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The City of London is a city and local government district that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London. It constituted most of 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, though it remains a notable part of central London. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster). It is also a separate county of England, being an enclave surrounded by Greater London. It is the smallest county in the United Kingdom. (Wikipedia)

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One London Bridge
One London Bridge

Name:One London Bridge
Building type:office building

Leadenhall Building
Leadenhall Building

Name:Leadenhall Building
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Built year:2014
Owner:British Land
Architectural style:Postmodern
122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building, is a skyscraper in London that is 225 metres (738 ft) tall. It opened in July 2014 and was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; it is known informally as The Cheesegrater because of its distinctive wedge shape similar to that of the kitchen utensil with the same name. It is one of a number of tall buildings recently completed or under construction in the City of London financial district, including 20 Fenchurch Street, The Pinnacle, and The Scalpel.

20 Fenchurch Street
20 Fenchurch Street

Name:20 Fenchurch Street
Building type:skyscraper
Designer / Architect:Rafael Viñoly
Built year:2014
Owner:Lee Kum Kee
Architectural style:Postmodern
20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed 'The Walkie-Talkie' because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the three-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015. The 38-story building is 160 m (525 ft) tall.

Old Billingsgate Market
Old Billingsgate Market

Name:Old Billingsgate Market
Building type:event hall
Designer / Architect:Horace Jones
Built year:1875
Architectural style:victorian
Old Billingsgate Market is the name given to what is now a hospitality and events venue in the City of London, based in the Victorian building that was originally Billingsgate Fish Market, the world's largest fish market in the 19th century.

Northern & Shell building
Northern & Shell building

Name:Northern & Shell building
Building type:office building
Designer / Architect:Covell Matthews & Partners
Built year:1985
Owner:Northern and Shell Network Ltd
Architectural style:modernism
10 Lower Thames Street

Cheval Three Quays
Cheval Three Quays

Name:Cheval Three Quays
Building type:hotel

Ruhrorter Schiffswerft, Duisburg Germany passenger ship
Ruhrorter Schiffswerft, Duisburg Germany passenger ship

Make:Ruhrorter Schiffswerft, Duisburg GermanyClass:passenger ship
Name:Dutch Master (Prinseplaat)
Type:passenger ship
Operator:Thames Leisure
Dutch Master was built in 1961 as Prinseplaart for Rotterdam-based Spido. She was 37.7metres long and carried 440 passengers. She left the fleet in 1999, and was bought by Thames Leisure of London for charter work, and was renamed Dutch Master.

The passenger ship PRINSEPLAAT was built in Duisburg on the Ruhrorter Schiffswerft (RSW) for the shipping company P. Smit. The entrance was designed, inter alia, for harbor cruises in Rotterdam, excursions and also for inquiries on the construction sites of the Deltaplans (Deltawerken) coastal protection measure.

Name: Prinseplaat
Type of vessel: Passenger ship
Applicant: P. Smit Jr.

Overall length: 37.70 m
Length in the WL: 35.50 m
Total width: 8.08 m
Width on frame: 7.80 m
Side height: 3.00 m
Fixed point over WL: 8,20 m
Draft (loaded): 1.92 m
Number of persons: 475 pax
Classification: Germanischer Lloyd, GL + 100 A4

Engine power: 4x 140 hp / 1,800 rpm
Wngine manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz, type OM 326
Propulsion: 2 Voith-Schneider propellers, type VSP 14E / 90
Transmission: Tacke, reduction 1: 2,44
Speed: 21 km / h
Auxiliary diesel: 1x 15 hp, 1x 30 hp (Samofa)

Year of construction: 1961
Shipyard: RSW, Duisburg
Hull-No. 220
Commissioned: May 18, 1961

The PRINSEPLAAT is a sister ship of the CITY ROTTERDAM, which was put into service in 1962. The latter was extended by two meters in the new building.

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