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explore london blank gif You are standing on the riverside looking West - scroll right to see the Thames Barrier. The tall building is Canary Wharf and to the right the partilally completed Millenium Dome Silvertown an area of redundant docks and factories under redevelopment. Thmaes Barrier - built in 1983 to prevent London flooding, and is closed a number of times a year at high tides.There is a visitors centre with an exhibition about the barrier. The barrier is made of six cylindrical gates wighing 1500 tonnes each operated by hydraulic beams.The roof are made of stainless steel. explore london blank gif
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