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Horror storeys: the 10 worst London skyscrapers | Art and design. 'London is growing up! " 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. Londres : la ville-monde - Philippe Chassaigne, Marie-Claude Esposito - Editions Vendémiaire. Stunners in the sky: London's top 10 towers | Art and design. 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. 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.

Location: St James's | Floors: 16 | Height: 53m | Architect: Alison & Peter Smithson | Status: Completed, 1964. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Politique du skyline. Shard et le débat sur les tours à Londres. Dossier : Le retour des tours dans les villes européennes 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.

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). La Tour Shard en construction depuis le Millennium Bridge © M. 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.

Simon Smith compare les plans d'un film tourné en couleurs à Londres en 1927 à ceux d'aujourd'hui, Géoconfluences : - Les JO 2012 à Londres : un grand événement alibi du renouvellement urbain à l'est de la capitale, M. Métropolitiques - Politique du skyline. Transports, mobilités IAU Ile-de-France - Paris, Londres, Berlin, Madrid. Mutations culturelles, sociales Métropolitiques : - La gentrification, moteur de tensions sociales et raciales. Sélection, propositions : Sylviane Tabarly et Marie-Christine Doceul pour Géoconfluences. Cranes dominate London skyline as office construction rises by 18% | Business. 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. 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.