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Le quartier londonien de Tottenham ravagé par des émeutes. Mapping London. Untitled. Cranes dominate London skyline as office construction rises by 18% Construction work in central London is at its highest level since the financial crisis as the technology industry drives an economic boom in the city.

Cranes dominate London skyline as office construction rises by 18%

New office buildings in the centre of the capital are going up at a rate 18% higher than six months ago, according to a report by Deloitte Real Estate. There are now 77 office schemes under construction covering 11.1m sq ft the most since 2008. A collection of new City skyscrapers are among those keeping construction companies busy. These include 100 Bishopsgate, which will house the Royal Bank of Canada, while Principal Place is to be the new UK base for Amazon. The surge in developments will add to fears that the London economy is becoming further detached from the rest of the country, but the increase is in part because projects were scrapped or put on hold after the financial crisis owing to funding problems. There has also been a 24% rise in the number of sites being demolished and prepared for construction in the last six months. Horror storeys: the 10 worst London skyscrapers. 'London is growing up!

Horror storeys: the 10 worst London skyscrapers

" trumpets a sign in the window of the New London Architecture centre. Inside, there's a forest of sticks and stumps, blobs and lumps – just some of the novelty silhouettes due to appear on the city's skyline over the coming years. There are more than 230 such towers in the pipeline, a figure that shocked even the city's deputy mayor for business, who might be thought to know about such things. Sprouting over every corner of the city, most are of an architectural quality that recalls the outskirts of Dubai or Shenzhen. The overall impression is of an unplanned free-for-all, a steroidal frenzy of building tall, with little attention to individual design quality, or the cumulative effect that these scattered hulks might have on the city.

The Planning Decisions Unit of the Greater London Authority, the body responsible for greenlighting these schemes, begs to differ. So how are these rules shaping up in reality? 10. 1 Merchant Square 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Stunners in the sky: London's top 10 towers. As London faces a barrage of bulky towers, with 230 tall buildings planned to shoot up across the city over the coming months, here are 10 of the capital's best examples of aiming high.

Stunners in the sky: London's top 10 towers

They prove that big doesn't necessarily mean bad, and that not every tower has to be an icon, topped with a jaunty profile or dressed in a jazzy outfit to succeed. After calling out 10 of the worst offenders last week, here's our run-down of the top 10 model performers, in the hope that some lessons might be learned from their success. 10. Natwest Tower Location: City of London | Floors: 47 | Height: 183m | Architect: Richard Seifert | Status: Completed 1980 | Use: Office Dressed in sleek silvery pin-stripes, the Natwest Tower (now Tower 42) stands with an air of suave simplicity compared to some of the more recent arrivals to the City. 9.

Londres : mutations, enjeux d’une ville mondiale. Londres ville mondiale de premier rang - Réseau Villes Régions Monde - Les grandes villes du monde : Londres, Annie-Claude Labrecque, avril 2013, Mutations des paysages urbains Londres en 1927 et en 2013.

Londres : mutations, enjeux d’une ville mondiale.

This is England (2/4) - London's burning: le défi multiculturel. Delphine Papin © Radio France Les attentats de Londres, en 2005, avait porté un grand coup au modèle multiculturel britannique.

This is England (2/4) - London's burning: le défi multiculturel

A tel point qu’on pourrait se demander aujourd’hui s’il n’est pas en faillite. En tout cas il est légitime de le penser lorsqu’on se remémore le fameux discours de David Cameron prononcé à Munich en février 2011. Politique du skyline. Shard et le débat sur les tours à Londres. Depuis l’approbation du permis de construire de la Heron Tower en 2001, plus d’une dizaine de tours ont été construites et près d’une cinquantaine sont en passe de transformer radicalement le skyline de la ville, modifiant sa ligne d’horizon chargée d’histoire et de symboles.

Politique du skyline. Shard et le débat sur les tours à Londres

Ces nouvelles tours sont de puissants leviers de spéculation et de communication pour les promoteurs, les investisseurs et les architectes. Soutenues plus ou moins explicitement par les équipes municipales qui se sont succédées depuis 2000, elles sont aussi des marqueurs du projet politique régional qui entend assumer la stature de Londres, ville globale et moteur de l’économie britannique. Ces nouvelles tours suscitent cependant débats et controverses, qui se cristallisent particulièrement autour de la question du respect du patrimoine bâti et du skyline désiré (Appert 2008). Shard, « épine dans le cœur de Londres » ou « chef d’œuvre » d’une architecture métropolitaine triomphante ? Un skyline à imaginer. Londres : la ville-monde - Philippe Chassaigne, Marie-Claude Esposito - Editions Vendémiaire.