London Under Construction

By Londonist Staff Last edited 6 months ago
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.  

The Albert Embankment is created in 1868
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Battersea crane
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Docklands construction sites
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Tower Bridge, 1893
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Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
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The Shard under construction
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London at dusk, showing many cranes
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Battersea Power Station
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The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
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The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
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Tower Bridge
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Selfridges under construction in 1908
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Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
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The Walkie-Talkie's spine
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Construction in front of Centre Point
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BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
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Battersea Power Station with cranes
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New apartments for Bankside
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Tower Bridge, 1894
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Canary Wharf in the year 2000. Before this time, the pyramid-topped 1 Canada Square was the only skyscraper thereabouts
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More riverside apartments for Chelsea
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Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
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Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
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Paddington station
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The former Middlesex Hospital is no more. This shot shows the plot just before development of a new mixed-use complex
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London Olympic Stadium going up
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Tower Bridge
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The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
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Cranes near the Gherkin building
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The much maligned Walkie-Talkie in the foreground, with the Cheesegrater building going up in the background
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Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
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Leadenhall building, almost finished
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A large cluster of cranes in the City, working on the new HQ for Bloomberg
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Arsenal's east stand. Lots of obstructed views
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One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
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A new skyline for Waterloo
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Cranes across the Thames
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The Hammersmith Flyover
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Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
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North Bank Highbury, under construction in 1913
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Cranes in the West End
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Primrose Hill
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Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
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Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
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Last Updated 23 February 2017