26 March 2017 | 10 °C

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.  

Cranes across the Thames
Source Kreation
Tower Bridge, 1893
Source Historical Pics
North Bank Highbury,under construction in 1913
Source Old London
A new skyline for Waterloo
Source Jermaigne.Sadie
The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
Source Hotdesigner
Source 99gr81
Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
Source Igorpilot
Source Londonist
Source Urban75
Cranes near the Gherkin building
Source Levanterman
Battersea crane
Source Builditupbreakitdown
Source Flightster
Arsenal's east stand, 1936. Lots of obstructed views
Source Old London
Source Gcooler
More riverside apartments for Chelsea
Source Rosiekhdir
Tower Bridge
Source Sir William Davenant
Source Levanterman
New apartments for Bankside
Source Instagram
A large cluster of cranes in the City, working on the new HQ for Bloomberg
Source Concrete Soldiers
The Shard under construction
Source London Se1
Tower Bridge
Source Thames Baths C.I.C.
The Albert Embankment is created in 1868
Source London Life
The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
Source Hannahmlondon
Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
Source This Brutal House
London at dusk, showing many cranes
Source Urban75
Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Source City Of London
London Olympic Stadium going up
Source The Eye Of A Needle Brighton
Cranes in the West End
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Selfridges under construction, Oxford Street, 1908.
Source Sir William Davenant
Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
Source Ldn Fromthe Rooftops
Paddington station
Source Gregkappas
Source Solarpatrick
The Hammersmith Flyover, 1961, looking like a dinosaur skeleton
Source Old London
Source Robertosobachi
The former Middlesex Hospital is no more. This shot shows the plot just before development of a new mixed-use complex
Source Bbc
Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
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Docklands construction sites
Source Iansargent
Source Gcooler
Source Lmt
Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
Source Spectrumvisuals
Construction in front of Centre Point
Source Sizemore
Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
Source Ubsl
Battersea Power Station with cranes
Source Instagram
Leadenhall building, almost finished
Source Fedeuk
Tower Bridge, 1894
Source Buildingtalk
The Walkie-Talkie's spine
Source Igorpilot
The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
Source Londonviewpoints
Primrose Hill
Source I Am Davidh
Canary Wharf in the year 2000. Before this time, the pyramid-topped 1 Canada Square was the only skyscraper thereabouts
Source Wikimedia
The much maligned Walkie-Talkie in the foreground, with the Cheesegrater building going up in the background
Source Fedeuk
One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
Source Danlondon2012
Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
Source Spectrumvisuals
Battersea Power Station
Source Jacob
BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
Source Londonviewpoints

Last Updated 23 February 2017