It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft (62 m) tall and 202 ft (62 m) from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.
Whilst googling, I came across a blog post all about this area ..
The blog is called A London Inheritance Very interesting for
those that love London and it's history.
I love the architectural difference between
the old and the new.
Skanska developed and constructed The Monument Building,
in the heart of the city of London.
It creates a stunning backdrop to The Monument,
the famous landmark that commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666.
One of the striking features is the twisting fins on its south side,
which are made in Italy from anodised aluminium.
The 69 fins create a signature pattern and
are designed to let in as much natural light as possible,
while shading the building from heat gain.
Old and New
The church below is
St Mary Abchurch
Which is Church of England, off Cannon Street in the City of London.
Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is first mentioned in 1198–1199.
The medieval church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666,
and replaced by the present building.
We did try and get in but lots of building work going on.
Hope you enjoyed this little piece of London history.
Jennifer and I had a great time . Still more to come.