2012. Practical completion was achieved in November 2012
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Southwark
SOUTHWARK (/ˈsʌðərk/ _SUDH-ərk_ ) is a district of Central London and part of the London Borough of Southwark . Situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Charing Cross , it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. It historically formed an ancient borough in the county of Surrey , made up of a number of parishes, which increasingly came under the influence and jurisdiction of the City of London . As an inner district of London, Southwark experienced rapid depopulation during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. It is now at an advanced stage of regeneration and is the county town of Greater London which is the location of the City Hall offices of the Greater London Authority . Southwark had a population of 30,119 in 2011
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One Canada Square
ONE CANADA SQUARE, sometimes called CANARY WHARF TOWER or simply CANARY WHARF , is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
, London
London
. It was the tallest building in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2010, standing at 770 feet (235 m) above ground level and containing 50 storeys . In late 2010, it was surpassed by the Shard (completed in July 2012). One Canada Square was designed by architect Mr. Cesar Pelli
Cesar Pelli
, who based the design and shape on earlier precedents buildings that include Brookfield Place and Elizabeth Tower . The building is clad with durable stainless steel. One of the predominant features of the building is the pyramid roof, which contains a flashing aircraft warning light, a rare feature for buildings in the United Kingdom. The distinctive pyramid pinnacle is 800 feet (240 m) above sea level
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Bishopsgate
BISHOPSGATE is one of the 25 wards of the City of London
City of London
and also the name of a major road (part of the A10 ) between Gracechurch Street and Norton Folgate in the northeast corner of London
London
's main financial district. Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
is named after one of the original eight gates in the London
London
Wall . The site of this former gate is marked by a stone bishop 's mitre , fixed high upon a building located at Bishopsgate's junction with Wormwood Street , by the gardens there and facing the Heron Tower
Heron Tower
. Although tens of thousands of people commute to and work in the ward, it has a resident population of only 222 (2011 )
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Camomile Street
CAMOMILE STREET is a short street in the City of London
City of London
, the financial and historic centre of London
London
. DESCRIPTIONIt is a westward continuation of Bevis Marks , linking that street to Houndsditch
Houndsditch
(via Outwich Street) and a junction with Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
and Wormwood Street . The houses on the north side are on the site of the old Wall of London
London
, and in excavations made for the foundations of warehouses in the street, a bastion and other portions of the wall have been found, partly of Roman construction. A tablet on the house at the north-east corner of the street marks the former site of Bishopsgate. HISTORYThere is no indication as to the origin of the name, and the street seems to have been unnamed in Stow 's time
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Houndsditch
HOUNDSDITCH is a one-way street in London
London
linking Outwich Street in the north-west to St. Botolph Street in the south-east. It runs through parts of the Portsoken and Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
Without wards of the City of London
London
, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London. It marks the route of an old ditch that ran outside a part of the London
London
Wall , renowned for being used as a site for disposing of waste and, particularly, deceased dogs . The road forms part of the A1211 route from Barbican to Whitechapel . Traffic continues onto Houndsditch
Houndsditch
from Outwich Street, a short section of road behind the Heron Tower
Heron Tower
, and then enters St. Botolph Street at the south-eastern end of Houndsditch
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