London Under Construction

By Londonist Staff Last edited 22 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.  

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London at dusk, showing many cranes
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The Albert Embankment is created in 1868
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Primrose Hill
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Crossrail Station under construction in Canary Wharf
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Tower Bridge, 1894
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The Hammersmith Flyover
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North Bank Highbury, under construction in 1913
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Battersea Power Station
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Tate Modern extension, before they added all the bricks
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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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BT Tower & cranes from Primrose Hill
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The Walkie Talkie Tower, 20 Fenchurch St
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The Houses of Parliament appear to be surrounded by construction sites
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Source Urban75
Leadenhall building, almost finished
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Docklands construction sites
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The Barbican's Blake Tower undergoing a transformation
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Tower Bridge, 1893
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The Walkie-Talkie's spine
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Tower Bridge
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London Olympic Stadium going up
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Battersea Power Station undergoing its revamp
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Construction at Canary Wharf, 2000
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Skeleton of the Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), 2012
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Leadenhall Building & 20 Fenchurch Street, 2013
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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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Battersea crane
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Tower Bridge
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Selfridges under construction in 1908
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One of Stratford's new towers, in 2012
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Vauxhall Bridge at sunset
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Arsenal's east stand. Lots of obstructed views
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Cranes in the West End
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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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Paddington station
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Cranes near the Gherkin building
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Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower, going up in the 1960s
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The Shard under construction
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Last Updated 23 February 2017