Panoramic black and white picture of City of London skyscrapers

City of London Skyscrapers

In and around the square mile

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The 2010's was a significant decade in the history of London architecture. Several new skyscrapers appeared as glass and steel began to dominate. These images feature the tallest buildings in and around the "Square Mile" and some of the most spectacular in the capital. Most were built in the last ten years.

The Shard

Built 2012

Height: 310 metres

87 Floors

 Black and white photo of the Shard in London

22 Bishopsgate

Built 2019

Height: 278 metres

62 Floors

The tallest building in the square mile, 22 Bishopsgate is flanked by St Helen's and the Heron Tower.

 Black and white photo of 22 Bishopsgate in London

Heron Tower

Built 2011

Height: 230 metres

46 Floors

 Black and white photo of Heron Tower in London

The Leadenhall Building

Built 2014

Height: 225 metres

46 Floors

Four skyscrapers feature here from left to right Lloyds Building, Leadenhall Building (also known as the "Cheesegrater".), St Helen's and the Gherkin.

 Black and white photo of The Leadenhall Building in London

The Scalpel

Built 2018

Height: 190 metres

39 Floors

 Black and white photo of The Scalpel building in London

Tower 42

Built 1980

Height: 183 metres

47 Floors

London's tallest building when it was built four decades ago.

 Black and white photo of Tower 42 in London

30 St Mary Axe

Built 2003

Height: 180 metres

40 Floors

30 St Mary Axe is commonly known as the "Gherkin".

 Black and white photo of the Gherkin building in London

100 Bishopsgate

Built 2018

Height: 172 metres

40 Floors

Featured here are 100 Bishopsgate and the Heron Tower.

 Black and white photo of  100 Bishopsgate skyscraper in London

20 Fenchurch Street

Built 2014

Height: 160 metres

37 Floors

20 Fenchurch Street is known as the "Walkie Talkie Building".

 Black and white photo of 20 Fenchurch Street building in London

Lloyds Building

Built 1986

Height: 95 metres

14 Floors

The Lloyds Building flanked by the Willis Building and the canopy of the Leadenhall Building.

 Black and white photo of the Lloyds Building in London

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