One advantage of owning a massive tower in the centre of town is that it gives you a great vantage spot to take photos from, and it’s fair to say that the folks at BT are taking full advantage. Forget the moodily-filtered, tilt-shifted nonsense clogging up your Facebook feed – they’ve just gone and created the most detailed photograph ever taken. The gigantic cityscape was captured last summer (hence the grey clouds) and is comprised of 48,640 frames, which took three days to shoot and several weeks to stitch together.
Zoom in close enough and you can peer into the Google offices at St Giles, spy on people riding the London Eye and count the bits of chewing gum stuck to the pavement outside Time Out Towers on Tottenham Court Road. And while we’ve yet to spot anyone weeing off a balcony, stealing a sandwich or getting up to sauciness on a rooftop, we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we do. Because – let’s be honest – this has just put paid to any work plans we had for the rest of the afternoon.
Click on the photo above for a slightly bigger version or check it out for yourself at btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.