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City of London reveals what the capital’s skyline will look like in 2026

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View from City Hall

The City of London Corporation has released renderings showing what the London skyline will look like ten years from now. Currently, there are 13 new schemes consented, under construction or due to start construction that will further transform the Square Mile, London’s financial district.

The tallest of the towers is expected to be 290 metres high. Designed by Eric Parry Architects, the tower has earned the nickname “The Trellis”, due to the appearance of the design of the structural cross bracing. Six of the new towers will include public viewing decks at the top. These are 22 Bishopsgate (TwentyTwo), 120 Fenchurch Street, 6-8 Bishopsgate, 1 Leadenhall Street and 1 Undershaft, which will also host a dedicated Museum of London gallery at the top of the building, alongside interactive learning spaces and London’s highest restaurant. These six include 2-3 Finsbury Avenue, located north of the eastern cluster.

“It is unprecedented to see such a scale of development taking place at one time in the Square Mile. There are now more cranes in the City sky than in recent decades,” said Chris Hayward, planning committee chairman at the City of London Corporation.“Over the next 30 years, I expect that we will need to deliver office space for up to 100,000 extra City workers. Therefore iconic buildings such as TwentyTwo will lead the way in ensuring the City remains competitive as a leading financial centre.”

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View from Waterloo Bridge

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View from Southbank

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Aerial view of the Square Mile