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London Gets Uglier with Skyscrapers Unlimited

There are several large skyscraper building projects underway or planned in London currently. Some are just holes in the ground, but others are growing up into the skyline already.

Heron Tower - under construction

Heron Tower – under construction

This one, called Heron Tower (46 floors) , near Liverpool Street Station seems to dwarf the elegant 30 St Mary Axe building nearby (The Gherkin, 41 floors) but it looks like a giant mechano set, brutal and unforgiving straight lines with a relentless symmetry. And when its finished, it won’t look much better. Heron Tower itself is due to be dwarfed in turn by another new skyscraper building close by dubbed “The Pinnacle” at Crosby Court or Bishopgate Tower  ( 60 floors) which has a little twist on the top, in an attempt to ask forgiveness for excessively towering over the City of London and over on the other side of the river at London Bridge Station they’ve already started building “The Shard” or London Bridge Tower (87 floors).

To find out more about Skyscrapers in London:

Wikipedia Skyscrapers_in_London Category

Skyscraper News : London

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