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The Thames Barrier, London

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The Thames Barrier Park is a 14ha park in London's docklands, named after its location on the north side of the River Thames next to the Thames Barrier. It is intended to aid the regeneration of the area by creating an attractive public space alongside residential and commercial developments. It is adjacent to Pontoon Dock DLR station in the Silvertown area of the London Borough of Newham.Alain Provost of Groupe Signes with Patel Taylor won the international competition to design the park in 1995. As the first largely post-modern design in London, the park has a fresh modern look with adventurous planting and dancing water fountains.The site was built on what was one of the country's most polluted sites, the former PRChemicals factory. Decontaminating the site took many years and was done with painstaking precision.
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  • Today I visited this engineering marvellous. Small visitors centre with a cafe explained how the barriers movements by working model. Other exhibits also fine, but unfortunately can't explore the barr...  more »
  • An interesting exhibition of the workings of the barrier and facts about the great river and London. Walked back to the O2 and then took in the Emirates cable car. 
  • Back in the 60's I was a fitter at Ransomes and Rapiers who were World leaders in sluice gate manufacture with major projects all over the World. This was not dissimilar to some of their systems with ...  more »