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624. Swansea Waterfront

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The Tower, Meridian Quay is the tallest building in Wales standing at 107m

 

I took this photo from the Meridian Tower Restaurant - we get fantastic views from up here - depending on the angle of the sun - this side of the tower was more in the shade.

 

I was more interested in the views than my café latte - it went a bit cold.

  

History from : Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

The tower has 29 storeys, double the number of the previous tallest building in Swansea, the BT Tower. Most of the tower houses residential apartments. The ground floor features commercial units, whilst the top three floors consist of the Grape and Olive restaurant run by the Cardiff brewery SA Brains. This was opened following the unsuccessful 290 cover Penthouse restaurant. Press reports stated that the penthouse apartment on the 26th floor was sold for £1 million. On 26 January 2008, one of the construction workers died after falling three storeys from the tower. The construction company, Carillion, chose not to release his name. The tower "topped-out" to its full height on 12 September 2008.

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Taken on January 20, 2011