The London skyline is due to change dramatically in the coming years, as there are currently 436 towers in planning, approved, under construction or completed in London, based on research by New London Architecture.
A tower is defined as any building with more than 20 floors.
the past year 119 towers have entered planning. However only 16 have
been completed so far, indicating that it will be some time until all
400+ are constructed.
London council's enthusiasm for towers is displayed by the fact that only three have been refused planning permission.
The average height of the new towers is 30 storeys, though there are eight buildings planned which will be 60 storeys or higher.
Hamlets, including Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, has 93 towers
planned - the most of any London borough at present. A new skyscraper
planned for this location called City Pride will be London's tallest
residential building when complete, with 75 floors.
73 percent of the planned towers are to be residential, in response to the strong demand for housing in the capital.
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