tulipfi 460x270 - A nip in the bud?

The controversial 305m Tulip Tower was approved by by the City of London Planning and Transportation Committee held in London’s Guildhall yesterday – with 18 votes for and 7 against. The next stage is to see whether The Mayor approves it too. He has approved some rather objectionable buildings soRead More →

IMG 0171fi 460x270 - Up on the rooftops - again

Yep! Three times in a week. It’s not as much as some others who have been doing the same as I have. This is the task of chasing the proverbial magical ark of photographs on the rooftop of 120 Fenchurch Street. More people are finding it a place where seriousRead More →

IMG 9936fi 460x270 - City Spires & Towers #9

In the previous City Spires & Towers post seven months ago, we had a look around Aldgate, Bishopsgate and the Undershaft. Once again we are in that area and this time its all about a new building that has just opened to the public. Yes its 120 Fenchurch Street andRead More →

DSC 4633xfi 460x270 - 120 Fenchurch Street

This is London’s newest vantage point! Its been open on an ad hoc basis since the summer of 2018 to local workers and organisations, and the original plans were for it to open in the late summer of 2018. Things got a bit delayed and Valentine’s Day 2019 was theRead More →

IMG 4838fi 460x270 - City Spires & Towers #7

The last City Spires and Towers post was published in June 2017. The next has been largely done, however in the meantime here’s one with a focus on some of the City’s churches at night time. There is no particular order or grouping of the churches as there has beenRead More →

DSC 6586 460x270 - City Spires & Towers #6

The future skies…. The Scapel’s name says it all. The one that cuts the skies up…. Those once thought the tops reflected in the windows of the new conquistadors. The spires of old were meant to solve our problems by way of meeting the human minds with the skies, whereRead More →

NIK 7367 460x270 - City Spires & Towers #5

A City Spires & Towers post with a difference! These are tweets from noted aerial photographer Jason Hawkes, and illustrate the City’s situation with regards to both its churches and the many new skyscrapers. The tweets are from the past half year or so, the earliest ones first. Just toRead More →

DSC 0211 460x270 - City Spires and Towers #4

Looking NW across St Helen’s to the ever growing forest of skyscrapers. The first of these was Tower 42 at left.St Helen’s Bishopsgate is located in Great St Helens right next to The Undershaft, the City’s premier spot for skyscrapers – with more new builds rising by the minute. TheRead More →