In Pictures: One New Change Panorama

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In Pictures: One New Change Panorama
Two of London's towers lean and go green.
Two of London's towers lean and go green.
Putting the 'pod' back in 'sauropod' as a brontosaurus helps with the London Eye.
Putting the 'pod' back in 'sauropod' as a brontosaurus helps with the London Eye.
More exotic beasts nuzzle open Tower Bridge.
More exotic beasts nuzzle open Tower Bridge.
Beneath the streets of London you can find sludge, zombies, non-flying saucers, an archaeopteryx skeleton and, apparently, the way to Amarillo.
Beneath the streets of London you can find sludge, zombies, non-flying saucers, an archaeopteryx skeleton and, apparently, the way to Amarillo.
Some parts of the mural are drawn from life rather than a school kid's fantasy. Here's a sketch of nearby St Mary Le Bow, including a crane from the New Change building site to the right.
Some parts of the mural are drawn from life rather than a school kid's fantasy. Here's a sketch of nearby St Mary Le Bow, including a crane from the New Change building site to the right.
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Tube passengers (including one of many aliens in the mural) are universally disgruntled.
Tube passengers (including one of many aliens in the mural) are universally disgruntled.

Buses fly, dinosaurs roam the South Bank and angels play guitar in this colourful new mural on the corner of Cheapside and New Change.

If you've been in the City over the past couple of years, you will have noticed the equator-sized building site just east of St Paul's. One New Change (warning, appalling Flash web site) is a nascent retail and office complex with a Royal stamp of disapproval from Prince Charles. The otherwise glazed-by-numbers shopping centre will stand out thanks to some novel cladding and a roof terrace with one of the best views in the Kingdom.

While we await its completion, we can already recommend a visit thanks to this delightful mural on the edge of the building site facing St Paul's. It was pieced together by members of the public, including many school children, during the City of London Festival a few weeks back. Click through the various images for further details.

Last Updated 14 September 2009