In pictures: how London’s skyline will look in 20 years

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 29, 2014 in News
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We often wonder how London’s skyline will look in 20 years’ time and now architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson has created these images to give us a pretty good idea. Over the next couple of decades, around 200 towers over 20 storeys tall are scheduled to be built in London (and 150 of them will be residential) and now we can see how they’ll look alongside the existing skyscrapers.

These images are taken from an upcoming exhibition called ‘London’s Growing… Up!’ opening on April 3 at New London Architecture, which will look back at the the rise of London’s tall buildings from the 1960s to the present day and beyond.

Peter Murray, chairman of NLA and the exhibition curator says: ‘As London’s population gets bigger and bigger, and new development for London takes place within the constraints of the green belt, we have to increase the density of the city. This results in our buildings getting taller. The huge number of towers in the pipeline will have a significant impact on the look of London.’

In the photos below you can see new arrivals including the so-called ‘Can of Ham’ on St Mary’s Axe and The Pinnacle on Bishopsgate, alongside the Walkie Talkie at 20 Fenchurch Street and the Leadenhall Building.

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