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The changing face of London from the air: aerial photographs

1. Like it or not, the skyline of London is changing. Unusually shaped buildings with nicknames like the Cheesegrater and the Walkie-Talkie are sprouting up, and Europe.

2. 20 Fenchurch Street has been nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building because of its bulbous shape…

3. …After lengthy delays, the Walkie-Talkie is now going up rapidly, getting taller and taller and wider and wider.

4. 122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Cheesegrater building. Designed by Richard Rogers, the 737ft skyscraper is due.

5. The Place, a new office block in the London Bridge Quarter, next to the newly-completed Shard…

6. …The Shard, at 310-metres high (1,017-feet), briefly held the title of Europe’s tallest building, but it has lost it to a residential tower.

7. The Tower, One St George Wharf, a residential skyscraper on the Thames in Vauxhall, is nearing completion. At 181 metres (594 ft).

8. The massive construction project at Tottenham Court Road station is planned to go on until 2016. A new Crossrail station is being built.

9. …A new street level ticket hall for the Tottenham Court Road station is being constructed on Dean Street, just off Oxford Street…

10. …Crossrail is Europe’s biggest construction project. Finsbury Circus, a park in the City of London, is one of the worksites.

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