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According to “TimeOut London”, Lloyd’s building is one of the most impressive buildings in London. It is an office building and the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London. Its construction started in 1978 and was completed in 1986.

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Monday, 19 October 2015 16:27

Big Ben Needs Repair

The Big Ben in London may be closed up to 4 months. The aim is to carry out the necessary maintenance work.

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  • Date occured Monday, 19 October 2015
Friday, 05 June 2015 10:56

Meet London's Garden Bridge!

The "Hanging Gardens" in London, a footbridge over the Thames with green paths and trees will come true.

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  • Date occured Friday, 05 June 2015

A London-based architecture firm says it can eliminate the shadows that buildings cast over urban areas starved of sunlight. The firm devised a plan to build paired skyscrapers in such a way that sunlight reflected by one fills in the shadow of the other. Thought the shadow of the reflecting building would remain, calculations show that the concept would reduce the total amount of shade produced by the buildings by up to 60 percent, according to the NBBJ firm.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:12

Structural Art for Rent in Essex County

Intentionally designed to appear as four separate structures and the many historic pilgrimage chapels in the region; A House for Essex, designed by FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste) in collaboration with artist Grayson Perry, is one of the newest and most postmodern vacation spots along the British coast northeast of London. The exterior of the structure is clad with roughly 2000 custom ceramic tiles and is housed under a copper alloy standing seam roof with three cast-aluminum sculptures atop.

After a six-year delay due to the financial crisis, Foggo Associates has decided to move forward with their structure at 60-70 St. Mary Axe. The skyscraper, which many say looks like a can of ham, will join the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater and further enhance London’s claim to most hunger-inducing skyline in the world.  The $150 million building will be home to 24 stories of office and retail space.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:56

London’s Tower Bridge Glass Walkway Opens

London’s Tower Bridge has just joined the Grand Canyon, Willis Tower, and the Eifel Tower by opening a glass walkway 120 feet above the bridge deck. The walkway is the first of two walkways to open over the bridge that will allow visitors to experience vertigo inducing views of the Thames River. The other walkway, over the east side of the bridge, will be opened on December 1.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 12 November 2014

London’s newest and tallest skyscraper opened its doors to the public last weekend after being under construction for the past three years. The building is officially known as the Leadenhall Building, named after its location at 122 Leadenhall St, but is more commonly referred to as the Cheesegrater due to its wedge shape.  Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners designed the 738-foot, 48-story building and Arup were the structural engineers for the project. Nearly 80% of the $465 million building was prefabricated in the north of England and transported to the site in the middle of the night, proving to be one of the main challenges associated with the project.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 01 October 2014

The interactive timeline below shows how the London skyline has changed over the past 50 years. London's skyline has been changing rapidly, especially over the last 15 years with skyscarpers like the Walkie-Talkie, Heron Tower and the Shard being completed. There are currently over 200 new buildings over 20 stories tall proposed in London ensuring that the skyline will continue to change in the future.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 16 September 2014

SURE Architecture unveiled plans this week for a futuristic skyscraper that could house thousands of people and have its own ecosystem. The Endless City proposal has already won the Skyscrapers and SuperSkyscrapers Competition. The firm believes the skyscraper would be a great space saver for densely populated cities because it will allow them to expand upward instead of outward. Although still in the planning stage and without any guarantees it will ever be built, SURE has earmarked a plot of land just north of the City of London to build the vertical city. If completed, the Endless city could be as tall as 300 meters, close to London’s tallest building the Shard, and take up an area of 165,000 square meters.

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  • Date occured Friday, 29 August 2014
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