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Skyline proposed

The AJ/Observer's Skyline Campaign is not anti-skyscrapers

Sign up to our Skyline Campaign and help raise the bar in the design of high-rise architecture, says Rory Olcayto

The changing London skyline

AJ/Observer Skyline Campaign

Welcome to Skyline, a joint AJ and Observer campaign demanding better tall buildings for London


Meanwhile, in Wuhan: Chetwoods' 1,000m-tall tower

Jay Merrick compares China’s latest idea for an eco-super tower scheme by Chetwoods Architects with London’s more modest production line

Skyline table

Skyline table

London towers: proposed, approved or under construction

This table sets out the 236 tall buildings proposed for London

Skyline news

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Piano submits plans for Shard’s little sister

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has submitted plans for a 27-storey residential tower next to The Shard

Julie Futcher

Julie Futcher: 'We cannot assess skyscrapers in isolation'

Architect Julie Futcher, a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, on the effects skyscrapers have on energy use in cities

Gwyn Richards (July 2014)

City of London installs new design chief

The City of London has appointed Gwyn Richards as its new head of design

Garden Bridge

Thames Garden Bridge 'would have a major impact on views' says City

The City of London has raised concerns about how Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed £175million Thames Garden Bridge could ‘obstruct’ key protected views

Colville Estate in east London - Phase 3 approved July 2014

Hackney approves towers by Karakusevic Carson and Chipperfield

Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects have won planning for two apartment towers on the Colville Estate in Hackney, east London

Skyline essays


Skyline campaign: A tale of two towers

When London has no skyscraper strategy, good architecture becomes a matter of chance - as Rogers’ elegant Cheesegrater and Broadway Malyan’s joyless tower show, writes Robert Bevan

Visualisation of The Quill, SPPARC\'s student accommodation block at London Bridge

Peter Murray: We need a Skyline Commission

A Skyline Commission would ensure an holistic view of tall building development in the capital, says Peter Murray

The AJ/Observer Skyline Campaign coverage


The pressing need for parks

The provision of open public space is being neglected in London’s development frenzy, writes Peter Stewart

Skyline digital edition


Skyline: 04.04.14

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