A D.L.R. train passing South Quay Plaza - photograph

The modern Docklands business district is defined by its American-style skyscraper office blocks. This is distinct from central London where space and legislation to preserve the historic character of the City has limited tall building construction. The London Docklands Development Corporation was set up in 1981 to kick-start regeneration of the abandoned dock areas. The South Quay Plaza office scheme was the first new major development to be built on the Isle of Dogs. This photo was taken in 1989. It shows a Docklands Light Railway train crossing a bridge over the dock at Canary Wharf. The blue glass buildings in the background are part of the South Quay Plaza scheme.
Production Date:
Mar 1989
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Photographer : Hugh Robertson
Transport for London

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