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Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London

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Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London

Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London - built in 1888. Situated on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the site of the O2 Arena. The main tower pictured is no longer standing, but the earlier (albeit slightly smaller) tower (seen in the top right-hand corner) is still standing and is still the UKs largest extant gasometer. The road pictured is now the Southern approach to the Blackwall tunnel and none of the buildings shown survive. Date: circa 1930s

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This photograph showcases the Largest Gasometer in the World, located in East Greenwich, London. Built in 1888, the gasometer was a testament to the industrial prowess of the late 19th century. The image, estimated to date back to the 1930s, depicts the impressive structure as it once stood, dominating the landscape on the Greenwich peninsula. The main tower in the photograph, which is no longer standing, was the largest of its kind in the world at the time, holding an immense capacity for gas storage. It was situated near the site of the O2 Arena, a popular entertainment venue today. The smaller tower in the top right-hand corner of the image, still standing and visible today, is the UK's largest extant gasometer. The road in the foreground is now the Southern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel, a vital transportation artery connecting the East and West of London. None of the buildings shown in the photograph survive, but the image provides a fascinating glimpse into London's industrial past. The gasometer was a crucial part of the city's power and heating supply system, providing fuel for the growing metropolis. This photograph captures the immense scale of the gasometer, with its towering height and expansive size. The image is a reminder of the role that industrial structures played in the development of London and the wider world. The Largest Gasometer in East Greenwich, London, stands as a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of the past, and serves as a reminder of the city's rich history.

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