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The Towers of London

The news that London is set to be hit with 230 new towers has been making the headlines recently, but tall buildings are nothing new to the capital. We’re taking a look at some of the city’s tallest towers from throughout the ages, comparing structures from 1100 all the way to the present day. You can check out some of the city’s most modern additions on our Modern Architecture walking tour.

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2014 in Buildings

The expansion of the London skyline has sparked serious debate, weighing up the value of the city’s heritage and classic scenery with the importance of development and moving with the times. With news that more than 230 towers are soon to hit the capital, scrutiny over new buildings has never been more intense – but not all the structures springing up will be scraping the skies. We’ve taken a look at two very different buildings that are new for 2014: the loud and proud Leadenhall Building, and the quietly revolutionary refurbishment on Barnes Avenue.

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