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In pictures: How London's skyline is changing

Three visualisations show how London’s skyline could be changed forever by a raft of new skyscrapers

More than 200 tall buildings, from 20 storeys to much greater heights, are currently consented or proposed. The following visualisations set out what London’s changing skyline could look like.

Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Proposed: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Proposed: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

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Skyline image legend 1

  1. Doon Street Tower, 43 storeys, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  2. One the Elephant, 37 storeys, Squire and Partners
  3. 360 London, 45 storeys, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  4. Elizabeth House, 22 storeys, David Chipperfield Architects
  5. Shell Centre (building 4A), 37 storeys, Squire and Partners
  6. Shell Centre (building 4B), 30 storeys, Squire and Partners
  7. Shell Centre (building 5), 14 storeys, Squire and Partners
  8. Shell Centre (building 2), 17 storeys, Squire and Partners

Existing: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Existing: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Proposed: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Proposed: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

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Skyline legend 2

  1. Tate Modern 2, 11 storeys, Herzog & de Meuron
  2. Sampson & Ludgate House (Sampson House A), 17 storeys, PLP
  3. Sampson & Ludgate House (Sampson House B), 31 storeys, PLP
  4. Sampson & Ludgate House (Ludgate House A), 13 storeys, PLP
  5. Sampson & Ludgate House (Ludgate House B), 48 storeys, PLP
  6. One Blackfriars, 50 storeys, Ian Simpson Architects
  7. 20 Blackfriars, 42 storeys, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  8. King’s Reach Tower, 41 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox
  9. Shell Centre, 37 storeys, Squire and Partners

Existing: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Existing: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Proposed: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Proposed: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

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Skyline legend 3

  1. Vauxhall Cross Island Towers, 41 and 31 storeys, Squire and Partners
  2. New Bondway, 50 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox/Tavernor
  3. Nine Elms Sainsbury’s, 37 storeys, Rolfe Judd Architects
  4. One Nine Elms, 43 and 58 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox
  5. New Covent Garden Market (Northern Site), 54 storeys, SOM
  6. Vauxhall Square, 50 storeys, Allies and Morrison
  7. New Covent Garden Market (Apex Site), 26 storeys, SOM
  8. Embassy Gardens, 23 storeys, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  9. US Embassy, 12 storeys, Kieran Timberlake

Existing: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Existing: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

 

 

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