Every morning the City of London is flooded by 3 million people who
disappear in the high-rise buildings that have become the symbol of the city. The typical silhouette of this cluster of skyscrapers which house the business and financial heart of the British capital is recognizable worldwide. These towers have been built over the past twenty years in the very heart of the city
despite the attempts of the local authority to build a second banking centre in the eastern part where the river Thames Docklands, which were closed down in the 80s, were. The ambitious Canary Wharf project includes offices and residential complexes. The highest until recently building in Great Britain was situated there – the skyscraper in One Canada square, built in 1990, designed by Cesar Pelli. Its height of 235m was surpassed by Renzo Piano’s “The Shard” built in 2012. Although many big banks moved their offices to Canary Wharf, the demand for office space in the centre is constantly growing and skyscrapers close to Saint Paul’s cathedral and the historical centre are constantly emerging. More in MD Issue 3, 2016.