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London Under Construction

London Under Construction

London will be great once it's finished. In the meantime, we can marvel as architectural behemoths spring up all around us.  

London at dusk, showing many cranes
Source Urban75
The Albert Embankment is created in 1868
Source London Life
Source Lmt
Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
Source Spectrumvisuals
Battersea crane
Source Builditupbreakitdown
Source Gcooler
Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
Source Ldn Fromthe Rooftops
More riverside apartments for Chelsea
Source Rosiekhdir
Paddington station
Source Gregkappas
A new skyline for Waterloo
Source Jermaigne.Sadie
Primrose Hill
Source I Am Davidh
The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
Source Londonviewpoints
Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
Source Igorpilot
New apartments for Bankside
Source Instagram
The Hammersmith Flyover
Source Old London
Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
Source This Brutal House
Tower Bridge, 1894
Source Buildingtalk
Arsenal's east stand, 1936. Lots of obstructed views
Source Old London
Source Urban75
Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
Source Londonfromtherooftops
North Bank Highbury,under construction in 1913
Source Old London
One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
Source Danlondon2012
Source Gcooler
Cranes in the West End
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
Source Hnkaraca
London Olympic Stadium going up
Source The Eye Of A Needle Brighton
The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
Source Hotdesigner
Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
Source Spectrumvisuals
Source Flightster
Battersea Power Station with cranes
Source Instagram
Leadenhall building, almost finished
Source Fedeuk
Construction in front of Centre Point
Source Sizemore
Cranes across the Thames
Source Kreation
The Walkie-Talkie's spine
Source Igorpilot
Docklands construction sites
Source Iansargent
Source City Of London
Cranes near the Gherkin building
Source Levanterman
The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
Source Hannahmlondon
The former Middlesex Hospital is no more. This shot shows the plot just before development of a new mixed-use complex
Source Bbc
Source Londonist
Source Solarpatrick
Source Robertosobachi
The much maligned Walkie-Talkie in the foreground, with the Cheesegrater building going up in the background
Source Fedeuk
Tower Bridge
Source Thames Baths C.I.C.
Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
Source Ubsl
A large cluster of cranes in the City, working on the new HQ for Bloomberg
Source Concrete Soldiers
Battersea Power Station
Source Jacob
Tower Bridge
Source Sir William Davenant
BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
Source Londonviewpoints
Tower Bridge, 1893
Source Historical Pics
Source 99gr81
Canary Wharf in the year 2000. Before this time, the pyramid-topped 1 Canada Square was the only skyscraper thereabouts
Source Wikimedia
Selfridges under construction in 1908
Source Sir William Davenant
Source Levanterman
The Shard under construction
Source London Se1

Last Updated 23 February 2017