April 29, 2014
London will rise up. 236 new skyscrapers, buildings over 20 floors, will appear in the British capital next years, informs portal ee24.ru citing Spiegel and surveys of the Architect's Association of New London Architecture.
London's skyline, where St Paul's Cathedral and Big Ben were dominated many centuries, will be seriously modified. The city, now does not look like at least the pre-war years, has become the Asian or American metropolis, many experts say. Ultra-modern skyscrapers of glass and steel will be built in central London with dominating 306-meter-long The Shard, which will retain the title of the tallest capital's buildings.
Some experts have criticized the construction plans of business and government, urging to convene the City Planning commission, which will analyze both aesthetic and social issues.
About 80% of the area of new skyscrapers in London are said to be residential property, not offices. However, according to surveys, only 27% of the Londoners would like to live in skyscrapers, and 32% – believe that there are so much skyscrapers in the British capital now.