The Friday Photos: London Construction

TimW
By TimW Last edited 72 months ago
The Friday Photos: London Construction
Canary Wharf Construction, by Richwat2011
Canary Wharf Construction, by Richwat2011
Leadenhall reflected, by st_hart
Leadenhall reflected, by st_hart
The St George Tower grows in Vauxhall, by Prad Patel
The St George Tower grows in Vauxhall, by Prad Patel
The Cheese Grater under construction, by Jason Webber
The Cheese Grater under construction, by Jason Webber
The Walkie Talkie seen from Hays Lane, by cybertect
The Walkie Talkie seen from Hays Lane, by cybertect
And from across the river, by Matt from London
And from across the river, by Matt from London
Blackfriars Bridge, by Fred Adams
Blackfriars Bridge, by Fred Adams
The Place at London Bridge Quarter, by PastLondon
The Place at London Bridge Quarter, by PastLondon
And finally... Crane porn, by Prad Patel
And finally... Crane porn, by Prad Patel

Recession or not, London still resembles a building site. From the Walkie Talkie and Cheese Grater in the City to the London Bridge development and St George Wharf Tower south of the river (and even Blackfriars Bridge in between), the capital continues to sprout funny shaped structures.

All the accoutrements of building sites — the cranes, the scaffolding and the unfinished steel and concrete — makes for great images. Completed skyscrapers dazzle us with their glass and steel, but works-in-progress are much more interesting to look up at.

All images from the Londonist Flickr pool: richwat2011, cybertect, Matt from London, Jason Webber, st_hart, Prad Patel (x2), Anatoleya, Fred Adams and PastLondon.

Last Updated 31 August 2012