Friday, March 11, 2016

Move Over Hong Kong, Here Come The London Skyscrapers

You're probably aware that Hong Kong has a lot of skyscrapers. Here's a pic of some of them taken by photographer Andy Yeung and featured in the South China Morning Post last Sunday:
All told there are almost 1300 buildings taller than 100 m (328 ft).
Do click on the SCMP link for other parts of the city.

And apparently London is trying to compete.
From City A.M.:

Skyscrapers planned for London rise by more than a third with 119 new tall buildings added to planning pipeline

The number of tall buildings planned for London's ever expanding skyline has grown by more than a third, 
with more than 100 new skyscrapers added to the pipeline over the last year.
There are now 436 skyscrapers either planned or under construction in the capital, up from 317 a year earlier, according to fresh research from New London Architecture and GL Hearn.

Some 233 buildings with 20 or more storeys have been approved for planning but are not yet under construction, while 114 are at planning or pre-application stage. Just 89 are actually in the process of being built, barely inching up from the 70 under construction last year.
While in the last year there were 19 new skyscrapers completed, compared to just six in the previous year, the report indicates the number being delivered is still relatively small....MORE