London Under Construction

By Londonist Staff Last edited 19 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
Source London Life
Source Lmt
Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
Source Spectrumvisuals
Source Urban75
Source City of London
The much maligned Walkie-Talkie in the foreground, with the Cheesegrater building going up in the background
Source Fedeuk
London at dusk, showing many cranes
Source Urban75
The Shard under construction
Source London Se1 Community Website
The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
Source Hotdesigner
Cranes near the Gherkin building
Source Levanterman
Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
Source Ldn Fromthe Rooftops
Paddington station
Source Gregkappas
Arsenal's east stand. Lots of obstructed views
Source Old London
Source Flightster
Primrose Hill
Source I Am Davidh
Source 99gr81
Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
Source Igorpilot
Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
Source Hnkaraca
Docklands construction sites
Source Iansargent
Tower Bridge, 1893
Source Historical Pics
More riverside apartments for Chelsea
Source Rosiekhdir
Source Gcooler
Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
Source This Brutal House
Source Gcooler
The Hammersmith Flyover
Source Old London
Source Londonist
London Olympic Stadium going up
Source The Eye of a Needle Brighton
Source Robertosobachi
Selfridges under construction in 1908
Source Davenant
Leadenhall building, almost finished
Source Fedeuk
Battersea Power Station
Source Jacob
Source Levanterman
Tower Bridge, 1894
Source Buildingtalk
North Bank Highbury, under construction in 1913
Source Old London
One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
Source Danlondon2012
Battersea crane
Source Builditupbreakitdown
BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
Source Londonviewpoints
The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
Source Londonviewpoints
The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
Source Hannahmlondon
Tower Bridge
Source Thames Baths c.i.c.
Canary Wharf in the year 2000. Before this time, the pyramid-topped 1 Canada Square was the only skyscraper thereabouts
Source Wikimedia
The Walkie-Talkie's spine
Source Igorpilot
Cranes in the West End
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Source Solarpatrick
The former Middlesex Hospital is no more. This shot shows the plot just before development of a new mixed-use complex
Source Bbc
Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
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Tower Bridge
Source Davenant
Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
Source Spectrumvisuals

Last Updated 23 February 2017