Thames Barrier  London   by ruthhallam, via Flickr - another example of the OIL CANNING effect on light gauge metal panel sheets that became part of the building facade design. Cheers - YL

Thames Barrier London by ruthhallam, via Flickr - another example of the OIL CANNING effect on light gauge metal panel sheets that became part of the building facade design. Cheers - YL

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[Article] How does the Thames Barrier stop flooding? by Tom de Castella, BBC News Magazine. 11 February 2014.

[Article] How does the Thames Barrier stop flooding? by Tom de Castella, BBC News Magazine. 11 February 2014.

Some very under-appreciated London landmarks.North Greenwich's Thames barrier help stop London flooding.

Some very under-appreciated London landmarks.North Greenwich's Thames barrier help stop London flooding.

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Photograph of the Thames Barrier Full Testing will be Oct 5 Sept 11 at 9:15am-11:15 they'll operate them

Photograph of the Thames Barrier Full Testing will be Oct 5 Sept 11 at 9:15am-11:15 they'll operate them

Thames Barrier  Some say the Thames Barrier should be made the 8th wonder of the world. Whether you agree or not, check it out anyway. These enormous gates which can be raised in case of exceptionally high tide to save central London from floods is a marvel of mammoth construction. For the nitty-gritty on the structure, go to the information center in Woolwich. If you only want to check out London’s most underrated landmark, however, go for a boat cruise instead.

Thames Barrier Some say the Thames Barrier should be made the 8th wonder of the world. Whether you agree or not, check it out anyway. These enormous gates which can be raised in case of exceptionally high tide to save central London from floods is a marvel of mammoth construction. For the nitty-gritty on the structure, go to the information center in Woolwich. If you only want to check out London’s most underrated landmark, however, go for a boat cruise instead.

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A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a National Trail covering 180 miles between London's Thames Barrier and the river's source in Gloucestershire, passing through Windsor, Oxford and rural countryside. Provides full information for this easy riverside route that takes around two weeks to complete. Includes a 1:25K OS map booklet.

A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a National Trail covering 180 miles between London's Thames Barrier and the river's source in Gloucestershire, passing through Windsor, Oxford and rural countryside. Provides full information for this easy riverside route that takes around two weeks to complete. Includes a 1:25K OS map booklet.

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