A record 76 new skyscrapers will stand against the capital’s skyline as more towers hit London than any other year in the city’s history.
This year will see more buildings of 20 storeys or more being erected, which is more than three time the total that were finished last year.
Figures revealed today by the London Tall Buildings Survey show the highest concentration will be in the borough of Tower Hamlets, once famed for being home to the working classes that populated the East End.
This year will see more skyscrapers built in the capital than ever before, with most falling in Tower Hamlets (pictured, with the highest concentration of blue projected towers, above, north of the meander on the River Thames). The second-highest number of towers will hit Lambeth, across the river. The projections above show most of the East End’s towers will crop up around Canary Wharf, close to the iconic One Canada Square building (pictured, above, with a triangular top)
Newfoundland, also know as Newfoundland Quay and The Diamond Tower, is one of the skyscrapers set to alter the capital’s skyline this year. The 220-metre tall residential building is being built on the Isle of Dogs, on the southern portion of Tower Hamlets that juts out into the River Thames
Pictured: 22 Bishopsgate in the City (above, with three columns running along its side, to the left of the triangular Leadenhall Building). The building, which will be completed this year, was originally designed to be 307m tall, but was forced to reduce to 288 metres when the Civil Aviation Authority objected to its plans
Pictured: A computer-generated image of Ravensbourne Wharf, a new 26-storey tower which is planned for Greenwich in south-east London. It will be one of 76 skyscrapers that is set to be completed by the end of 2019
In the borough – which includes the districts of Mile End, Bethnal Green and Whitechapel – 18 new buildings will pop up. The second-highest amount will be in the southern borough of Lambeth, where 11 are set to be built.
Buildings due for completion include the Can of Ham at St Mary Axe in the financial district as well as 22 Bishopsgate.
It comes after the number of skyscrapers in London hit an all-time high last year, when there were 541 listed across the capital.
The findings were publish in New London Architecture and GL Hearn’s sixth London Tall Buildings Survey, which is published yearly.
This skyscraper is one of 18 that will be completed in the East End borough of Tower Hamlets. One Park Drive will sit on the southern tip of the borough in an area that used to be called Wood Wharf. The property is being developed by Canary Wharf Group in the area of London that will see more buildings completed this year than any other
Nine Elms Point in Lambeth, Embassy Gardens in Wandsworth and the Chelsea Waterfront will also see new skyscrapers finished.
The findings show that there are currently 121 buildings under construction, also a record high following 2017’s landmark of 115.
The boroughs of Camden, Barnet and Hounslow have skyscrapers under construction for the first time in their history.
London’s skyline has already completely changed in comparison to how it looked just ten years ago (pictured)
Notable additions include 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the Walkie-Talkie (the nearest skyscraper to the Thames in this snap) and the Leadenhall building (pictured just behind 30 St Mary Axe, known locally as the Gherkin for its shape)