London Under Construction

By Londonist Staff Last edited 14 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
Cranes near the Gherkin building
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Battersea Power Station
Source Jacob
More riverside apartments for Chelsea
Source Rosiekhdir
Tower Bridge, 1893
Source Historical Pics
The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
Source Londonviewpoints
Construction in front of Centre Point
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Leadenhall building, almost finished
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Source Solarpatrick
London Olympic Stadium going up
Source The Eye of a Needle Brighton
Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
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Primrose Hill
Source I Am Davidh
Source City of London
BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
Source Londonviewpoints
Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
Source Ldn Fromthe Rooftops
Source Gcooler
Battersea crane
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Paddington station
Source Gregkappas
Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
Source Instagram
Selfridges under construction in 1908
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Docklands construction sites
Source Iansargent
A new skyline for Waterloo
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The Walkie-Talkie's spine
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Tower Bridge
Source Sir William Davenant
A large cluster of cranes in the City, working on the new HQ for Bloomberg
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Battersea Power Station with cranes
Source Instagram
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 at dusk, showing many cranes
Source Urban75
Cranes across the Thames
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The Hammersmith Flyover
Source Old London
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Source Londonist
The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
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One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
Source Danlondon2012
Source Robertosobachi
Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
Source Ubsl
Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
Source This Brutal House
The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
Source Hannahmlondon
Source Flightster
The Shard under construction
Source London Se1 Community Website
Source Urban75
Source Levanterman
Arsenal's east stand. Lots of obstructed views
Source Old London
Tower Bridge
Source Thames Baths c.i.c.
Cranes in the West End
Source Londonfromtherooftops
Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
Source Igorpilot
The much maligned Walkie-Talkie in the foreground, with the Cheesegrater building going up in the background
Source Fedeuk
New apartments for Bankside
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Tower Bridge, 1894
Source Buildingtalk
Source Gcooler
Canary Wharf in the year 2000. Before this time, the pyramid-topped 1 Canada Square was the only skyscraper thereabouts
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Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
Source Londonfromtherooftops
North Bank Highbury, under construction in 1913
Source Old London
Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
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Last Updated 23 February 2017